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05-07-2010, 22:25
Another week another beer.

Oggwyn Trench: Accorn Green Bullet (http://forums.pubsgalore.co.uk/showthread.php?2980-Beer-of-the-Week-%28w-e-11-July-2010%29&p=16080#post16080)
oldboots: Newmans Summerberry Steam (http://forums.pubsgalore.co.uk/showthread.php?2980-Beer-of-the-Week-%28w-e-11-July-2010%29&p=16082#post16082)
an_ecumenical_matter: DERVENTIO Cleopatra (http://forums.pubsgalore.co.uk/showthread.php?2980-Beer-of-the-Week-%28w-e-11-July-2010%29&p=15822#post15822)
rpadam: Ushers 1824 (http://forums.pubsgalore.co.uk/showthread.php?2980-Beer-of-the-Week-%28w-e-11-July-2010%29&p=16031#post16031)
Wittenden: 4:4:2 (http://forums.pubsgalore.co.uk/showthread.php?2980-Beer-of-the-Week-%28w-e-11-July-2010%29&p=16056#post16056)
RogerB: Roosters G.C.B. (http://forums.pubsgalore.co.uk/showthread.php?2980-Beer-of-the-Week-%28w-e-11-July-2010%29&p=16096#post16096)
ROBCamra: Brew Company Suicide Blonde (http://forums.pubsgalore.co.uk/showthread.php?2980-Beer-of-the-Week-%28w-e-11-July-2010%29&p=16097#post16097)
Pubsignman: Otley Colomb-O (http://forums.pubsgalore.co.uk/showthread.php?2980-Beer-of-the-Week-%28w-e-11-July-2010%29&p=16114#post16114)
Bucking Fastard: Acorn Green Bullet (http://forums.pubsgalore.co.uk/showthread.php?2980-Beer-of-the-Week-%28w-e-11-July-2010%29&p=16120#post16120)
aleandhearty: Ashover 'Hydro' (http://forums.pubsgalore.co.uk/showthread.php?2980-Beer-of-the-Week-%28w-e-11-July-2010%29&p=16123#post16123)
HTM69: Sharps Doom Bar (http://forums.pubsgalore.co.uk/showthread.php?2980-Beer-of-the-Week-%28w-e-11-July-2010%29&p=16138#post16138)
runningdog: Orkney Dark Island (http://forums.pubsgalore.co.uk/showthread.php?2980-Beer-of-the-Week-%28w-e-11-July-2010%29&p=16467#post16467)

05-07-2010, 22:31
Another week another beer.

For some of us it should be another beer, another wee.

05-07-2010, 22:36
Count me on that list, crowded pubs are my bane, too much hassle to get to the toilet.

06-07-2010, 07:14
Sounds like this festival would be ideal for you two :D

The Wee Ale Festival (http://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/beerfestival/showfestival.php?id=943)

06-07-2010, 10:16
Last autumn I made my visit to Robin Hood's stomping ground for the Nottingham beer festival. The ale was excellent. I'd had about 10 various halves so was doing well when I happened on DERVENTIO Cleopatra. 5% with delicious apricot flavour. So imagine my glee to find the said beer on in the Arbor Ales tap the Old Stillage yesterday afternoon (need to suggest that pub here). Only had 2 though due to work at 0500............:mad::mad::mad:

Hereford beer fest Friday but I don't think anything will surpass.

06-07-2010, 12:04
The Wee Ale Festival (http://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/beerfestival/showfestival.php?id=943)

A rodeo bull at a beer festival - insurers beware!

07-07-2010, 14:50
Well it was a decent enough start to theweek last night in The Baum.

Started off with a pint of Ossett Crystal and Liverpool Organic's Styrian Spring. Both fine but without any outstanding flavour bombs.

I then had a Cottage You Cannot Be Serious in a concerted effort with a couple of others to finish the barrel to get something new on. A bit malty for me that one.

Luckily we were successful and Chinook from Mallinisons came on. Another excellent light hoppy beer from Tara.

I finished off with two pints of Baboon from Brass Monkey brewery. I first tried this on Saturday and wasn't too sure about it, but over the last couple of days the character of the beer changed (or maybe I did) and I now like it.

The monkey's in the lead at the moment. :drinkup:

09-07-2010, 08:53
For some of us it should be another beer, another wee.
Only one Mr B..........
Up to yesterday it's been a boring, but not dry week, then I got into the Nightjar. Cottage Brewery's Avro York, luvvly stuff. I know CB's beers aren't to everyone's taste but I'm a fan of the dark ones providing they're propely looked after.
Give 'em time before you put 'em on and get through them a quickly as possible seems to be the rule.:drinkup::cheers::drinkup:
Oh, the next two guests up are Abbott Special Reseve and Orkney Dark Island, just when I've got some spare change in me pocket too..........

09-07-2010, 09:04
It's Friday and not a single pint has passed through me yet! Will hopefully be at the Kelveden Free Music Festival tomorrow where the beer tent will have a few Crouch Vale offerings so I hope to get things sterted there.

09-07-2010, 20:55
Hereford beer fest Friday but I don't think anything will surpass.

Nothing did but.........

The ale at the fest was all quite good,though many that I wanted weren't on yet GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR.

The GOLDEN VALLEY Hay Bluff (3.7%) was probably the pick. Interesting to see the Spinning Dog brewery has washed the remnants of the dead dog from the brewing kit and re-launched as Hereford Brewery,though the stand alone bar next to the khazis in the corner (along with the brewer's glum face) probably wasn't a selling point.

Stopped off in Worcester on the way back for the Dragon Inn. Mr Happy the landlord wasn't about but two new to me staff were encountered and were pleasant and the LITTLE CART brewery beer was tip top. Pity the name escapes me because it would be my joint BOTW!!!!!!!!!! :drinkup:

10-07-2010, 10:45
Not sure who brews it these days (Marstons at the Wychwood Brewery?), but my beer of the week is Ushers 1824. A fine, light bitter (3.6%), it is the guest beer in the village club at the moment and proving very popular at just 2.25.

I also found it yesterday at this little treasure http://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/16772/ (which is probably going to be my pub of the month), and at 2.30 which is exceptional value for a country pub in Kent.

11-07-2010, 00:11
A quiet week beer and pubwise, but I enjoyed Sheps world cup offering 4:4:2.Billed as a" ten hop ale", this is well hopped, with a decent base to balance the hops. One of the better goldens, and certainly very refreshing. Probably using 10 varieties is over egging the pudding, as I tasted HOPS, but couldn't distinguish any individual characteristics. Perhaps that was just me, but it was certainly very welcome on a scorchingly hot afternoon.

Oggwyn Trench
11-07-2010, 13:03
Well after an unsuccsesfull (beer wise) 10 pub crawl around Newport last night , couple of nice pubs but its all Pedigree , London Pride and Hobgoblin nothing intresting or local , it was back to Oakengates for a few , Rowton33 in the Crown was pretty good but was blown away by the Salamander Tearaway and Accorn Green Bullet in the Station .
Its a tough one but i think the Accorn Green Bullet just edges it

11-07-2010, 18:07
An early lead by Newmans Summerberry Steam was almost overtaken by Outlaw "Stars and Stripes" but on balance the creamy, fruity Welsh Caerphilly based Newmans have it, yacci dah.

12-07-2010, 09:22
A bit of a barren week beer wise with yesterday providing my first and only pub outing of the week. I did manage 3 pints of various Crouch Vale beers at the Kelveden Free Music Festival on Saturday but they were poorly kept which was a shame as their beers are generally pretty decent. The heat probably didn't help things. Yesterday found me baclk in my old hometown of Chessington where I popped into the Cap In Hand for a spot of Sunday Lunch and demolished an excellently refreshing pint of Roosters G.C.B. (Good Cheer Beer) among others. Without doubt, my BotW.

12-07-2010, 09:34
Completely the opposite for me with with a trip to Derby over two days this weekend incuding a visit to the beer festival on Saturday.

Thornbridge Lumford was probably my beer of the festival but the BOTW is going to be....

Suicide Blonde from Brew Company. Tried at the newly reopened Greyhound in Derby. :cheers:

12-07-2010, 09:58
Suicide Blonde from Brew Company. Tried at the newly reopened Greyhound in Derby. :cheers:

I hope you didn't drink it INXS. :whistle:

I'm here all week.

12-07-2010, 10:07
I hope you didn't drink it INXS. :whistle:

I'm here all week.

By the time we got back to the hotel at 11:30 p.m. having arrived at the beer festival just after midday and then having visited Greyhound, Limes, Nando's (not good for beer), Brewery Tap @ The Royal Standard, Smithfield, Ryans Bar, Babington & Brunswick. I think we were around the TOXS mark.

The girl who served me at the Greyhound was blonde. She didn't look depressed though, so she was probably going to be OK. :p

12-07-2010, 12:16
This week it's a straight fight betwen Otley Colomb-O (from the Rake in Borough Market) and Kelham Island Wish You Were Here (from the Wheatsheaf, London Bridge).

It's a very close call but I'm going to give it to the Otley - those citrus flavours were perfect for the heatwave in the city.

Bucking Fastard
12-07-2010, 14:06
I'm with Mr Trench this week ,my Acorn Brewery Green Bullet ,a great IPA was a worthy BOTW supped while changing trains at Dewsbury in The West Riding Refereshment Rooms,which must be in the running for my July POTM.

12-07-2010, 14:43
Very good week for beer. Tried the following:

Great Heck: Heck's Angel
Hardknott: Continuum
Ashover: Hydro
Great Heck: AAA
Oldershaw: Sunnydaze
Fernandes: American Pale
Fernandes: Chimera
Fernandes: Sunshine IPA
Fernandes: Aniseed Porter
Dark Star: American Pale Ale
Clark's: Classic Blonde

A clear winner though in Ashover'Hydro', my BOTW.

12-07-2010, 14:48
but was blown away by the Salamander Tearaway

Another Salamander beer 'Oggy'? They must owe you some shares in the brewery! :D

Oggwyn Trench
12-07-2010, 16:39
Another Salamander beer 'Oggy'? They must owe you some shares in the brewery! :D

Not tried a Salamander beer yet that hasnt been at least very good , and after a dire afternoons drinking in Newport it was like nectar

12-07-2010, 21:41
Hmm… not an entirely satisfying quaffing week, with plenty of multi-coloured gunk, ‘Snake Bite’ and warm bottles of Becks lowering the tone – it wasn’t until Sunday and 4-pints of the god-like Doom Bar that HTM69 could raise a smile.

14 and-a-half pints supped over 3-day period. There were bottles consumed also, but couldn’t be arsed to count ‘em.

Guinness x 3 1/2
Spitfire x 2
Young’s Bitter x 2
Snake Bite (Carlsberg + Strongbow, I believe) x 1
Hogs Back HOB x 1
Skinners Betty Stogs x 1
Sharps Doom Bar x 4

BOTW: Sharp's Doom Bar

19-07-2010, 19:35
Hope I've not missed the boat here. The Orkney 'Dark Island' duly arrived, if a little late, was duly quaffed, and, as I expected is My BotW..........:drinkup::drinkup::cheers::drinkup: