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    Me too! Several layers of clothes, plus gloves....

    Me too! Several layers of clothes, plus gloves. Can't decide between my Leeds Rhinos scarf (which I bought at Headingley on 5 March last year, the last game of rugby I've seen live) or my Luton Town...
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    I don't think I was aware of that one. But let's...

    I don't think I was aware of that one. But let's work with it: a 33cl can of Gold Label 7.5% is 2.48 units of alcohol. If your standard measure for a whisky is 25ml, a 40% double Scotch is 2.00...
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    Enjoying it while I can, Jim! (Don't worry, I...

    Enjoying it while I can, Jim! (Don't worry, I only had one.)
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    Well, tried the whisky tipped into my beer glass...

    Well, tried the whisky tipped into my beer glass tonight, and it certainly made a difference. Not only does the whisky boost the alcohol content of the beer (from a mundane 7.5% to, by my reckoning,...
  5. I had remembered it as the previous pub, the...

    I had remembered it as the previous pub, the Lymestone Vaults, but on checking my notes I now think I saw him there and wondered if it was him, but he then wandered off without making himself known....
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    Thanks, Dave. I missed this announcement somehow...

    Thanks, Dave. I missed this announcement somehow - hope you didn't think I was ungrateful for the prompt response to my suggestion! (Same day, too - very impressive.)



    Yes, that's the idea! Any...
  7. Writing a review and ticking the pub are not...

    Writing a review and ticking the pub are not necessarily the same thing, but that aside I tend to agree with you.
  8. Whether you "tick" a pub or not is entirely up to...

    Whether you "tick" a pub or not is entirely up to you. It's not a competition and there are no rules.
  9. Yes, that would be good!

    Yes, that would be good!
  10. His first one with us was June 2018 in Newcastle...

    His first one with us was June 2018 in Newcastle Under Lyme.
  11. I wasn't planning on going to any pubs that are...

    I wasn't planning on going to any pubs that are new to me. If it turns out that I do, I'll let you know whether it constituted a tick or not! ;)
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    A blast from the past

    And now for something completely different: Gold Label No.1 Barley Wine 7.5%. I'm a bit of a fan of barley wine, and this one was originally brewed in Sheffield (see this brief history of the beer...
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    If only we knew when that will be!

    If only we knew when that will be!
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    Brilliant! (Or should that be "Contrasty!")

    Brilliant! (Or should that be "Contrasty!")
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    It looks like black-on-grey to me, Jim. Maybe...

    It looks like black-on-grey to me, Jim. Maybe consult an optician.
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    Good point! Beer of the Week gets moved to its...

    Good point! Beer of the Week gets moved to its own section, so why not Pub of the Month too?
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    It's G (for "gravity") in the Good Beer Guide. ...

    It's G (for "gravity") in the Good Beer Guide.



    Not saying that you haven't, but a lot of people drink with their eyes and if their beer doesn't have a frothy head they reckon it's not right....
  18. Thanks, Mick. Somehow this detail makes sadder...

    Thanks, Mick. Somehow this detail makes sadder reading than the simple fact of Aqualung's death, sad as it was.
  19. Looking at the list of pubs in that obit by his...

    Looking at the list of pubs in that obit by his friend Mike, you'll have your work cut out devising the route: "Latterly his locals were around Walthamstow and Wanstead, the George*, the Drum**, the...
  20. That's a really good idea, Steve.

    That's a really good idea, Steve.
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    This week at the Sheffield Hatter's Inn

    I started the week with my last five litre keg of Black Sheep Bitter - it was pretty good considering its best before date was 2 January!

    Wednesday: Salt Tram Double NEIPA 8.0%. One of a...
  22. When I met him in Newcastle Under Lyme I asked...

    When I met him in Newcastle Under Lyme I asked him his real name and he told me Martin, but said he preferred Aqualung.

    Sad news.
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    Deepest sympathy.

    Deepest sympathy.
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    Have you changed this again? I'm now seeing two...

    Have you changed this again? I'm now seeing two different messages (taking Barnsley postal town as an example): the pubs I reviewed in 2017 to 2019 say "I visited this pub around 02/11/2017 (based on...
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    Burnt Mill Brewery Coffee Maple Porter

    Yes, I know: what was I thinking? Burnt Mill Brewery Coffee Maple Porter 5.6% has trouble written all the way through it, like a stick of Blackpool rock; the only thing missing is peppermint flavour....
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