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    By way of a contrast:work in progress.

    This is a modern picking, drying and storage facility near Tenterden in Kent.I've driven past-I think it is complete now, and should be operational this harvest.It is enormous!...
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    Funnily enough I haven't really thought of Kent...

    Funnily enough I haven't really thought of Kent as Craft.Most of their beers I've enjoyed, but I drew the line at ordering a French Kiss from the bearded barman the other month. I'm unwilling to...
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    I'm pretty old school, but have decided for the...

    I'm pretty old school, but have decided for the duration to generally order craft. My reasoning being that bottled cask isn't really as good as cask in a pub. I'm enjoying a case of 3 different...
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    1. Woolpack, Chilham. Aged c14 2.The...

    1. Woolpack, Chilham. Aged c14
    2.The Ram,Firle.15/3/20
    3. Burning Sky,Arise. Yep,evil keg.
    4.Either Kent/Canterbury 1976 or an unofficial and probably illegal one in Durham same year.
    5. In The...
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    There's about 50 hop growers left: I don't think...

    There's about 50 hop growers left: I don't think any still use the traditional round or square brick kilns, but I might well be wrong. Some use 'American Oasts'-big barnlike buildings with louvres in...
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    On my list,having walked past it ,having already...

    On my list,having walked past it ,having already eaten and drank at The Old Hill Inn where I experienced Aviator.
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    I used to have a stash of Riggwelters,must...

    I used to have a stash of Riggwelters,must replenish in due course. Rigg was frequently found and enjoyed on my Autumnal forages around the Dales, but seemed to be less available of late.. Can't say...
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    Ho...

    Ho Hum.https://www.theguardian.com/food/2020/apr/01/hop-to-it-researchers-pinpoint-why-belgian-beers-dont-keep
    Note: posted in Grauniad after noon.
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    The Government Guidance is on the Charles Faram's...

    The Government Guidance is on the Charles Faram's website.
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    65,though I doubt if the pubs will be open for my...

    65,though I doubt if the pubs will be open for my birthday in May.I should think that supplies of the good stuff will have dried up by then, too.
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    When Ashford Cattle Market was held in the old...

    When Ashford Cattle Market was held in the old town centre site the Golden Arrrow sped past en route to Folkestone and the continent:that was the limit of my Train spotting.
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    I agree up to a point, but pubs offer a sense of...

    I agree up to a point, but pubs offer a sense of community that can't be afforded by visiting a cafe or hanging out in the park. I would like to think that cabin fever will promote mass pub visiting.
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    I reckon shit beer is all we'll get once the pubs...

    I reckon shit beer is all we'll get once the pubs are allowed to reopen, going by the speed brewery web shops are depleting.I've just ordered a month of weekends worth of cans, but am dubious of...
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    Sounds good, though my knowledge of Steam is...

    Sounds good, though my knowledge of Steam is limited,and Rock after about 1975.
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    Most of the old oasts by us are round,the newer...

    Most of the old oasts by us are round,the newer ones square, and the working ones not really recognisable.On our Boris walk today , we passed a ruinous 3 roundel oast, the kilns of brick, while the...
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    In no particular order,taken from those pubs...

    In no particular order,taken from those pubs visited in 2018,2019 and 2020 upto Closure. This explains the non appearance of the Red Lion, Snargate, and other favourites.

    Surrey OaksNewdigate
    The...
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    Luverly.

    Luverly.
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    [QUOTE=sheffield hatter;106455] 23...

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    23 Cover Bridge Inn, Wensleydale - my top pub visited this year
    26 Half Way House, Brenchley, Tonbridge
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    Lovely! Some round here have been strung for a...

    Lovely! Some round here have been strung for a while now-I don't know whether they survived the winter storms.
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    As a matter of interest, for how long would an...

    As a matter of interest, for how long would an untapped cask of cask beer remain drinkable, in the event of a reopening sometime during the summer?
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    Farming: we are not customer facing,so are pretty...

    Farming: we are not customer facing,so are pretty socially isolated anyway, and it looks as if supplying the food chain might be acceptible again.However,Mrs W has a very small plant nursery, and all...
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    Sticky: Pubs were closed before I could get to 'em.We'll...

    Pubs were closed before I could get to 'em.We'll have to start to think about bottles and cans I suppose.
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    90 more than me!

    90 more than me!
  24. Very sorry to hear this,take care.

    Very sorry to hear this,take care.
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    Take away would be good, and could work. Has...

    Take away would be good, and could work. Has anyone experience of on line beer distributors/websites? I had thought of ordering direct from the brewery,but the small firms I would like to support...
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