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    Lidll delight

    As of last weekend my local Lidl had six-packs of Belgian beers including Piraat and Gouden Draak for just £8.99...
  2. Most self-flagellatory brewery biography ever?

    This might amuse? I came across a Norwegian bewery - Nogne - the other day for the first time and was curious about its history. Their website gave possibly the most detailed and honest description...
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    Street in Leicester is called Every Street. Would...

    Street in Leicester is called Every Street. Would be great to have a pub on Every Street corner in Leicester..
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    No side effects to date, but I tend to only have...

    No side effects to date, but I tend to only have one or two as thirst quenchers.
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    Andy Ven - curses on my older brother! What it is...

    Andy Ven - curses on my older brother! What it is to live in his shadow...

    And as for drinking and riding - I tend to spill most of it.
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    Alcohol-free beer...

    ...is ordinarily a contradiction in terms. But Aldi's AF wheat beer, from the [Dutch] Bavaria Brewery has won me over! Really refreshing, looks the business and doesn't have that 'empty' mouth feel...
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    The first brewer to brand a beer as Coming Soon...

    The first brewer to brand a beer as Coming Soon would be on to a winner...
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    So the message seems to be 'Ask and ye shall...

    So the message seems to be 'Ask and ye shall receive'. Now why didn't I think of that! I'll put it into practice next time I try a meal deal there. As an aside, last time I was at my local outlet...
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    Wetherspoons burgers 'n' beers

    Not sure of the attitude here to 'spoons, but I have a soft spot for them. Never had a bad pint or uncivil service, for instance. But I am annoyed by their 'berr and burger' offers and the like,...
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    Well - I've at least learned that diacetyl...

    Well - I've at least learned that diacetyl exists! After nearly 40 years imbibing, reading about and brewing beer, I can say with some certainty I'd never come across it before. Is it a new term for...
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    ...and talking of flower vases, the 'pint'...

    ...and talking of flower vases, the 'pint' Hoegardeen [excuse potential misspelling] takes some beating. So thick, it almost takes two hands to lift it. And that reminds me - was in a bar in...
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    Not sure about annoying, but the Leute Bok glass...

    Not sure about annoying, but the Leute Bok glass wins the prize for solving a non-existent problem: how to have a handleless glass with a pointed base that doesn't have to be held all the...
  13. What's that Welsh brewery? Ah yes, Felinefoel....

    What's that Welsh brewery? Ah yes, Felinefoel....
  14. As a confirmed ailurophile it's obvious to me...

    As a confirmed ailurophile it's obvious to me that cats are more intelligent than dogs. Conrad's evidence merely supports my prejudice! But as this is a pubsite, I thought I'd see how they played in...
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    Just got back from a one day conference at the...

    Just got back from a one day conference at the Leicester Marriott - a new, upmarket and very swish place, that prides itself on sustainability. Guess what was behind the bar...Becks, John Smiths...
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    Yes, I'd not taken into account the fact that...

    Yes, I'd not taken into account the fact that corporate hotels are likely to be under the same umbrella that shelters beer brands too. But it still seems worth a shove from CAMRA to remind them that...
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    As @ericonabike, am a converted Twitter sceptic. ...

    As @ericonabike, am a converted Twitter sceptic. You need to work out what you want from it, and what you're prepared to give to it, but it then becomes a useful and fun way of communicating. ...
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    Hotels and beer

    I often have to stay in business/chain hotels in the UK. I've noticed that they're now making an effort to propmote 'local produce' where possible - meat, veg etc. Out of commercial instinct I...
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    Anothrer Asda bargain - Guinness Foreign Extra,...

    Anothrer Asda bargain - Guinness Foreign Extra, 33cls of 7.5% complexity for £1. Worth a punt!
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    Leffe [blonde et brune, 6.5%] at £2.38 for 75cl...

    Leffe [blonde et brune, 6.5%] at £2.38 for 75cl in Asda
  21. Thread: Chatter

    by ericonabike
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    All sorted, thanks for the welcome and the tool.

    All sorted, thanks for the welcome and the tool.
  22. Thread: Chatter

    by ericonabike
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    Hi

    Just thought I'd say hello. Beer lover and occasional contributor to BITE, was then perplexed to find that forum had disappeared. A query on Pub Utopoia forum brought a reply from Gangsta that BITE...
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