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    Default Beer of the Week (w/e 19th Febuary 2012)

    Oggwyn Trench: Kelham Island Bohemian Rhapsody
    Bucking Fastard: Oakham JHB
    Old Blue: Thornbridge Pica Pica
    Al 10000: Hambleton Nightmare
    oldboots: Magic Rock Rapture
    ROBCamra: Worsthorne Some Like It Blonde
    Wittenden: Kirkstall Black Band Porter
    gillhalfpint: North Star Big Dipper
    Pubsignman: Marble Draft
    RogerB: Dark Star Partridge
    Quinno: Purity Mad Goose
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    Pleasant, gentle start to the drinking week in The Baum last night.

    Ossett Snow Drop was very good as was the Mighty Oak Oscar Wilde Mild.

    Hornbeam Citrus Temptation was tasty and the Fugelstou FSB was as well but a bit strong.

    Burscough Priory Blonde didn't do it for me at all.

    Also on the bar, but untried on this occastion were Marston's EPA and Boggart I Am Beer.

    Introduced on to the bar this week were Fiddlers Crisps.

    Made on a farm near Ormskirk for the last 50 years. They grow the potatoes, slice & cook them and then put them in the packets.

    The Salt & Elleseys Vinegar ones tasted like chips with salt and vinegar on. I thought they were really good and I'm not really a crisp fan.

    They even tell you which family member cooked them on the packet.

    They're flying off the bar at the moment, one couple had 5 bags yesterday!!

    Back to the beer and The Oscar Wilde Mild is winning at the moment.
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    OK session yesterday with a mini crawl of Wellington to start

    Salopian - Golden Thread
    Salopian - Shropshire Gold
    Marstons - Sweet Chariot
    Lymestone - Heart of Stone
    Mallinsons - Mars
    Kelham Island - Bohemian Rhapsody
    Oakham - JHB
    Milestone - Black Pearl

    BOTW Kelham Island - Bohemian Rhapsody
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    A very modest week for me ,but the BOTW was Oakham JHB which has that citrus bitterness typical of the Oakham house style,if rather restained compared with their higher ABV brews.A decent and cheap pint in The Three Magnets,Letchworth Garden City.

    Next week I am getting into training for the PuG Liverpool meet up with different drinking groups on the last Thusday and last Friday of the month.

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    Not much out of the ordinary for me this week, I only clocked up two Itchen Valley beers - Fagins and Godfathers - both of which started off pretty tasteless but improved as I got through the pint - and a Thornbridge Pica Pica, probably the best pint the Marquis of Granby in Westminster has ever managed to serve me.
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    My beer of the week goes to Hamblton Nightmare a very drinkable dark beer at 5% this was tried in the new Spoons in Stapleford.

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    Simple - Magic Rock Rapture - head and shoulders above anything else this week.

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    Despite the charms of Mighty Oak Oscar Wilde, I'm going to choose a BOTW from Derby.

    All 3 of the beers I had in The Flowerpot were excellent with the best being Black Iris Great Eastern which is brewed at the pub.

    Good news that the brewery is open again after the untimely death of the breweer from Headless who used to brew here.

    My favourite beer at the festival was Worsthorne Some Like It Blonde.

    The festival was a bit of a shambles to be honest with none of the beers being in alphabetical order which made finding a specific beer a nightmare.

    They've got a lot still to learn before they'll be ready to run the National Winter Ales Festival.

    They hadn't learned enough from last year to make this years smooth and there's only one more year to go.

    Anyway BOTW is going to be the Worsthorne, so they did get something right.
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    We had a busy week as we did Derby Winter Ales Wednesday and had a day in Sheffield for the Shakespeare fest.

    My BOTW also goes to a Derby fest one, North Star Big Dipper.

    We found it frustrating not being able to go into the carriage room for beers between 2 and 5pm when it was trade day, and neither room seemed to know where Scarborough brewery was, each sending me to the other room till I presumed it must still be on the floor somewhere. My suggestion would be forget the music, put all the food, chocolate, and side stalls in the carriage room and have triple stillage in the main room so all the beers can be alphabetically round one room.
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    Found quite a lot of good beer this week, but nothing really got close to Marble Draft in the Baum, Rochdale. Great pub and a great, citrusy session beer.

    Also enjoyed Goose Eye Black Moor, Boggart Cascade and Nethergate Mary's Ruby Mild among others.

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