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    That's a very amusing antidote to the BrewDog hype,I liked the slogan "If a pint of bitter was good enough for your grandad,it's good enough for you "

    Not sure Spinko would pop into the "pub" but for me the challenge would be to find 20 distinctive and different brown bitters.Off the top of my head,I would stock the following

    TT Landlord (tight sparkler)
    Surrey Hills Shere Drop
    London Pride
    Marble Manchester Bitter (not very brown)
    "Gales" HSB

    ....err there must be more
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bucking Fastard View Post
    Marble Manchester Bitter (not very brown)
    In fact, very light, as the other half always drinks it in the Marble Arch or The Knott and she only likes light beer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bucking Fastard View Post
    That's a very amusing antidote to the BrewDog hype,I liked the slogan "If a pint of bitter was good enough for your grandad,it's good enough for you "

    Not sure Spinko would pop into the "pub" but for me the challenge would be to find 20 distinctive and different brown bitters.Off the top of my head,I would stock the following

    TT Landlord (tight sparkler)
    Surrey Hills Shere Drop
    London Pride
    Marble Manchester Bitter (not very brown)
    "Gales" HSB

    ....err there must be more
    West Berkshire Good Old Boy, a super session beer.
    Windsor & Eton Guardsman
    Hawkshead Bitter and/or Red

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    I generally like to see a range of colours from very pale to black, but going into a bar where all the beers are brown would make a "refreshing" change from more the norm where ALL the beers are very pale. I would not mind them being all pale if most of them didn't have that same 'citrus' taste.
    Also, could somone design a range of colours for our smiley. The one on Chester CAMRA forum is black which would appeal to the mild drinkers on the site.

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    I am currently drinking a bottle of Marble Tawny No5, absolutely gorgeous, brown and not boring in any way. I did have a couple of bottles of Copper Dragon Golden Pippin earlier which were jolly good too and a fine example of what our very own Wittenden calls "Yorkshire Helles" in his well received comment to the B&B blog which started this thread. I have to say living in Yorkshire I can get a bit bored with all these hoppy golden ales.


    Quote Originally Posted by AlanH View Post
    The one on Chester CAMRA forum is black which would appeal to the mild drinkers on the site.
    I think you'll find the normal Pug rendition is MILD in deference to the learned Mr Soup Dragon, besides could be a pint of light MILD.

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    I too like some boring brown beers after going to so many pubs where the range of beers are much of a muchness with pale, light, straw, or other such description, yet most leave you feeling as if you have been sucking lemons all night.

    I enjoy trying new beers and new breweries, but yes, a colour range between the pale and the stout, porter and milds would be a refreshing change.
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    On a previous forum, far far away, a rather good thread asked what would be your first (& most regular) beers across the 5 handpumps in your pub.
    I think the selection had to include a Dark/Stout/Mild, a regular best bitter, something over 5%, a golden or IPA, an.other.
    My brown beer was Everards Tiger, a very good session beer, I think.
    I don't see Harveys mentioned in this thread yet; great character but some find it an acquired taste? I like it.

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    I thought all beer was brownish... Must be drinking too much Pride, which I think has a hint of red.
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    On a previous forum, far far away, a rather good thread asked what would be your first (& most regular) beers across the 5 handpumps in your pub.
    I think the selection had to include a Dark/Stout/Mild, a regular best bitter, something over 5%, a golden or IPA, an.other.
    My brown beer was Everards Tiger, a very good session beer, I think.
    I don't see Harveys mentioned in this thread yet; great character but some find it an acquired taste? I like it.

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