Buxton Moor Top at the Nags - three pints of lovliness!
My 1st BOTW report.
The "Titanic Dark Star" at The Bridge End in Ruabon was so good it easily eclipsed the other six beers on tap (from hoppy golden through to stout [but no McGiverns ales Available]). At (about) 4%, more of a strongmild but a little TOO dark for the brown bitter thread.
Lots of great stuff to choose from this week thanks to the Liverpool trip.
Have to agree with oldboots about the Tetley's Porter - a most unexpectedly good pint. Also worth mentioning were Salopian Oracle, Liverpool Organic Best Bitter and Rat Black Rat Mild but the Hawkshead New Zealand Pale Ale in the Dispensary stole the show.
I must admit that I'd forgotten about the Hawkshead NZPA, till it got mentioned in dispatches. Mind you, my memory of Friday in Liverpool does seem to have a fair few gaps in it. Agree with Pubsignman on the Salopian Oracle. However, BOTW turned up on Sunday in the Euston Tap, where I was able to enjoy a Nogne Porter and, in particular, Marble Lagonda - I've managed to avoid that one up to now, unfortunately. If it's not on the good IPA list, it certainly ought to be.
Keeping breweries in business for more than 30 years
Had a few good Ales this week.
Timothy Tailors Landlord
Redemption Brewery Hotspur
Redemption Brewery Fellowship Porter
Brains Rev James
So I will go for the Redemption Brewery Hotspur as Beer of the week.
Don't You just hate Pubs that say
( We don't stock any Real Ales as theres Just no call for it.)
Even slower than usual in choosing this week.
A good selection of beer around Scouseland, but my BOTW is going to be Stringers Plan B tried in The Baum.
Light & hoppy and only 3.7%. A proper session beer.
A pub is for life not just for Christmas
A real struggle to remember just what the good ones were in Liverpool! Ones that stood out were Thornbridge Frank As Apollo (Philharmonic), Bristol Beer Factory No 7 (Roscoe Head), Peerless Triple Hop (Bridewell), Rat Dirty Rat (Ship & Mitre), Liverpool Organic Johnny Handsome (Vernon Arms). Hard to pick but I'll go for the Thornbridge Frank As Apollo, probably because drinking it in such opulent surroundings gave it the egde over the others.