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    Spent the weekend in Sheffield, so no shortage of good beer to pick from this week.

    Crown HPA, Brew Co Evil Genius and surprisingly the key-keg version of Thornbridge Kipling all stood out from the crowd, but BOTW goes to Prescott Seasons Best Ruby Stout - a really enjoyable, moreish pint tried in one of the best pubs of the weekend; New Barrack Tavern.

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    A taut tie between Windsor & Eton Knight of the Garter at http://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/61621/ and Buxton Blonde. at The Nags Head

    Hmmm. I think the Buxton just shades it. That's the second week running!

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    A pretty good week for me:
    Surrey Hills Gilt Complex
    Belhaven Grand Slam
    Oakham Citra
    White's Brighton Rocks
    Brains Rev'd James
    Old Dairy Blue Top and Copper Top
    Abigale's Samphire
    Dark Star APA
    Rother Valley Chocolate Porter and Level Best
    Filo Churches and Old Town Tom
    Hopdaemon Incubus

    A weekend in Rye was better than expected on the beer front: I had a pint of Harvey's through lack of alternative in the first pub we went in, and rather expected to end up having to drink it all over the place, but managed to get something different everywhere else. I reckon most of the above could have been BOTW in another week. Think I'll go for FILO Churches, drunk in the FILO in Hastings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Blue View Post
    Think I'll go for FILO Churches, drunk in the FILO in Hastings.
    Wow! That must have been a top beer to win from that formidable looking line-up...

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    Quote Originally Posted by trainman View Post
    Wow! That must have been a top beer to win from that formidable looking line-up...
    It was, a really tasty APA. Not a lot between it and most of the others though

    I suspect from others' contributions recently it would probably have lost out to Dark Star Revolution, which I still haven't tried: although I found it on in the Queens Head in Icklesham on Saturday, I gave it a miss as the Queens Head is in the middle of nowhere and I was driving and thought the 5.7% a bit too dodgy. Hoping to find it somewhere else soon...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Blue View Post
    it would probably have lost out to Dark Star Revolution, Hoping to find it somewhere else soon...
    Revelation? I wouldn't put anyone off trying it, but I thought the strong alcohol taste meant it was not as well balanced as most of their beers or, for instance, the slightly stronger Jaipur (Thornbridge). Not as good, imo, as their APA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trainman View Post
    Revelation? I wouldn't put anyone off trying it, but I thought the strong alcohol taste meant it was not as well balanced as most of their beers or, for instance, the slightly stronger Jaipur (Thornbridge). Not as good, imo, as their APA.
    Well well young man.

    Jody at the Nags is having a 'strong IPA-off' on Friday. Dark Star Revelation, Thornbridge Jaipur and Redemption Big Chief. Each start on a dedicated pump on the whistle. First to go from a 9 wins!

    See you there

    My money is on the Big Chief, BTW
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    Quote Originally Posted by Quinno View Post
    See you there
    I do hope to be back in Reading sooner, rather than later, but Friday is, alas, not possible.

    One of the spoons in Liverpool was having a 1st-9-emptied-wins by putting pairs of beers on at a time, with the winners of 8 match-ups going thru to the qtr-final, reintroduced and pitted against another winner etc. Quite innovative, I thought, for a jdw.
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    Very late submitting this week, but it turned out to be a cracking time for beer, topped off with an unexpected trip to Huddersfield, including the ever wonderful Grove. Tried this week:

    Moor - Amoor Porter.
    Project Venus - Venus Black.
    Ilkley - Triple A.
    Summer Wine Brewery - Galicoe.
    Gadd's - No.7.
    Magic Rock - Curious.
    Durham - White Amarillo.
    Magic Rock - High Wire.
    Mallinsons - Kiwi Classic.
    Pictish - Black.
    Holts - IPA.
    Brewsters - Stilton Porter.
    Potbelly - Crazy Days.
    Mallinsons - Indulgence.
    Sprtsman Brew Co - Pigeon Bridge Porter.
    Mallinsons - Castle Hill.
    Fernandes - Malt shovel MILD.
    Rat - Dirty Rat.

    Almost impossible to choose a winner from that little lot, but I'll plump for the Mallinsons Kiwi Classic.
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    Very late myself this week. My only excuse was that we visited the Northern Restaurant & Bar 2012 show at the Gmex on Tuesday.

    That wrote off both Tuesday and quite a bit of Wednesday.

    BOTW is going to be Kirkstall Pale Ale tried at the rather good The Sparrow in Bradford.
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