St Peters Ruby Red Ale for me.
St Peters Ruby Red Ale for me.
I've just joined Alcoholics Anonymous - I still drink, just under a different name.(Graffiti from The Retreat in Reading)
Several jubilee beers amongst my lineup this week:
Hop Back Odyssey and Hop & Glory
Sam Smiths Taddy Porter (bottled)
Hogs Back Majest.e.a.
Thwaites Fine Reign
West Coast Riptide IPA
Fullers Hope & Glory
Itchen Valley Calypso
Surrey Hills Shere Drop and Greensand IPA
but nothing measured up to the Greensand IPA
'Immanuel Kant was a real pissant who was very rarely stable' - Python
It's a straight fight this week between two beers enjoyed on an extended crawl of Brighton on Saturday - Dark Star Summer Solstice in the Victory Inn and Brodies Old Street Pale Ale in the Evening Star. Tough call, but I think the Dark Star just gets the nod.
A much better week, this week, after the last two dismal showings. Tried this week:
Brown Cow - Jubilee Bitter.
Thwaites - Torch Light.
Conwy - Mulberry Dark.
Loddon - Hllaballoo.
Acorn - Legend.
Marstons - Father Time.
Jennings - Tom Fool.
Roosters - Buckeye.
Pictish - Black Diamond.
Saltaire - Elderflower Blonde.
Salamander - Gun Jumper.
Rat - Bubonic Stout.
Highland - St Magnus.
Brew Co - Crystallised.
Dark Star - American Pale Ale.
Fernandes - Triple O.
Ossett - Citra.
Navigation - Stout.
Fernandes - Jackdaw MILD.
Raw - Hop Ale.
Honorable mentions for the Torch Light and Elderflower Blonde, but the Buckeye blew me away. Lots of American and New Zealand hops give it bags of flavour and aroma for a 3.5% beer. Lovely stuff.
It would appear Roosters are on a bit of a roll. 'oldboots' recently nominated Leghorn for BOTW and 'Pubsignman' chose Yankee as his last week. Any doubts I had about the Fozard brothers taking over from the Franklins, have now evaporated.
'Is life worth living? It all depends on the liver.' William James.
Lots to choose from this week helped by two bank holidays and a trip to t'south but the best was Roosters Hoppy & Glorious
by a short head from the Abingdon Bridge.
Roosters Hoppy & Glorious
Ilkley Mary Jane
York Diamond 52
Windsor & Eton Knight of the Garter
Saltaire South Island PA
Oakleaf May Bee Mild
Thwaites Fine Rain
Wold Top Anglers Reward
Salamander Gun Jumper
Hook Norton Old Hooky
Brakspears Oxford Gold
Greene King Morland Original
Loose Cannon Abingdon Bridge
Theakstons Royal Salute
Allendale Golden Plover
Riverhead Elderflower Ale
Grafton Ferris Wheel
Batemans Hopbine Bitter
Durham White Gold
John Smith Cask
Black Country BFG
Buxton Buxton Bitter
Rudgate Ruby Mild
Two Roses First Edition
Copper Dragon Natius Pride
there are more old drunkards than old doctors
Absolute nothing except Tetleys Tea bags in hot water. Not even a shandy due too working all over the Jubilee period. I will make up for in this week though. Six day off now from today.
Don't You just hate Pubs that say
( We don't stock any Real Ales as theres Just no call for it.)
Marble - Draft in the Old Mill Inn in Chinley in the Peak District was totally on form but was also in battle with..
a. n. other beer in the Angel Inn in the Northern Quarter in Manchester..
so since I can't remember what on earth it was called the Draft is the winner
Well, after a week in Menorca, the choice for BOTW is limited.
WE were due to land at 14:30 in the afternoon, but a 5 hour dealy scuppered that idea.
This meant that the intended few beers in The Baum had to be very truncated, but at least we still got there for a couple.
BOTW will be Jennings Queen Bee. A very pleasant session ale at 3.6% despite the added honey, that I'm not normally a fan of.
A pub is for life not just for Christmas