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    This Space For Hire Wittenden's Avatar
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    Two "premium bitters"
    Shepherd Neame-Whitstable Bay Premium Bitter.It's fashionable in certain quarters to knock Sheps, but they have some smashing pubs,and I've got a lingering affection for the beer, especially the seasonals, of which this is one.OK if somewhat harsh flavour-a failing of Sheps- but a proper beery nose:the hop aroma really struck before tasting.Bit of a coffee beer really-smelt better than it tasted, not that I disliked it.
    Hepworth's-Iron Horse.A darkish amber toffeeish best bitter with a long bitter finish.A bit of a heavyweight, but it coped well with the oppressive heat and humidity of a weekend in a retired Sevenoaks gravelpit. My BOTW
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    "At that moment I would have given a kingdom, not for champagne or hock and soda, or hot coffee but for a glass of beer" Marquess Curzon of Kedlestone, Viceroy of India.

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    Sarah Hughes Ruby Mild

    Tell us, now, how and when
    We may find the bravest men?
    A sure test, an easy test:
    Those that drink beer are the best

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    Only three this week but all very good:
    Oakham Bishops Farewell
    Bristol Beer Factory Acer
    Osset Hop Monster

    The Osset Hop Monster gets BOTW by doing what it says and being eminently drinkable at 5%. Dangerous and the best I've had from Osset.

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    Most of this weeks beers were sampled in the pleasurable company of Quinno and oldboots on Sunday afternoon. A very civilised stroll round Leeds. This week's offerings:

    Fernandes - Duke of York Stout.
    Ossett - Hop Monster.
    Burley St Brewhouse - Laguna Seca.
    Roosters - Cogburn.
    Acorn - Yorkshire Pride.
    Wensleydale - Rowley MILD.
    Acorn - Stirling IPA.
    Old Mill - Yorkshire Porter.
    Bristol Beer Factory - Sunrise.
    Raw - Solstice Summer Ale.
    Pennine - Sun Stone.
    Kirkstall - Three Swords.
    Revolutions - Le Freak.
    Roosters - Pentathlon.
    Ridgeside - Cascade.
    Leeds - Midnight Bell.

    With honorable mentions for the Laguna Seca and Rowley MILD, BOTW goes to the Yorkshire Pride. Bags of flavour for 3.7% and a lovely long bitter finish. A great session beer.
    'And where he supped the past lived still. And where he sipped the glass brimmed full' John Barleycorn, Carol Ann Duffy.

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    Oh dear another dry week with only Three beers to choose from ESB London Pride or Tennents Lager Yes its still about. So it will have to be Fullers ESB no contest.
    Don't You just hate Pubs that say
    ( We don't stock any Real Ales as theres Just no call for it.)

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    Saturday's Brentford crawl offered little inspiration in an area dominated by Fullers, but I was disappointed at the laziness of so few options within the Fullers pubs - I didn't see discovery anywhere and the Griffin had four pumps, all dispensing Pride! The 'explanation' was that it was due to the football season, even tho the Bees were away

    Yesterday's pre-match visit to Croydon's George offered Oakham Bishops Farewell, JHB, Inferno, Brewsters Pandora (went before I could try it), Jaipur, Darkstar Hophead, Festival, Revelation.

    botw Bishops Farewell, £1.65 with a voucher

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    A trip to the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town gave me the chance to pop into the Mitchell's Waterfront Brewery and try a pint of their very enjoyable Raven Stout. The closest competition came from two beers which I could only find sold in cans believe it or not - Hansa Pilsner (brewed with Saaz hops and very easy drinking) and Castle Milk Stout, but the Mitchells Raven Stout was head and shoulders above both of these.

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