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    Default Wetherspoon's Real Ale Festival 24th October to 11th November 2012

    Here is the beer list:

    http://www.jdwrealale.co.uk/static/p...tober-2012.pdf

    Happy tasting
    Waes hael!

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    Already drawn up my provisional hit list:

    1. Avery - 3 Point 5.
    6. Harviestoun - Wild Hop Gold.
    12. Caledonian - Devil's Advocate.
    17. Roosters - Franklin.
    29. Moorhouses - Ruby Witch.
    34. Titanic - Golden Porter.
    36. Brewsrers - Andromeda.
    44. Feral - Austalian IPA.

    Looks like Cascade is the hop of the festival.

    A couple of things you can always rely on with 'spoons festivals: You'll have at least one beer in front of you where you have to double check the programme notes because it tastes nothing like the write up. Also, a beer you try, just to get the tick, when there are several 'available soon' clips, will give you a really pleasant surprise. Bring it on.
    '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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    Golden Porter! Fascinating.
    I think I can safely use a&h's shortlist as my starting point...

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    Quote Originally Posted by aleandhearty View Post

    A couple of things you can always rely on with 'spoons festivals: You'll have at least one beer in front of you where you have to double check the programme notes because it tastes nothing like the write up. Also, a beer you try, just to get the tick, when there are several 'available soon' clips, will give you a really pleasant surprise. Bring it on.
    And You missed this one ? Your guaranteed too find one awful Pint unexpectedly.
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by trainman View Post
    Golden Porter! Fascinating.
    That one jumped out at me as well. Unusual!
    Waes hael!

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    And one more thing guaranteed, you'll always have one beer where you have to check the program notes, and find that it's not there, despite being advertised as a festival ale on the pump clip.
    I've just joined Alcoholics Anonymous - I still drink, just under a different name.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alesonly View Post
    And You missed this one ? Your guaranteed too find one awful Pint unexpectedly.
    Yes! Very true.

    Quote Originally Posted by Millay View Post
    And one more thing guaranteed, you'll always have one beer where you have to check the program notes, and find that it's not there, despite being advertised as a festival ale on the pump clip.
    That one really gets on my tits. Plus, the variation where you haven't got a programme to hand and you check with a member of bar staff, who swears blind it's in the fifty. Later on of course, you find out it isn't.
    '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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    The Beehive has made an early start, with half of their handpumps offering festival beers last night...

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    What currently annoys me most about Spoons is the fact that they have taken to stocking non-guest ales from the larger regional brewers, notably Fullers, Adnams and Nethergate. The Fullers London Pride and ESB where I have spotted tham have been a lot more expensive than the other stuff. I've got used to Abbot and Ruddles as permanent fixtures, so why have these other intruders? I don't mind seeing them if they are on the official guest or festival list and I don't dislike the wares of these brewers, but to me the only welcome intruders are small local (or relatively local) micros.

    I'm off to three of the better local Spoons en route to the William tomorrow so I'll see what's what!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aqualung View Post
    What currently annoys me most about Spoons is the fact that they have taken to stocking non-guest ales from the larger regional brewers, notably Fullers, Adnams and Nethergate. The Fullers London Pride and ESB where I have spotted tham have been a lot more expensive than the other stuff. I've got used to Abbot and Ruddles as permanent fixtures, so why have these other intruders? I don't mind seeing them if they are on the official guest or festival list and I don't dislike the wares of these brewers, but to me the only welcome intruders are small local (or relatively local) micros.

    I'm off to three of the better local Spoons en route to the William tomorrow so I'll see what's what!
    i have noticed in Cenral London as well that the big regionals are now selling there beer to Wetherspoon.Fullers refused to sell to them due to the low prices paid but now the central spoon,s pubs are charging nearly £3.00 a pint they can afford to pay Fullers prices.

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