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    A wide selection but sadly not of the highest quality:
    Wentworth Hoppy Days
    Sadlers Red IPA
    Blythe Staffie
    Warwickshire Beer Company Golden Bear
    Bass
    Blue Bear Morning Glory
    Mighty Oak Dry Bones
    Cameron's Monkey Stout
    Green Jack Orange Wheat
    Nobbys Guzzler
    Oakham Bishops Farewell

    The Golden Bear was abysmal - malty, sweet and with an unpleasant tang. Didn't manage a full pint and whilst it was marginally better than the previous Warwickshire offerings I've tried, it'll be a while before giving the brewery another go. The Bishops was, as ever, excellent and the Orange Wheat, Monkey Stout, Staffie and Hoppy Days worth a pint or two. BOTW was Sadlers Red IPA which, oddly enough, is a 5.7% red IPA. Perhaps not for the IPA purists but very good nonetheless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aqualung View Post

    I've recently had a few bottles of Tesco Finest American IPA aka Brewdog Hardcore IPA. It's a fantastic bottled beer but I can't help thinking how superior it would be from a carefully nurtured dry hopped cask.
    Well said ,it really is sad that BrewDog have turned their back on cask conditioning,in that form they produced some outstandingly tasty beer,these days sadly diluted by pasteurisation, keg dispense using top pressure CO2 and aggressive line chilling. Don't want to start a debate,just my personal view.
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    Spent most of the week in London, which was great for finding new beers, but the quality was very hit and miss, in several places. Tried this week:

    Greenfield - Vanilla Stout.
    Greenfield - Copper Caskade.
    London Fields - Love Not War.
    Hogs Back - Hop Garden Gold.
    Growler - Growler.
    Cronx - Fallout.
    Dark Star - Hophead.
    Triple fff - Jabberwocky.
    Thornbridge - Jaipur.
    Vicious - American Wheat IPA.
    Windsor & Eton - Knights of the Garter.
    Hopback - Summer Lightning.
    Red Squirrel - London Porter.
    Rebelion - Red Ale.
    Rebellion - Mild.
    Sambrook - Junction.
    Twickenham - Bare Naked Ladies
    Twickenham - Original.
    St Austell - Tribute.
    Twickenham - Grandstand.

    Only two real contenders. The Vanilla Stout was on fine form, in the Duck & Drake, Leeds. However, the Jaipur in the Black Friar, EC4 was life saving after a string of disappointing tastings elsewhere. Special mention for the Hophead tasted in the Duchess of Cambridge, W6. Frankly, the worst pint I've had this year. Totally unrecognisable.
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    Spent most of the week in London, which was great for finding new beers, but the quality was very hit and miss, in several places. Tried this week:

    Greenfield - Vanilla Stout.
    Greenfield - Copper Caskade.
    London Fields - Love Not War.
    Hogs Back - Hop Garden Gold.
    Growler - Growler.
    Cronx - Fallout.
    Dark Star - Hophead.
    Triple fff - Jabberwocky.
    Thornbridge - Jaipur.
    Vicious - American Wheat IPA.
    Windsor & Eton - Knights of the Garter.
    Hopback - Summer Lightning.
    Red Squirrel - London Porter.
    Rebelion - Red Ale.
    Rebellion - Mild.
    Sambrook - Junction.
    Twickenham - Bare Naked Ladies
    Twickenham - Original.
    St Austell - Tribute.
    Twickenham - Grandstand.

    Only two real contenders. The Vanilla Stout was on fine form, in the Duck & Drake, Leeds. However, the Jaipur in the Black Friar, EC4 was life saving after a string of disappointing tastings elsewhere. Special mention for the Hophead tasted in the Duchess of Cambridge, W6. Frankly, the worst pint I've had this year. Totally unrecognisable.
    '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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    I'm going to have to drink less, I'm seeing double!!

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    not a lot of choice this week
    lamb -lifeboat rescue 2.8(weak but tasty
    lamb -hefeweizen
    fullers -bengal lancer
    brains -jack black(loved this)
    but just pipped at the post by
    tripple fff-jabberwalky black ipa(funny enough in the Duchess of Cambridge)

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    Couple of days off last week so a few more nights out than normal

    Hobsons - Twisted Spire
    B&P(Phoenix) - Original
    Two Roses - Full Nelson
    Ossett - Movember
    Pictish - Samhain Stout
    Hobsons - Mild
    Ironbridge - Coracle
    Ironbridge - Wenlock Stout
    Castle Rock - Elsie Mo
    Castle Rock - Black Magic
    Wye Valley - Butty Bach
    White Rose - We Shall Remenber Them
    White Rose - Voluptuos Blonde
    Joules - Slumbering Monk

    BOTW White Rose - Voluptuos Blonde
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    A controversial choice, perhaps, but I'm going to go for the Shepherd Neame Spooks which is one of the best seasonal brews to have appeared from Faversham in recent years.

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    Spent the weekend in Stratford Upon Avon. Didn't find much of interest beer-wise, but what we did sample was pretty much all in excellent condition. Therefore, the contenders for this week are fairly familiar brews such as Timothy Taylor Golden Best, and Purity Ubu, but BOTW goes to the ever reliable Gales HSB which I enjoyed in The Old Thatch Tavern until it ran out.

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