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    Default Beer of the Week (w/e 28 Feb 2010)

    Hopefully for me I will have a worthy beer this week.

    trainman:Saltaire Cascade Pale
    aleandhearty: Holden's Double Chocolate Stout
    Millay: Fullers Bengal Lancer
    Pubsignman: Itchen Valley Russian Winter
    Eddie86: Butty Bach
    RogerB: Stonehenge Pigswill
    Grailhunter: West Berkshire Maggs Magnificent Mild
    ROBCamra: Blue Monkey 99 Red Baboons
    runningdog: Beast
    Dave M: Hobgoblin

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    Unlike yesterday, today started well, the 'Granny Wouldn't Like it' finally arrived. She mayn't but I do. Yes, yess, yesss, a contender already. Back for more shortly......
    Pubs are a hobby, real ale is a passion. Oh, and like me dogs, fear no evil..........

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    Right..

    At the moment First place goes to Beowulf's Dragon Stout.. very smokey burnt coffee flavour.. at Linford Arms. Cannock. 2nd place.. Usher's Flounders at Fern & Fallow also at Cannock. 3rd place.. Black Country's winter ale at The Imperial, Walsall.
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    I think the Fern & Fallow, now it has real ale, is always worth popping into if in the area, Hoppy
    MILD:

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    Had a bit of a shock a short while ago. Back in 'my' JDW for another fix of what Granny Don't Like, and lo and behold, there's Cottage Brewery's Norman Conquest MM. So, it bein silly not to, I have a little drink-off between them. I know the Granny thing is goin to win, tell the barmen so. How wrong can you get........MM rulesOK.
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    Quote Originally Posted by runningdog View Post
    there's Cottage Brewery's Norman Conquest
    I have always been impressed with Cottage Brewery stuff, had the QE2 first and loved it - always try anything of theirs when i see it RD - never been disappointed yet
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    Quote Originally Posted by Soup Dragon View Post
    I have always been impressed with Cottage Brewery stuff, had the QE2 first and loved it - always try anything of theirs when i see it RD - never been disappointed yet
    Yeah, the always ready to try them bit works for me, but I have been disappointed on occasion. I reckon they've got about six different brews which they constantly tinker with. 'My' JDW, as I'm prone to call it, usually has two, sometimes three on at the moment, which is giving me a good opportunity to test me theory...MM rules, for now, as the Beast is coming back
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    This week is looking difficult already. Yesterday I had a couple of excellent pints of Rudgate Ruby Mild which, as I was comparatively sober, tasted much better than my post-Great Escape one on Saturday. Tonight I was drinking mainly Ringwood Fortyniner until catching the very last orders at the Doric Arch Euston with a pint of the Bengal Lancer. The jury is still out

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    Not much occuring this week for me yet either. Had some Pigswill in a local 'Spoons last night (that's the name, not an opinion) before an evening on Broadside. Off to the Lane tonight so maybe a 'Spoons dinner and a couple of guests since there is nothing else in the area.

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    Well I've already got a tie for first place with Summer Wine Modus and Bridestones Double Gold setting a fine standard last night.

    Green Mill Special Mild was also a good pint but Little Valley Gustibus wasn't to my taste at all, it's a dark wheat beer, yeuk!
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