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    Default Beer of the Week (w/e 20th January 2013)

    Spinko: Abbeydale Moonshine
    london calling: Darkstar Hophead
    Aqualung: Brodie's Dalston Black IPA
    Bucking Fastard: Magic Rock High Wire
    Real Ale Ray: Joules Slumbering Monk
    Mobyduck: Plain Ales Arty Farty
    Thuck Phat: Blue Monkey 99 Red Baboons
    Oggwyn Trench: Mallinsons Pondrasper
    hondo: Fyne Ales Avalanche
    oldboots: Fernandes Great Northern
    ROBCamra: Welbeck Abbey West Australian
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    Had a quality pub crawl this weekend involving Leeds, Dewsbury, Huddersfield and Manchester. The competition is strong. Here are the contenders:

    Kirkstall - North Prototype (North Bar, Leeds)
    Brasserie de la Senne - Zinne bir/Brussels people ale (North Bar, Leeds)
    Buxton - Moor Top (Friends of Ham, Leeds)
    Moorhouses - Blond Witch (West Riding Refreshment Room, Dewsbury)
    Abbeydale - Moonshine (Kings Head, Huddersfield)
    Magic Rock - Curious (Port St Beer House, Ancoats, Manchester)
    Caveman - Citra (Smithfield Hotel, N/4, Manchester)

    The winner is Abbeydale - Moonshine (Kings Head, Huddersfield). It was so good it dissuaded me from going to the Grove..

    EDIT: It seems the Caveman Brewery is in Kent and this was their first brew, "Our first beer. A hoppy pale ale with a lot of citrus aroma from US Citra hops. A steady session beer for summer days. Available on cask in fined or unfined form". How on earth did it end up at the Smithfield in a quaint corner of Manchester... http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/caveman-citra/183145/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spinko View Post

    Caveman - Citra (Smithfield Hotel, N/4, Manchester)

    The winner is Abbeydale - Moonshine (Kings Head, Huddersfield). It was so good it dissuaded me from going to the Grove..

    EDIT: It seems the Caveman Brewery is in Kent and this was their first brew, "Our first beer. A hoppy pale ale with a lot of citrus aroma from US Citra hops. A steady session beer for summer days. Available on cask in fined or unfined form". How on earth did it end up at the Smithfield in a quaint corner of Manchester... http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/caveman-citra/183145/
    Moonshine- a good drop. Caveman share space at Kent Brewery until they find their own cave.
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    another week with a lot of average beers inc the new Portobello brewery from London.
    so my choice is the brilliant Darkstar -hophead (galaxy hopped version)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spinko View Post
    Had a quality pub crawl this weekend involving Leeds, Dewsbury, Huddersfield and Manchester. The competition is strong. Here are the contenders:

    Kirkstall - North Prototype (North Bar, Leeds)
    Brasserie de la Senne - Zinne bir/Brussels people ale (North Bar, Leeds)
    Buxton - Moor Top (Friends of Ham, Leeds)
    Moorhouses - Blond Witch (West Riding Refreshment Room, Dewsbury)
    Abbeydale - Moonshine (Kings Head, Huddersfield)
    Magic Rock - Curious (Port St Beer House, Ancoats, Manchester)
    Caveman - Citra (Smithfield Hotel, N/4, Manchester)

    The winner is Abbeydale - Moonshine (Kings Head, Huddersfield). It was so good it dissuaded me from going to the Grove..

    EDIT: It seems the Caveman Brewery is in Kent and this was their first brew, "Our first beer. A hoppy pale ale with a lot of citrus aroma from US Citra hops. A steady session beer for summer days. Available on cask in fined or unfined form". How on earth did it end up at the Smithfield in a quaint corner of Manchester... http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/caveman-citra/183145/
    Caveman beers are cuckoo brewed at Kent brewery and distibuted along side Kent beers.Caveman have now bought the plant from Devilfish brewer who have closed.

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    [QUOTE=london calling;52014... Devilfish brewer who have closed.[/QUOTE]

    They're not happy about things! Mind you, I understand their position. Shame - I had heard good things about the beer, but hadn't had the opportunity to sample.
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    A paltry four this week.

    Butcombe Old Vic Porter 4.7%
    GK Abbot Ale 5.0%
    Newby Wyke HMS Warrior 5.0%
    Brodie's Dalston Black IPA 7.0%


    The Old Vic and HMS Warrior were very good but not a patch on the welcome return of Dalston Black on cask in the William. I'd like to think this is permanent but somehow I doubt it!!

    BOTW Brodie's Dalston Black IPA

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    Not a great week for me either,but Dark Star Festival did mange to pass the three pint test with some ease.However BOTW was Magic Rock Hire Wire in great nick in The Cock Tavern,Hackney;an ale house worth visiting.

    Next week planning a visit to The Gunmakers,EC1 ,so hoping for a good BOTW from there.
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    Joules - Slumbering Monk

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    Not the greatest of weeks beerwise by any stretch of the imagination,
    Plain Ales Tam 'O' Shanter
    Plain Ales Arty Farty
    Courage Best
    Brains IPA
    Gales HSB
    Caledonian Golden XPA

    BOTW - Plain Ales Arty Farty
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