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    Default Beer of the Week (w/e 31st March 2013)

    Thuck Phat: Oakham Bishops Farewell
    Bucking Fastard: Dark Star Six Hop Ale
    Wittenden: Goody Ales Good Health
    Real Ale Ray: Bowland Hen Harrier
    Mobyduck: Dark Star American Pale Ale
    london calling: Fullers Brithop
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    A quiet week with the only beer drunk, BOTW Oakham Bishops Farewell, a worthy winner.

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    A solid session in a Fuller's pub had Black Cab Stout leading the field,but pipped at the post by Dark Star Six Hop Ale in The George ,Croydon ;a DS monthly special.At 6.5% not something you can just tip back,but a great hop sensation and the pint went down quicker than I initially expected.

    Next week looks like a corker,boating back to Leicester and then some Blue Monkey action in Loughborough
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    After two publess weeks, several visits,but varied quality:
    Goody Ales-Bleangate Brewery: Good Health.Quite aggresively hopped, stone fruit.Good.
    Shepherd Neame:Early Bird. A few hops in there somewhere.
    Harveys: Sussex Best Bitter. Tired. Note to self-try not to drink this except in a Harveys tied house.
    St Austell: Tribute. Workmanlike, but why fetch it all the way to Kent, when we could be drinking Incubus?
    Black Country:Bradley's Finest Golden. Another piney/citrussy Golden Ale. Why fetch it all the way to Kent?
    Rother Valley: Level Best.Biscuity, earthy, a bit hoppier than when I used to drink this back in the '90s. Good stuff.
    A toss up between the Goody and the Rother, but on reflection my BOTW is Goody Ales Good Health, if only because it is a Kentish ale drunk in Kent, rather than a Sussex beer drunk in Kent.
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    Bowland - Hen Harrier

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    Very quiet variety-wise this week
    Darkstar Hophead
    Darkstar American Pale Ale
    Cottage Mallard
    Itchen Valley 1644 Battle of Cheriton
    West Berks Berkshire Beauty
    Easy winner- Darkstar American Pale Ale
    Last edited by Mobyduck; 01-04-2013 at 09:07. Reason: forgot to add the last beer, to much APA
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    Quite a long list to choose from

    Roosters True Grit
    Ridgeside Rushmore
    Copper Dragon Black Gold
    Abbeydale Absolution
    Roosters Wild Mule
    Kirkstall Dissolution IPA
    Roosters Londinium
    Thornbridge Kipling
    Magic Rock Rapture
    Belhaven Stout
    Caledonian Drydock
    Pheonix White Monk
    Saltaire Triple chocoholic
    Rudgate Chain Mail


    Mostly good apart from the disappointing Rushmore from the usually reliable Ridgeside, but BOTW is Kirkstall Dissolution (again)

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    A decent few days with a mini crawl around Shrewsbury

    Titanic - Molly Brown Ale
    Salopian - Oracle
    Goffs - White Knight
    Titanic - Cappuccino
    Hobsons - Stout
    Hobsons - Up n Down(Offas taste frontier)
    Pictish - El Dorado
    Slaters - Black IPA(cascade)
    Oakhams - Scarlet Macau
    Kinver - Noble 600
    Ironbridge - Gold
    Ironbridge - Blond
    Empire - Operation Torch
    Pictish - Aurora

    BOTW Titanic - Cappuccino
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oggwyn Trench View Post
    A decent few days with a mini crawl around Shrewsbury
    We shall be there for a couple of nights next week.

    My first vist for 3 years since I finished working in Telford.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ROBCamra View Post
    We shall be there for a couple of nights next week.

    My first vist for 3 years since I finished working in Telford.
    Nothing really changed , still the usual suspects pub wise , the Bricklayers(Copthorne) has been refurbed by Joules and is well worth a visit .
    Coach and Horses have an Happy Hour 5 - 7 Mon-Friday , Salopian Oracle £1.99 a pint
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