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    A change of plan over the weekend enabled me to meet up with 'oldboots', on Saturday and explore the beery delights (or not) of Castleford. On our travels, I tried the following:

    Acorn - UK Cascade.
    Titanic - Nautical MILD.
    Ridgeside - Jailbreak. *
    Hobsons - Town Crier. *
    Ridgeside - Rushmore. *
    Walls - Brewers Gold. *
    Revolutions - Severin Dark MILD.
    Camerons - Strongarm.
    Atomic - Power.
    Mallinsons - Wormhole.
    Great Heck - Porter.
    Great Heck - Golden Bull.
    John Smiths - Cask Bitter. (A whole pint! )
    Highland - Dark Munro MILD.
    Five Towns - Davy Jones Locker.

    * All from the wood, at the fabulous Junction, Castleford.

    The easy winner was the Davy Jones Locker, a wonderfully aromatic copper coloured bitter.That's two on the bounce for Five Towns. Last week's BOTW was Monster Mash, a really tasty strong mild. Definitely one of my favourite micros. Incredible for a one man operation.
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    A fair number sampled including as A&H says a few from the wood in the outstanding Junction in Castleford, surely a contender for Pub of the Month although it's early days and a trip to Brum beckons. Anyhoo BOTW was Old Bear Yorkshire Ale sampled in my vastly improved local 'spoons.

    York Guzzler
    Copper Dragon IPA
    Copper Dragon Golden Pippin
    Copper Dragon Scotts 1816
    Leeds Pale
    Old Bear Yorkshire Ale
    Daleside Stout
    T Taylors Landlord
    Hambleton Stud
    Bridgehouse Moorish Mild
    Woods Shropshire Lass
    Ridgeside Jailbreak
    Ridgeside Rushmore
    Walls Brewers Gold
    John Smiths Cask
    Camerons Strong Arm
    Mallinsons Wormhole
    Great Heck Golden Bull
    Wadworths Red White & Brew
    Ilkley Mary Jane
    Goose Eye Chinook

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bucking Fastard View Post
    Lichfield and a crawl around Oxford,somehow missing Oggy and Mrs Oggy judging by the reviews,led to a high rate of consumption.


    Marston's - Pedigree
    TT - Landlord
    Backyard -Gold
    Titanic - Pier 54
    Shotover - Prospect
    Vale - Black Beauty
    Skinners - Betty Stogs
    Brew Co. -Bitter
    Beowulf -English Norseman
    Sadlers -Elementis
    White Horse -Village Idiot

    Oxford didnt produce anything really outstanding and there was only ever going to be one winner of BOTW,Titanic Pier 54 an unexpected bonus for doing a walk through in The Gatehouse,a 'spoons in Lichfield.Dark brown with lots of malt on the nose and a beautifully balanced Titanic bitter finish,it whistled down for a 5.4%er.Another outstanding ale from Burslem ,and I suspect there will be another nomination coming along soon
    B.F. Did you have the Whitehorse Village Idiot in the Royal Blenhim, Oxford If you did I'm surprised you wouldnt have found it outstanding ,as I have every time I've been in there , maybe it was somewhere else or just under par, or maybe it's a beer that just doesn't "float your boat" (pun intended) . I've always found it outstanding where ever I've tried it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mobyduck View Post
    B.F. Did you have the Whitehorse Village Idiot in the Royal Blenhim, Oxford If you did I'm surprised you wouldnt have found it outstanding ,as I have every time I've been in there , maybe it was somewhere else or just under par, or maybe it's a beer that just doesn't "float your boat" (pun intended) . I've always found it outstanding where ever I've tried it.
    Yes it was in the Royal Blenheim and it was the last pint of the crawl,so my tastebuds may have been shot.However,and this is just a personal opinion,it did taste rather bland despite being clear and crisp.I didn't detect much hop character,it seemed like a standard session bitter.I suppose that I may just have been unlucky. Quoting from Genesis " I know what I like, and I like what I know " ,so a lack of boat floating possibly exposes my personal bias.
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    A few visits around Salford Central station on Saturday saw us in The Kings Arms

    First Chop beers are often available around Manchester now especially in Chorlton and in the Northern Quarter.

    However their MIA was on in Gaslamp and HOP in The Kings Arms.

    The HOP was a very good pint and did what it said on the pumpclip although not a hop monster.
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