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Thread: Beer of the Week (w/e 16th February 2020)

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    Roving RAT ROBCamra's Avatar
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    Default Beer of the Week (w/e 16th February 2020)

    A pub is for life not just for Christmas

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    Junction 5, M3 , well fairly close.


    Against expectations,managed a few this week, mostly good.

    Goffs Jester Brew 1
    Dark Star Hophead
    Potbelly Piggin Saint
    Potbelly Beijing Black
    Industrial Coal Face Stout
    Raw Baby Ghost IPA
    Stockport West Coast IPA
    White Horse Stable Genius

    The Hophead was the best I've tasted in a long while, almost certainly Partridge Green brewed, so much better than the sweet gloop brewed in Chiswick. But BOTW this week is Industrial Coal Face Stout, nothing fancy about it, just a solid 4.5% very drinkable stout.
    "Everybody's got to believe in something. I believe I'll have another beer."

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    Three Legs-IPA 6% abv.Apparently launched this week, a delicious juicy, murky IPA.Stewed apricots. Dangerously drinkable.My BOTW,taken at Larkins' Alehouse
    "At that moment I would have given a kingdom, not for champagne or hock and soda, or hot coffee but for a glass of beer" Marquess Curzon of Kedlestone, Viceroy of India.

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    Brew York - Tonkoko. In the Tank and Paddle, York.

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    Nottingham and Hull this week:

    Lenten Lane - Black Velvet
    Cotswold Spring - Godiva
    Blue Monkey - BG Sips
    Nottingham - Extra Pale Ale
    Robinsons - Trooper Day of the Dead
    Lost Industry - Pale Jester
    Scribblers - Ale of Two Cities
    Grasshopper - Nymph
    Revolutions - Marquee
    North Riding - Hazelnut Mild
    Bridgehouse - G3 Blonde
    North Riding - Kohatu
    Scarborough - Sealord
    Bad Co - Dark Necessities
    Yorkshire - Dead Bod
    Brew York - Tonkoko
    Theakston - Best Bitter
    Cathead - Hazelnut Stout
    Cathead - Vanilla Stout
    Wye Valley - HPA
    Kirkstall - Dissolution
    Atom - Synthesis
    Taylors - Boltmaker

    Easy win for North Riding - Hazelnut Mild in spite of Tonkoko being in the running.

    Tell us, now, how and when
    We may find the bravest men?
    A sure test, an easy test:
    Those that drink beer are the best

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    Not a bad lot almost entirely in Wolverhampton :-

    Holden's Black Country Mild 3.7%
    Shefford (B&T) Plum Mild 3.8%
    Backyard Hoard 3.9%
    Holden's Black Country Bitter 3.9%
    AJ's Stuck In The Mud 4.3%
    Vocation Heart And Soul 4.4%
    Burton Bridge Love Is Ale 4.5%
    Oakham Bishops Farewell 4.6%
    Enville Ginger 4.6%
    Crouch Vale 1046 4.8%
    Bristol Beer Factory Entourage 5.0%
    Bristol Beer Factory 12 Apostles 5.0%
    Fixed Wheel Blackheath Stout 5.0%
    Green Duck Velvet Thunder 5.0%
    Holden's Special 5.1%
    Elephant School Oatmeal Milk Stout 5.1%
    Brewdog Punk IPA (keg) 5.4%
    Kelham Island Pale Rider 5.2%
    Waen Chocolate Coconut Porter 7.0%

    None of these were poor but the winner is the Vocation Heart And Soul (£3.20) in the excellent Keg & Comfort micropub which makes an ideal retreat from the footbore.

    BOTW Vocation Heart And Soul

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    St Austell -- Tribute
    St Austell -- Proper Job
    Timothy Taylor -- Landlord
    Greene King -- Yardbird Pale
    Fyne Ales -- Jarl *
    Dark Star (Fullers) -- Session IPA
    Shepherd Neame -- Whitstable Pale

    Some shoddy ale whilst on a pub crawl but a clear winner in Fyne Ales Jarl taken in The Feathers.

    Next week drifting nothwards on the Grand Union ,then some footie which should net some much better ale.
    "Good people drink good beer" Hunter S Thompson

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