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    Default Beer of the Week (w/e 14th December 2014)

    Mobyduck: Dark Star American Pale Ale
    Real Ale Ray: Williams Bros. Joker IPA
    Aqualung: Holden's Old Ale
    aleandhearty: Titanic Plum Porter
    Bucking Fastard: Surrey Hills Albury Red
    Wittenden: Old Dairy Snow Top
    oldboots: Truefitts Zoffany IPA
    Thuck Phat: Long Itch Choczilla
    london calling: London brewery Black Dog Porter
    ROBCamra: Cornish Crown SPA
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    A rather meager week,
    Darkstar Hophead
    Darkstar American Pale Ale
    Cottleigh Red Nose Reinbeer (Ho Ho Ho)
    Goffs Tournament
    Goffs Lancer
    Stella Artois
    Carling something or other

    The APA was head and shoulders above the rest and BOTW, second best was the Stella
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    Williams Bros. Brewing Co - Joker IPA

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    A hefty week for me with a visit to the Billericay Brewing Micropub and back to the Black Country for more Batham's and Holden's winter ales.


    Holden's Black Country Bitter 3.8%*
    Billericay Mild Bill 3.9%
    Adnam's Old 4.0%
    Black Country Bradley's Finest Golden 4.2%*
    Billericay Billericay Dickie 4.2%
    Wickwar Christmas Cracker 4.2%
    Batham's Best 4.3%*
    Lincoln Green Sherwood 4.4%*
    Nelson Santa's Salvo 4.5%
    Redemption Urban Dusk 4.6%
    Abbeydale Nativity 4.7%*
    Adnams 1859 Smoked Ruby Ale 4.7%
    Arkell's Noel 5.0%
    Kinver Black Ram 5.2%*
    Kelham Island Captain Christmas 5.4%*
    Broughs Ice-breaker 5.5%
    Billericay Mild With No Name 5.5%
    Billericay Chapel Street Porter 5.9%*
    Wadworth's Winter Warmer 6.0%
    Wadworth's Full Sail Wassail 6.0%
    Batham's XXX 6.3%*
    Billericay Mayflower Gold IPA 6.5%*
    Portobello Apache IPA 7.0%*
    Holden's Old Ale 7.2%*

    The Broughs Ice-breaker ABV is a guess as I didn't write it down and can't find it at all online.
    A rather overwhelming choice of good ones and a lot of the ones without a star were pretty good.
    I'm going for the Holden's Old Ale which was served with a tight sparkler in the Chapel House at Lower Gornal for £3.35. I don't normally care for the use of sparklers with beer but in this case it worked a treat. It looked like a pint of Guinnes but tasted brilliant.


    BOTW Holden's Old Ale
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    A hastily arranged meet up saw 'oldboots' and me doing the rounds in Bradford yesterday. A solid day's drinking, but not many beers with the wow factor and some not quite at their best, for various reasons.

    Oates - Liquid Equinox.
    Stancill - Tom's Mild.*
    Stancill - India Black.
    Stancill - Porter.
    Oates - Carragold.
    Titanic - Plum Porter.*
    Cross Bay - Sunset.
    Thornbridge - Sunset.
    Abbeydale - Moonshine.
    Ilkley - Joshua Jane.*
    Sky's Edge - Stout.
    Sky's Edge - Citra Smash.
    Ossett - Silver King.
    Durham - Jack in a Box.*
    Gloucester - Dockside Dark.*
    Small World - Spike's Gold.
    Roosters - Union Gap.

    Easy winner was the Plum Porter, on excellent form at Jacob's Beer House.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aleandhearty View Post
    A hastily arranged meet up saw 'oldboots' and me doing the rounds in Bradford yesterday. A solid day's drinking, but not many beers with the wow factor and some not quite at their best, for various reasons.
    A hastily arranged "Billy No Mates" saw me in Bradford on Friday.

    In Jacobs, Fighting Cock, New Beehive, City Gent, Sparrow, Record Cafe, Al's Dime Bar
    alongside some less salubrious hostels such as Harp Of Erin.
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    A decent week,mainly on southeast based micro output.


    Truman's -- Swift
    Redemption -- Urban Dusk *
    Sambrook's -- Powerhouse Porter
    Surrey Hills -- Albury Red *
    Dark Star -- Hophead *
    Surrey Hills -- Ranmore Ale *
    AB Inbev -- Stella (keg)

    BOTW goes to Surrey Hills Albury Red ,well hopped ,nicely balanced and in good nick in The George,Croydon.

    Next week the annual pilgrimage to The Old Fountain,usual pub crawl around Hertford and a bit of boating on the Oxford Canal should up the volume intake.
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    Weald of Kent:
    Old Dairy-Snow Top 6%abv:A lovely black strap black ale.Liquorice and hops.Rather good,if a bit outside my comfort zone.My BOTW.
    "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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    Another quiet week enlivened only by a trip to Bradford with Ale & Hearty, as he says nothing to blow your socks off, however a trip to Truefitts Tap in Northallerton did blow my socks off BOTW Truefitts Zoffany IPA

    Stancil - Porter
    Salamander - Mud Puppy
    Cross Bay - Sunset
    Abbetdale - Moonshine
    Ossett - Silver King
    Sky's Edge - Stout
    Gloucester - Dockside Stout
    Roosters - Union Gap
    Taylors - Boltmaker
    Walls - Keepers Gold
    Taylors - Landlord
    Truefitts - Zoffany IPA
    York - Guzzler

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    Quote Originally Posted by ROBCamra View Post
    A hastily arranged "Billy No Mates" saw me in Bradford on Friday.

    In Jacobs, Fighting Cock, New Beehive, City Gent, Sparrow, Record Cafe, Al's Dime Bar
    alongside some less salubrious hostels such as Harp Of Erin.
    Sorry about that ROB. A tentative enquiry about a possible session in Leeds, 2-3 weeks down the line, morphed into a session in Bradford the day after! A dreadful coincidence. Your list was pretty similar to ours: Jacobs, Castle, New Beehive, City Gent, Sparrow, Record Cafe, Corn Dolly.
    'And where he supped the past lived still. And where he sipped the glass brimmed full' John Barleycorn, Carol Ann Duffy.

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