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    Default Beer of the Week (w/e 5th April 2015)

    hondo: Fallen Odyssey
    ROBCamra: Hand Drawn Monkey Smaller
    Mobyduck: St Peters Old Style Porter
    Aqualung: Brick Blenheim Black
    Bucking Fastard: Salopian Darwin's Origin
    london calling: Hawkshead Hop Black IPA
    Wittenden: Tonbridge Union Pale
    oldboots: Kirkstall 666 Islay Whisky Cask Aged
    aleandhearty: Five Towns Monster Mash
    Real Ale Ray: Kirkstall Three Swords
    Thuck Phat: Leffe Blonde
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    Fallen Brewing - Odyssey
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    Early submission as next weeks BOTW will be Estrella unless I'm very lucky.

    Hand Drawn Monkey Smaller. Only 2.8% but still a hop monster.

    Hadn't had it since they did a Meet The Brewer for us last year.

    It's still great, tried in The Baun of course.
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    Another decent week greatly helped by Mondays London trip.
    Darkstar- Hophead 3.8%
    Darkstar- American Pale Ale 4.7%*
    Well's- DNA 4.5%
    Plain Ales -Inspiration 4.0%
    Signature Brew- Signature Pale 4.1%
    Crouch Vale - Yakima Gold 4.3%
    Anarchy- Urban Assassin 5.0%*
    Sambrookes - Jugged Hare 4.2%
    Magic Rock - Ringmaster 3.8%*
    Crate -Golden Ale 3.8%*
    St Peters- Old Style Porter 5.1%*
    Brains -SA 4.2%
    Wharfbank - Tether Blonde 4.1%*
    Adnams- Ghost Ship 4.5%
    Gales - Spring Sprinter 4.0%
    Big Smoke - Underworld 5.0%*
    Meantime- London Pale Ale 4.3%*
    Surrey Hills- Ranmore Ale 3.8%*
    Surrey Hills - Guilt Complex 4.6%*
    Fullers - Olivers Island 3.8%
    Fullers - Wild River 4.5%
    Cottage - Norman Conquest 4.7%
    Hopback- Golden Best 3.5%
    Tring - Tea Kettle Stout 4.7%*
    Front Row- 99 4.8%
    BOTW is St Peters- Old Style Porter an exceptionaly good pint enjoyed in the Jerusalem Tavern, pushed quite hard though by Big Smoke's Underworld.
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    Not a very busy week for me :-

    Milestone Classic Dark Mild 4.0%*
    Evan Evans Golden Hop 4.2%
    Truman's Budburst 4.2%
    Hook Norton Mountain Goat Hightail Ale 4.5%
    ELB Nightwatchman 4.5%*
    Wild Card King Of Hearts 4.5%*
    Hook Norton Inspired 4.7%
    Hilden Nansen Street 4.8%
    Brodie's Old Street Pale 5.0%
    Wild Card Queen Of Diamonds 5.0%
    Brick Blenheim Black 5.1%*
    Canopy Brockwell IPA 5.6%*
    Brodie's Leytonstone Stout 6.0%
    Brodie's Hackney Red IPA 6.1%*

    The surprise of the week was coming across a decent beer from the Milestone brewery. I thought their Classic Dark Mild was as good as any. The winner is the Brick Blenheim Black, a first time brewery for me tried at the Wild Card Brewery Tap. It's a fairly typical Black IPA.


    BOTW Brick Blenheim Black

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    A modest week but good to be boating again.

    Black Sheep Brewery -- Golden Sheep
    Salopian -- Darwin's Origin *
    Salopian -- Shropshire Gold

    BOTW goes to Salopian Darwin's Origin,very well kept in The Bell Inn,Lower Heyford


    Next week footie and then a long boating weekend heading north ,Banbury,Southam and Rugby all on the radar.
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    Lots of very good beers this week inc
    fyne -fyne state
    hawkshead -black and tan
    hopcraft -straight to the light
    hopcraft -temple of love
    pilot -mochaccino
    naked -indecent exposure
    clouded minds -elisir
    but head and shoulders above these good beers was
    BOTW
    Hawkshead -hop black ipa.

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    Easter Saturday:
    Tonbridge-Union Pale 4.7%abv: Twitter said that this would be on:it was indeed.A bit different from the lovely earthy beers that I associate with this brewery.Good all the same: marmalade,decent malt base.Very drinkable.
    Old Dairy-Spring Top 4%abv:Pale,lemons and pepper.
    My BOTW-Tonbridge Union Pale, an American Pale Ale. Both taken at The Milk House
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    An interesting range of beers this week helped along by an Easter beer festival at a local pub and the outstanding Woodfest at the Junction/Horse & Jockey*, Castleford where my BOTW was sipped rather than supped. No-one actually knows how strong it was either, I'm also not sure if the Centurion's Ghost was from wood or metal as the Duck & Drake had both available for a comparative tasting the next day.

    Woodforde Wherry
    Rat Ratweiller
    Durham Jaded Muse
    Three Kings Hale Ale
    Maxim Double Maxim
    Oates APA
    Elland Rudimentary
    Maxim Maximus
    Kirkstall 666 French wine cask aged
    Kirkstall 666 Islay whisky cask aged
    Kirkstall 666 Bourbon cask aged
    Elland 1872 (12 month aged)
    York Centurions Ghost
    Brewsmith Oatmeal Stout
    Thornbridge Jaipur
    York Galaxy
    Roosters Blind Jack
    Kirkstall Dissolution IPA


    BOTW Kirkstall 666 Islay Whisky cask aged

    *Neil who owns the Junction has bought the pub next door and it was specially open for Woodfest, it will shut again and may become his brewery.

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    Back to earth with a bump, this week, after the excesses of York. Nothing really outstanding on the beer front.

    Mallinsons - Amarillo.
    Roosters - Azacca.
    Cornish Crown - Causeway.
    Bridestones - American PA.
    Salamander - Sideways Glance.
    Five Towns - Monster Mash.
    Arundel - Springtide.
    Salamander - Drag Racer.
    '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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