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    Default Beer of the Week (w/e 9th August 2015)

    hondo: Sadler's JPA
    Bucking Fastard: St Austell Tribute
    Real Ale Ray: Roosters Wild Mule
    Mobyduck: Wild Weather Cumolo Chaos
    Aqualung: Brodie's Hoxton Special IPA
    Thuck Phat: Blue Monkey Junior Ape
    aleandhearty: York Otherside IPA
    Wittenden: Hop Fuzz Driftwood
    ROBCamra: Edge Brewery (Barcelona) Flor De La Vida
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    Sadler's- jpa
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    Mostly spend the week in cider country (Dorset and East Devon) and the real ale options were pedestrian.

    Otter -- Bitter
    Caledonian -- Golden Promise
    St Austell -- Tribute
    Teignworthy -- Reel Ale


    BOTW was St Austell Tribute in The Bedford Hotel Pynes Bar,Sidmouth.

    Hoping for better luck next week,although it looks like a quiet time.
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    Roosters - Wild Mule

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    Some Good Beer in general this week with a sprinkling of common or garden stuff along the way,
    Triple fff Altons Pride 3.8%
    Triple fff Moondance 4.2%
    Courage Best 4.0%
    Truemans Swift 3.9%*
    Upham Tipster 3.6%
    Brewdog Dead Pony Club 3.8%* (keg)
    Hopcraft Temple Of Love 3.8%
    Siren Craft Dinner For Seven 4.1%
    Siren Craft Undercurrent 4.5%*
    Vibrant Forest Chinook 5%*
    Burning Sky Aurora 5.6%*
    Mad Dog Granola Breakfast Stout 6.8%**
    Wild Weather Cumolo Chaos 10.0%***
    Wild Weather Mudslinger 5.5%**
    Vale Bullitt 4.4%*
    Darkstar Hophead 3.8%*
    Darkstar American Pale Ale 4.7%

    The Mad Dog Granola Stout was fantastic as was the Wild Weather Mudslinger ,a former BOTW, but this week I cant see past the Wild Weather Cumolo Chaos at a stonking 10.0% £2.50 a half in the Nags Head Reading.
    Next week BOTW is likely to be Mythos as I'm overseas for a week and a half or so.
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    A fairly modest list :-

    West Berks Maggs' Mild 3.8%
    Brakspear Hooray Henley 4.0%
    Banks's Central Session Room IPA 4.0%
    Oakham Inferno 4.0%
    Moorhouse Blond Witch 4.5%
    Robinson's Trooper 4.8%
    Brodie's Californian 5.0%
    Wharfebank Yorkshire IPA 5.1%
    Ringwood Old Thumper 5.1%
    Brodie's Hoxton Special IPA 6.6%

    The winner is from the Brodie's pair so I'll go for the Hoxton Special IPA making a rare appearance on cask and at the more accessible price of £3.20 compared to the silly keykeg cost at the brewery tap.

    BOTW Brodie's Hoxton Special IPA

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    BOTW Blue Monkey Junior Ape

    Ape Ale's younger brother at 4.4%. From a very good family.

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    Reasonable week for me based on flying visits to Huddersfield and Skipton.

    Magic Rock - Ringmaster.
    Magic Rock - Rapture. (Cask* and Keg*).
    Golcar - Mild.*
    Great Heck - Voodoo Mild.*
    Okells - Bitter.
    Ilkley - Lotus IPA.*
    Great Yorkshire - Classic.
    Dark Horse - Hetton Pale Ale.
    York - Otherside IPA.*
    Bristol Beer Factory - Sunrise.

    The Voodoo Mild and Lotus were both in great shape, but the Otherside just shaded it. A fine IPA, made with four varieties of New Zealand hop, including Nelson Sauvin and Motueka.
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    Decided to miss the Beer Festival:

    Hop Fuzz-Driftwood:4.2%ABV. Decent brown bitter with underlying bitterness and tart summer fruit.
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    I was wrong about Estrella probably being my BOTW, thankfully.

    Sitges has 3, yes 3, craft ale bars one of which, La Sitgetana is a brewpub.

    BOTW is Edge Brewery (Barcelona) Flor De La Vida tried in Big Al's American Kitchen, of which there are 2 in Sitges
    and soon to be one in Barcelona near Sants Estacion according to Alan himself.

    5.2% of hoppy lovlines and nothing like the bland shite that the likes of Moritz produce.

    Craft beer available everyday in a Spanish resort (which also has NO Brit bars by the way). YeeeeHaaah!
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