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    Default Beer of the Week (w/e 31st July 2016)

    oldboots: Salopian Oracle
    Bucking Fastard: Dark Star American Pale Ale
    Aqualung: Neepsend Chinook IPA
    aleandhearty: Adnams Ghost Ship
    Real Ale Ray: Whitstable East India Pale Ale
    Mobyduck: Siren Proteus Vol 3 V1
    london calling: Big Smoke Solaris
    Komakino: Shotover Prospect
    Wittenden: Truman's Zephyr
    Thuck Phat: Adnam's Ghost Ship
    ROBCamra: Totally Brewed Papa Jangles Voodoo Stout
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    Mallinsons Azaaca
    Holdens Golden Glow
    Merry Miner Summer Garden
    Exit 33 Pitch Black Porter
    Titanic Nautical Mild
    Salopian Oracle
    Joules Pale Ale
    Kronenbourg 1664
    Tollgate Calafornia Steam
    Fuzzy Duck Mucky Duck Stout
    Joules No1 Stone Ale
    Blue Monkey Guerilla Stout
    Purity Mad Goose


    More than a few contenders for BABOTW especially among the dark beers however BOTW is Salopian Oracle.

    and yes that's how he spelt California on the label (no pump clip)

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    Hertford,Stevenage and London


    Wolf Brewing -- Sirius Dog Star
    Buntingford -- Twitchell *(3PT)
    Southwark -- Bermondsey Best
    Hammerton -- Blanche
    Dark Star -- American Pale Ale * (3PT)

    BOTW goes to the ever reliable Dark Star American Pale Ale on sparkling form in the Harp and tasted even better with the CAMRA 10% discount

    Next week looks quiet,until the weekend
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    A few days in Tykeland saw lots of new beers for me :-

    Partner's Working Class Hero 3.8%
    Copper Dragon Golden Pippin 3.9%
    Rudgate Dick Firkin 4.0%
    Wold Top Headland Red 4.3%
    B&T Dragonslayer 4.5%
    Portobello Market Porter 4.6%
    Dorset Yachtsman 4.7%
    Sambrook's Powerhouse Porter 4.9%
    Caledonian Seasoned Traveller IPA 5.0%
    Rudgate Chocolate Stout 5.0%*
    Hop Studio Eau Du Soleil 5.0%
    Rooster's Fort Smith 5.0%*
    Cathead Mint Chocolate Stout 5.0%*
    Brewster's Rutterkin 5.0%
    RCH East Street Cream 5.0%
    Hop Back Summer Lightning 5.0%*
    Neepsend Stout 5.2%*
    Atom Half Life 5.2%
    Neepsend Chinook IPA 5.5%*
    Theakston's Old Peculiar 5.6%
    Hop Studio Dubbel 5.8%
    Great Heck Proverb 6.0%
    Elland 1872 Porter 6.5%*


    The easy winner is the Neepsend Chinook IPA. Judging by their strong stout and this one they seem to be another great brewer from Sheffield which must surely be the brewing capital of the UK. I had the Chinook on the Thursday night and sadly it had all gone by Friday night. Both were tried at the Lion & Key in Hull for £3.50 and the stout also in Walter's nearby.

    BOTW Neepsend Chinook IPA

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    Pretty average sort of week, with nothing to set the heart racing.

    Rudgate - Lollihop.
    Thornbridge - Pollards.*
    York - Pale.
    Rat - White Rat.*
    Adnams - Ghost Ship.*
    Brown Cow - Thriller in Vanilla.
    Surrey Hills - Greensand IPA.
    Five Towns - HB.

    The Ghost Ship just edges it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aqualung View Post
    The easy winner is the Neepsend Chinook IPA. Judging by their strong stout and this one they seem to be another great brewer from Sheffield
    I've tried four of their beers now - Blonde, IPA, Solaris and Stout. Whilst the Solaris was very good and the stout decent, I thought the Blonde and the IPA were disappointing. For me, it's a bit early to call the brewery 'great', but it's certainly one to keep an eye on.
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    Whitstable - East India Pale Ale in one of my favourite pubs The Duke (of York)
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    Hampshire, Surrey and Berkshire

    Darkstar Hophead
    Darkstar American Pale Ale*
    Bowmans Lapwing*
    St Austell Trelawny
    Courage Best
    Itchen Valley Hampshire Rose
    Youngs Gold
    Binghams Marvellous Pale
    Binghams Olicana
    Wild Weather Plain Sailing Weather*
    Roosters California Common*
    Bootleg Lawless
    Siren Proteus Vol 3 V1*
    Tapstone Kush Kingdom
    Wantsum Ravening Wolf*
    Titanic Chocolate and Vanilla Stout*

    A close decision, the Titanic Stout is a favourite but this week BOTW is Siren Proteus Vol 3 V1
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    Very dull beers whilst ticking pubs around Wandsworth/Putney from Youngs-Guinness -Youngs-Youngs-Shep neame-Timothy Taylor-Black Sheep-Wadsworth.
    Very good Big Smoke -solaris in the Express Brentford was BOTW. Had some great perry and cider in the new Stables pizza and cider bar in Brentford .But its not beer.
    but my head told me this morning its certainly got a kick.

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    Back in the game with a bang, with some Cheltenham bits and trying to get Oxfordshire (finally) completed:

    Brewhouse Tearfull Goodbye (2.6%)
    Hook Norton Harvest Hop (3.5%)
    Hook Norton Hooky Bitter (3.5%)
    Tring Sidepocket for a Toad (3.6%)
    Adnams Southwold Bitter (3.7%)
    Shotover Prospect (3.7%)*
    Banks Fine Fettle (3.8%)
    Church Farm Pale Ale (3.8%)
    North Cotswold Moreton Mild (3.8%)*
    Prescott Hill Climb (3.8%)
    Sap Sapsucker (3.8%)
    Severn Vale Nibley Ale (3.8%)
    Chiltern Gold (3.9%)
    Arkells 3B (4.0%)
    Brentwood Golden Galaxy (4.0%)
    Butcombe Bitter (4.0%)
    Goffs Jouster (4.0%)
    Otter Amber (4.0%)
    Skinners Betty Stoggs (4.0%)
    Slingshot IPA (4.0%)
    Timothy Taylor Boltmaker (4.0%)
    Wadworth Misplaced Optimism (4.0%)
    West Berks Mister Swifts Pale Ale (4.0%)
    Wye Valley HPA (4.0%)
    Bath Gem (4.1%)
    Fuller's London Pride (4.1%)
    Wadworth 6X (4.1%)
    Church Farm Harry's Heifer (4.2%)
    Gloucester Cascade (4.2%)*
    St Austell Tribute (4.2%)
    Box Steam Tunnel Vision (4.3%)
    McMullens Country Bitter (4.3%)
    Timothy Taylor Landlord (4.3%)
    Buntingford Sopwith Strutter (4.5%)*
    Charles Wells Wonderful Wallop (4.5%)
    Sharp's Point Break (4.6%)
    Brewhouse Landed Eagle II (4.8%)
    Brewhouse Colonel Jack (5.0%)
    Fourpure Oatmeal Stout (5.1%) (keg)*
    Beavertown Gamma Ray (5.4%) (keg)
    BrewDog Punk IPA (5.4%) (keg)

    Couple of good 'uns this week (starred), but the gong goes to a 'boring bitter', which was probably the best-kept beer I encountered last week, sampled at The Plough in Wheatley.

    Shotover Prospect (3.7%) BOTW
    "Breakneck speed we drown ten pints of bitter"

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