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    Nice change, a varied week:

    Five Points Five Points Pale*
    Moor Confidence*
    Howling Hops Pale XX No 2*
    Maregade Pale
    Purity Mad Goose
    Howling Hops Howling Pils*
    Howling Hops American Brown*
    Howling Hops Ruby Red*
    Howling Hops Double Chocolate Coffee Toffee Vanilla Milk Porter*
    Burning Sky Aurora*
    Dark Star Hophead
    Siren Craft Sound Wave
    Hammerton Life on Mars
    Cloudwater Spring Summer*
    Salopian Oracle*
    Oakham Bishops Farewell*
    Oakham Inferno*
    Oakham Velevet Claws*
    Hop Back Summer Lightening*
    Fixed Wheel Blackheath Stout*

    Some very good beer in amongst that lot and I agree with Mr F's choice of the Howling Hops Porter above.
    For the sake of variety though, BOTW goes to Howling Hops Pale XX No 2. Pale, citrussy and refreshing. Ideal for a hot day even at 5%.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aleandhearty View Post
    That's just reminded me that we haven't been there for ages. The 'trouble and strife' is on leave this week, so i suspect a lazy lunch is on the cards.
    Good grub, though pricey even by South Eastern standards. Don't think the food is quite as exciting as a couple of years back, though perhaps Sundays are a special case. I was intrigued with Brown Cow's Vanilla Porter, but resisted as I was driving.
    "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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    I made it to base camp on Friday evening.


    ELB Foundation Bitter 4.2%
    Truman's Ipademaa IPA 4.6%

    The Truman's one is a JDW International that was a very good beer but fell short of great. ELB Foundation and Brodie's Bethnal Green are far and away the best boring brown beers going and show Doom Bore up as the third rate rubbish it is.

    BOTW ELB Foundation Bitter

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    Belgium, Luxembourg, London and North Oxfordshire:

    Hook Norton "Plough Pint" (3.5%) (possibly rebadged Hooky Bitter at The Plough, Kelmscott)
    Charles Wells Young's Bitter (3.7%)
    Shepherd Neame Master Brew (3.7%)
    Hobsons Best (3.8%)
    Purity Gold (3.8%)
    St Austell Trelawny (3.8%)
    Triple fff Altons Pride (3.8%)
    Donnington Cotswold Gold (4.0%)
    Fullers / Yeastie Boys Double Summer (4.0%)
    Windsor & Eton Maracana (4.0%)
    Summer Wine Valencia (4.1%)
    Southwark Mayflower Session IPA (4.2%)
    Beavertown Neck Oil (4.3%) (keg)
    Wadworth Espirito de Carnaval (4.3%)
    North Cotswold Shagweaver (4.5%)
    Purity UBU (4.5%)
    XT 13 (4.5%)
    Portobello London Pilsner (4.6%)
    Bofferding Pils (4.8%)
    Titanic Plum Porter (4.9%)
    Huyghe Campus Premium (5.0%)
    Savour Saison (5.0%) (bottled)
    Hook Norton Flagship (5.3%) (bottled)
    Windsor & Eton Kohinoor (5.5%) (bottled)
    Sierra Nevada Pale Ale (keg) (5.6%)
    Windsor & Eton Uprising Treason (6.0%) (bottled)
    La Chouffe (8.0%)
    Golden Carolus (8.5%) (bottled)
    Westvleteren 12 (10.2%) (bottled) BOTW
    "Breakneck speed we drown ten pints of bitter"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wittenden View Post
    Good grub, though pricey even by South Eastern standards. Don't think the food is quite as exciting as a couple of years back, though perhaps Sundays are a special case. I was intrigued with Brown Cow's Vanilla Porter, but resisted as I was driving.
    I think the food's always been pricey, some things never change! The Vanilla Porter is a very good beer and has picked up quite a few festival awards. However, my favourite Brown Cow beer is the Captain Oates strong mild (4.5%). Definitely one to look out for.
    '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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    Rock the Boat - Liverpool Light
    'I only drink on two occasions, when I'm thirsty and when I'm not'
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    Tomislav, a 7.2% black beer with loads of flavour.

    Made a very welcome change from the various Croatian lagers that were available in Dubrovnik.

    In fact I had at least one every day, usually in Soul Cafe, where we finished off each night.
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