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Thread: Beer of the Week (w/e 8th January 2017)

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    Roving RAT ROBCamra's Avatar
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    Default Beer of the Week (w/e 8th January 2017)

    Bucking Fastard: Red Willow Shameless IPA
    Mobyduck: Hammerpot Bottle Wreck Porter
    london calling: Siren Broken Dream
    Aqualung: Burton Bridge Stairway To Heaven
    Thuck Phat: Hop Back Winter Lightening
    oldboots: Harrogate Vanilla Porter
    aleandhearty: Mallinsons Simcoe XL
    Komakino: Tongerlo Christmas
    Real Ale Ray: Tower Brewery Imperial IPA
    sheffield hatter: Bombardier
    ROBCamra: Wild Beer Co Bibble
    Last edited by ROBCamra; 20-01-2017 at 08:07.
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    Waterborne Beer Inspector Bucking Fastard's Avatar
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    Trent & Mersey


    A decent week.

    Burning Sky -- Aurora * (3PT)
    Mc Mullens -- Country
    Mc Mullens -- AK
    Purity -- Mad Goose
    Great Heck -- Dave
    Theakstons -- Old Peculier
    Westerham -- 1760 Special Pale Ale
    Red Willow -- Shameless IPA*
    Saltaire -- Long Day IPA *

    I often nominate Aurora ,so to ring the changes BOTW was Red Willow Shameless IPA,in top nick in The Old Cross Tavern and a very fine IPA ,a lingering sweetness balanced by great hops.Yum .

    Next week looking ropey.
    Last edited by Bucking Fastard; 09-01-2017 at 08:01.
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    Out saving pubs and enjoying it.


    As expected not too much happening on the pub or beer front
    Dark Star Hophead
    Red Cat Scratch
    Hogs Back Tea
    Triple fff Pressed Rat & Warthog
    Binghams Brickworks Bitter
    Hammerpot Bottle Wreck Porter
    The Hammerpot Bottle Wreck Porter was pretty good and BOTW, it's the only good beer I've ever had from this brewery.
    "Everybody's got to believe in something. I believe I'll have another beer."

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    Weald of Kent


    Unfortunately no pub this week.I am NOT doing Dry January!
    "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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    Last year I saw a beer event that matched beer to music.Tosh. But. I thought of Sinead O,Connor singing Nothing Compares 2 U while drinking
    Siren -broken dream 6.9

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    A fairly quiet week with nothing really outstanding tried :-

    Green Duck Duck Blonde 4.2%
    XT 10 Stout 4.5%
    Burton Bridge Joyous Bliss 4.7%
    Everard's Red Ale 5.0%
    Lymestone Ein Stein 5.0%
    Burton Bridge Stairway To Heaven 5.0%
    Milestone Fletcher's Ale 5.2%
    Castle Rock Screech Owl 5.5%
    Newby Wyke Dragon 5.5%
    Theakston's Old Peculier 5.6%
    Black Horse Thanks PA 6.0%
    Greene King Abbot Reserve 6.5%

    I'm going for the Burton Bridge Stairway To Heaven (another music link?) as tried in the Buron Devonshire Arms at £3.10.

    BOTW Burton Bridge Stairway To Heaven

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    BOTW Hop Back Winter Lightening

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    Old & Bitter oldboots's Avatar
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    Wainstones Buck Inn North Yorkshire Bitter
    HB Dunkle
    Camerons Strongarm
    Tapped Mojo
    Binghams Vanilla Stout
    Greene King Mighty Moose IPA
    Saltaire Blonde
    Harrogate Vanilla Porter
    Brass Castle Sacred Lake
    Vocation Life & Death
    Taylors Landlord
    Tetley Tetley Gold
    Salamander Shadow Boxer
    York Centurions Ghost

    Best beers this week were the dark ones from Binghams, Harrogate and Salamander very little to choose between them but the Harrogate just has it,
    Harrogate Vanilla Porter

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    West Yorkshire


    Managed just one session, on the bank holiday Monday, before the flu wiped out the rest of the week.

    Slaters - Haku.
    Neepsend - Chocolate Milk Stout.
    Titanic - Plum Porter.
    Magic Rock - Punchline.*
    Mallinsons - Simcoe XL.*
    Rat - Regal Rodent.*
    Great Newsome - Jem's Stout.
    North Riding - Cascade Pale.*
    Fernandes - Malt Shovel Mild.
    Fernandes - Great Northern.
    Kirkstall - Prototype Extra.
    Elland - 1872 Porter.

    With an honorable mention for the Punchline (Chipotle infused chocolate porter), the winner was another pale beauty from Tara and Elaine, on fine form at The Hop, Wakefield.
    '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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    This is not an exit Komakino's Avatar
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    Ickenham and Antwerp:

    Young’s Light Ale (3.2%) (bottle)
    GK London Glory (4.1%)
    St Austell Tribute (4.2%) (bottle)
    Salopian Darwin’s Origin (4.3%)*
    Wychwood Bah Humbug (4.3%)
    Cotleigh Old Buzzard (4.8%)
    Tring Santa’s Little Helper (4.8%)
    Nethergate Old Growler (5.0%)
    Jupiler (keg) (5.2%)
    Chimay Red (7.0%) (bottle)*
    Tongerlo Christmas (7.0%) (keg)*
    Chimay Blue (9.0%) (bottle)*

    The Salopian was the best beer encountered on an Ickenham / Ruislip crawl on 2nd Jan to bring the New Year in, at the The Tichenham Inn, and although I spent a weekend in Belgium, beer hunting was unfortunately not really on the agenda. However, I did manage to squeeze some sampling in where I could and happenstanced on the Tongerlo at Wolffaertshof in Aartselaar - a Trappist Winter Ale which came with "gratis portie kaas".

    BOTW: Tongerlo Christmas
    "Breakneck speed we drown ten pints of bitter"

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