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    Default Beer of the Week (w/e 30th April 2017)

    Bucking Fastard: Blue Monkey Ape Ale
    Mobyduck: Fourpure Shape Shifter IPA
    Thuck Phat: Hop Back Summer Lightening
    aleandhearty: Fernandes Jackdaw Mild
    Wittenden: Harvey's Sussex XX Mild
    Aqualung: Lymestone Cherry Stone
    london calling: Swanney Light Munro Mild
    oldboots: Thornbridge McConnel
    ROBCamra: Wild Weather Betrayl
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    A number of serious sessions during the week,with some top ale.

    Marston's --- Ascalon
    Thornbridge --- Jaipur IPA * (3PT)
    Revolutions BrewCo --- Hex 6 Hop IPA *
    Scribblers Ales -- One Special Brew over the Cuckoos Nest *
    Blue Monkey -- Ape Ale* (3PT)
    Blackjack -- Aces High * (>3PT)
    Mighty Oak -- Oscar Wilde MILD *
    Dark Star -- Hophead
    Saltaire -- Cascadian Black *
    Saltaire -- Citra *
    Saltaire -- Stateside IPA *
    North Brewing -- Prototype

    Very difficult to pick a winner,the Blackjack Aces High was fantastic but BOTW goes to Blue Monkey Ape Ale,a sublime quaff in The Organ Grinder,Nottingham.


    Next week needs to be quieter after that lot.
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    Not a bad week with some interesting keg beers found on the Bermondsey Beer Mile.
    Purity Pure Gold
    West Berks Maggs Magnificent Mild
    Surrey Hills Collusion
    Adnams Ghostship
    Fourpure Shape Shifter IPA
    Partizan Partizan Pale
    Torrside Yellow Peak APA
    Brew By Numbers Session IPA
    UBREW Coffee Beast Mode
    UBREW Cooler Than Gherkins
    Magic Rock Demonolia IPA
    Anspach & Hobday Pale Ale
    Southwark Oatmeal Stout
    Southwark Centennial
    Bad Seed Azaka Pale
    BrewDog Punk IPA

    BOTW is Fourpure Shape Shifter IPA
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    Actually managed a beer this week:

    Scribblers One Special Brew Over the Cuckoo's Nest*
    Blue Monkey Ape Ale*
    Oakham Bishops Farewell*
    Hop Back Summer Lightening*

    All excellent but given that Ape Ale has already had a nomination and it's been my BOTW recently, BOTW goes to Hop Back Summer Lightening. Still a very high quality and quaffable beer after all these years.

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    Not much to gladden the heart, this week.

    Fernandes - Sixty Shilling Mild.
    Fernandes - Jackdaw Mild.*
    Fernandes - Pekko.
    Whitstable - Oyster Stout.
    Moorhouses - Stray Dog.
    Ossett - Silver Fox.

    The Jackdaw, a strong mild (5%), was easily the pick of a pretty ho-hum bunch.
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    Kent,East Sussex:
    Harvey's Dark Mild (Sussex XX) 3%abv.Seeing it was almost May, time for MILD. First out of the pump on a Friday lunchtime, in perfect condition.
    Dark,malty,not cloying: a perfect session beer.
    Vale VPA 4.2% abv. Assertively hopped golden ale. Initially moreish.
    My BOTW-Harvey's Dark MILD, taken in The Rose & Crown
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    Only a small selection this week :-

    Holden's Black Country Bitter 3.8%
    Slater's Premium 4.4%
    Everard's Arcadia Session IPA 4.5%
    Titanic Plum Porter 4.9%
    Millstone True Grit 5.0%
    Holden's Special 5.1%
    Lymestone Cherry Stone 5.2%
    Lymestone Stone The Crows 5.4%
    Fixed Wheel Concussion Mild 5.5%
    Springhead Roaring Meg 5.5%
    Marston's Old Empire 5.7%

    I'm going for the Lymestone Cherry Stone as tried for £2.65 in the Stafford Picture House JDW which was a whole lot better than last time I visited.

    BOTW Lymestone Cherry Stone

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    Swanney-light munro mild (citra) may not be in the traditional mild style but it was a cracker and BOTW

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    A wide choice but an easy win for Thornbridge McConnel

    Harrogate - Vanilla Porter
    Youngs - Double Chocolate Stout
    Tiny Rebel - Fugg Life
    Saltaire - Triple Chocoholic
    Gt Heck - Shankar IPA
    Cheshire Brewhouse - Lindow Stout
    Crack - Gold
    Mantle - Cwrw Teifi
    Butcombe - Gold
    Teignworthy - Martha's Mild
    Flying Monk - Jackdaw Porter
    St Austell - Tribute
    Harbour - Nicaraguan Coffee Stout
    Thornbridge - McConnel
    Tres Bien - Porter
    Mallinsons - Chocolate Stout
    Beowulf - Dark Raven
    Wye Valley - HPA
    Wye Valley - Butty Bach
    Banks's - Bitter
    VOG - Dark Matter
    Bewdley - Sir Keith Park

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    Wild Weather Betrayal. A light and hoppy 4%er, very good for s session in The Baum.
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