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    Default Beer of the Week (w/e 19th November 2017)

    Wittenden: Goacher's House Ale
    Mobyduck: Pig & Porter Fatal Flaw
    Bucking Fastard: Titanic Plum Porter Grand Reserve
    Aqualung: Holden's Special
    Spinko: Titanic Iceberg
    hondo: XT Animal Hippo
    aleandhearty: Wantsum Black Prince
    Thuck Phat: Brew York Imperial Tonkoko Stout
    Real Ale Ray: Squawk Oat Pale
    ROBCamra: Mad Dog Brewing Co Third Eye Blind
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    Goacher's House Ale 3.8%abv, badged as Oxney Ale in The Ferry Inn Mid Kent earthy goodness, my BOTW.
    "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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    Dark Star Hophead
    Purity Pure Gold
    Trumans Lazurus
    Tim Taylors Golden Best
    Lagunitas Daytime (bottle)
    Lagunitas IPA (bottle)
    Flowerpots Autumn Blaze
    Exmoor Gold
    Moor Nor Hop
    Clarkeshaws Gorgons Alive
    BrewDog Dead Pony Club
    BrewDog Jet Black Heart
    Bath Forest Hare
    Redemption Rock The Kazbek
    Camden Pale
    Howling Hops Riding Ale
    Pig & Porter Fatal Flaw
    Marble Pint
    Great Heck Navigator
    Siren Cookie Dough
    Adnams Mosaic

    BOTW is Pig & Porter Fatal Flaw supped in The Craft Beer Co , Old Street. The beer was better than the pub.
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    A big week,Borough High Street,Stockport and Croydon.

    St Austell -- Proper Job *
    Hackney -- American Pale Ale
    Harvey's -- Old Ale *
    Bloomsbury -- London Porter
    St Austell -- Nicholsons Pale Ale
    Saltaire -- Cascadian Black
    Samuel Smith -- Old Brewery Bitter
    Robinsons -- Unicorn
    Remedy -- Oatmeal Stout *
    Titanic -- Plum Porter Grand Reserve *
    Rossendale -- Floral Dance *
    Hawkeshead -- Windemere Pale *
    Fool Hardy -- Riddle
    Liverpool Organic -- Cambrinus Deliverance
    Magic Rock -- Hire Wire *
    Oakham -- Inferno *
    Oakham -- Moon Landing
    Hafod -- Big Red
    Robinsons -- Dizzy Blonde
    Burning Sky -- Aurora *
    Saltaire -- Deccenial *
    Saltaire -- Cascade Pale *
    Camden -- Pale (keg)

    Some great contenders,but the winner of BOTW was Titanic Plum Porter Grand Reserve in the unexpected surroundings of the Bakers Vaults

    Next week annual pilgrimage to the Old Fountain ,and more footie.
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    A fairly modest week for me, not helped by a shocking choice of cask in the Wanstead George.


    Holden's Black Country Mild 3.7%
    Holden's Black Country Bitter 3.8%
    Salcombe Devon Amber 3.8%
    Green Duck Duck Blonde 4.2%
    Kinver Land Army 4.3%
    Corvedale Pax Ale 4.5%
    Rowton Total Eclipse 4.8%
    Otter Pale Ale 4.9%
    Hanlons Stormstay 5.0%
    Teignworthy Climate Change 5.0%
    Holden's Special 5.1%
    Rowton Area 51 5.1%
    Otter Head 5.8%
    New Brew New India 6.0%
    Exe Valley Winter Glow 6.0%


    Nothing really outstanding there but the Holden's Special at the Codsall Station was superb. I can't understand why they dropped it from the 2018 GBG yet left in that stupid Firs Club.


    BOTW Holden's Special

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    Titanic - Iceberg. In Manchester's Paramount Wetherspoons.

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    Disappointed to miss out on Stockport, but a last minute trip to Otley, on Saturday, offered some consolation. Quite a few new beers tried.

    North Riding - US Session IPA v25.*
    Chin Chin - Alone in the Dark.
    Horbury - JFB Mosaic.
    Fraoch - Heather Ale.
    Wantsum - Black Prince.*
    Rudgate - Brew 37 Maple Rye.
    Red Willow - Heartless.
    Wishbone - Waitomo.
    Stancill - Secret Potion.
    Saltaire - Hazelnut Coffee Porter.
    Saltaire - Stout No5.
    Marble - Pint.*
    Briscoes - Otley Gold.
    Wild Weather - Beyond the Pale.*
    Naylors - Black & Tan.
    Hill Top - IPA.

    Mild is a much maligned style, but when it's done well it's very good indeed. I thought the Black Prince had a lovely richness for a 3.9% beer. Sampled in one of my favourite pubs, The Old Cock, Otley.
    '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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    A trip to York enhanced the week significantly:

    Bad Seed Sobremesa*
    TT Landlord*
    Brew York American Pale Ale
    Brew York Imperial Tonkoko Stout (keg)*
    Howling Hops XX
    Vocation Life and Death*
    Abbeydale Methuselah
    Bad Seed IPA
    Thornbridge Highcliffe*
    Deya Sunglasses Indoors (keg)*
    Brew York Thors Thunder
    Sonnet 43 Athenaeum
    Saltaire Blackberry Cascade*
    Bad Seed Melissa's Wit
    Wild Beer Rooting Around*
    Oakham Bishops Farewell*

    Some lovely beers there all of which proved yet again what a great City York is for a drop.
    BOTW Brew York Imperial Tonkoko Stout (keg). Dark, rich, strong and gently coconutty. A warm velvet blanket of a drink on a chilly evening.
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    Squawk - Oat Pale in Remedy

    The Plum Porter Grand Reserve a very close second
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