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    Default Beer of the Week (w/e 7th April 2019)

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    Wylam - Imperial Macchiato. Had a half of this 10%er in Stockton's Top of the Hops.

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    This week saw a visit to snowy North Wales :-


    Banks's Mild 3.5%
    Purple Moose Snowdonia Ale 3.6%
    Purple Moose Madog's Ale 3.7%
    Pueple Moose Elderflower Ale 4.0%
    Purple Moose Calon Lan 4.0%
    Skinners Lushingtons 4.2%
    Hook Norton Big Shed Kol Schisel 4.2%
    Purple Moose Chocolate Moose (keg) 4.5%
    Wadworth Bagby Asphalt Jungle 4.5%
    Salopian Lemon Dream 4.5%
    Purple Moose Dark Side Of The Moose 4.6%
    Banks's Boxing Cat Contender EPA 4.9%
    Millstone True Grit 5.0%
    Kinver Half Centurion 5.0%
    Holden's Special 5.1%
    Purple Moose Antlered IPA (keg) 5.2%
    Titanic Atlantic Red 5.4%
    Molson Coors Worthington White Shield 5.5%


    The winner is the Kinver Half Centurion as tried for £3.60 in the Wolverhampton Great Western on the way back where there's been a 10p a pint price hike since I was last in. On the face of it this is a typical Black Country Pale but definitely has more of a hop zing behind it.

    BOTW Kinver Half Centurion

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    Top week in Warwickshire, West Midlands and Birmingham:

    Church Farm IPA*
    North Yorkshire IPA
    Oakham Bird Brain
    Abbeydale Moonshine
    Purity Mad Goose
    TT Landlord*
    Slaters Nelson
    Frothblowers Barking Mad
    Kinver Lunar Landing*
    Swan Priory Porter*
    Dr Morton's Clown Poison
    Roosters Baby Faced Assassin*
    Fixed Wheel The Sheriff
    Marble Dobber*
    Errant Tusk IPA*
    Oakham Bishops Farewell*

    Some crackers in there with all starred worthy of the title in another week. BOTW goes to Roosters Baby Faced Assassin a cracking, complex, citra single hop IPA. Dangerous.
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    A poor week for me.

    Nailmaker - Paleton.
    Nailmaker - Anvil.
    Jolly Boys - Jolly YPA.
    Nightjar - School Night.
    Hawkshead - Lakeland Gold.

    Five pints of dreary suds, not a flicker of excitement from any of them. One of those weeks where you could sympathise with a casual real ale drinker, who wonders what all the fuss is about. The Lakeland Gold was probably the least worst.
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    My week in beer:

    Saucery - Magic Rock
    Sir Keith - Keith Brewery
    DayTime IPA - Lagunitas
    Silhouette - Flagship
    Dead Man's Fist - Chapter Brewing
    Hop Twister - Salopian (taster)
    Ostara - Neptune
    Blueberry Hill Porter - Big Bog
    Will O The Wisp - Big Bog
    Fab Four - Rock The Boat
    Shakedown Street - Melwood Beer Company
    Fault Line - Salopian (taster)
    Ernie's Milk Stout - Settle Brewery
    Créme Bearlee - Beartown

    Most of these were pretty decent and the Beer of the Week would have to be a toss-up between the Flagship Silhouette (at Ship & Mitre) and Settle Ernie's Milk Stout (at Roscoe Head) both 4.5% stouts.

    For completeness I did throw a couple of ciders into the mix and while interesting they didn't top the beers for me this week.

    Cherry Bakewell - Barbourne Cider Co
    Bonobo Banana - Cockeyed Cider

    Cheers!

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    Boating from Warwick to Birmingham.

    Church Farm -- IPA *(3PT)
    North Yorkshire -- NYPA (English IPA)
    Oakham -- Bird Brain *
    Abbeydale -- Moonshine
    Purity -- Mad Goose
    Timothy Taylor -- Landlord * (3PT)
    Slaters -- Nelson Sauvingnon * (>3PT)
    Froth Blowers -- Bar-King Mad
    VOG -- South Island
    Kinver -- Lunar Landing
    Thornbridge -- Wild Raven *
    Kirkstall -- Three Swords
    Squark -- Crex Session IPA
    Marble -- Dobber *
    Oakham -- Citra

    Some fine sessions and some really fine beer ,topped by Marble Dobber in Pint Shop.

    Next week will be on hold until Sunday footie.
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    Local and Crystal Palace

    Flowerpots Perridge Pale
    Watneys Party 7 XPA
    Milestone APA
    Reunion Incredible Ale
    Nethergate Old Growler
    Youngs Bitter
    St Austell Tribute
    Sambrooks Pumphouse Pale
    Marble Pint
    Canopy Brockwell IPA
    Timothy Taylor Landlord
    Siren Yu Lu

    BOTW goes to the reliable Marble Pint in good shape in Walker Briggs.
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    I don't post on these very often, but had to mention the superb North Riding Rum & Raisin Mild.
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    lots of good stuff this week
    thameside -cormorant stout
    cloudwater -mild
    ilkley -sweet mary jane
    tynebank -sanguinello
    marco Paulo -welterweight
    marco Paulo -choc mild
    west berks -maggs mild
    Bristol beer factory-coffee stout
    London beer factory -hazy daze
    five points -ddh ipa
    fourpure -daintree
    thornebridge -yelamu
    thornebridge -grapefruit halcyon
    London beer factory -dance juice
    magic rock -luminance
    crate -ipa
    best of that lot was the Bristol beer factory -coffee stout -cask perfection

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