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Harvey's Best Bitter.

Had a pint last night that was so good. Late on, after many good beers. Exactly what a pint of Bitter should be. Spot, spot on. Characterful, satisfying and demanding you drink more.

Time was, there were dozens of Bitters like that. Barnsley Bitter. Wethereds. Draught Bass. Boddingtons. Shipstones. Home. Camerons. Several bits of Whitbread. A few bits of Courage.

Don't get me started on Milds. The carnage amongst the good ones is even worse. Shiptones, Ansells, Davenports, M & B, Yorkshire Clubs, Darleys, Wem, Plymouth Heavy, Matthew Brown (yes, that could be really good), Hull.

Tetleys. Sorry, they aren't quite dead yet. My favourite of all. Black Dog, Cross Green, Thursday night, eight pints, best, best best, beer ever.

(Well, apart from Russian Stout.)

Tetley's Mild. Cross Black, Green Dog, best pints, ever, ever Mild. As I spoke after the eight pints.

Tetley's Mild. Best ever beer beer ever (apart from Courage Russian Stout).

Talking of Boddingtons, I've tricked the family into visiting Liverpool. And a day in Manchester. I hope Dolores doesn't notice the theme. After last year's trip to Glasgow.