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    Roving RAT ROBCamra's Avatar
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    Default Beer of the Week (w/e 8th Decenber 2019)

    A pub is for life not just for Christmas

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    Gentle week:

    Oakham Bishops Farewell*
    Kelham Island Pale Rider
    Blue Monkey Guerilla Plum Stout*

    I'd forgotten how bitter the Pale Rider is but BOTW was Blue Monkey Guerilla Plum Stout. Not dissimilar to Titanic Plum Porter and same strength at 4.9% so ideal for this time of year.
    "Beer is food." Morse, Colin Dexter

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    Old & Bitter oldboots's Avatar
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    Helped by two excellent brewery tap visits:

    Red Stripe - Lager
    Kona - Big Wave
    Goose Island - Goose IPA
    Samuel Smiths - Four Pure
    Birra Moretti - Lager
    Turning Point - Demons Eye
    Turning Point - Sunshine Indoors
    Turning Point - Thousands of Evils
    Turning Point - Powerful Sense of Dread
    Omnipollo - Fatamorgana
    Meantime - Lager
    Wild Beer - Millionaire

    Brass Castle - Bad Kitty
    Harrogate - Crowd Sauce
    Harrogate - Jumping the Shark
    Harrogate - Plum Porter
    North Riding - Porter
    Taylor - Landlord
    Marstons - 61 Deep
    Leeds - Pale
    Rudgate - Ruby Mild

    BOTW Turning Point - Thousands of Evils 8.5% barrel aged stout

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    This Space For Hire aleandhearty's Avatar
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    After a publess week, last week, I certainly enjoyed my annual pre-Christmas wander round Skipton, on Saturday. Lots of new beers and a couple of new micros,as well.

    Manchester Brewing Co. - Elephant Juice.*
    Red Willow - Breakfast Stout.*
    Ashover - Butts.
    Saltaire - Harbor Lights.
    Kirkby Lonsdale - Jubilee.
    Wishbone - Tiller Pin.*
    Daleside - Black IPA.
    Roosters - London Thunder.
    Bridgehouse - Damien.*
    Naylors - Mashed
    Worsthorne - Chestnut Mare.
    Ilkley - Mary Christmas.
    Ilkley - Westwood.
    Roosters - Sawtooth.
    Mobberley - Bunji.

    Like 'old boots' a couple of weeks ago, I was impressed by the Damien (Black IPA), but the Elephant Juice (unfined APA) really hit the spot, as the first one of the day.
    '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 Space For Hire Wittenden's Avatar
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    Weald of Kent


    Kent,East Sussex

    Whitstable-Native Bitter 3.7%abv:Earthy toffee Bitter.
    Three Legs-Pale #2 3.7%abv:Brambly hops.Pale,hazy.
    Cellar Head-Autumn Pale 4.5%abv:Chestnut,brown,mellow.
    Long Man-Old Man 4.3%abv:Gentle Old Ale.

    Our visit to The Ram Inn didn't afford any Burning Sky ale unfortunately,though the Cellar Head and Long Man beers were more than adequate. However,my BOTW was Three Legs Pale#2,taken at Larkins' Alehouse
    "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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    Out saving pubs and enjoying it.


    Sandstone Steam Dragon
    Muirhouse True Gent
    Three Castles Winter Gold Ale
    Hop Kettle Space Cowboy
    BrewDog Elvis Juice
    Brew Buddies US Hop Pale
    Slaters Haka
    Triple fff Jabberwocky
    Flowerpots Perridge Pale

    Standout this past week is Hop Kettle Space Cowboy a fine example of a Milk Stout and BOTW.
    "Everybody's got to believe in something. I believe I'll have another beer."

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    A short stay in Stourbridge gave this:-

    Batham's Mild 3.5%
    Titanic Iceberg 4.1%
    Oakham Citra 4.2%
    Batham's Best 4.3%
    Hobson's Town Crier 4.5%
    Northern Monk Rapscallion (keg) 5.1%
    Blue Bee Citra Enigma 5.7%
    Batham's XXX 6.3%

    For the fourth consecutive year the Quest For Batham's XXX was successful with it being available in the Stourbridge & Hagley outlets. This years brew is the paler less sweet version. Given that it seems to be different each year you have to wonder how accurate the abv is! It was £3.70 this year. While this has to be the BOTW, honourable mention must go to the Blue Bee Citra Enigma which was a hazy strong hop bomb and the Titanic Iceberg which on the day was better than the Oakham Citra.

    BOTW Batham's XXX

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    A modest week in Croydon,Harlow and Hertford .

    Burning Sky -- Aurora * (>3PT)
    Mc Mullen -- AK
    Mc Mullen -- Bootwarmer
    Stonehenge -- Rudolph

    Easy choice for BOTW with Burning Sky Aurora winning yet again ,on top form in The George.

    Next week looks modest unless the boat engine gets reassembled.
    "Good people drink good beer" Hunter S Thompson

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