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    Kent: old school.

    Tonbridge-Traditional 3.6%abv:reliable farmyard bitter.
    Harvey's-Sussex Best Bitter 4%abv: prime, deep and fruity.The best tried in a long while.
    Harvey's IPA-3.5%abv.Solid earthiness.Much tastier than I expected.Not an IPA in Craft or historical terms,but my BOTW. I hadn't drunk this since the late 1990s.
    Both Harvey's beers taken at The Fountain
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    Bit of variety this week:

    Froth Blowers Hornswoggle IPA
    Beartown Literate
    Byatt's Regal Blonde*
    Everards Milk Stout (keg)*
    Everards Tiger
    Oakham Bishops Farewell*
    Everards Old Original*

    BOTW Everards Milk Stout (keg).
    As recommended by the governor at the Seven Stars with an unusual, for him, compliment for Everards brewing.
    A smooth and delicious 6% stout with prominent hedgerow fruits - dark berries and a dry finish. So subdued was the gas and well judged the temperature that I'm not sure I'd have guessed that it was keg. Excellent.
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    Kings Cross,Rugby and Bristol.


    Whiplash -- A Distance in You * (keg)
    Beavertown -- Gamma Ray (keg)
    Frothblowers -- Hornswoggle IPA
    Byatt's -- Regal Blonde *
    Everard's --- Milk Stout *(keg)
    Left Handed Giant -- Pale
    Settle -- Marmalade
    Blue Bee -- Reet Pale
    Salopian -- Midnight Express *
    Twisted Ale -- Urban Ledgend * (3PT)
    Titanic -- Cappuccino Stout
    St Austell -- Tribute
    Stroud -- Fall *
    Gloucester -- Gold
    Bristol Beer Factory -- Notorious
    Twisted Oak -- Sheriff Fatman
    Bristol Beer Factory -- Independence *

    BOTW goes to Stroud Fall,an unusual organic smoked bitter,where the smoke was in the background while the hops and nutty malts were balanced.On fine form in the Barley Mow.

    Next week mainly a visit to Peterborough to tick off some outliers.
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    Mixed week:

    Two Tribes Metroland (3.8%) (c)
    Thornbridge Brother Rabbit (4.0%)
    XT 22* (4.2%)
    Beavertown Neck Oil (4.3%) (k)
    Titanic Cherry Dark* (4.4%)
    XT 15 (4.5%) (b)
    Animal Crow (4.6%)
    XT APA (4.7%) (c)
    Beartown Créme Bearlee (4.8%)
    Black Isle Walrus (5.0%) (c)
    BrewDog Hazy Jane (5.0%) (c)
    Rodenbach Classic (5.2%) (b)
    Thornbridge Jaipur (5.9%)
    Arbor Faked Alaska (6.0%) (c)
    Buxton Original Raspberry Ripple Ice Cream (6.0%) (c)
    Vocation Life & Death (6.5%) (c)
    BrewDog Layer Cake (7.0%) (c)

    Only two real standouts; the new XT brew 22; a hoppy session pale, and this week's winner, taken at Swindon's excellent Hop Inn:

    BOTW: Titanic Cherry Dark
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    A balanced week, not helped by a trip to N4:

    Arbor - Destiny's Mild (c)*
    DEYA - Best Foot Forward (c)
    Beavertown - Gamma Ray (k)
    Beavertown - Neck Oil (k)
    Brewhouse - Goal Scorer (c)
    Brewhouse - Tramshed (c)**
    Dark Star - Hophead (c)*
    Eternal - Northern Monk (c)*
    Kent Brewery - Chocolate Orange Porter (c)*
    Siren - Yu Lu (k)
    Thornbridge - Green Mountain (k)
    360º - Just Right (c)
    Timothy Taylor - Landlord (c)**
    Twickenham - Naked Ladies (c)**

    Runners up go to:

    Bristol Beer Factory - Milk Stout (c)*** at The Cock Tavern.
    Redemption - Fellowship (c)*** at The Myddleton Arms.

    Drank at the Old Fountain BOTW goes to Five Points - Railway Porter (c)****

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    A decent range of beer styles from Hampshire , Surrey and London including three milds from the endangered species list .

    Bowman Swift One
    Red Cat Mosaic Pale
    Red Cat Art Of T*
    Flower Pots Perridge Pale*
    Flowerpots Cheriton Porter*
    Triple fff Pressed Rat And WartHog
    Black Jack Arch 34 Commission
    Fullers ESB
    Elusive Microball*
    Elusive Patchwork Parkway*
    Three Blind Mice Citra And Nelson Sauvin*
    The Kernel Pale Ale Amarillo*
    St Peters Cream Stout*
    Verdant Headband*
    Twisted Oak Wild Wood
    Animal Crow
    Vocation Bread And Butter*
    Left Handed Giant Dark Mild*

    Runners up both from The Sutton Arms are From Three Blind Mice and The Kernel but clear winner this week is Verdant Headband from the ever reliable Alfred.
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    All good beers this week.
    Duvel-triple hop citra
    Salt/siren -North South divide
    North -full fathom five
    Bath - Lansdowne
    Exmouth-gold
    Erdington- dunkel
    Botw
    Salt -tram

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    One top notch beer this week, which sadly might not be with us much longer - Weird Beard Black Perle
    On leaving the bar, I felt a strong blow to the back of my head. Turning round, I discovered it was the pavement

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