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Thread: Fantasy beer line-up

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    Quote Originally Posted by london calling View Post
    Sessionable beers that I have enjoyed regularly this year
    pump I West Berks -maggs magnificent mild
    pump 2 Dark Star -hophead
    pump 3 -Thornbridge -Jaipur
    pump 4 Big Smoke -underworld porter
    pump 5 Binghams -vanilla stout
    Oakham should be in there. 4 or 5 of their beers could be interchange with Dark Star or Thornbridge.

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    I'm going for beers that are no longer available in their original form and as far as Boddies and Bass go it's back to the seventies.

    Brakspear Bitter - the Wychwood one is nothing like the Henley original.
    King & Barnes Old - some of the current Horsham micros have made a good job of recreating this.
    Boddington's Bitter - It was never the same after it escaped from Manchester and the NW.
    Pitfield Street Dark Star - a bit of mischief!
    Draught Bass - It was ruined in the early eighties and is now just a poor variation on Pedigree.

    I could add the two Young's bitters, Marston's Owd Roger, Lees Moonraker, Ruddles County, Gibbs Mew Bishop's Tipple and many more but... Oh! I just have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bucking Fastard View Post
    Completely missed this thread before,it a goodie.

    My 2013 selection for the five handpumps would cover a range of styles

    Pump 1 (Mild) Mighty Oak Oscar Wilde
    Pump 2 (Session Bitter) Bathams Bitter
    Pump 3 (Strong IPA) Marble Lagonda IPA
    Pump 4 (Porter) Red Squirrel London Porter
    Pump 5 (Stout) Titanic Chocolate and Vanilla Stout

    That's pretty close to beer heaven.

    No place for some cracking brews in that line up,I will just have to open a second boozer
    My only changes would be:

    Pump 4 Titanic Plum Porter
    Pump 5 Siren Craft Broken Dream.

    The pub would get a 10 .
    "Good people drink good beer" Hunter S Thompson

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