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    A pub is for life not just for Christmas

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    Half way through January and my first pub visit: must try harder.

    Iron Pier-Bitter 4%abv.Trad and delicious. My BOTW.
    "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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    Not a bad week all in all.

    Elgoods Cambridge Gold
    Rebellion Overthrow
    Beavertown Neck Oil
    Vale Best Vale IPA
    Siren Broken Dream*
    Brass Castle Fat Rascal*
    Lovibonds 69 IPA*
    Anspach & Hobday Pfeffernusse Stout*
    Hop Kettle Neonate
    Hop Kettle Cosmic Shake*
    Mallisons Rakau*
    Animal Ermine*
    Stockport Chinook
    Twisted Oak Ghost Town*

    Pretty much all good stuff but most excellent was the Brass Castle Fat Rascal a sublime Cherry and Almond golden mild taken in the very impressive A Hoppy Place.
    "Everybody's got to believe in something. I believe I'll have another beer."
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    Excellent weekend around West Yorkshire, unfortunately didn't note all the beers but great choice and quality at all venues.
    Wakefield, Fernandes Tap (now unfortunately named Luis@Fernandes) and Black Rock
    Ossett, Ossett Tap
    Dewsbury, WRLRR (obvs)
    Huddersfield, just Sportsman & Kings Head (due to time and weather)
    Halifax, Three Pigeons
    Leeds, arrived later than expected so just stayed in Duck & Drake
    Sunday: Sheffield: Hallamshire House, Closed Shop, KIT, Shakespeares, Sheffield Tap.

    I'll plump for my first as it was splendid and in immaculate condition a great start to the day at Fernandes Bar - Fernandes Quantum

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    Limited week but all quality:

    Adnams Ghost Ship*
    Oakham Bishops Farewell*
    Duration Turn a New Leaf (keg)*

    BOTW Duration Turn a New Leaf. A dry, 4.7%, oyster stout brewed using Brancaster oysters by a local brewery. Thoroughly enjoyed it but may have missed the finer points as it was after a couple? of Ghost Ships.
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    A good week for me, with the highlight being the meet-up with 'trainman' et al on Saturday, for a quick whizz round some of West Yorkshire's finest.

    Ilkley - Pale.
    Stancill - Jarrylo.*
    Mallinsons - Huell Moon.*
    Stancill - Black.
    Roosters - Buckeye.
    Ainsty - Assassin.
    Fernandes - Mosaic.
    Fernandes - Malt Shovel Mild. *
    Rat - King Rat.
    Fernandes - Quantum.*
    Rat - White Rat.
    Ossett - Mosaic.*
    Ossett - Silver King.
    Vocation - Naughty & Nice: Coconut Milk Chocolate Stout.

    A good list, this week, but the Quantum, on a fresh palate, was on superb form. Clean and hoppy with a fantastic bitterness at the end. Everyone who tried it loved it. Taken at Luis Bar @ Fernandes
    '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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    Central London:

    Brodie’s - Bethnal Green **½
    Brodie’s - Piccadilly **½
    Dark star - APA **½
    Dark Star - Hophead **½
    ELB - Cowcatcher **½
    Five Points- best **½
    McMullen - IPA **
    Purity - Pure UBU **½
    Rose’s - Oatmeal Stout *¼
    St Austell - Tribute *¾
    Thornbridge - Brother Rabbit *½
    Thornbridge - Wild Raven **½
    Timothy Taylor - Boltmaker **
    Timothy Taylor - Landlord **½
    Titanic - Plum Porter ***
    Willy Fox - Crafty Fox *¾

    A three-way split with BOTW going to:

    Front Row - Converted **¾ at The Lyric
    Twickenham - Honey Dark **¾ at The Salisbury
    Twisted Oak - Ghost Town **¾ at The Harp

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    South of the river.I
    Kernal-simmonds 1880 bitter
    Drop project -verve
    Three hounds- experimental no 2
    Ignition -Pitstop
    Coalition -ipa
    Hammertons - tint stout
    Southy -bitter
    Southy -keystone
    Southy -julliet stout

    No.dud beers this week so
    Botw
    Southy -jason waterfall a dry hopped ipa
    Cheers

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    MK and Bugbrooke,during some punishing boating in poor wather.

    Mc Mullens -- Country Bitter
    Greene King -- Icebreaker Pale (keg)
    Oakham -- Inferno *
    Bath Ales -- Gem
    Purity -- Jimbo

    BOTW from this modest list goes to Oakham Inferno,taken in The Bakers Arms.

    Next week a double dose of footie so travelling hopfully.
    "Good people drink good beer" Hunter S Thompson

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