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    Hi all,

    Its getting to that time again when the Winter Warmers will be hitting the handpulls/handpumps again at 6% or so!. Who out there actually tries them, or do you stick to your regular pint (Carling for Conrad)?
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    And there is me planning to switch to John Smiths.

    I have to admit I am looking forward to a few pints of Festivity now that the Winter months are soon to be upon us.

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    Yes, I must try some Festivity this year if I actually make it to a Bath Ales pub.

    I can't think of any Winter Warmers from other local breweries, do Wickwar or Butcombe do one? I'm pretty sure I've never tried any though, always stick to my usual beers.

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    We don't see too many strong winter beers round here, but the Old Ale is a bit of a Sussex tradition, with all 3 Horsham breweries producing one, as well as Harveys (and probably a few of the others, too). Usually about 4.5%, always dark and in the pubs from about now!

    Mind you, Fuller's London Porter is a personal favourite when it makes its all too brief appearance.

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    We'll be warming up with some Old Empire 5.7%, leading onto the fantastic Otley O8 8.0% and ending over the festive period with some ale from the Heart of Wales Brewery. I'm not entirely sure of names yet, but one is 10% and another 12% (stand to be corrected on that last one). And now that Archivist has been and gone, Hobson's Mild 3.2% can come back on

    Big fan of this time of year - some cracking porters and stouts around - I heartily recommend Dorothy Goodbody's Stout from Wye Valley - just beautiful!

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    Old Empire is a decent tot - and Hobsons MILD, well, what can i say! I think another book buying session is coming up!

    I think you should look at relocating the Kilverts from Hay to Cheslyn Hay
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Archivist View Post
    Old Empire is a decent tot - and Hobsons MILD, well, what can i say! I think another book buying session is coming up!
    Thinking about it I have actually enjoyed a few Old Empires, but only the bottled variety. (Most of my 'locals' are clone estate pubs so drinking at home is a good option)

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    That explains your hair then...

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    Then MOVE!

    Try Newton Stewart, Scotland - i seem to remember that was worth a vistit
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eddie86 View Post
    That explains your hair then...
    Yeah, certainly if I have more than one. I usually fall asleep after the first though!

    Quote Originally Posted by The Archivist View Post
    Then MOVE!

    Try Newton Stewart, Scotland - i seem to remember that was worth a vistit
    Ah, but if I had good pubs within walking distance how would I get round to keeping the site up to date!!

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