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    Default Beer of the Week (w/e 17 July 2011)

    Oggwyn Trench: Backyard The Hoard
    Spinko: Fernandes Sunshine IPA
    aleandhearty: Magic Rock High Wire
    Alesonly: Springhead Roaring Meg
    Quinno: Redemption Hotspur
    Wittenden: Harveys Sussex Best
    Thuck Phat: Little Ale Cart Riot In Paradise
    oldboots: Mallinsons Gemini
    Bucking Fastard: Little Ale Cart Cambridgeshire
    Al 10000: Oakham JHB
    ROBCamra: Goddards Ale Of Wight
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    Only a few pints tonight as i am off to Greece on Sunday (BOTW next week will be Alfa)

    Spitting Feathers - Farmhouse Ale
    Backyard - The Hoard
    Cambrinus - Endurance
    Cottage - Golden Arrow
    Purple Moose - Dark Side of the Moose

    BOTW Backyard - The Hoard
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    It has to be a Fernandes Sunshine IPA I had in the Hop yesterday (Leeds). Unbelievably tasty and not surprising it got drunk out of the place by early evening despite its 5.5% kick.

    I still haven't had a bad Fernandes. Whenever one of theirs hints at hoppiness, just jump on it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spinko View Post
    It has to be a Fernandes Sunshine IPA I had in the Hop yesterday (Leeds). Unbelievably tasty and not surprising it got drunk out of the place by early evening despite its 5.5% kick.

    I still haven't had a bad Fernandes. Whenever one of theirs hints at hoppiness, just jump on it!
    Have to agree, it's fabulous stuff. Had it in the Fernandes Tap a few weeks ago and if it wasn't my own BOTW, it was certainly very close. These days Fernandes beers are brewed by Steve Hutchinson, following the Ossett takeover. However, you may be interested to know that David James, the Fernandes founder, has started brewing in West Yorkshire again, behind his pub The Robin Hood in Pontefract. The new brewery is called James & Kirkman and I'm sure there'll be some very interesting pale beers hitting the pumps over the coming months.
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    A fantastic week for beer, this week, based entirely on a spontaneous day trip to Huddersfield yesterday, largely to take in The Star Summer Beer Festival. You can probably tell what sort of day it was by the fact I managed to lose a contact lens and my pedometer on the way home! Some great beers though:

    Buxton - Blonde.
    Magic Rock - High Wire.
    Dark Star - Saison.
    Mallinsons - Fools to Kings.
    Fullers - London Porter.
    Irwell Works - Tin Plate Dark MILD.
    Pictish - Brewers Gold.
    Copper Dragon - Golden Pippin.
    Offbeat - Odd Ball Red.
    Mallinsons - That's What You Are!
    Goose Eye - Goose Eye Gold.
    Welbeck Abbey - First Brew.
    Pictish - Northern Brewer.
    Great Heck - Amish Mash.
    Ashover - Liqorice Alesort.
    Woodlands - Hop As Hell.
    Coastal - Pier Porter.
    Llangollen - Welsh Black.
    Amber - Double Chocolate Stout.
    Dark Star - Hophead.

    Some very strong contenders in there, but Magic Rock High Wire, tried in The Grove, just blew my socks off. Definitely BOTW.
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    You had one of the First Brew as well. I had that at The Anchor in Digbeth, it was so tasty.

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    Only a very limited choice Ales this week Springhead Roaring Meg 5.5% was the best of all I tried so Beer of the week is.
    Springhead Roaring Meg 5.5%
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    This weeks beers:

    Daleside Blonde
    Tetley Cask
    Brakspears Hooray Henley
    Brakspears Bitter
    Goose Eye Cop Hill Best
    Ossett Santiam
    Mallinsons Gemini
    Salopian Shropshire Gold
    Toad Doncaster Porter (?)
    Abbeydale Alchemy
    Partners Ghost on't Rim
    Ilkley Mary Jane
    Abbeydale Moonshine
    Salamander Peyote Porter
    Roosters Juniper


    easy winner is Mallinsons Gemini

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    A good week this week due to a spot of boating. Highlights included:
    Thornbridge Jaipur IPA
    Titanic Centenary & Chocolate and Vanilla Stout
    Oakham Citra
    Bathams Bitter
    Little Ale Cart Cambridgeshire, Chocolate Stout and Riot in Paradise
    Blue Monkey Ape Ale
    GWB The Beesknees
    Malvern Hills Brewery Black Pear
    Weatheroak Victorian Works

    All of the above were excellent and the Little Ale Cart deserves a special mention for brewing only extremely quaffable beers. So BOTW goes to Steel City Brewing Riot in Paradise by Little Ale Cart, pale, hoppy, bitter and unputdownable at 4.7%.

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    TP got there first with Riot in Paradise from The Little Ale Cart Brewery which was remarkable for putting Blue Monkey Ape Ale in the shade.So I will nominate another Little Ale Cart beer ,namely Cambridgeshire, as my BOTW served to perfection in their pub The Dragon Inn,Worcester.Along with Oakham this microbrewery produces among the best hoppy,ultra bitter beers IMHO.Great if you like that sort of thing,which I really do.

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