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    Default Beer of the Week (w/e 11 September 2011)

    Spinko: Acorn Light Ale
    Thuck Phat: Marstons Old Empire IPA
    Oggwyn Trench: Ossett Mellow Yellow
    Bucking Fastard: Everard's Tiger
    oldboots: Castle Rock Screech Owl
    Wittenden: Old Dairy Blue Top
    aleandhearty: Durham Magus
    ROBCamra: Abbeydale Hat Glue
    Pubsignman: Twickenham Naked Ladies
    Alesonly: Hawkshead Brodies Prime
    Paris Hilton: Buxton Double Axe Edge IPA
    runningdog: Forge Handsome
    MJ71: Three Tuns Old Scrooge
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    Tonight had some good ones.

    I tried to rememeber them all but clealy I need to start taking notes. Had a couple of good Acorn ones in the Midnight Bell in Leeds, one was Warrior IPA and theother a Light Ale. The Light Ale was the better of the IPA's and properly dialled back. Very quaffable. On next to Punk IPA oin thw Cross Keys, a welcome reminder that Holbeck isn;t just for boring brown beers. Top drawer punk. Then on to Foley's, and as usual it was too warm, as was the beer. This is why I always go for keg in there. Then on to North Bar, which was too busy even to get a spot at the bar. Why do people crowd bar space when there is other space within the venue? Dunno. Had to leave the Flying Dog Centennial I had at £4.50 a pint as it was just too difficult to tackle in the state I was in. Off to Adelphi, ordered a curry on the way then went in for some IPA which wasn't an IPA (seems to be a recurring episode
    in the Adelphi now).

    Acorn Light Ale from Midnight Bell is my pick

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    Off to Ipswich today to sample, amongst others, the delights of the (stellar) Dove Street Inn, Fat Cat and, new to me, St Jude's Brewery Tavern and Brewery Tap, but they'll all do well to provide something better than the Rooster's Cheers I tried had last night in the Moon on the Mall. What a shame, I note from their website, that the Rooster's founders are aiming to sell this year.

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    To choose from this week:
    Hook Norton Bitter and Old Hooky
    Doom Bar
    Pedigree
    Marstons Old Empire IPA
    Everards Tiger
    Oakham Bishops Farewell

    The Bishops Farewell was, as ever, fantastic and I always forget quite what a good Best Bitter Tiger is but BOTW goes to Marstons Old Empire IPA for being a 5.9% beer which flies down such that you forget the strength until midway through the third!

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    Decent night following my pre match London Pride and Wood Shropshire Lad

    Abbeydale Sanctuary
    Pictish Liberty
    Wadworth 6X
    Beowulf Chiller
    Ossett Mellow Yellow
    Mallinsons Dragon

    BOTW Ossett Mellow Yellow
    Theres a Man with a Mullet going Mad with a Mallet in Millets !

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    Quote Originally Posted by trainman View Post
    What a shame, I note from their website, that the Rooster's founders are aiming to sell this year.
    Yes they are but they're selling the brewery to Market Town Taverns and are then joining the MTT payroll as consultants for 12 months.

    It's in safe hands as the people taking over have been brewers at both Copper Dragon & Daleside.
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    A few days boating ,to move away from the restrictions enforced by low reservoirs in parts of the South Midlands,meant a fair selection of beers to choose from and my BOTW goes to Everard's Tiger bought in The Barley Mow,Cosgrove where it is good to see an Everards tied house,especially so close to Milton Keynes.A very reliable Best Bitter ,I have a Tiger pump clip attached to the tiller so maybe I am biased.

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    An excellent week's drinking, notable beers were

    Moorhouses Premier Bitter
    Dark Star Summer Meltdown
    Oakham Citra
    Firestone Walker Red Nectar Ale ( a US ale on sale on draught in the local JDW)

    but the early leader never dethroned was Castle Rock Screech Owl

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    Only the one beer this week, an excellent if unexpected pint of Old Dairy Blue Top, a fine example of a Kentish (India) Pale Ale:hoppy and nutty.
    "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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    Quiet week for me, with nothing really having the wow factor. Tried:

    James & Kirkman - Harvest Gold.
    Durham - White Gem.
    Durham - Magus.
    Marston's - Draught Bass.
    Brentwood - Maple Mild.
    Brentwood - Summer Virgin.

    Easy winner was the Magus. Has anyone else had much experience of Brentwood beers?. They're being featured by Ossett pubs at the moment and having tried four, I find them rather underwhelming to say the least. Is it just me?
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