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Thread: Beer of the Week (w/e 17th June 2012)

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    Roving RAT ROBCamra's Avatar
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    Default Beer of the Week (w/e 17th June 2012)

    A week of shocks. BF & TP in not voting for Oakham Bishops Farewell scandal.

    Bucking Fastard: Great Heck Voodoo Mild
    Mobyduck: Dark Star American Pale Ale
    Spinko: Brewdog Punk IPA
    Oggwyn Trench: Wood Street Golden Larch
    gillhalfpint: Blue Anchor Spingo Middle
    Millay: Tring Brewery Riser Bitter
    Old Blue: Oakham Water of Forgetfulness
    hondo: Butcombe Rare Breed
    Wittenden: Shepherd Neame Kent's Best
    oldboots: Loddon Summer Snowflake
    Thuck Phat: Ridgeside Southern Cross
    Real Ale Ray: Wibblers Apprentice
    Quinno: Waen Summer Ale
    Pubsignman: Red Willow Heartless
    Alesonly: Redemption Fellowship Porter
    aleandhearty: Magic Rock Curious
    ROBCamra: Highland Scapa Special
    Last edited by ROBCamra; 22-06-2012 at 10:39.
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    A bit of a session in The Baum on Tuesday where Highland Scapa Special was new on the bar.

    This was excellent and I ended up having 4 pints of it, unusual for me with 6 others to choose, although I had tried them all before.

    A trip to Hull this weekend should throw up lots more choices, but this one going to be hard to beat.
    Last edited by ROBCamra; 20-06-2012 at 13:56.
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    Out saving pubs and enjoying it.


    Dark Star American Pale Ale comes out the winner this week followed by Skinners Betty Stogs .
    "Everybody's got to believe in something. I believe I'll have another beer."

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    Had some good ale on the trip from Lincoln to Leeds,so this is a tricky call.The Kirkstall Black Band was very good,but BOTW goes to Great Heck's Voodoo Mild.At 4.3% it had a lot more going on than some weaker milds,a rich chocolate/coffee initial hit and then a lingering dryness tempting you into another.Any MILD pump clip with an image of Jimi Hendrix is worth a pint,surely ? Supped along with some other fine beers in The Eight Jolly Brewers,Gainsborough.

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    Brewdog - Punk IPA, had in Brewdog Manchester.

    I kept telling myself I needed to see a few different pubs in Manchester to learn the area, I kept going back to this. Lovely smell and even better taste. Several of Marble's came close.

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    Another good weekend

    Woodlands - Old Willow
    Grafton - Silhouette
    Grafton - Ironman
    Wood Street - Golden Larch
    Partners - Ghost
    Kelham Island - Pale Rider
    M&B - Mild
    Morton - Essington Ale
    Titanic - Slipway
    Burton Bridge - Two Brewers
    Six Bells - Cloud Nine
    Allgates - Citra

    BOTW Wood Street - Golden Larch
    Theres a Man with a Mullet going Mad with a Mallet in Millets !

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    Butcombe Mendip Spring
    Exeter 'Fraid Not
    Exmoor Stag (contender)
    Keltek Magik
    Sharps Zennor Mermaid
    Frys Blonde Chough
    Frys Ruby Chough
    Cornish Crown St Michaels Bitter
    Blue Anchor Spingo Middle (contender)
    Hogswood Stoked
    Frys Smoked
    Bays Devon Dumpling (contender)

    BOTW Blue Anchor Spingo Middle. Gets better every year.
    Alcohol doesn't solve problems .... but then again, neither does milk.

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    This week the Titanic Anchor gets close but my BotW is going to Tring Brewery Riser Bitter, brewed specially for the Rising Sun in Berkhamsted. Had a few pints on Saturday sitting outside in the sun on the canal path.
    I've just joined Alcoholics Anonymous - I still drink, just under a different name.

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    Oakham's Water of Forgetfulness.

    Bloody lovely, and if you drink enough of it, it does exactly what it says on the pump clip.
    'Immanuel Kant was a real pissant who was very rarely stable' - Python

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    Adam Henson's Rare Breed brewed by Butcombe
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