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    Marston's - Wainwright Amber.

    Two pints of this were had in the Darlington Flyer. I was slightly cautious on the first sip having taken a look around the venue, but it was brilliant. I then sat outside at the back in some unexpected sunshine and enjoyed some EDM mashups. Low expectations but good delivery made for an excellent 45 minutes in the sun. It clouded over so indoors for 10 minutes where the soundtrack was 1960s which I quite like too.

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    Decent week locally:

    Pennine Brewing Company Northern Soul
    Growling Dog Raspberry Milk Stout*
    Oakham Bishops Farewell*
    Hop Back Summer Lightening*
    Byatts XK Strong*
    Hop Union Moose River*
    Everards Hour Glass

    Thoroughly enjoyed the Moose River, a 5% American pale but BOTW goes to Byatts XK Strong. Billed as a strong mild at 4.9%. Dark chocolate and dark berries with the wonderful, dry finish associated with milds ensuring an easy pass on the three pint test.
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    Quality over quantity:

    Anarchy - Blonde Star *½
    ELB - Cowcatcher **½
    Oakham - Inferno **½
    St Austell - Tribute **½
    Twickenham - Naked Ladies **½


    BOTW goes to Dark Star - APA **¾ at The Harp
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    A quiet week.

    Fernandes - Quantum.
    Rat / Tower - Rat & Dachshund.
    Fernandes - Harlequin.
    Fernandes - Summit.
    Fernandes - Spaced Out.
    Fernandes / Five Towns - Junkie.
    Fernandes - A Swift One.

    A solid bunch, but nothing particularly memorable. BOTW goes to an old favourite. Predictably taken at Luis Bar @ Fernandes.
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    Suffolk,Kent:

    Adnam's-Southwold Bitter 3.7%abv.Bittersweet,literally and metaphorically.
    Three Legs-Pale #3 3.7%abv.Hedge fruit,hazy.
    Dark Star-Hophead 3.8%abv. Still an excellent Pale.
    Harvey's- Sussex Best Bitter 4%abv.Decent Harvey's.
    Larkins-Traditional 3.4%abv.Plain.

    Three Legs Pale#3, my BOTW, not for the first time.
    "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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    St Pancras,Twickenham,Stoke and Congleton.

    Twickenham -- Naked Ladies
    Adnams -- Ghost Ship
    Fyne Ale --Jarl *
    Marble -- Lagonda *
    Sharps -- Doom Bar
    Beartown -- Garage
    Marstons -- Wainwright

    An easy choice for BOTW Marble Lagonda in the excellent Holy Inadequate.

    Next week Dorking pub crawl and some more boating on the Macc and Peak Forest.
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    Surrey/Hants

    Cask
    Three Acre Centennial Haze
    Wantsum Heart Of Darkness*
    Ampersand Bidon
    Oakham JHB*
    Electric Bear Don't Know Jack
    Titsey North Downs Gold*
    Roosters Variation On A Theme (Mosaic)
    Tolgate Porangeter*

    Keg
    Ten Tun Temples Of Talus*
    Ten Tun The Front Fell Off*
    Siren Serendipity *
    Siren Just Because*
    Siren Just Like Paradise*
    Steam Town Transit Purgatory*
    New Bristol Fantazia
    Delirium Tremens*
    Mysterious Something Something
    Lakedown Off The Hook

    Some nice cask and some very good keg with BOTW going to Ten Tun Brewhouse The Front Fell Off sampled next door in The Ten Tun Taphouse

    This week hoping to jump on board with the Fastard crew in Dorking on Thursday.
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