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scruffy

3,757 posts

148 months

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Timmy Taylors Landlord.

wadgebeast

3,856 posts

98 months

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Cornish Tribute. It's a bit local to the SW, but very very nice. One of the few real ales I can drink several pints of.

Hughesie II

12,078 posts

169 months

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Smiles Brewery
Smiles Best
Smile Exhibition...


lick

Great stuff brewed in Britol, i used to work for them and its lovely beer.

Size Nine Elm

5,130 posts

171 months

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Another vote for Deuchars IPA. Great session beer, and for a Scottish beer, surprisingly hoppy.

Timmy Taylors Landlord - nice.

Innis and Gunn - nice for a sup, too malty for a session.

Bishop's Finger - mmm. You never know where that finger has been

In fact, is there any such thing as a bad beer? (Other than fizzy yellow stuff of varying quality).

V7TTE

2,154 posts

121 months

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Old Speckled Hen + Shepherd Neame: Masterbrew

beer drink vomit silly

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graham@edinburgh

26,553 posts

112 months

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Agree that Innis & Gunn is a bit too flavoursome for sustained drinking. Lovely to have one at the start of an evening though.

Spitfire is my favourite I think, with Badger Champion and Golden Glory close behind. Arran Blonde and Sunset are nice, and you can't really go wrong with Bishop's Finger aka Nun's Delight. In fact, most of the Shepherd Neame stuff is eminently palatable yum

FunkyGibbon

2,897 posts

151 months

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Tim Taylor Landlord
Hopback Summer Lightning
Moorhouses Pendle Witches is my all time favourite

KB_S1

5,967 posts

116 months

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If you ever get a chance to try the range from Atlas Brewery in Kinlochleven grab it.
They do a fair range, my favourite is probably 'Latitude' or possibly 'Nimbus'. Although the 'Three Sisters' is good too.
Also as previously mentioned the Black Isle Brewery stuff is great.

onomatopoeia

3,300 posts

104 months

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Hughesie II said:
Smiles Brewery
Smiles Best
Smile Exhibition...


lick

Great stuff brewed in Britol, i used to work for them and its lovely beer.


Umm, I had a conversation with someone a few months back that said they went into administration in 2005 and the brewery near the Colston hall is closed. The "Smiles" beers are now brewed in Walsall.

They also changed all the names of the beers quite a few years ago - Brewery became Blond and Exhibition became Heritage. The Highbury Vaults is no longer a Smiles pub, quite shocking to think that - the first pint of beer I had in Bristol on the day I moved down here in 1988 was there.

Nowadays I like a pint of Butcombe or Bath SPA. One that I haven't had for a long time but always try when I see is H&O Old Navigation - no idea if that is still brewed.

maxym

194 posts

123 months

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Most St Peter's beers (had a gorgeous pint of Golden Ale the other day in their only pub)
Bishop's Finger
Fuller's ESB
Deuchars IPA

lord summerisle

7,796 posts

112 months

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jagdpanther said:
lord summerisle said:
Do I need say anything? drink


Pass the pump old chum


Might I be able to persuade you to put some of your finest into a sample container for when I see you at Harewood?? I would love to sample your home brew before I make my own lick

Edited by jagdpanther on Friday 9th February 09:37


Certainly Jim'lad - normally take HB beer n wine from the cellar along to the meets since we camp over. So let me know which events your going to be going to and i'll get some bottles for ya. you'll probly find me at the burger van during the lunch break... or out on the track somewhere (last year i was either down at the Clarks, Thompson or at Country)

Neil_Sc

2,156 posts

94 months

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Also forgot to mention, a pint of Mansfield best bitter around the Nottinghamshire area is a real treat.

robbin'b

115 posts

96 months

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I'll support maxym's St. Peter's choice and add two more from the guest lists at my local

Springhead's Roaring Meg, really smooth but more a summery brew and

Cain's Raisin, just the thing on a cold Saturday - roll on 5 o'clock tomorrow!!!

Hope the Highbury Vaults is still maintaining its standards, I have been an irregular there since 1976. Whenever I am in Brizzle I try to stop for one (or two or...)
First occasion I drank Old Peculier was there, went an a pub crawl with some mates in summer '76. The only crawling we did was back home after quite a few pints of OP. Next day I staggered into work and even my boss was impressed that I had made it, and he was a Scot who knew how to hold his ale.

Rob

esselte

14,626 posts

154 months

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This is what you want:

oxford drinker

1,173 posts

116 months

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hugh_ said:


BTW, does anyone know of a light ale called "son of a bitch". I had it in a very rural pub which held a beer and pumpkin festival near Swanage during an A-level Geography fieldtrip. It was perhaps the nicest beer I've ever had, thought somewhat potent at about 8% iirc. I've tried a couple of times since to track it/the brewers down online, but with no joy.

Cheers


A while since I've seen "Son of a Bitch"; it is very good, and was (or still is?) brewed by Bullmastiff Brewery (14 Bessemer Close, Cardiff CF11 8DL) and was a 6.5% IIRC.

My current favourites include Sharp's Doom Bar from Cornwall and the ever-reialble Adnams Bitter.

beer

Shifty Scott

104 posts

105 months

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Hmmmm.... most of the Rebellion beers are very quaffable. But my favorite has to be the Rebellion Zebedee, although it is only brewed in March, April and May..... only one months to go before I can buy a polycask drink
Also partial to a few pints of Adnams' and Jennings' beer!

hugh_

Original Poster:

2,471 posts

128 months

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oxford drinker said:

A while since I've seen "Son of a Bitch"; it is very good, and was (or still is?) brewed by Bullmastiff Brewery (14 Bessemer Close, Cardiff CF11 8DL) and was a 6.5% IIRC.

My current favourites include Sharp's Doom Bar from Cornwall and the ever-reialble Adnams Bitter.

beer


Good call with the Doom Bar, that's my regular tipple down here at uni Thanks of the information about "Son of a bitch", I'll write to Bullmastiff and see if they supply anywhere down this way.

jagdpanther

19,633 posts

106 months

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lord summerisle said:


Certainly Jim'lad - normally take HB beer n wine from the cellar along to the meets since we camp over. So let me know which events your going to be going to and i'll get some bottles for ya. you'll probly find me at the burger van during the lunch break... or out on the track somewhere (last year i was either down at the Clarks, Thompson or at Country)



Splendid old boy, I look forward to sampling some of the Summerisle brews (have you christened them yet??)

I might turn up for the practice if possible, Im going to check the site and entrants in a moment...I'll let ya know old bean thumbup

Hughesie II

12,078 posts

169 months

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onomatopoeia said:
Hughesie II said:
Smiles Brewery
Smiles Best
Smile Exhibition...


lick

Great stuff brewed in Britol, i used to work for them and its lovely beer.


Umm, I had a conversation with someone a few months back that said they went into administration in 2005 and the brewery near the Colston hall is closed. The "Smiles" beers are now brewed in Walsall.

They also changed all the names of the beers quite a few years ago - Brewery became Blond and Exhibition became Heritage. The Highbury Vaults is no longer a Smiles pub, quite shocking to think that - the first pint of beer I had in Bristol on the day I moved down here in 1988 was there.

Nowadays I like a pint of Butcombe or Bath SPA. One that I haven't had for a long time but always try when I see is H&O Old Navigation - no idea if that is still brewed.



Doesnt surprise me, i was a relief manager for them for a year or so and eventually bought a pub off them in Bradford On Avon, 3 years later they bought it back off me for 3 times as much. Of course i'd done a lot to the pub in that time and it was worth it, 3 months later they'd undone 3 years work and essentially killed it !!


Nuggs

4,640 posts

121 months

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Harvey's Sussex Best is the finest elixir known to mankind...
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