Beers Loved Now Lost

Beers Loved Now Lost

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kiteless

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10,270 posts

175 months

Saturday 8th October 2011
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I posted a reply in the Roads forum this week where I mentioned the Three Tuns brewpub in Bishops Castle, and it sparked some memories .

When I moved to Shropshire back in 1989, I was goggle-eyed at the number of little pubs owned by breweries I'd not heard of (coming from South Wales). So I invested in a Good Beer Guide: 1989 Edition which I've still got in the bookcase behind me.

At the time, Shropshire boasted two "original" brewpubs: The Three Tuns, and The All Nations, but I'm reminded of other beers from that time that were bloody lovely yet are now lost in the mists of time.

For example:









Of all the above, I really miss Ind Coope's Burton Ale. A punchy voltage (5.2% IIRC) but very astringent with nice citrussy notes that masked the alcohol. Draught Bass may still be available, but I've not seen it for years and it's probably a shadow of its former self anyway.

I know us beer lovers are spoiled for choice these days (my local is coming to the end of its second week of its second beer festival this year), but despite all that there are still great beers that deserve remembrance.

Aren't there?


SammyW

733 posts

191 months

Saturday 8th October 2011
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Was a real shame when my old local stopped selling draught Bass, I have had it elsewhere since then but that was still a few years ago. I'm pretty sure you can still get Mild, unless it's disappeared quite recently.

Simpo Two

76,649 posts

236 months

Saturday 8th October 2011
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As a former student in Nottingham I remember Home Ales and Shipstones ('Shippos for Hippos') - both now demised.

I thought Bass the brand was still going even though they were taken over by Coors.

SVX

2,144 posts

182 months

Sunday 9th October 2011
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Burton Ale was absolutely lovely.

I fear that we are in an age of plenty of choice, but a lack of overall consistency/quality.

For example, our village has a brewery which produces a nice drop, but two of their three main brews are pretty awful TBH. That and a general lack of skill by landlords for keeping/serving good quality ale is compounding the problem.


ritmo

603 posts

142 months

Sunday 9th October 2011
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Simpo Two said:
As a former student in Nottingham I remember Home Ales and Shipstones ('Shippos for Hippos') - both now demised.

I thought Bass the brand was still going even though they were taken over by Coors.
I don't imagine they'll be missed. Shippos was also known as 'ststones' for a good reason

Hoover.

5,959 posts

213 months

Sunday 9th October 2011
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following this had a discusion about Burton this afternoon in the pub... used to drink it all the time, hadn't even realised it had gone as local pub is ste and best be safe drinking something on tap (larger) ... lived here for 11 years

mistergixer

103 posts

123 months

Sunday 9th October 2011
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I have fond memories of this:



My relatives always used to bring it down for us whenever they visited.

Simpo Two

76,649 posts

236 months

Monday 10th October 2011
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ritmo said:
I don't imagine they'll be missed. Shippos was also known as 'ststones' for a good reason
Indeed! Though I escaped as preferred cider in those days. Wonder if 'The Yorker' is still there?

Ah yes it is! http://www.bbc.co.uk/nottingham/features/2003/04/r...

jet_noise

4,925 posts

153 months

Monday 10th October 2011
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Dear All,

Wadworths' Farmer's Glory - I can't recall the flavour of this but do remember drinking it whenever I saw it so I must have liked it.
King & Barnes' Chistmas Ale - bottle conditioned, long lived, multi layered, rich, seasonal stuff
Smiles Stout - strong & dark
Newcastle Star - strong, sweet, best beer I've ever found to go with curry
Watneys Red Barrel

I may have lied about the last one being loved,

regards,
Jet

Stu R

21,410 posts

186 months

Monday 10th October 2011
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Forget which one it was, but there was a Vaux beer which I have very fond memories of.

retrorider

1,339 posts

172 months

Monday 10th October 2011
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Sainburys used to do a draught mild in a red can.Twas delicious and sadly missed...

Baryonyx

17,373 posts

130 months

Monday 10th October 2011
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I always associate Bass with the roughest pubs around. One such dump that sells it is the Black Garter, which must be the scummiest pub in Newcastle.

Ultuous

2,190 posts

162 months

Monday 10th October 2011
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Had a pint of draught Bass a few weeks ago - I thought it might have gone as hadn't seen it anywhere in years; it was just as bloody lovely as I remembered it being!!! smile

My most missed is Kimberly ales - travelled all the way from Suffolk to Nottingham a few years ago and was looking forward to my fave pint, only to find the pub was serving Greene King instead - oh the irony! frown

kiteless

Original Poster:

10,270 posts

175 months

Monday 10th October 2011
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Stu R said:
Forget which one it was, but there was a Vaux beer which I have very fond memories of.
Just had a look in one of my old GBG's.

Vaux Double Maxim, maybe?

Another I've just remembered was this:



Back in the day, the only pub near me that served it was The Compasses in Bayston Hill (talking 1990-ish here). And it had a flavour totally unbecoming of a mild @ 3.4 volts. Dark, chocolatey, damsoney goodness. It was discontinued for a number of years in the mid-90's, then resurrected.

Don't know what it's like now.

Google [bot]

5,547 posts

152 months

Monday 10th October 2011
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A good pint of draught Bass was the last remaining thing to lure me back to the UK. That's that then.

Stu R

21,410 posts

186 months

Tuesday 11th October 2011
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kiteless said:
Just had a look in one of my old GBG's.

Vaux Double Maxim, maybe?
That's the chap. A quick google suggests you can still get it - the directors who fled vaux amid it's closure started a new brewery (which I'm ashamed to say is located not 20 minutes from my door and I didn't know about it!). I'll have to investigate beer

It seems a lot of their other brews went the same way too, though I was never their biggest fan TBH, being from the proper side of the river I always preferred the Fed brewery's offerings hehe

anonymous-user

25 months

Tuesday 11th October 2011
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No?

hehe

kiteless

Original Poster:

10,270 posts

175 months

Tuesday 11th October 2011
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Symbolica said:


No?

hehe
Exits are < > and ^

HTH smile



Sticks.

7,092 posts

222 months

Wednesday 12th October 2011
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Fremlins. Long time ago but iirc, clear and crisp taste. Until Whitbread bought them, then it tasted like, well, Whitbread.

mcflurry

8,844 posts

224 months

Wednesday 12th October 2011
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Sticks. said:
Fremlins. Long time ago but iirc, clear and crisp taste. Until Whitbread bought them, then it tasted like, well, Whitbread.
Their old brewery location is now a shopping centre..

http://www.fremlinwalk.co.uk/