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mmmmmm....... its the kids christening next weekend.......having all the family round......... think I got carried away but ah what the heck........ 4 x 18pinters....1 Wherry, 1 Nelson,

Bibs - to return to the original thrust of this thread, with the second batch of Wherry I made, I took the 'informed' decision to make 20 pints from a 40 pint kit owing to the fact that I struggled to

My wife's cousins good ole Norfolk bois Rory and Seamus Clifford have officially started their brewery "Bull of the Woods" brewery. Selling mainly out of the Locks Inn, Geldeston but also available at

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Theres and old brewery in Great Yarmouth called Lacon's. Had quite a few tied pubs and were quite big maybe in the 50s & 60s. I had a pint of theirs about 10 years ago and it was the worst god awful shite ever...

 

Fast forward to a couple of years ago and a new chap takes the reins and rejuvinates the business.

 

I had read they had started making decent beers and had won some awards.

 

http://www.lacons.co.uk/ale-awards

 

So had my first bottle of Lacon's Falcon Ale...what can I say! Best beer Ive had in a while. Great well done. Great to see such a turnaround. Really hats off. A good move for a Great Yarmouth company. (only thing is you have to be care careful pronouncing the Falcon ale my wife misheard me thought I was muttering fuckin hell!)

 

 http://www.lacons.co.uk/permanent-range

 

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.99p! Thats got to be great value! Ive been enjoy that Badger brewery hoppy hare from Aldi for £1.25. 

 

Im not sure about the hobgoblin marketing and dont really understand their target...still not bad beer though.

 

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:D

 

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My dad used to brew all the time. I never have. Don't really like beer. Mind you, I've only tried Australian beers.

At the moment, I can't drink anything as the medication I am on mucks up with the alcohol and the end result is not nice. Very uncomfortable. :(

All we know is that when they stop making this, we will be properly, properly sad.Jeremy Clarkson on the Esprit.

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One of our local breweries in Thanet is Gadds. I had a few pints of their Mild Ale in The Lifeboat pub in Margate old town last week (you remember that one, Bibs?), absolutely gorgeous, wonderful flavour. Dunno why they call it that as it's not really the kind of thing I would term mild but what the hell, highly recommended.

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How should a pint of ale be served?

My pallet deems that a perfect pint should be 1/ totally clear. 2/ not cold 3/ nice head.

This has been pointed out to many bar tenders when they think that charging me £3.60 for a pint of lager-cold murky flat ale is totally acceptable!

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When ever I go to my parents house I alway find me ole man has put cans or bottles of ale in the fridge!

 

Come on warm beer's where its at!

 

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Should be served tepid in a glass with a handle, optional twigs for flavour. :)

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To me, real ale should be served at cellar temperature, but not chilled, or warm, or you lose the flavour.

Lager is a different animal, and needs to be chilled so you can't taste how bad it is.

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Coming to this thread late in the day it would seem.

 

I see a lot of love on here for Doombar.  As an alternative, try St Austell's Tribute.  Cellar temperature with a handle, if you please.

Other favourites, in no particular order:

 

Ringwood Best.  A proper "session" beer.  Hoppy, clean and refreshing.

Butcombe Bitter.  Another "session" beer.  Warning - can be awful if kept badly.

Butty Bach. More full bodied, slightly sweet.
Flowerpots IPA.  Hoppy, citrus and bloody marvelous.

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Flowerpots IPA.  Hoppy, citrus and bloody marvelous.

 

Sounds nice I really like my beer hoppy.

 

Lager is a different animal, and needs to be chilled so you can't taste how bad it is.

 

I was at a school reunion recently and as I didnt want to get too pissed to quick I started drinking fosters...my God its awful! No taste at all. I know its a bit mental but really cold stella is my larger of choice although some of the Spanish beers are nice. Although that may be down to the fact of drinking them on holiday where everything tastes better!

 

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If I have to drink lager, then Staropramen is the one I'd choose. My old man used to say "There's no bad beers, it's just some's better than others." I've followed his advice for years.

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seem to have spent the summer partaking of nautical beers......

generally Wherry or Nelson......with a Broadside chucked in for good measure

 

hic.... :cheers:

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Stayed in a hotel in Prague booked off the internet.   By serendipity it was literally attached to the Staroprarem brewery....  

 

Bought some 'Irish craft lager' from 'Home Bargains' the other day (my cheap random ale provider of choice).   It was really good - nothing at all like lager, but a light hoppy ale.    Will return to see if any left  

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Not done any for a while now, but you may have just inspired me to get back in the saddle. I'll pick some of that up, I enjoy all of Woodforde's brews.

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mmmm.......

It the kids christening August Bank Holiday.......I think you've just given me an idea.........

might have to may a trial batch before tho'

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Been a while for me so was up near the home brew shop and saw this slightly more summery ale. The chap sold me some hoppy spray malt and suggested I put that in too...which Ive done. Ill let you know how it tastes in a few weeks.

 

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My dad and I used to have a leaky wooden yacht on the Norfolk Broads and one of our favourite haunts was the Woodforde's pub (Fur and Feather) at Woodbastwick. We'd have a game of having a pint of all their different beers, then seeing if we could still find our way back to the boat mooring at Salhouse.

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