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Not actually had much beer recently, but want to hear you guys chat about it. Tried anything good recently?
I had Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale, which I really enjoyed.
not doing a lot. tempted to start on them now but can't stop thinking that'd be a bit sad, so i'm gonna wait til about 7pm and then sit in drinking them on my own watching telly because that's fine, it's technically night.
If they're the brand I reckon they are.
Didn't reckon too much to them
With regards to the Einstok ones it depends which one you go for. The go-to one in the UK seems to be the blue label Pale Ale, which i agree isn't a standout ale, but the White Ale is brilliant and most definitely couldn't be described as average when compared to 90% of the ales available in this country, even in specialist shops. The Toasted Porter is pretty fantastic, too.
Are the Olvisholt any good?
favourite new pubs you've just discovered?
Me? The Ivy House in Nunhead. 10/10.
Only been once, but planning to go again shortly. Think the Scout Group I help at might be doing a show on the stage and everything
Yeah I've only been once too. Need to go again ASAP.
Still not been to Peckham Beer Rebellion.
Went a couple of weeks ago.
Great selection of stuff, but obviously in the craft beer price level. Its in an old shop, so its not exactly a perfect pub setting. Would go again but didn't set my world alight.
Have you been to the Hermits Cave in Camberwell? On one hand its a proper shit pub- all the furniture is falling apart- but it has a good selection of ale and its cheap (A THREE POUND PINT!!!) and has a really interesting mix of clientele.
on our week off. He just dismissed it as a shit pub due to it being empty at 3pm on a Friday afternoon but I quite liked it.
Any other gems round our way? There's 2 new(ish) pubs near me, they both look SHITE. Went in one and it was shite. Awful gastro affair. Pints were all above £4 and not even any decent stuff on. Shithole.
but I had a feeling it's be like that given it's more about keg rather than cask, so it would be more expensive. Still a fan of their Gipsy Hill and Crofton Park pubs though.
Ive been meaning to go to the taproom at the Gypsy Hill Brewing co, which opened a few weeks ago. They specialise in beer for sessions (its really good)
Great selection and so so cheap
Never mind London
Please name the offending pub.
Huddersfield's gotten the full range of good beer pubs these days, from right-on-trend IPA-and-porter spots to old man pubs full of local ale.
Moved back to the area a few weeks ago and can't believe I hadn't discovered it sooner. Proper old dark wood interior, got it's own microbrewery in the back which has dirt cheap really nice beers (all for around £3.50 as well) and frequently plays the Pixies. Housemates and I are treating ourselves to a boozy night there tonight I think.
It's really very nice. Only realised it was from the Saino's Taste The Difference after polishing it off.
Had an consolation Orkney Brewery Northern Light and a Black Wolf Rok IPA last night.
In stock, I have: Black Wolf Gold Digger Blonde and Tundra Wheat, Williams Birds & Bees and Chieftan Pale Ale, Inveralmond Lia Fail Dark and Ossian Golden, Harviestoun Schiehallion, Deuchars Imperial and Hobgoblin Haloween.
Nowt exotic, but it's beer, yo
and priced those Tap Rooms right on the label (1.69 each or something) but they went through the till for 69p each. I bought every bottle they put out on the shelves for about two weeks. Magical time to be alive.
Might not. Might tho. It really is an exciting time to be alive.
Probably won't decide until I get home. Tony might not be around see.
no beer for me.
Tried their Queen of Diamonds IPA: very good, a bit sweeter than the strong grapefruit-y bitterness you get so often with American style IPAs.
Always on the look out for new breweries and stuff to try though I'm rarely out that way.
It's Clarkshaw's first birthday on Sunday and they brew near me so I might pop down: https://www.facebook.com/events/276130539251952/
Out in Sheffield tonight - looking forward to seeing what's on tap. #beer
It's york beer festival just near the racecourse this weekend.
Was talking to a girl who's working it last night and she said it's good.
Few miles from Bootham Crescent though
Includes the UK's only monastic beer.
They've a bar through the back but I didn't try there.
Went to this http://northbar.com/north-bar/rainbow-project-launch-18-09-14/
Some absolutely amazing beers and was arseholed after 8 thirds.
The buxton & omnipollo biscuit and peanut butter imperial stout was a thing of wonder, maybe the best beer i've ever tasted. The hemp and Juniper double IPA was really good too.
There will be beer.
Dark ale. Gonna chuck some cinnamon and orange at it. Maybe some nutmeg.
on my way home from Copenhagen last weekend. Haven't drunk them yet. It's this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacobsen_(beer)
Probs be shit.
The best beer I have had in ages.
it's worth getting their seasonal "Tap X" beers if you can find them. They're all great.
Oat pale ale is sat chilling in the fridge right now.
Ten finger discount, Limoncello IPA and Caribean Chocolate Cake are my current Siren faves.
Broken Dream breakfast stout, Undercurrent oatmeal pale ale, Calypso? (can't remember all of them, apparently it's a Berliner Weisse), Ten finger Discount and Limoncello IPA.
Thought i'd try out a bunch of different ones and see what's nice.
Limoncello is the best. Save that till last.
but if you can get hold of carribean chocolate cake- wow.
6 pints of regular strength
I would say. Or at least those are the ones quoted as session beers in the lists you get up festival.
Saw a session beer in a pub in Chiswick for nearly £6 a pint. "Not gonna be a very long session at that price, mate"
can go to the pub and drink 3 pints in half an hour..
or drink at a more leisurely pace..
gonna start drinking now
haven't brewed one before even though it's one of my favourite styles. Might put raspberries in half the batch.
Drank this earlier in the week:
it was outstanding - a peanut butter biscuit stout that had no peanut butter or biscuits in it. Tasted exactly like it did though, not sure how they managed it.
Smells exactly like Reeses peanut butter cups.
Gonna have to get me some of this.
you could smell it as he was pouring it, it was brilliant.
and this was the only one I had more than one off
but didn't get to try any more :(
They've just released that and a batch of Human Cannonball this week
Looks like the human cannonball is sold out though, got a couple in the fridge for tonight
Definitely my favourite beer at the moment.
Massive new craft beer pub/brewery after opening five minutes from my house. I'm refusing to go in there as the beers they brew are genuinely mank and they have Sky Sports News on the tellies in there all day.
Everything else has been really good. Shout out to the Ruthless and Narwhal beers. Excellent stuff.
it's a saison with sumac in it. See if you can guess the pun before you take a look.
Two bottles/cans in Guinnesses case, of each. Will be consumed in that order.
...and I pass it on my cycle home.
it feels almost like eating a meal
if there's a choice of beers that i haven't tried, i'll go for the dark one
Got it from quality save. Innis & Gunn oak aged beer, it was about £2.50 for a massive 750ml bottle. Lovely stuff. Cheers
It made me spell beer with two R's
when it's on offer like that it's a quality buy.
Tomorrow before football, I'm going to visit the Gipsy Hill Brewery as well as Beer Rebellion.
Anyone ever been?
but all their beers are really good, nothing fancy, just well made and tasty.
Agreed, I'm looking forward to it. Beer Rebellion is basically a micro-pub run by Late Knights.
Also, as they sponsor Dulwich Hamlet I think you get discounts for wearing a scarf :)
As long as they don't put the price up for wearing a Palace scarf.
Beer Rebellion is AMAZING. I love Late Knights and Gipsy Hill so bloody much. Hooray for SE London breweries.
There are a few other pubs around there too, are any good?
Not for this weekend, but future reference.
After football I may go home via the Radius Arms in Whyteleafe.
1 GREAT, 2 good, 3 middling and one poor.
meant to write down which but I haven't.
really into Sierra Nevada atm.
I'm up to 440 unique check ins on Untappd, wondering if I can hit 500 by the end of the year...
I've gone off buying Sierra Nevada bottles here now, the last few I've had have been really bland and stale, I think it's a freshness issue.
I pick a few up from Waitrose occasionally, have never had that issue.
and it was really noticeable how much more vibrant it was:
Warning, wanky beer writing alert:
Ah, sorry. I couldn't find it and just googled "Drownedinsound Friday beer".
so I will most likely be drinking shite ale at my desk come 5pm
Decided I *really* like the Cittie of (Thom) York(e) and the Glasshouse Stores recently. All the other Sam Smiths can probably fuck off.
Sam Smiths Christmas crawl, anyone?
and the Captain Kidd in Wapping.
beer is still really average though compared to Spoons
Met roastthemonaspit in the Captain Kidd once.
Years ago I one of the Smiths pubs around Oxford Street/Tottenham Court Road, was the pub we went to before gigs. But I hadn't been to a Sam Smiths for years.
Then a few months ago I found out the Anerley Arms was a Sam Smiths and went there before football. The beer was disgusting, might have just been a bad pub I guess, but perhaps they are just shit now?
The stout is pretty good, the Old Brewery Bitter is decent, the various lagers are all indistinguishable... the fruit beers they do in bottles are really nice (if very sweet), but ludicrously overpriced.
Fuck the lot of you.
I will probably be buying some beer from Metalman Brewing.
They don't have the chili porter listed on their site but it is delicious.
Alesmith Speedway Stout, Mikkeller Red &White Christmas, Lervig Pop that Cherry and a couple of Curvee's
I might crack open one of my Kentucky Breakfast Stout's as a Christmas treat, or the Allagash Curieux.
Going to be in the States over New Year, and go crazy on the good stuff - look at some of these draft lists!
But had amongst others, on Sunday, Blubus Maximus from Wild Beer and Beavertown which I loved and Tart and Cocoa Wonderland from Thornbridge. Bloody love their beer.not bad for sleepy Portsmouth.
Off to Twickenham tomorrow so will probably be drinking Greene King IPA or Guinness, unless any knows any decent pubs. Normally go to the Eel Pie, Quins fans, but need a change.
looked it up, and realised it was the Eel Pie. They did a lot of Badger beers (owned by them perhaps?) which were good.
That's a hall and Woodhouse pub. Quite a lot of those at home. Last time we went up (Saracans v clermont auvergne semi final a couple of years ago), we went to a place called Ales and Tails or something. Wasn't too bad, but way pricey
G'is a shout if you see me!
(I have no idea where we are. Bought tickets on eBay for cheap couple of days ago)
Beer Rebellion was really nice. Lovely beers, had a burger and chips which was great too. When we got their the barman wasn't there and the chef failed to work out how to pull a pint so we had a bottle of Crack of Dawn and he cooked our food and said we could pay when the barman turned up. Then went for their taster board which was three thirds with a wooden board thing. Was nice. Really nice people too.
Then went to the Gipsy Hill brewery which was also great. Had a pint of Southpaw and a pint of Dissident.
Then Palace won 5-1. All in all a great day.