Alcoholic Beverages The Unofficial Beer, Ale and Lager (and now with added Wine Connoisseur) thread
#61
15-08-2011, 10:09 AM
Yes, it was a Sam Smith's pub. It's called The Kings Arms.

Quite a small pub, right on the river. Famous for being flooded pretty regularly. They have a marker on the wall showing the various flood levels. Mrgreen
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#62
15-08-2011, 10:37 AM
Tested out some of the local brews while down in cornwall on holiday and the St. Austell ones were usually pretty nice with Tribute standing out as a fantastic one so long as someone semi-competent actually pulled it. The other brewery Skinner's however ranged from mediocre to downright awful at times. Probably best to stick to St. Austell pubs if you head down there.
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#63
15-08-2011, 11:17 AM
(15-08-2011, 10:37 AM)Deus Wrote: Tested out some of the local brews while down in cornwall on holiday and the St. Austell ones were usually pretty nice with Tribute standing out as a fantastic one so long as someone semi-competent actually pulled it. The other brewery Skinner's however ranged from mediocre to downright awful at times. Probably best to stick to St. Austell pubs if you head down there.

Tribute is a lovely beer, no doubting that. Thup

I have to say though, some of the Skinner's beers are worth trying as well. Betty Stoggs, Knocker and Heligans Honey are all good beers imo.

For the king of the Cornish beers though, forget St Austell Breweries, forget Skinner's and head straight for Sharps where Doom Bar reigns supreme. Thup Smile
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#64
15-08-2011, 11:43 AM
This isn't the greatest beer in the world, this is just a tribute!
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#65
15-08-2011, 12:25 PM (This post was last modified: 15-08-2011, 12:28 PM by Deus.)
(15-08-2011, 11:17 AM)deanashtonsfoot Wrote: Tribute is a lovely beer, no doubting that. Thup

I have to say though, some of the Skinner's beers are worth trying as well. Betty Stoggs, Knocker and Heligans Honey are all good beers imo.

For the king of the Cornish beers though, forget St Austell Breweries, forget Skinner's and head straight for Sharps where Doom Bar reigns supreme. Thup Smile

From what i remember the Betty Stoggs and Cornish Blonde wern't too bad but that knocker one was watery as hell. Ended up giving up after half a pint it was that bad and i hate to see beer go to waste Thdn
It was worth getting some of the skinner's ones just to read the bottles though Mrgreen

Also had some of the Doom Bar which was rather nice but i still prefer the tribute just about. Thup
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#66
15-08-2011, 07:50 PM
(15-08-2011, 10:09 AM)deanashtonsfoot Wrote: Yes, it was a Sam Smith's pub. It's called The Kings Arms.

Quite a small pub, right on the river. Famous for being flooded pretty regularly. They have a marker on the wall showing the various flood levels. Mrgreen

Yes pretty sure I went to that one when last in York two years ago. From what I can recall the highest flood level recorde was above my head!
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#67
20-08-2011, 12:09 AM
Puke

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#68
22-08-2011, 01:15 AM
Just noticed that ^

Guess I broke my drunken posting rule! I don't remember doing it so I guess that is alright.

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#69
22-08-2011, 04:09 PM
Mrgreen
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#70
25-08-2011, 11:03 AM
Ok, so it's only coopers pale ale, but getting a whole carton of it free of charge thanks to a mate who works for them? Delightful.

Currently managing: Kazincbarcika Sports Club, Hungarian Division I
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#71
25-08-2011, 11:24 AM
I quite liked Coopers when I was in Aus. A nice drop. Thup
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#72
25-08-2011, 11:48 AM
Beer's beer when it's free Mrgreen

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#73
25-08-2011, 12:16 PM
Pretty sure that the Home Brew shop I frequent sell Cooper beer/lager kits.
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#74
26-08-2011, 02:02 PM
(15-01-2011, 07:23 PM)Rodderas Wrote: I'm sure everyone has "that drink" the one they very first got legless on. Mine was cider, I've never been able to touch the stuff since. Even the slightest sniff of it makes me want to puke.

Mine was Jack Daniels on my 17th birthday. Unfortunately, I'm a bit of a rocker, and you're not allowed to hate JD if you listen to metal; it's against the law or something.

Nowadays I'm all about the real ale; a new brewery in town is the Liverpool Organic Brewery. Usually I'm very sceptical about organic products, but this stuff is delicious. Failing that, anything by Wychwood is always a good shout.
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#75
26-08-2011, 03:07 PM
(26-08-2011, 02:02 PM)Mathew Wrote: Nowadays I'm all about the real ale;

That seems to be a very common direction to move in these days.

I don't know whether we're just getting old or what, but more of my mates definitely seem to drink real ale rather than lager these days.
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#76
26-08-2011, 04:30 PM
Yeah real ale is something that I have got in to over the years. I don't really remember seeing real ales in the pub as younger man. I'm not sure I would have had the balls to ask for a Spitfire whilst all my mates were drinking Fosters anyway Mrgreen

Jack Daniels Thdn Sour mash Wink Single Malt everytime. I have just finished a nice bottle of Balvenie doublewood which was very nice.

Trying to cut down on my drinking though Mrgreen

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#77
26-08-2011, 04:35 PM
(26-08-2011, 04:30 PM)Rodderas Wrote: Balvenie doublewood

ThupThupThup
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#78
22-09-2011, 04:38 AM
British brewer seals Foster's takeover

In a transfer deal that will almost rival Liverpud's sale of Torres to Man $hity, we have sold Fosters (and thus VB) to the poofs. We can now get on with the job of brewing great beer here!
Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory since Football Manager on Commodore 64!

GNU Terry Pratchett
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#79
22-09-2011, 05:50 AM (This post was last modified: 22-09-2011, 05:51 AM by f1dave.)
Huzzah!

Now to decide the next shit beer to export. Perhaps TEDs can become the new Fosters in the UK?

Currently managing: Kazincbarcika Sports Club, Hungarian Division I
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#80
22-09-2011, 09:10 AM
So that's roughly £8bn Fosters has been sold to us for...

Me thinks I'm missing a trick here, bottled and canned piss is worth that much?
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