Any (of the old f*rts) remember Cherry B?

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Dave7, 8 Jan 2019.

  1. pawl

    pawl Veteran

    That brigs back memories For a short time I worked with the community alcohol team.This was one of the drinks concocted by people revered to the team.Dont try this at home,Cherry Blossom Shoe polish mixed with Brasso
  2. Nibor

    Nibor Über Member

    Stella is now only brewed in Belgium now and Interbrew have no part in it the skull crushing headaches of yore are no longer.
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  3. T4tomo

    T4tomo Veteran

    If you are yearning for a bottle

    We used to fill trophy cups with Cherry B and cider after any end of season award nights and pass them round the pub.....carnage...
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  4. biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

    Was it a favourite tipple then ?
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  5. subaqua

    subaqua What’s the point

    Viz readers will get the reference

  6. Fnaar

    Fnaar Smutmaster General

    Mine also used to put pots of fags about ... dunno why or how,they were skint :smile:

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  7. raleighnut

    raleighnut Guru

    On 3 Wheels
    Me and a mate used to drink that but then we were once in the pub when another friend had to leave unexpectedly due to a crisis at home and left half a bottle of Holsten Pils so Geoff (never one to waste anything) shared it between our pints, really nice so that became our tipple. Fast forward a couple of months and Geoff's girlfriend was drinking Cider and Cherry B when she suddenly decided she'd had enough and retired to the ladies for a while, again never wanting to waste anything Geoff duly shared that between our pints and so was born the 'Black and Decker'.

    The recipe/method

    Start with a Guinness and Cider, drink about a quarter (in one swallow naturally) then refill slowly to the top from the bottle of Pils, collect change from barman then repeat. By now you only have a pint of the mix and a bottle of Cherry B so you can walk to the table without juggling, after sitting down the 3rd swally and top the pint up with the bottle of Cherry B and if you've got it right the whole bottle will fit in nicely.

    BTW- This drink was born out of necessity, Geoff was caretaker at a Methodist Chapel with a community centre/youth club called Wesley Hall and didn't finish til around 10 at night when the volunteers for the soup kitchen arrived to prepare for the tramps and the only pub within an easy walk was 'The Imperial' where the beer was crap.
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  8. Dec66

    Dec66 A gentlemanly pootler, these days

    West Wickham
    "£1.49 sir"
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  9. Slioch

    Slioch Veteran

    Not quite as exotic as Raleighnut, but we used to drink light and bitter, where you'd have a half pint of bitter in a pint glass and a bottle of light ale that you used to top up with.

    Had the occasional hangover on snakebites - lager and cider.

    And is "mild" still a thing anywhere?
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  10. raleighnut

    raleighnut Guru

    On 3 Wheels
    That was another drink Geoff got me into, a pint of Mild and a Worthington White Shield
  11. subaqua

    subaqua What’s the point


    Marstons light mild was nice . A good session beer. Tetley dark mild wasn’t as good . Am sure can still get in the CIU place up the road.
  12. screenman

    screenman Legendary Member

    Anyone else remember Stingo.
  13. Salad Dodger

    Salad Dodger Veteran

    Kent Coast
    I remember Cherry B as a thing, but I have never drunk any, nor would I want to.

    I seem to remember my mum having a bit of a Cherry B phase, before she reverted to the infamous "snowball", so beloved of ladies of a certain generation. Does anyone still imbibe "snowballs"?
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  14. AndyRM

    AndyRM XOXO

    Whitley Bay
    You can still get most of the drinks mentioned in your average cornershop.
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  15. Dec66

    Dec66 A gentlemanly pootler, these days

    West Wickham
    Yes... I used to mix that with Special Brew, too.

    In fact, Stingo was the first barley wine I ever drank.
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