Beer?

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Chuffy, 4 May 2008.

  1. deptfordmarmoset

    deptfordmarmoset Full time tea drinker

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    11% of barrel aged barley wine by Siren. It's one of their annuals, 2018 being the year they put it into barrels, so it's this year's version. Drinking it at room temperature because I discovered that when I had a sample at the brewery this year it had already warmed up a little, which really brought out the flavour. It's a very winey barley wine and warmed up tastes almost like a fortified wine. I may put my remaining bottle in the fridge for an hour and see how it tastes when it's cooler but not cold.
     
  2. uphillstruggler

    uphillstruggler Veteran

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    A few I’ve had the good fortune to sample this weekend

    The gardeners ale was a very pleasant surprise, never had quince but if this is anything to go by, I’m a fan

    The old dairy gold top was a firm favourite but the head brewer changed a while ago and was apparently replaced by a chap from sheapardes neame but from the least bottle I had, it had become more home brewy unfortunately

    The easy peeler was in a pub not far from Twickenham on Saturday. Very nice but at £6.20 a pint - blimey
     
  3. deptfordmarmoset

    deptfordmarmoset Full time tea drinker

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    That's a shame about the Old Dairy beers. I've had a few of the different 'Tops' as cask beers and the Old Dairy was a good brewery.
     
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  4. uphillstruggler

    uphillstruggler Veteran

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    My thoughts exactly. I think there was a turnover of staff and rumour has it that they are in some way involved with a new brewery in Ashford called the curious brewery, which has a good lager (believe it or not) but I think is owned in part by venture capitalists. Not sure how long the old dairy will be about if that’s the case which is a shame.

    I worked with a mate of the brewer that came up with the original gold top, but he may even now be involved with the curious lot in some way as his mate said he’d left to join a wine maker that was looking to expand (curious) into beer. If he has, it could be a good thing.

    I received a beer from a work colleague from the curious brewery, could be a special occasion beer, a barrel aged elderflower saison. Apparently

    I’ll report back once I’ve tried the gold top .
     
  5. stephec

    stephec Legendary Member

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    Airport beer, 5e at the bar or 1.19e in the shop, being a tight northerner can you guess which I chose?

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  6. SteveF

    SteveF Veteran

    An Arbor... Lovely pint, smooth with a citrus edge..

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  7. uphillstruggler

    uphillstruggler Veteran

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    Keep sending it south fellas
     
  8. SteveF

    SteveF Veteran

    A Ginger Bear, smooth and refreshing with a background ginger taste (there's a surprise)...

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  9. Crackle

    Crackle Squatter

    Northern Monk Farmhouse IPA. Northern Monk are my current explore range

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  10. SteveF

    SteveF Veteran

    The milk stout to the left, more than a subtle hint of chocolate, another nice one..

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  11. deptfordmarmoset

    deptfordmarmoset Full time tea drinker

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    I'm having an 'It doesn't matter what the name is,' which is an Anspach & Hobday collaboration with Against the Grain. A very smooth barrel-aged stout. Reception is so bad here you'll have to wait till I get somewhere with a stronger signal before you see it. Until then you'll just have to imagine a dark beer against a white wall. In a transparent glass...
     
  12. deptfordmarmoset

    deptfordmarmoset Full time tea drinker

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    Right, I'm back with a decent connection... bonus picture of a bonzai whippet..
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  13. SteveF

    SteveF Veteran

    I think they want us to partake of the fresh air...

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  14. deptfordmarmoset

    deptfordmarmoset Full time tea drinker

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    I was wondering about Sheffield craft beer yesterday. Is it any good?
     
  15. MossCommuter

    MossCommuter Guru

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    I'm not impartial to the odd Aperol meself, like.

    With prosecco
     
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