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bodger

OTG Members Beer Recommendations

With the rise of the micro breweries, IMO there's never been a better time for the beer drinker. There's a lot more choice than there used to be for the beer drinker to try and I thought that it might be a good idea to get folks to recommend any beers that they've sampled to fellow members.

I'll start the ball rolling on what I hope might be a useful thread, with a really nice beer that I drank after the England v Italy rugby match on Sunday.
I bought two bottles of St Peters Organic Ale from Sainsbury's at £1.60 p each and as a result, this brew now currently stands  as being one of my favourites and the bottle design is unusual too.  

I don't suggest you obtain it from this source but here it is.

http://www.stpetersbrewery.co.uk/products/organic-beers/organic-ale/
Dave C

We are spoiled for good country pubs round here.
But this is one of my favourites http://www.blackbullfrosterley.com/

It's like stepping back in time   and great to stop off after working the dogs.

I love the Golden Plover, Pennine Pale and Wolf, all from the Allendale brewery.

watch out for the Wolf  
Gareth

I like St Peter's, it's on sale in several of my local pubs and bars and it's brewed 30 odd miles down the road in Bungay, but the organic ale "Don't arf make I fart"

Currently I have a taste for the localish brewed Pale Ales, especially those made using Mosaic hops with particular favourites being;

Adnam's (Southwold Suffolk) Mosiaic PA and Explorer Golden ale

Woodfordes (Woodbastwick Norfolk) Wherry and Reedlighter

Redwell (Trowse, Norwich) brewery's West Coast Pale Ale.

Green Jack (Lowestoft Suffolk) Rising Sun Pale Ale

Lacons (Great Yarmouth) Heritage Pale Ale

Milton's (Cambridge) Irene Pale Ale.
bodger

Never been a problem for me Gareth. Might be a problem for the people around me but not for me.

If we're to keep this thread going and for it be of benefit to members, perhaps we should say a bit about the beer and how they tasted etc.
Mo

Dave C wrote:
We are spoiled for good country pubs round here.
But this is one of my favourites http://www.blackbullfrosterley.com/

It's like stepping back in time   and great to stop off after working the dogs.

I love the Golden Plover, Pennine Pale and Wolf, all from the Allendale brewery.

watch out for the Wolf  


Nowt to do with beer, but do you know Cockfield? We take our pigs to a little abattoir there.
Dave C

Yes I know it well, took our pigs there.
Joe is a lovely fella and has 3 cracking butchers shops around the area  

Bit of a hike for you though Mo ?
bodger

Meanwhile, back in the pub.  

Last night I walked down to the local and had a couple of pints of this company's Bog Standard Bitter and very nice it was too. At 3.6% abv it wasn't too heavy. Some of their brews are way too strong for me.

http://www.bigbog.co.uk/home.html
Mo

Dave C wrote:
Yes I know it well, took our pigs there.
Joe is a lovely fella and has 3 cracking butchers shops around the area  

Bit of a hike for you though Mo ?


The only other options are one down near Ulverston, which is also a long way, or a big commercial abattoir which we don't want to use.
As you say, lovely people.

We have also been tipped to the one in Hawes which is also supposed to be good for 'ones and twos' but that involves long, narrow winding roads. We might nip over and have a look this year and avail ourselves of some smashing fish & chips while we're there
bodger

How the heck have you two managed to get pigs in here?  Bugger off to the smallholding section !
Mo



We're having a chat over a pint  
bodger

Oh in that case, its OK
Dave C

Yes, And it's your round John  
bodger

I'd love to be able to buy you a pint one day Dave.

Karen and I are going to be taking a walk to the pub this very evening.
bodger

The Ruby Rooster?
Strictly on you behalf you understand, this evening I'll be sampling a pint of this cheeky little number in front of a cosy log fire. Made by The Hatherwood Craft Beer Company and priced at only 89p from Lidl, it would have been rude of me let such an opportunity pass me by?
Hopefully, the low price of this particular beer wont represent too much of an insight into its quality and taste




jac

McEwans Champion

cracking drink

just one or two tho
Dave C

Think I've seen that in the supermarket mmmm

Let me know what it's like  


Bodger, did you follow the link to the Black Bull pub I put up?
Think it might be your sort of place  
brewer66

I don't buy beer.  
I do however make it.
I don't want to sound big headed but I have won lots of awards for my beers.  
I make clones of commercial brews and the best ever was a clone of Fuller's ESB, a superb full bodied, rich, English bitter.
I entered this in the Yorkshire Federation Show (second biggest in the country after the National) and won "Best in show".
The judge, a fully qualified BJCP beer judge, put on his comment sheet,
"in 30 years of judging this is the first time I have awarded maximum points, it was a privilege to have judged this beer"
I was like a dog with two d***s.
Bear in mind I was brought up in Boddington, Holts, etc. country and with a Dad who said Southern beer was p**s and as for Courage's you needed courage to drink it.
Try it, it is a very good ale.  
bodger

Well done mate.  

As far as the Ruby Rooster was concerned, well at least it was wet.

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