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Re: New age beers

Postby e17 on Sat Sep 08, 2018 12:54 am

irving boleyn wrote:What's the best that Wetherspoon's do ?

Going to one Friday,The George, Wanstead.

It’s a small world!

My family run that pub for over 20 years :wink: Grew up there

Glad it’s still going
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Re: New age beers

Postby sendô on Sat Sep 08, 2018 12:27 pm

Greatest Cockney Rip Off wrote:You need to get over your snobbery of the Spoons mate. Its not about the decor, it's about good beer sold cheaply.

Well it was just a joke, but going by JJ's in Hornchurch my point still stands.

I can't generally fault their beer though.
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Re: New age beers

Postby Morocco Mole on Sat Sep 08, 2018 4:14 pm

sendô wrote:Yep, Bavarian lagers are top of the class, and German & Czech lagers in general are the best. We don't seem capable of producing anything that comes close, even the odd decent lager.


Saazbrucker. Brewed in Berkshire to Czech standards using hops from Pilsen. :thup:

West Berkshire Brewery do some good stuff all round.
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Re: New age beers

Postby S-H on Fri Sep 28, 2018 5:41 pm

Been drinking Old Blue Last, all afternoon, took a while to get used to, but loving it after 6th pint :) :thup:


Edit:
Loving it may have been an overreaction, tastes too much like Blue Moon for my liking, too orangey..
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Re: New age beers

Postby DasNutNock on Fri Sep 28, 2018 6:21 pm

I’m drinking a 330ml can of some trendy IPA. Far too hoppy and 3 times the price of a 500ml bottle of Banks’s.
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Re: New age beers

Postby jastons on Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:35 pm

I'm drinking a bottle of Henry Weston aged finish cider. At only 6.5% it's not as strong as the Vintage stuff but tastes bloody lovely.
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Re: New age beers

Postby EugeneSpeed on Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:37 pm

DasNutNock wrote:I’m drinking a 330ml can of some trendy IPA. Far too hoppy and 3 times the price of a 500ml bottle of Banks’s.


You sound like my Dad! I'm having a can of really hoppy (dry hopped, 6.5%) IPA, but have a Fullers London Pride and Wild River, a couple of German helles, and a nice porter all waiting. I'm embracing it. All of it. So much delicious beer out there at the moment.
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Re: New age beers

Postby Cuenca 'ammer on Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:47 pm

^^^^^^^

Eugene

:thup: :thup:

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Re: New age beers

Postby DasNutNock on Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:54 pm

EugeneSpeed wrote:You sound like my Dad! I'm having a can of really hoppy (dry hopped, 6.5%) IPA, but have a Fullers London Pride and Wild River, a couple of German helles, and a nice porter all waiting. I'm embracing it. All of it. So much delicious beer out there at the moment.


Your dad sounds like a good man. He must be really disappointed in you.
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Re: New age beers

Postby mushy on Fri Sep 28, 2018 11:25 pm

e17 wrote:My family run that pub for over 20 years :wink: Grew up there

Glad it’s still going

Really?
How long ago?, have been using that pub off and on since the mid 70's.
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Re: New age beers

Postby sendô on Sat Sep 29, 2018 1:08 pm

Two pints of Goose Island IPA in the Slug after work last night. Absolutely smashing.
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Re: New age beers

Postby Cuenca 'ammer on Sat Sep 29, 2018 3:32 pm

not overly fond of it to be honest......

can get it in the States, and liked to try all different kinds but this wasn't one of those "go to again" beers..
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Re: New age beers

Postby sendô on Sat Sep 29, 2018 7:16 pm

This month's beer52 delivery arrived just in time for Saturday night, and with West Ham winning so emphatically this morning I might have to drink one or two or all ten of them. Oktoberfest is the theme this month, so mainly German beers, which bodes very well thank you.
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Re: New age beers

Postby Junco Partner on Sat Sep 29, 2018 8:40 pm

Had a couple of Meantime London IPA's after the match today...

...let's face it anything would have tasted good but these were very, very good.

Don't know why I've never bothered with it before, but they'll be drank again.
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Re: New age beers

Postby S-H on Sat Sep 29, 2018 8:44 pm

Junco Partner wrote:Had a couple of Meantime London IPA's after the match today...

...let's face it anything would have tasted good but these were very, very good.

Don't know why I've never bothered with it before, but they'll be drank again.


I enjoy Meantime.

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Re: New age beers

Postby jastons on Sat Sep 29, 2018 9:05 pm

Another bottle of Henry Weston aged finish cider. Beautiful.
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Re: New age beers

Postby sendô on Sat Sep 29, 2018 9:29 pm

Junco Partner wrote:Had a couple of Meantime London IPA's after the match today...

Meantime is decent. Their London Lager is nice too.
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Re: New age beers

Postby irving boleyn on Mon Oct 01, 2018 4:00 pm

e17 wrote:It’s a small world!

My family run The George for over 20 years :wink: Grew up there

Glad it’s still going


Love the place, can always find a quiet corner.... You'd still recognise it E.17.
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Re: New age beers

Postby alkali on Mon Oct 01, 2018 6:02 pm

Lagunitas for me.
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Re: New age beers

Postby Cuenca 'ammer on Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:59 pm

alkali wrote:Lagunitas for me.


:thup: :thup: :thup:

Hop Stoopid, I.P.A. and the Maximus is my favourite..

sadly to say, I can't get any of them or really anything decent in a bottle here........

https://lagunitas.com/taproom/

sad face .........
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