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Anybody have anything to recommend they've had recently?
Been enjoying Citra IPA from Oakham Ales recently from a bottle. Trying Saltaire Blonde tonight - 4 for £6 but nothing to write home about.
Best draught recently was, again, Loweswater Gold from the Kirkstile Inn as well as a lovely Langdale golden ale from there as well.
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Best I've had during lockdown(and beyond) is Jail Ale from Dartmoor brewery. I got the taste on away trips to Devon. Buy two 8 packs and more if you like it,and free delivery. Takes couple days but worth the wait. Hope you're well NCF
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Hobgoblin IPA is nice.
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I like Oakham Citra too, you must be a HopHead NCF? St Austell Proper Job 4.5% will probably go down well.

Waltero- I remember you mentioning Jail Ale a few weeks back, I saw it in Devon last week so took the plunge. I prefer lighter, hoppy beers, but it was very nice. It has a bit of everything going on. Reminded me of Sneck Lifter.
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I prefer the darker ones but there are some really nice blond ones. Sneck lifter is a decent drop, in fact most of the cask ales are ok.
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We've got a specialist beer shop in the village I live in (near Nottingham). I'm working my way through their shelves - 2 a week.

Best by far is stuff from Black Iris brewery. They do a lot of good stuff but their Endless Summer IPA is superb. BG Sips from the Blue Monkey brewery is another one I really like. Don't know how easy to find this stuff in other parts of the country though,

Cambridge behind closed doors meant I was denied my usual couple of pints of Jaipur in that pub that also does Thai food.
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Citra is a session ale. Has anyone been to Sheffield away? Jaipur on at my local ‘spoons. They also do Pale Ryder from Kelham Island. And I’ve been asked by the barmaid today what I want, excellent service. Motörhead beer is great by the way.
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Fosters top.
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Fosters top.


Usually with a cocktail cherry and umbrella isn’t it?!
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Tom we had a crawl round the pubs in Sheffield a few years ago before a game..i was chucked in a boot of a car (too many if us)and taken to the Kelham Island and Fat cat pubs.....both were excellent,the sheffield tap is good if a bit pricey, although does most of the Thornbridge ales..
Devonshire Cat is in the middle area, they had a good selection of Yorkshire ales on .I dont mind the Barnsley ales either. The Rutland arms is a belter, think the beers were from busy bee (not quite sure of name). It was closest quality ale bar to Brammall Lane
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A bottle of Adnams Ghost Ship went down well with my tea last night.
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Mark, have you been to Beer without Borders in Dumfries? They have some cracking and rarer imports in, as well ad more traditional Scottish stuff
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No not yet but now you mentioned it i will give it a go next time i go..Its a couple of year since ive had a few jars in Dumfries,

The Caven arms was the best ale pub in town.
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McEwans Headspace, Scotch Whiskey Beer a nice smooth ale, with a fruity aftertaste.
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Whoops Whisky beer, apologies to youz from over the wall.
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Timothy Taylor's Boltmaker tonight. A really lovely bitter.
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Haven't tried that one. I really enjoy their Landlord. Have you tried Thwaites Lancaster Bomber ?
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Lovely bitter that Bomber, Walt. Hope you're keeping well and see you soon I'm sure. Worth trying the Boltmaker. I think it's what used to be called their Best Bitter but it's had a rebranding for some reason. Landlord's a lovely ale.
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What a fantastic topic a change from the crass shite spouted by some on other topics.

I move between the Highlands and the East Midlands and marvel at some of the fantastic ales in both regions as well as areas I cannot reach these days or have done in the past.

My current highland favs are Hoppy Ness a wonderful IPA and Dark Ness a rich black stout from the Loch Ness brewery which was until a few years ago a shed in the grounds of a Drumnadrochit hotel.

From the East Midlands one cannot beat Harvest Pale Ale a fantastic session ale from Castle Rock and for a wow factor try Elsie Mo - Im allowed no more than 3 lol.

I love Jaipur too but same as Elsie Mo im limited in my content.

Not too sure if these are considered mainstream brews now but Wainwrights is a lovely brew as is Cumberland Ale from Jennings.

Im also partial to a nice cider and one to watch is Thistly Cross, all versions :-)

Cheers as I sup my Dark Ness and come on you blues :D
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Wish you hadn't mentioned Timothy Taylor's Landlord, my favourite beer and I haven't any in.
I will have to try their Boltmaker sometime, is it as readily available do you know?
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Wish you hadn't mentioned Timothy Taylor's Landlord, my favourite beer and I haven't any in.
I will have to try their Boltmaker sometime, is it as readily available do you know?


Yes, I think so. I think I've bought some in the past from Asda and Booths,
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Shepherd Neame 1698 is a great ale, 4 for £6 at ASDA
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TT Landlord 4 for £6 Tesco Rose hill same as Fuller's London Pride another of my favourites
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Great offer at Tesco's.

18 pack of 440ml cans of Fosters for £13. Works out at 77p a can.
:D
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We all have our preferences Flatcap
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Waltero ..i noticed in Workington Morrisons yesterday that they are doing bottles of Mowdy, Tractor Shed brewery in Seaton.. Wonder if Carlisle yan has it in...Its a really good ale..

For the lager drinkers too they do one called Heffe Weiss ...ive tasted it and its not too fizzy.
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You've been supping lager MRF?

Wash your mouth out wid soap man 'probably more tastier!'.
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I had a swig of it a couple of year ago at keswick beer fest...

I wont be changing to lager or poxy size coke cans of hipster beer..

A pint or 500ml bottles ta.
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Banks's Amber Bitter tonight. A desperately poor bitter. Would have better off with a lager and black.
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Banks' is one beer I can't get away with apart from Sunbeam I think it's called. A lot of blondes are very similar these days but it wasn't that long ago you were lucky to find more than one pub in whichever town you were in to actually serve real ale.
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Not usually a lager drinker but had a bottle of Asahi tonight and I thought it was very nice indeed.
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Don't like beer/lager but when i was working i had a parcel for the Hesket Newmarket brewery which had to be delivered before 9am which was a pain as i had to stop delivering in Dalston and then go back to Dalston to continue where i left off,got their at 8.55 and they were delighted as it was a part for a machine that had broken down,gave me a couple of bottles as a thank you so when i got home i thought i would try one,bloody awful it was so i gave the other to my brother who enjoyed it,will stick to the red wine as beer is wasted on me.
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It's the opposite for me, Pete. Couldn't tell the difference between a Merlot and a glass of Sarsons. :D :D :D
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My cousin owned Geltsdale brewery. They have stopped trading now. But she’s brewing for some one else now
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Banks's Amber Bitter tonight. A desperately poor bitter. Would have better off with a lager and black.


Banks's is an acquired taste. I didn't care much for it at first but I've drunk gallons of the stuff over the last 6 months. At 89p a bottle it's hardly a premium bitter but it's a good substitute for Black Sheep at almost half the price. As for Asahi, I'd rather go thirsty than drink it. I much prefer Kirin or Sapporo Japanese beers. The only 'beer' I've tasted recently which I hated more than Asahi was the Peroni alcohol free muck called Libera. Nothing like beer it is just a very sweet malty drink. Tonight I am enjoying a bottle of Morland's Old Crafty Hen. 6.5% and not as oaky as it claims but malty and satisfying.
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