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Title: The 'What are you drinking' thread.
Post by: Jonny on March 15, 2013, 08:47:41 PM
I remember this from the last forum, might as well continue it since it's Friday night and I recall a few ale fans on here too!

Currently enjoying a Chimay White (more beige) label tripel. Those who know me from Twitter will know that I'm keen on a decent Belgian ale and this one is right up there in my top 5 ever. Unfortunately at 8.5%, I can't throw back too many but a lovely relaxing, tasty drink with hints of light hops and a nice bitter finish reminiscent of Apple skins and even a slight touch of banana (as is typical of Trappist beers.)
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Post by: Modculture on March 15, 2013, 09:17:12 PM
Tea.
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Post by: Uglybugly on March 15, 2013, 10:18:40 PM
Ovaltine
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Post by: DJ Penny Lane on March 15, 2013, 11:08:33 PM
ohh a thread I can get behind...

gin.. bombay.. on ice.
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Post by: Gordon on March 15, 2013, 11:29:17 PM
Water.
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Post by: Red Steve on March 15, 2013, 11:36:07 PM
Tea.

Me too, although I'm off here tomorrow http://thecornubia.co.uk/ to watch the rugby and they'll have a selection of at least 10 or more real ales on tap. Real fire plus a big screen tv. Should be a great afternoon.
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Post by: mr_duderino on March 16, 2013, 01:25:53 AM
'king water.  ive not been well.  hopefully better tomorrow!
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Post by: hipshaker on March 16, 2013, 08:08:20 AM
DJ-ing last night, was on peroni most of the night and finished off with a corona.

My usual tipple these days is hoegaarden as it is the easiest white beer to get hold of round here, both in bottles for home and on draught in one place I go. The also sell Vedett extra white too in bottle, very nice! But definitely a fan of the Belgian white beers.
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Post by: Jean-Marc on March 16, 2013, 09:03:12 AM
Coffee at the moment ... but later maybe a glass of The Botanist or Auchentoshan.
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Post by: little mester on March 16, 2013, 01:02:33 PM
so far this week, a few pints of thatchers gold cider, stella black....peroni(bottles) but sat nite means a glass of sauv blanc & maybe a single malt or two.
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Post by: Sharpen up on March 16, 2013, 02:32:18 PM
I'm a fan of ale myself current favourites are tribute Cornish ale, and hop head. Both are a really nice light ale.
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Post by: Arnaldo Layne on March 16, 2013, 04:58:25 PM
Stout  for me this time of year, Lancaster Black, Titanic, Sam Smiths extra or Guinness all favourites

When it's warmer a nice dry cider or something pale and hoppy such as Tiger Rut ale

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Post by: Gaz on March 16, 2013, 11:37:06 PM
I'm a bit of an ale/occasional cider man really.

Just about to enjoy a bottle of Cairngorm gold from a recent visit to Scotland whilst watching MOTD.
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Post by: Richard Shimmy on March 17, 2013, 06:27:22 AM
Jacobs Creek Chardonnay.
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Post by: newspapersmiles on March 17, 2013, 09:12:35 AM
Tea. Black only. With milk and sugar. British brands.
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Post by: MWC on March 17, 2013, 11:54:52 AM
Jäger bombs... Last night... Why?
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Post by: DJ Penny Lane on March 18, 2013, 12:57:17 AM
Jäger bombs... Last night... Why?

Ohh those ALWAYS do me in!
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Post by: DJ Penny Lane on March 18, 2013, 12:58:19 AM
I spent last night drinking about three New Castle's... can't believe they knocked me out before midnight.

I've turned into such a lush!
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Post by: JTH on March 18, 2013, 10:33:27 PM
Ovaltine
We've had this discussion before.Horlicks all the way.Just having me pre bed one.Nighty night.
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Post by: mr_duderino on March 18, 2013, 11:44:08 PM
some auzzie chiraz that the Mrs intended to go into the spag bol.  probably going to get a bollocking.
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Post by: JTH on March 20, 2013, 08:39:58 PM
What are you going to do with all those 1 pees you save?
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Post by: mr_duderino on March 20, 2013, 09:06:35 PM
I have a strong suspicion that little discount may not make it into the hands of the end user.  take for example sainburys cheapo pikey cider (tried for a dare, but surprisingly drinkable)  started life at 1:29 for 2 litres  suddenly jumped to 1:60, and then 1:99 for 2litres.  at no point did the tax increase (although i noticed more and more people were buying it over time)

or cadburys sudden need to shrink a dairy milk whislt trying to make the package look the same size to the untrained eye.

/rant.

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Post by: mrsuave on March 20, 2013, 11:01:34 PM
Gibson martini with Hendricks gin.
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Post by: Richard Shimmy on March 21, 2013, 08:34:59 AM
Jacobs Creek Chardonnay (again).
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Post by: Jonny on March 21, 2013, 08:41:40 AM
Gibson martini with Hendricks gin.

Can't imagine onions working too well with a cucumber infused gin?
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Post by: Supertune on March 21, 2013, 06:04:40 PM
I'm a fan of ale myself current favourites are tribute Cornish ale, and hop head. Both are a really nice light ale.

Quite partial to a drop of Tribute myself. Hopback's Summer Lightning & Bath Gem are current faves. Westons Vintage for the warm days, if we ever see them again.
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Post by: Neil Lee on March 22, 2013, 05:08:33 PM
Currently enjoying a pint of Raspberry Blonde by Saltaire Brewery.

Also got a few bottles of Copper Dragon Golden Pippen, Mary Jane and Saltaire Blonde in for later.

Big Real Ale fan.
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Post by: Red Steve on March 22, 2013, 09:47:21 PM
I'm a fan of ale myself current favourites are tribute Cornish ale, and hop head. Both are a really nice light ale.

Quite partial to a drop of Tribute myself. Hopback's Summer Lightning & Bath Gem are current faves. Westons Vintage for the warm days, if we ever see them again.

Love a pint of Gem. Bath Ales, oddly isn't located in Bath, but in Bristol, about 3 miles from where I live. Done the brewery tour a few times now, and purchased one of their fantastic cycling jerseys:

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/7ru96oinbg_zps265dcf59.jpg)
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Post by: DJ Penny Lane on March 23, 2013, 03:13:20 AM
Just cracked open a bottle of New Castle Brown Ale..

Last weekend when I did this, I meant to have one but ended up drinking four and passing out by 11 AM...

Just one tonight...
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Post by: Bandito on March 30, 2013, 11:34:56 AM
At the moment my drinking habits are:

Morning: Rombouts Italian Style Coffee - black

Daytime: Water or Rooiboos tea

Evening: Old Fashioned (a la Don Draper), or lager (Peroni or Red Stripe), or red wine (whatever's on offer @ the local Co-op)
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Post by: Neil Lee on March 30, 2013, 12:38:51 PM
At the moment my drinking habits are:

Morning: Rombouts Italian Style Coffee - black

Daytime: Water or Rooiboos tea

Evening: Old Fashioned (a la Don Draper), or lager (Peroni or Red Stripe), or red wine (whatever's on offer @ the local Co-op)

I like an Old Fashioned and JB Sour.
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Post by: mr_duderino on March 31, 2013, 12:09:00 AM
going through a GnT or VAT (uncle arfur)  stage.  interspersed with a stella or two
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Post by: 1966modernist on March 31, 2013, 10:24:28 AM
Bengal Lancer or Old Empire(indian pale ale) superb.Give it a try people.
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Post by: Sharpen up on March 31, 2013, 10:31:58 AM
Maldon gold (mighty oak ) lovely ale.
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Post by: Neil Lee on March 31, 2013, 11:35:15 AM
Bengal Lancer or Old Empire(indian pale ale) superb.Give it a try people.

Ok but compared to other ales out there 'Old Empire' don't do much for me. That said not a big fan of IPAs, prefer porters & stouts.
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Post by: 1966modernist on April 02, 2013, 11:30:09 AM
Still new to all these "real mens" beers,on a learning curve.Dontcha just love learning and getting p@!"%sed at the same time.
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Post by: MWC on April 02, 2013, 02:19:31 PM
I know its not alcohol but I've just bought a Moka pot and my Dad's invested in a Francis Francis coffee machine.

I think im addicted to trying new blends and going to different coffee shops now.

Anybody else like this?
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Post by: mdw1981 on April 03, 2013, 09:24:34 AM
I'm big into my IPA's at the moment. Brewdogs especially. Punk, Dead Pony Club and Hardcore. They're a superb Scottish brewery making some really nice innovative craft beers.
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Post by: Fentonwho on April 07, 2013, 03:55:29 PM
Gin (as always) , plus this weekend pints of Ruddles for the very convivial price of £2.10 thanks to that nice Mr Wetherspoon
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Post by: Cover Button on April 07, 2013, 05:19:35 PM
If I can afford it Grey Goose vodka sooooooo good
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Post by: Jonny on April 07, 2013, 05:46:04 PM
Dabbled in the Birra Morreti tonight as my family 'treated' me to Wetherspoons. Bit crap as it's just an Italian take on a German beer (VERY similar to Holsten Pils). Stick to Konig Pilsener if you can find it. Same with Peroni, if you MUST go for it, go for the Doppio Malto or red label version. Unbelievable drinks. Nastro Azzuro is just skunky smelling fizz that people think is fantastic because it comes in a quirky glass.
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Post by: mr_duderino on April 07, 2013, 07:53:20 PM
sainsburys st cervois stubbies, and a few surplus stellas.  or "once around the fridge" as my canadian in laws would call it.
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Post by: hipshaker on April 07, 2013, 09:56:32 PM
I got the Wetherspoons "treat" the other night too .... I went for the erdinger. Very nice.
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Post by: Jonny on April 07, 2013, 10:20:13 PM
I got the Wetherspoons "treat" the other night too .... I went for the erdinger. Very nice.

Did the bar maid pour it for you so badly that it was 7/8's head and just a centimetre of beer? Still bitter at that!  ;D
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Post by: StevePWilliams on April 08, 2013, 09:54:23 AM
If I have the choice Hoegaarden for me, or Erdinger if I'm in Wetherspoons.

Shame more pubs don't do these drinks on tap, often have to take the Peroni/Stella/Corona option, does the job but nowhere near as enjoyable.
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Post by: Neil Lee on April 08, 2013, 10:43:57 AM
I got the Wetherspoons "treat" the other night too .... I went for the erdinger. Very nice.

Did the bar maid pour it for you so badly that it was 7/8's head and just a centimetre of beer? Still bitter at that!  ;D

Can't drink Erdinger. Used to quite like it in the late 90s early 00s when North Bar in Leeds was one of the few places to stock it. Went off it for some reason.
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Post by: hipshaker on April 08, 2013, 11:22:33 AM
We're lucky enough to have a bar with hoegaarden on tap ... Also Vedett extra white in bottles.

Steve, your choices pretty much the same as mine.

Erdinger wouldn't really be my first choice but needs must. Another bar just opened in Portsmouth with it on tap. I suggested Vedett to them.
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Post by: StevePWilliams on April 08, 2013, 11:50:46 AM
Erdinger wouldn't really be my first choice but needs must. Another bar just opened in Portsmouth with it on tap. I suggested Vedett to them.

I'm gonna try track down this Vedett somewhere then, great palettes drink alike...! ha
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Post by: hipshaker on April 08, 2013, 03:30:42 PM
its nice, i'd say lighter than hoegaarden .... maybe a little more lemony in taste (although i'm no expert!). i first had some in bruges a couple of years ago on draught. not sure you'll find it on draught over here but like i said, place in pompey has it in bottles. but its the extra white you want rather than the blonde (i'm sure you know this already), the blonde just tastes like a bog standard lager to me.

i managed to track a shop down not too far from me that stocked it ...... i drove down and picked up a crate a while ago. they seem not to do it now. this place does online:

http://www.beermerchants.com/vedett-white-4-7-33cl-bottle.html

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Post by: StevePWilliams on April 08, 2013, 03:57:00 PM
Yeah with you on the blonde aspect too! Especially that Leffe rubbish, tastes like overly tangy lager.

Cheers, I'll definitely order a selection from there and let you know what I think.
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Post by: Luke Moralta on April 09, 2013, 10:53:56 AM
A nice pint of Guinness or 6 always hits the spot

Plenty of wine sales in my area lately & one Steak & French Wine sale this week too. So mainly red wine, but a bottle of Sauvignon Blac or Pinot Grigio on a Thursday or Sunday evening goes down well. There's a wine reviwer around these parts who reckons once you spend arounf €10.00 on a bottle you can't go far wrong these days **Note**It's a € sign & not a £ or $!!

As a treat early in the week an 8 year old Bicardi Gold over ice with a splash of lemon, a neat Wild Turkey or a very occasional neat Midleton.

I would also take an ale while eating a spicy meal
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Post by: pecks on April 09, 2013, 11:23:14 AM
I'm a fan of ale myself current favourites are tribute Cornish ale, and hop head. Both are a really nice light ale.

Quite partial to a drop of Tribute myself. Hopback's Summer Lightning & Bath Gem are current faves. Westons Vintage for the warm days, if we ever see them again.

Love a pint of Gem. Bath Ales, oddly isn't located in Bath, but in Bristol, about 3 miles from where I live. Done the brewery tour a few times now, and purchased one of their fantastic cycling jerseys:

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/7ru96oinbg_zps265dcf59.jpg)

This. Best Beer Ever.
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Post by: Red Steve on April 09, 2013, 01:34:16 PM
Bengal Lancer or Old Empire(indian pale ale) superb.Give it a try people.

Ok but compared to other ales out there 'Old Empire' don't do much for me. That said not a big fan of IPAs, prefer porters & stouts.

If you like Porter Neil may I suggest ordering this http://www.wickwarbrewing.co.uk/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage.tpl&product_id=3&category_id=1&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=2&vmcchk=1&Itemid=2
It's brewed locally to me and is like nectar.
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Post by: Neil Lee on April 09, 2013, 01:40:27 PM
Bengal Lancer or Old Empire(indian pale ale) superb.Give it a try people.

Ok but compared to other ales out there 'Old Empire' don't do much for me. That said not a big fan of IPAs, prefer porters & stouts.

If you like Porter Neil may I suggest ordering this http://www.wickwarbrewing.co.uk/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage.tpl&product_id=3&category_id=1&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=2&vmcchk=1&Itemid=2
It's brewed locally to me and is like nectar.

Looks interesting.
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Post by: Red Steve on April 09, 2013, 01:46:09 PM
I drink it on draft at my local. A top tipple if you like Porter & Stout. Will be in there Saturday for a few.
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Post by: hipshaker on April 09, 2013, 06:19:07 PM
I'm on holiday in italy at the moment so it has been a combination of Moretti, Peroni and something called Ceres (i thought it was a european lager but turns out its a strong scandinavian strong ale at about 7%, a bit of a lunchtime shock!

Currently having a can of Grafenwalder Weisbier bought from the local Lidl for €0.59 ..... which i would say is a bit of a bargain!!!
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Post by: stevessexmod on April 11, 2013, 10:03:46 AM
Weekends-BEER=Stella,St.Etiene ALE=Newcastle Brown, CIDER=Rattler,Taurus,Stella Cidre,Olde English. Work Hours- Tea n Cappaucino
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Post by: Dave E on April 11, 2013, 03:52:44 PM
At the moment, nothing. It's Smiler's round and as usual he's nowhere to be seen!  ;)
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Post by: mr_duderino on April 11, 2013, 07:21:35 PM
St.Etiene ?
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Post by: Iain F on April 11, 2013, 08:52:56 PM
Absolutely nothing as I'm on bloody chemo at the moment and have been put on the wagon.

Gutted reading this thread, but as soon as I'm off again I'll be sampling quite a few of these suggestions.

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Post by: mr_duderino on April 11, 2013, 09:50:15 PM
Get well soon.
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Post by: DJ Penny Lane on April 12, 2013, 05:04:04 AM
Not sure why I'm doing this lately.. maybe it has to do with the return of Mad Men, but I've taken to drinking Martini's.... lots of them...
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Post by: Bandito on April 12, 2013, 06:02:34 AM
Not sure why I'm doing this lately.. maybe it has to do with the return of Mad Men, but I've taken to drinking Martini's.... lots of them...

For me, Mad Men season is Old Fashioned season  8)
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Post by: Iain F on April 12, 2013, 06:04:40 AM
Cheers Mr D.
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Post by: Neil Lee on April 12, 2013, 07:54:55 AM
Not sure why I'm doing this lately.. maybe it has to do with the return of Mad Men, but I've taken to drinking Martini's.... lots of them...

For me, Mad Men season is Old Fashioned season  8)

JB style!
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Post by: Neil Lee on April 12, 2013, 07:59:21 AM
Absolutely nothing as I'm on bloody chemo at the moment and have been put on the wagon.

Gutted reading this thread, but as soon as I'm off again I'll be sampling quite a few of these suggestions.

That's not good Iain, get well soon fella.
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Post by: Bandito on April 13, 2013, 10:05:14 AM
Cuba Libre (last not - not this morning  :)) - genuine Cuban rum (Havana Club, NOT Bacardi), ice, lime, cola.
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Post by: Neil Lee on April 13, 2013, 10:09:48 AM
Cuba Libre (last not - not this morning  :)) - genuine Cuban rum (Havana Club, NOT Bacardi), ice, lime, cola.

Good choice, I hope it was 12 year old.
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Post by: Bobby Charlton on April 13, 2013, 03:43:37 PM
What am I drinking?
Too bloody much. Too many black IPAs and porters in the pub last night makes for an achey head.
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Post by: BrianB on April 14, 2013, 08:16:19 PM
Warm and easy here.....Pimms kinda of day.
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Post by: Monkey on April 14, 2013, 08:37:27 PM
Managed to find some 5% cans of Stella rather than the poxy 4.8% ones they do nowadays. Result.

(All the best Iain F).
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Post by: detroitmike on April 15, 2013, 12:39:56 PM
The "Bourbon Branch" @ the Sugar House in the Corktown neighborhood of Detroit.

Not sure what's in it, and Bourbon and I do not usually get along (the next day)... but I do like this one!
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Post by: mr_duderino on April 15, 2013, 07:15:25 PM
tottally against the grain, but i prefer the new stella.  the 5% had a chemical taste to it
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Post by: StevePWilliams on April 16, 2013, 07:32:03 PM
My treats for tonight (apologies if it comes out as a large pic!)

(http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s36/unvsw112/Work%20Pics/image_zpsfe66bb14.jpg) (http://s148.photobucket.com/user/unvsw112/media/Work%20Pics/image_zpsfe66bb14.jpg.html)
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Post by: Neil Lee on April 16, 2013, 07:53:40 PM
My treats for tonight (apologies if it comes out as a large pic!)

(http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s36/unvsw112/Work%20Pics/image_zpsfe66bb14.jpg) (http://s148.photobucket.com/user/unvsw112/media/Work%20Pics/image_zpsfe66bb14.jpg.html)

The Peroni Doppia Malto is a nice drink and Vedett is ok.

Not a fan of Hoegarden, always reminds me of the late 90s.
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Post by: Bespoke Gent on April 17, 2013, 06:12:55 PM
Green Tea . . . Don't drink alcohol any more . . . Best thing I ever did was give it up . . . Green Tea at home and Soda Water when I am out.

M
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Post by: Bobby Charlton on April 18, 2013, 08:01:54 AM
I'm back up in Hull for the day for a visit and the Beer Festival... hundreds of different beers are calling my name... oh, dear.
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Post by: Neil Lee on April 18, 2013, 08:36:40 AM
I'm back up in Hull for the day for a visit and the Beer Festival... hundreds of different beers are calling my name... oh, dear.

I was going to pop in to the beer festival. Think my brother in law is still going to.

Also a mod night on in Hull tomorrow.
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Post by: Red Steve on April 18, 2013, 09:01:08 AM
last night I was mosty on this
(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/001_zpsd09db8bd.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/001_zpsd09db8bd.jpg.html)
Coopers Ale from Wickwar Brewery. Things got a little hazy when I switched to the Porter around 8pm then really messy when we started on the vin rouge  ;D
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Post by: Bobby Charlton on April 18, 2013, 12:28:34 PM
I'm back up in Hull for the day for a visit and the Beer Festival... hundreds of different beers are calling my name... oh, dear.

I was going to pop in to the beer festival. Think my brother in law is still going to.

Also a mod night on in Hull tomorrow.

The festival runs from tonight to Sat. night.
Won't be able to make the mod night though, having to return back south in the morning.
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Post by: Bobby Charlton on April 19, 2013, 08:23:41 AM
I was a kid in a candy store last night at the Hull Beer Festival, I sampled the following:
Ramsbury Black Rum Porter.
8 Sail Victorian Porter.
Axholme Santoft Stout.
Dowbridge Praetorian Porter.
Outstanding Aniseed Stout.
Raw Anubis.
RCH Old Slug Porter.
and then I finished the night on:
Thornbridge St. Petersburg 7.7% oooph! My head.
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Post by: mr_duderino on April 19, 2013, 08:42:46 AM
coffee.  and lots of it
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Post by: Antti on April 20, 2013, 03:02:53 PM
Coffee, Italian dark roasted blend (or just Lavazza in daily use)
Rum (dark) based long drinks
McEwan's Edinburgh Ale, not the highest possible quality, but I just love it.
Stella and Red stripe at the corner pub.
occasionally cheap brandy

mix and match for best results!  ;)
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Post by: Neil Lee on April 21, 2013, 02:40:03 PM
Work from home every Monday now so get to enjoy a few beers most Sundays without that "usual" Sunday feeling.

Watching the footy this afternoon with a few bottles of Bluemoon (American Craft Beer) and Mary Jane (locally brewed pale ale). Got some Batemans Mocha Porter for later.
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Post by: hipshaker on April 21, 2013, 02:51:22 PM
that blue moon stuff is nice ........ we had it on draft at the place that now has hoegaarden until a while ago.
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Post by: Neil Lee on April 21, 2013, 02:54:22 PM
that blue moon stuff is nice ........ we had it on draft at the place that now has hoegaarden until a while ago.

It's ok. Had it a few years ago in my local bar and in New York last year.
Saw it on offer in Sainsburys so thought I would give it a pop. More of a Porter or Pale Ale fan.
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Post by: Arnaldo Layne on April 21, 2013, 03:15:11 PM
Just enjoyed a few pints of Tiger Rut in my local, a very pale and fruity mild bitter brewed a couple of miles up the road. Caledonian Deuchars IPA now I'm back home.

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Post by: Neil Lee on April 21, 2013, 03:21:54 PM
Just enjoyed a few pints of Tiger Rut in my local, a very pale and fruity mild bitter brewed a couple of miles up the road. Caledonian Deuchars IPA now I'm back home.

Not heard of Tiger Rut.
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Post by: Jean-Marc on April 21, 2013, 03:38:45 PM
Havin' an Orval right now.
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Post by: Neil Lee on April 21, 2013, 03:41:37 PM
Havin' an Orval right now.

Ever the rock and roll lifestyle.
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Post by: Jean-Marc on April 21, 2013, 03:47:24 PM
 A true rocker I am  8)
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Post by: Neil Lee on April 21, 2013, 03:48:25 PM
A true rocker I am  8)

Titty shakers?
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Post by: Jean-Marc on April 21, 2013, 03:49:57 PM
Northern soul rockabilly, more like
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Post by: Arnaldo Layne on April 21, 2013, 03:53:27 PM
Just enjoyed a few pints of Tiger Rut in my local, a very pale and fruity mild bitter brewed a couple of miles up the road. Caledonian Deuchars IPA now I'm back home.

Not heard of Tiger Rut.
They sell it in my local ( The Railway, Greenfield, Saddleworth ) and it's brewed just up the road in Mossley. Pretty sure they sell it in your neck of the woods, Yorkshire? If not you could always  try this http://www.realaletrail.net/ !
 
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Post by: Neil Lee on April 21, 2013, 03:59:32 PM
Northern soul rockabilly, more like

God give me strength. All that's need to that sentence is popcorn.
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Post by: Rocketman on April 23, 2013, 09:19:18 AM
Just enjoyed a few pints of Tiger Rut in my local, a very pale and fruity mild bitter brewed a couple of miles up the road. Caledonian Deuchars IPA now I'm back home.

Not heard of Tiger Rut.
Great juice , there are some fab brews in this 'neck o woods' (north m/c) , read somewhere that bez is setting up a brewery !
http://www.risingsunmossley.co.uk/nowserving.php?t=Now%20Serving%20...
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Post by: Uglybugly on April 23, 2013, 02:23:42 PM
I just had a hot chocolate from our works canteen. It was yuk.
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Post by: mr_duderino on April 23, 2013, 05:12:32 PM
Bez's brewery.  what could possibly go wrong.

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Post by: Hoxtonian on April 24, 2013, 08:57:37 AM
Recently quaffed a few pints of 'Voodoo Mild' guesting down at the local . Felt a bit like a zombie the next day though!
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Post by: Bobby Charlton on April 24, 2013, 10:41:27 AM
A milky tea with one sugar... ah! just right.
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Post by: Nicky B on April 24, 2013, 11:26:40 AM
I've found my drinking habits and tolerances have changed over the last year or two. While I enjoy a lager or few (it's the antipodean blood) Cobra, Peroni, Moretti ,I find it bloats me out and leaves me feeling quite tired so im rationing myself and trying new things.
G&T's work quite well though. As does vodka and lemonade.

I'm a fan of red wines from the Cote du Rhone region as well if food is involved.

At work it's usually Peppermint tea but have experimented with Lemon and Ginger and find I like that brew as well.

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Post by: fire_and_skill on April 26, 2013, 10:44:40 AM
I went to Font in Chorlton Manchester last night, never felt so under-prepared for anything in my life, beer and ales from the four corners of the globe, I was all at sea, ended up with a lovely German dunkel beer
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Post by: Bobby Charlton on April 26, 2013, 11:37:37 AM
I went to Font in Chorlton Manchester last night, never felt so under-prepared for anything in my life, beer and ales from the four corners of the globe, I was all at sea, ended up with a lovely German dunkel beer
I like a dunkel, have you ever tried a German smoked dunkel?... oooooh!
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Post by: mr_duderino on April 26, 2013, 11:05:41 PM
everything
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Post by: hipshaker on April 27, 2013, 06:59:54 AM
Along with the usual hoegaarden I picked up a few bottles of franziskaner Weissbier and cans of  murphys from lidl this week.
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Post by: StevePWilliams on April 28, 2013, 01:54:32 PM
Peroni, Vodka & Bitter Lemon, Corona, Gin & Tonic, Tequila. = hanging today.
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Post by: hatters on April 28, 2013, 07:34:31 PM
Vodka Tonic - coming rrrright up !  :D

Mike
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Post by: bluesaffliction on April 29, 2013, 10:38:30 AM
Espresso in the mornings and Yorkshire Tea in the afternoons.
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Post by: Richard Shimmy on April 30, 2013, 09:29:53 AM
Peroni, Vodka & Bitter Lemon, Corona, Gin & Tonic, Tequila. = hanging today.

That bitter lemon can be lethal.

Jacobs creek chardonnay for me. Better the devil you know.
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Post by: StevePWilliams on May 01, 2013, 01:09:37 PM
Peroni, Vodka & Bitter Lemon, Corona, Gin & Tonic, Tequila. = hanging today.

That bitter lemon can be lethal.


Oh it was, seemed so placid and then it hit me!
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Post by: DJ Penny Lane on May 15, 2013, 10:15:08 PM
Its super warm here today and the roommate brought home a six of Cornoa and a lime! Yes!
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Post by: monday on May 16, 2013, 10:32:27 AM
 Today we are drinking Champagne and Black Sambuca.
Happy Days.  ;)
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Post by: Sharpen up on May 16, 2013, 06:00:46 PM
barcelona pale ale fort.just the thing after a night at the boiler.
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Post by: Jonny on May 17, 2013, 07:57:09 AM
Enjoyed a glass of Lillet Blanc on ice after work this morning. I say enjoyed, it was distinctly average. (Read that again in the accent of Alfred Hitchcock for maximum effect.)
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Post by: Lewblooze on May 20, 2013, 12:58:19 PM
A few Sanwald's over the weekend for me.
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Post by: Hoxtonian on May 22, 2013, 11:07:52 AM
Was on the Long Island Iced Teas over the weekend. New favourite beverage.
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Post by: BKP69 on May 22, 2013, 02:58:24 PM
carlsberg export ..........as I have nothing decent in the house at the moment, beer wise that is
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Post by: Red Steve on May 23, 2013, 10:18:44 AM
Beechams Cold & Flu Hot Lemon powders  >:( Typical of me to go down with a cold with the Bank Holiday just around the corner. I feel a day on the sofa watching the Test Match tomorrow might help  ;)
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Post by: StevePWilliams on May 23, 2013, 10:25:21 AM
Beechams Cold & Flu Hot Lemon powders  >:( Typical of me to go down with a cold with the Bank Holiday just around the corner. I feel a day on the sofa watching the Test Match tomorrow might help  ;)

Get well soon, I always find a spicy meal does the trick - a curry or something with Nandos hot sauce (which I would actually drink!)
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Post by: Red Steve on May 23, 2013, 10:41:30 AM
Good shout on the Curry. Just need to get to the end of today and that's me done 'til Tuesday. Think a nice Madras could be winging it's way to me a little later.
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Post by: StevePWilliams on May 23, 2013, 10:42:33 AM
good choice, sir.
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Post by: Trotsky on May 26, 2013, 07:01:42 AM
Drambuie - straight and savoured long................................
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Post by: Bobby Charlton on May 26, 2013, 10:31:54 AM
Last night... to much.
Uh... my head.
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Post by: hatters on May 26, 2013, 08:01:18 PM
Was on the Long Island Iced Teas over the weekend. New favourite beverage.

Now that's a great drink.
Somehow, among my friends and colleagues they seem to be catching on as something to get down you as quickly as possible. Like a high-class Bacardi Breezer.
Infidels.

Mike
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Post by: hatters on May 26, 2013, 08:21:56 PM
Good shout on the Curry. Just need to get to the end of today and that's me done 'til Tuesday. Think a nice Madras could be winging it's way to me a little later.

Just blundered into this thread thinking it was "What are you wearing?". I was just about to reply that there's a Madras winging its way to me too.
Different kind of Madras. I'm still sober so I reckon it's time to start drinking.  :D

Mike
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Post by: Red Steve on May 26, 2013, 09:21:24 PM
A cracking bottle of red. Chateau Trebiac 2007 Graves. A good recommendation from my local wine merchant. If you like a good Bordeaux I'd give this a try.
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Post by: WayneK on May 26, 2013, 10:50:28 PM
Margaritas, fresh lime juice, no mix.
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Post by: philx on May 27, 2013, 08:37:30 AM
Green Tea . . . Don't drink alcohol any more . . . Best thing I ever did was give it up . . . Green Tea at home and Soda Water when I am out.

M
Well done. Im teeetotal. Love trying out different teas and coffees, Perrrier, pre-football pub I drink any Energy Drink going. Love the way they do draught now so you can have a pint. Again best thing I did was give up. Healthwise and upped my coolness ratio.
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Post by: BKP69 on May 27, 2013, 08:51:26 AM
Zubrowka Biala vodka in a long glass chilled with fresh apple juice and ice will be my tipple of choice later on today.
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Post by: Smiler on May 27, 2013, 01:11:06 PM
What have you got?   ;)
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Post by: Chris_Casey on May 27, 2013, 01:29:14 PM
I became a boring old teetotaler many years ago.   So, I'm drinking mostly water and fruit juices, now.
But, I do have an occasional  Pepsi or Dr. Pepper when I am feeling feisty.
On special occasions, I will have either an Old Jamaica or Barr's Ginger Beer (they are a bit tough to come by here in the USA and cost much more than they should--when they can be found! ha ha!).
Yeah..like I said...boring old teetotaler.......

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Post by: WayneK on May 27, 2013, 11:28:51 PM
Newcastle Bombshell, decent.  Was readily available in the shop.
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Post by: WayneK on May 27, 2013, 11:29:40 PM
A cracking bottle of red. Chateau Trebiac 2007 Graves. A good recommendation from my local wine merchant. If you like a good Bordeaux I'd give this a try.

Will have a look for that, love red wine.  Always looking for something new.
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Post by: Red Steve on May 28, 2013, 08:39:20 AM
A cracking bottle of red. Chateau Trebiac 2007 Graves. A good recommendation from my local wine merchant. If you like a good Bordeaux I'd give this a try.

Will have a look for that, love red wine.  Always looking for something new.

Bottle looks like this
(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/image_1727425_full_zps6649fba4.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/image_1727425_full_zps6649fba4.jpg.html)

and a link to the Bristol Wine Merchant I bought it from.
http://www.winedrop.co.uk/chateau-trebiac---graves~1280
We got there once every six months or so for a wine tasting evening which is great fun, and you learn so much too. Only problem is most of the others use a spittoon but I insist on drinking mine  :D
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Post by: WayneK on May 28, 2013, 11:21:01 AM
A cracking bottle of red. Chateau Trebiac 2007 Graves. A good recommendation from my local wine merchant. If you like a good Bordeaux I'd give this a try.

Will have a look for that, love red wine.  Always looking for something new.

Bottle looks like this
(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/image_1727425_full_zps6649fba4.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/image_1727425_full_zps6649fba4.jpg.html)

and a link to the Bristol Wine Merchant I bought it from.
http://www.winedrop.co.uk/chateau-trebiac---graves~1280
We got there once every six months or so for a wine tasting evening which is great fun, and you learn so much too. Only problem is most of the others use a spittoon but I insist on drinking mine  :D

Cheers, will have a look. I work in the industry, have seen the spittoon. Seems a waste of good wine to me.  :)
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Post by: Jonathan Dixon on May 29, 2013, 10:53:01 AM
At the moment, Pelforth Blond, nicely chilled!
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Post by: Red Steve on May 29, 2013, 05:05:40 PM
At the moment, Pelforth Blond, nicely chilled!

Somewhere in France then?
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Post by: Jonathan Dixon on May 30, 2013, 09:19:29 AM
On my hols in the Ardeche, although the weather has been a bit of a mixed bag. Typically it will hit the late 20's when we return! Still, got the Pelforth and the local wine - vin de pays d'lardeche is very good and cheap!
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Post by: Red Steve on May 30, 2013, 12:02:11 PM
On my hols in the Ardeche, although the weather has been a bit of a mixed bag. Typically it will hit the late 20's when we return! Still, got the Pelforth and the local wine - vin de pays d'lardeche is very good and cheap!

Not actually been on holiday in the Ardeche...one of the few regions in France I've yet to try after 20+ years of visiting. Been a little further south into Provence and further South West towards Albi & Rodez.

We used to have our fortnight in June but as you said the weather can be very unpredictable, so we've started going at the end of July beginning of August. A little busier on the motorways (spent an hour once queuing at the tolls at Lyon) but once we arrive it's usually fine.

Anyway, have a great time and enjoy the beer.
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Post by: Red Steve on June 05, 2013, 10:16:16 AM
Not this morning I hasten to add, but last night after seeing a client:

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/007_zpsdeb629a5.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/007_zpsdeb629a5.jpg.html)

A lovely pint of Coopers from the Wickwar Brewery.
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Post by: Bobby Charlton on June 05, 2013, 10:56:40 AM
Not this morning I hasten to add, but last night after seeing a client:

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/007_zpsdeb629a5.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/007_zpsdeb629a5.jpg.html)

A lovely pint of Coopers from the Wickwar Brewery.

Drool.
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Post by: WayneK on June 09, 2013, 11:01:52 PM
A cracking bottle of red. Chateau Trebiac 2007 Graves. A good recommendation from my local wine merchant. If you like a good Bordeaux I'd give this a try.

Will have a look for that, love red wine.  Always looking for something new.

Bottle looks like this
(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/image_1727425_full_zps6649fba4.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/image_1727425_full_zps6649fba4.jpg.html)

and a link to the Bristol Wine Merchant I bought it from.
http://www.winedrop.co.uk/chateau-trebiac---graves~1280
We got there once every six months or so for a wine tasting evening which is great fun, and you learn so much too. Only problem is most of the others use a spittoon but I insist on drinking mine  :D

Finally located this, albeit a 2009.  Seems there are no 2007 here.  Popped the cork with a meal, lovely wine!  Nice one mate!  Quite a value for the price.

Wayne
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Post by: WayneK on June 22, 2013, 03:35:48 AM
Pint of Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout after band rehearsal.   :P
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Post by: Neil Lee on June 22, 2013, 06:07:00 AM
Pint of Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout after band rehearsal.   :P

Excellent choice!
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Post by: Bobby Charlton on June 22, 2013, 10:09:43 AM
Pint of Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout after band rehearsal.   :P

Can't beat that Wayne.
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Post by: Hoxtonian on June 22, 2013, 02:03:05 PM
Draught Bass was a favourite tipple. Haven't seen it for ages. Any pubs in North London keep it ??
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Post by: WayneK on June 22, 2013, 02:56:32 PM
Pint of Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout after band rehearsal.   :P

Can't beat that Wayne.

Always a favourite. Never does me wrong.
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Post by: WayneK on June 22, 2013, 10:07:03 PM
Samuel Smith's Taddy Porter this evening.
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Post by: Neil Lee on June 22, 2013, 10:26:37 PM
Samuel Smith's Taddy Porter this evening.

Another good choice.
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Post by: Bobby Charlton on June 22, 2013, 10:57:47 PM
Samuel Smith's Taddy Porter this evening.

Another good choice.

That was the one I was trying to remember... very nice that one.
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Post by: WayneK on June 22, 2013, 11:18:34 PM
Samuel Smith's Taddy Porter this evening.

Another good choice.

That was the one I was trying to remember... very nice that one.

Not many bad ones in that lot. Enjoy most of their offerings.
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Post by: Bobby Charlton on June 23, 2013, 10:13:52 AM
Samuel Smith's Taddy Porter this evening.

Another good choice.

That was the one I was trying to remember... very nice that one.

Not many bad ones in that lot. Enjoy most of their offerings.
I take it you've tried Sam Smith's Imperial Stout Wayne? Another favourite of mine.
The label design is brilliant too.
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Post by: Neil Lee on June 23, 2013, 10:21:04 AM
Samuel Smith's Taddy Porter this evening.

Another good choice.

That was the one I was trying to remember... very nice that one.

Not many bad ones in that lot. Enjoy most of their offerings.
I take it you've tried Sam Smith's Imperial Stout Wayne? Another favourite of mine.
The label design is brilliant too.

You are a man of excellent ale taste. They also do a fine raspberry beer!
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Post by: WayneK on June 23, 2013, 01:19:23 PM
Samuel Smith's Taddy Porter this evening.

Another good choice.

That was the one I was trying to remember... very nice that one.

Not many bad ones in that lot. Enjoy most of their offerings.
I take it you've tried Sam Smith's Imperial Stout Wayne? Another favourite of mine.
The label design is brilliant too.

Yes, an excellent one. The old brewery pale ale is quite nice as well.
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Post by: Sharpen up on June 23, 2013, 05:50:08 PM
Had a few nice pints of moonshine (Abbeydale) , never tryed befor. Really nice pale ale right up my street.
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Post by: ianeggbert on July 07, 2013, 04:06:45 PM
A lovely ice cold Leffe blonde in the sunshine
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Post by: WayneK on July 14, 2013, 11:43:53 PM
A pint of Strongbow.
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Post by: monday on August 04, 2013, 12:19:39 PM
A few glasses of Australian 2012 Cask Chardonnay. Needs must ect,especially after watching a recording of the Arsenal v Napoli friendly.
Service as usual in the world of Wenger.
Now where did I leave that Absinthe. ;D
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Post by: Arnaldo Layne on August 04, 2013, 03:11:58 PM
Maple Moon (Joseph Holt)

http://thebeerbunker.blogspot.co.uk/2011/01/maple-moon-joseph-holt.html
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Post by: monday on August 05, 2013, 07:30:20 AM
A few glasses of Australian 2012 Cask Chardonnay. Needs must ect,especially after watching a recording of the Arsenal v Napoli friendly.
Service as usual in the world of Wenger.
Now where did I leave that Absinthe. ;D
And today water and paracetamol, that cheap wine can sure hit you the next day.
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Post by: monday on August 06, 2013, 07:28:52 AM
A few glasses of Australian 2012 Cask Chardonnay. Needs must ect,especially after watching a recording of the Arsenal v Napoli friendly.
Service as usual in the world of Wenger.
Now where did I leave that Absinthe. ;D
And today water and paracetamol, that cheap wine can sure hit you the next day.
To relax after having a row with an Australian plumber a glass of Tullamore Dew and a cigar.
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Post by: ianeggbert on August 06, 2013, 08:01:29 AM
A few glasses of Australian 2012 Cask Chardonnay. Needs must ect,especially after watching a recording of the Arsenal v Napoli friendly.
Service as usual in the world of Wenger.
Now where did I leave that Absinthe. ;D
And today water and paracetamol, that cheap wine can sure hit you the next day.
To relax after having a row with an Australian plumber a glass of Tullamore Dew and a cigar.

was the cricket mentioned at all Monday?
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Post by: monday on August 06, 2013, 08:06:37 AM
No ,i was too busy trying to work out what a goose was (which was what he was calling me) but now i know if i see him again he will get a few well chosen cockney greetings!! :)
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Post by: Jonny on August 06, 2013, 07:40:13 PM
My boss was kind enough to give me a bottle of a Danish beer called Ceres last night. Worth a look if you've not tried it. At 7.7% it was one of the more fun night shifts I've had.  ;D
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Post by: monday on August 11, 2013, 10:04:26 AM
Today is a red wine day. :)
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Post by: nikkisnerdingout on August 11, 2013, 09:28:40 PM
Mostly water and coffee since I'm training for a 10k, but I treated myself to a Stella Cider. They finally are selling them in California!
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Post by: Wide-eyed Boy on August 12, 2013, 05:57:19 AM
C'est Cidre, not Cider.  ;)
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Post by: Bobby Charlton on August 12, 2013, 08:41:25 AM
...too much.  ;)
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Post by: nikkisnerdingout on August 12, 2013, 09:12:28 PM
C'est Cidre, not Cider.  ;)
Excusez-moi. Haha!  ;)
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Post by: Trotsky on August 13, 2013, 11:16:20 AM
Abbot Ale (Greene King). I had a couple of pints last friday in the Gatehouse at the top of Highgate hill in North London. Lovely and creamy.
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Post by: Heinz Baked Beans on August 14, 2013, 12:57:03 PM
Pepsi Max. Living on the wild side...
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Post by: StevePWilliams on August 14, 2013, 12:58:36 PM
Half a bottle of chateauneuf du pape last night, can't say that seriously without thinking of Del Boy!
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Post by: charliebravo69 on August 14, 2013, 01:15:09 PM
pre-bike ride espresso, then Gatorade 02 electrolytes orange in one bottle and Torq energy lemon & lime in another.......Mr farty pants tonight
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Post by: markrulesok on August 14, 2013, 06:01:50 PM
Pepsi Max. Living on the wild side...

pepsi max is my biggest vice, get through far too much of it...

as for alcohol I'm not a big drinker, few g&t's last time I was down the pub. Can't do real ale, sorry to let the side down!
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Post by: stevessexmod on September 12, 2013, 05:59:23 PM
St.Etiene is a Frech Lager sold in cans in Aldi.....similar to Stella....Sold also in stubby bottles on booze cruises to France. 
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Post by: stevessexmod on September 12, 2013, 06:00:30 PM
Ooopp s St.Etiens is a French Lager...sober Honest TYPO!!!
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Post by: stevessexmod on September 12, 2013, 07:02:44 PM
Been on Amstel (Dutch) Lager, Newcastle Brown Ale and Rattler=Cornish Cider lately.This is correct spelling of St.Etienne(French Lager) similar to Stella Artois also in the same size larger bottles! Had plenty of Red Stripe (Jamaican Lager) NICE...in Komedia=Brighton Mod weekender!
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Post by: TomP on September 13, 2013, 07:23:51 AM
A Lavazza before getting on with the day for me.
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Post by: Bobby Charlton on September 13, 2013, 08:22:53 AM
...to much ;D
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Post by: aceuggy on September 13, 2013, 06:02:57 PM
Currently enjoying an Argentinian Malbec as I await my bangers and mash!
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Post by: mr_duderino on September 13, 2013, 08:14:33 PM
some muck called Lynx that was 7.29 for 8 in the corner shop.
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Post by: Diabolik on September 13, 2013, 10:39:22 PM
I've just spent a very pleasant day at Great Heck Brewery near Goole brewing "Black Jesus". A Black IPA with "Biblical amounts of premium hops!" ABV 6.5%.

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Post by: ianeggbert on September 13, 2013, 11:26:32 PM
some muck called Lynx that was 7.29 for 8 in the corner shop.

Mr D, I'm afraid to tell you that you've been drinking deodorant
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Post by: markrulesok on September 14, 2013, 04:03:30 AM
started on the erdinger tonight, moved onto a couple pints of ccheap larger (dont do beer usually!) and rounded it off with god knows how many rum and cokes. Needless to say in a fewhours time im sure i'll regret it!
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Post by: Bobby Charlton on September 14, 2013, 12:46:04 PM
I've just spent a very pleasant day at Great Heck Brewery near Goole brewing "Black Jesus". A Black IPA with "Biblical amounts of premium hops!" ABV 6.5%.
Great Heck... I've sampled a fair amount of their wares in the past but this one sounds very promising.
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Post by: Diabolik on September 14, 2013, 01:36:35 PM
Great Heck... I've sampled a fair amount of their wares in the past but this one sounds very promising.


I was lucky enough to spend a day brewing with Denzil who owns the brewery. The printing company I work for are sponsoring an event, and the brewery trip was part of the package.
What a character Denzil is. His whole philosophy for Great Heck Brewery is "To produce Real Ales that you can sit down and drink a gallon of in one sitting".
He's not doing badly at it too judging by the Ales we sampled. I came away with a few bottles of Yakima IPA with an ABV of 7.4! It's the only one that is currently available in bottles from Great Heck, but I'm waiting to try Black Jesus next week when the actual Ale we brewed will be one of the Guest beers at Wakefield Beer Festival. ;D


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Post by: ianeggbert on September 14, 2013, 07:29:33 PM
as the nights are drawing in and autumn is in the air, a nice bottle of Leffe Brun is currently being supped
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Post by: MWC on September 14, 2013, 08:51:35 PM
Currently drinking a budweiser in bed whilst watching Breaking bad. I think this may be a new low...
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Post by: markrulesok on September 14, 2013, 09:00:48 PM
been on the water today, as predicted, regretted my consumption last night. I'd forgotten about the tequila, i think that had a lot to do with the events of the evening and how I felt today! moderation next time, I think  8)
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Post by: Bobby Charlton on September 14, 2013, 09:13:58 PM
Great Heck... I've sampled a fair amount of their wares in the past but this one sounds very promising.


I was lucky enough to spend a day brewing with Denzil who owns the brewery. The printing company I work for are sponsoring an event, and the brewery trip was part of the package.
What a character Denzil is. His whole philosophy for Great Heck Brewery is "To produce Real Ales that you can sit down and drink a gallon of in one sitting".
He's not doing badly at it too judging by the Ales we sampled. I came away with a few bottles of Yakima IPA with an ABV of 7.4! It's the only one that is currently available in bottles from Great Heck, but I'm waiting to try Black Jesus next week when the actual Ale we brewed will be one of the Guest beers at Wakefield Beer Festival. ;D
Very, very envious.
I was lucky enough to spend the day at the Great Yorkshire Brewery in Cropton in North Yorkshire through work a couple of months ago, a great insight in to the cask and keg brewing world and an even greater amount of free samples were consumed.
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Post by: Ematt on September 15, 2013, 08:00:38 AM
Stayed up all night quaffing Guinness and watching the Mayweather v Alvarez fight and undercard from Vegas.....what an anti-climax!
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Post by: Lewblooze on September 26, 2013, 05:00:24 PM
Few Hoegaardens down the pub the other night, just about the one place that does it on draft in my area...
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Post by: markrulesok on September 26, 2013, 05:46:21 PM
Few Hoegaardens down the pub the other night, just about the one place that does it on draft in my area...

I love that Belgian style wit beer. Not a big beer fan in general but very fond of those Belgian citrus-y numbers. German wheat beer is decent but I'll take that refreshing wit anyday. Especially like how they serve it in holland, with a slice of lemon, although I've heard the Belgian's frown on this particular practice!
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Post by: Rocketman on September 30, 2013, 10:02:45 PM
 A trip out to a 'real ale' pub is my regular weekend treat , I have sampled many fine ales and establishments. A pale ale is my tipple of choice and last week's offering is probably my favourite this year ' lab rat ' ( I think it was brewed in Huddersfield ) nectar...
I also spotted this in tesco and gave it a swerve .
http://www.greenekingshop.co.uk/online-shop/bottled-beer/twisted-wheel/
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Post by: Souled Out on October 30, 2013, 06:54:58 PM
After a busy Autumnal half term day out with the nippers, I intend to kick back with these this evening:

(http://i743.photobucket.com/albums/xx75/yesbrainer/shot_1383155952429_zpsaef78e3e.jpg)

My thoughts always turn towards stouts at this time of year, coincidentally, my waistline does similar.
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Post by: Bobby Charlton on October 30, 2013, 08:20:49 PM
After a busy Autumnal half term day out with the nippers, I intend to kick back with these this evening:

(http://i743.photobucket.com/albums/xx75/yesbrainer/shot_1383155952429_zpsaef78e3e.jpg)

My thoughts always turn towards stouts at this time of year, coincidentally, my waistline does similar.

Oooh! Now, they do look nice.
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Post by: Red Steve on October 30, 2013, 11:54:10 PM
Love a nice drop of stout. Don't mind Guiness, but prefer the specialist ones from micro breweries like these. Been drinking Wickwar Stout which is described as "A smooth, dark and drinkable stout. The coffee and chocolate notes from roasted grain support hints of fresh mown grass and mint delivered by English hops." At 4% it's not too heavy either. Perfect drink for the months ahead.

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Post by: Jonny on October 31, 2013, 09:05:36 AM
Had a few of these last and it was genuinely one of the best scotches I've ever tasted. Recommended for any whiskey fans.

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_PkefdV431ew/TIZaWsA1yqI/AAAAAAAAE8w/eLCt7_7--h8/s400/caribbean+14.bmp)
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Post by: WayneK on October 31, 2013, 11:27:46 AM
Love a nice drop of stout. Don't mind Guiness, but prefer the specialist ones from micro breweries like these. Been drinking Wickwar Stout which is described as "A smooth, dark and drinkable stout. The coffee and chocolate notes from roasted grain support hints of fresh mown grass and mint delivered by English hops." At 4% it's not too heavy either. Perfect drink for the months ahead.

Enjoy a stout as well. Samuel Smith has several nice options.

Wayne
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Post by: Souled Out on October 31, 2013, 12:29:53 PM
These were all really good modern takes on stouts, the Black Betty being the one I enjoyed most; it was more in the Imperial Stout range at 7.6% and maybe not one for a School Night.

The tasting notes on that Wickwar Stout make it sound a bit more-ish, I'll keep my eyes open for it.


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Post by: Red Steve on October 31, 2013, 02:49:36 PM
Some more info on their website. I love all of their beers, and change what I drink depending on the time of year.

http://www.wickwarbrewing.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=frontpage&Itemid=1

If your ever in Bristol I'll buy you a few pints in my local:

http://www.wickwarbrewing.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=100&Itemid=51
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Post by: Souled Out on October 31, 2013, 09:59:38 PM
Some more info on their website. I love all of their beers, and change what I drink depending on the time of year.

http://www.wickwarbrewing.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=frontpage&Itemid=1

If your ever in Bristol I'll buy you a few pints in my local:

http://www.wickwarbrewing.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=100&Itemid=51

Free beer? You're on.
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Post by: Rocketman on October 31, 2013, 10:54:29 PM
Some more info on their website. I love all of their beers, and change what I drink depending on the time of year.

http://www.wickwarbrewing.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=frontpage&Itemid=1

If your ever in Bristol I'll buy you a few pints in my local:

http://www.wickwarbrewing.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=100&Itemid=51

Free beer? You're on.

Free beer !    .....where ???
(I will hire the coach)
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Post by: Red Steve on November 01, 2013, 02:02:30 PM
I'll be there tomorrow from midday guys...having a couple of pints before heading to another pub around the corner to watch the rugby. First pint is in me! Oh, and if I see a coach pull up outside, then you'll know me as I will be the pale & worried looking geezer hiding behind the paper in the corner............
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Post by: ianeggbert on November 01, 2013, 03:53:17 PM
Some more info on their website. I love all of their beers, and change what I drink depending on the time of year.

http://www.wickwarbrewing.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=frontpage&Itemid=1

If your ever in Bristol I'll buy you a few pints in my local:

http://www.wickwarbrewing.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=100&Itemid=51

I also love my dark ales and stouts at this time of year - in fact any time of year, but not sampled that Wickwar one yet Steve. Have you tried this one from Bath Ales which is a lovely smooth quaff

 http://www.bathales.com/our-ales/aid/dark-side/
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Post by: Rocketman on November 02, 2013, 12:12:11 AM
Some more info on their website. I love all of their beers, and change what I drink depending on the time of year.

http://www.wickwarbrewing.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=frontpage&Itemid=1

If your ever in Bristol I'll buy you a few pints in my local:

http://www.wickwarbrewing.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=100&Itemid=51

I also love my dark ales and stouts at this time of year - in fact any time of year, but not sampled that Wickwar one yet Steve. Have you tried this one from Bath Ales which is a lovely smooth quaff
Beep beep all onboard
 http://www.bathales.com/our-ales/aid/dark-side/
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Post by: Rocketman on November 02, 2013, 09:49:07 PM
Had a few of these last and it was genuinely one of the best scotches I've ever tasted. Recommended for any whiskey fans.

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_PkefdV431ew/TIZaWsA1yqI/AAAAAAAAE8w/eLCt7_7--h8/s400/caribbean+14.bmp)

I am partial to a nip in the winter months , so I checked this out in my liquor store .
There is a price hike of about £10 for the 14 yr old rather than the regular 12 yr !
Is it that much better ?
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Post by: markrulesok on November 03, 2013, 12:55:18 AM
not ashamed to say that last night i had a cocktail that came with sorbet on top. I'm really not very manly when it comes to drinking.

the bar was very nice though, table service, and you wait in what looks like a small shop front, before being waived into what seems like a utility room, where you open the secret door via the sink on the wall, and step into a big bar. Never would tell from the front. very gimmicky but I certainly enjoyed the whole speakeasy vibe.
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Post by: Rocketman on November 03, 2013, 09:15:01 AM
not ashamed to say that last night i had a cocktail that came with sorbet on top. I'm really not very manly when it comes to drinking.

the bar was very nice though, table service, and you wait in what looks like a small shop front, before being waived into what seems like a utility room, where you open the secret door via the sink on the wall, and step into a big bar. Never would tell from the front. very gimmicky but I certainly enjoyed the whole speakeasy vibe.

Is'nt there a pub in London where u access the bar area thru a fridge door ?
(Seem to remember hearing this during a radio interview)
Any other quirky bars out there...
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Post by: Souled Out on November 03, 2013, 10:16:35 AM
The Marlborough Head in Marylebone has toilets that are accessed via a fake bookcase. Thankfully, the only time I've been there my bladder was not so full that this came as an unpleasant surprise.

Markrulesok, that place sounds good fun, where was it?
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Post by: mr_duderino on November 07, 2013, 09:23:32 PM
home alone and out of beer. wait...whats this....2 litres of pepsi that came free with a chinese delivery, and 3/4 or a bottle of bacardi lying, unloved at the back of the cupboard? they call that fate. possibly shouldve cooked first
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Post by: Red Steve on November 08, 2013, 12:03:54 AM
home alone and out of beer. wait...whats this....2 litres of pepsi that came free with a chinese delivery, and 3/4 or a bottle of bacardi lying, unloved at the back of the cupboard? they call that fate. possibly shouldve cooked first

What! On a school night too..... :o
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Post by: markrulesok on November 08, 2013, 01:45:58 AM
The Marlborough Head in Marylebone has toilets that are accessed via a fake bookcase. Thankfully, the only time I've been there my bladder was not so full that this came as an unpleasant surprise.

Markrulesok, that place sounds good fun, where was it?

bar called 'boilermaker' in nottingham. very 'trendy'. the clientele were largely from the arty independant cinema nearby, which I quite liked. Table service too which was good, altho not the sort of place to mix n mingle with what seemed like a friendly crowd.
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Post by: StevePWilliams on November 08, 2013, 11:09:00 AM
What am I drinking? Nothing.

Trying to have some time off it, done 6 days so far, hoping to make that at least 10! Christ I sound like a junkie.
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Post by: WayneK on November 08, 2013, 12:27:12 PM
What am I drinking? Nothing.

Trying to have some time off it, done 6 days so far, hoping to make that at least 10! Christ I sound like a junkie.

Small steps!
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Post by: Red Steve on November 08, 2013, 12:29:22 PM
I abstain Monday to Friday these days. Will usually have a few beers on Saturday lunchtime, and a couple of glasses of red with my Sunday lunch.
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Post by: StevePWilliams on November 08, 2013, 01:16:10 PM
That's what I'm going for, even Saturday daytime I'm gonna try knock on the head.

Saw a photo recently which said "money spent on booze, cannot buy shoes" - so I'm gonna keep saying that to myself when I fancy going down the pub!
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Post by: Red Steve on November 08, 2013, 01:27:40 PM
That's a good mantra to keep in mind. Always set yourself a prize for achieving any goal, and a pair of shoes is as good as anything. Watch out though..........if you do cut right back you'll lose quite a bit of weight too, so will have to buy a whole new wardrobe!
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Post by: mr_duderino on November 08, 2013, 02:21:45 PM
home alone and out of beer. wait...whats this....2 litres of pepsi that came free with a chinese delivery, and 3/4 or a bottle of bacardi lying, unloved at the back of the cupboard? they call that fate. possibly shouldve cooked first

What! On a school night too..... :o
Bigger boys made me do it
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Post by: BrianB on November 08, 2013, 07:49:25 PM
Working from home today, so a friend popped over for lunch...i.e. whiskey.

Other than that, has a Lions Tail cocktail recently....surprisingly tasty drink.

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Post by: ianeggbert on November 09, 2013, 08:14:08 PM
although I was aware of it I had never had a Robinsons (not the juice manufacturer believe me!) "Old Tom". A lovely dark ale and allegedly the "worlds best beer", however at 8.5% they thankfully sell it in small bottles. Hic

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Post by: StevePWilliams on November 10, 2013, 03:04:11 PM
Managed to go a whole weekend without alcohol for the 1st time in about 8 years. Feel much better for it too! Onwards and upwards...
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Post by: Neil Lee on November 10, 2013, 05:27:33 PM
That Mayan is good stuff, had a pint of it the other sunday.

After a busy Autumnal half term day out with the nippers, I intend to kick back with these this evening:

(http://i743.photobucket.com/albums/xx75/yesbrainer/shot_1383155952429_zpsaef78e3e.jpg)

My thoughts always turn towards stouts at this time of year, coincidentally, my waistline does similar.
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Post by: markrulesok on November 10, 2013, 07:45:57 PM
off to the pub for the quiz, attempting to win 8 pints of lager that i wouldnt buy for myself, but if its free...