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03-10-2007, 09:23:39
Inspired by the sinking thread. Post your latest beer drinking exploits here!

Mine has been fairly quiet lately. A bunch of Grolsches, Leffes and Kronenbourg Whites all bought because they were half price for various house parties and BBQs in the last few weeks.

Other than that, finished drinking the Yorkshire beers we bought on our Scotland road trip, including: Centurion Ghost Ale, Yorkshire Terrier, Wonkey Donkey and Black Sheep - all very nice!

Other than that, I've been drinking Rhymney Bitter (from Merthyr Tydfil) at Shot, Samuel Smith's Bitter at Chapter and various local Brains beers (my favourite is Dark) at the Tafarn and various other pubs in Cardiff...:beer:

It's actually been fairly quiet on the beer front lately...

03-10-2007, 09:24:53
What a crap post: 'Other than that, it's been fairly quiet'...:lol:

03-10-2007, 09:35:43
I had a few small bottles of Grolsch whilst watching the football last night.

03-10-2007, 09:39:00
If I go to poker tonight, it will be Carlsberg as that was half price at Tescos.

03-10-2007, 09:40:11
I can see how this exciting thread will rival the sinking thread.

03-10-2007, 09:40:34
btw. I sent you a PM you haven't read..

03-10-2007, 09:41:37
Oh, thanks!:)

Mr. Bas
03-10-2007, 09:42:29
I had a Rochefort 8 this friday, it was good as always. I thought about trying something new, but I wasn't feeling particularly adventurous. Also a few lagers later that night, I think they were Jupilers but I'm not totally sure. I'm probably going to a pub quiz tonight, unfortunately they have Grolsch there as the standard lager.

03-10-2007, 09:50:14
PM sent! They are very discreet I never notice when I've got one.

Mmmm, Rocheforts...:beer:

Those and Orvals are my current favourite Belgian beers, which we had a few of last year in Belgium. One of my souvenirs was a Rochefort glass, well more like a goblet actually!

03-10-2007, 09:50:49
Originally posted by Funko
I can see how this exciting thread will rival the sinking thread.

We could turn it into a PM notification thread instead...?

03-10-2007, 10:17:09
Originally posted by MOBIUS
It's actually been fairly quiet on the beer front lately...
A Farewell to Brains...
For whom the pint tolls?

Greg W
03-10-2007, 10:35:34
Originally posted by MOBIUS
PM sent! They are very discreet I never notice when I've got one.Go to your setup, and turn on the one that gives a pop-up when you get a new PM.

03-10-2007, 10:48:27
no pop-drinks in a beer thread!!!!

03-10-2007, 13:09:15
I had a party at one of the neighbours last saturday. They had a Grolsch hometap of which I had 6 or 7.

Next weekend is going to be fun, me and 9 friends in Belgium for the weekend. I'll post beerdetails monday.

18-10-2007, 20:30:14
Been a bit quiet on the beer front here lately. The odd cheap Carlsberg in the fridge at home, a couple of Brains SA's at a pub quiz yesterday...

The big news is buying some Welsh Brecon gin which, being a connoisseur of Bombay Sapphire, is actually very nice indeed...:beer:

Greg W
19-10-2007, 14:13:45
Isn't that weird - Carlsberg is a premium (aka expensive) beer over here.

19-10-2007, 18:10:15
even ones are expansive
odd ones are cheap

19-10-2007, 18:11:40
Originally posted by MOBIUS
The big news is buying some Welsh Brecon gin which,

Xcuse me plz, may I have some break on gin?

Scabrous Birdseed
19-10-2007, 19:28:22
Earlier this evening I had a bottle of Italian beer (never tried any before) which much to my surprise wasn't half bad! Can't remember the name unfortunately.

21-10-2007, 16:47:24
One (1) case of Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. No, I do not share.

Resource Consumer
21-10-2007, 17:20:16
too much Kronenfrog

22-10-2007, 08:19:21
Originally posted by Scabrous Birdseed
Earlier this evening I had a bottle of Italian beer (never tried any before) which much to my surprise wasn't half bad! Can't remember the name unfortunately.


Resource Consumer
22-10-2007, 08:32:05
Pizza Express ;)

22-10-2007, 08:39:02
Never been.

22-10-2007, 08:47:46
It's not somewhere you 'be', it's them getting at you

22-10-2007, 08:48:08
I think

22-10-2007, 21:10:46
I leik beers

28-10-2007, 03:50:31
I went here today: http://www.telegraphbrewing.com/index.htm
It was a lot of fun. The smallest microbrew I have ever sampled.

31-10-2007, 10:27:18
We had a couple of very nice pints of Bellringer in Bath, a local ale. Even Venom liked it.

31-10-2007, 10:38:58
Bellringer = Campanology = Gay:beer:

31-10-2007, 11:48:02
Had an nice IPA while visiting Chicago that I can't remember the name of. Fairly hoppy.

I'm guessing it was Goose Island IPA, the name had "goose" in it.

Ming would probably know.

...and I found a place in Roanoke last month that actually had Smithwicks on tap, which is probably only good because I can never find it.

31-10-2007, 16:19:27
Had some cans of Stella at Mike and Ann’s that I’d won from a RWC bet and picked up on the way to the party from Newbury. I said I wanted Belgian beer, I think my friend needs some further educating…:gasmaske:

Oh and a nice pint of Wadworth's 6X and a half of Malt 'n' Hops (I was driving), with them in a nice country pub before heading to Reading.:beer:

31-10-2007, 17:10:02
Originally posted by MDA
Smithwicks on tap


I almost liked it better than Guinness, when I was in Ireland in 1986...
Then I had heard the prouction got discontinued..... (???)
I haven't drunk it since

13-12-2007, 08:48:58
I had a few pints of Penny Black Porter last night. It was very good. Great winter beer.

Mr. Bas
13-12-2007, 09:40:56
After some grolsch, I ended the night with a very nice La Trappe. I'm not 100% sure which type it was, as it was offered to me. .. Slightly on the sweet side, but nevertheless quite good.

13-12-2007, 12:31:40
i had a can of asahi and a cigarette while skinnydipping in singapore surrounded by bio-luminescent things, while being illuminated by lights being tested for the festival the net day whilst watching the shooting stars in the dazzlingly clear sky.

then i got chased by armed police in a boat and men blowing whistles.

13-12-2007, 12:54:46
those weren't police

Lurker the Second
13-12-2007, 14:22:09
A couple of these last night:


Scabrous Birdseed
13-12-2007, 17:17:41
There's been a distinct trend in Sweden's bars in the past few months towards having american brewery Flying Dog (http://www.flyingdogales.com/) as their only source of non-lager/guiness/kilkenny beer. They're not very nice, especially not their IPA which tastes like sherbet that's seriously gone off.

A few weeks ago I was out and had a Meantime Chocolate Beer (http://www.meantimebrewing.com/chocolate.html) which was alright (but I think I like the two components better separately) and a Gulden Draak (http://www.bottledbeer.co.uk/index.html?beerid=1057) which was too sweet and doesn't stand up to real Trappist beer in a comparison, at least not to Orval and Chimay.

13-12-2007, 17:57:55
I had this awful beer from a company called Magic Hat over the weekend. It was terrible. I drank 2.

But only because they were all out of all the other beers.

14-12-2007, 11:04:14
Flying dog is brewed in Frederick, Maryland.

I live there.

No drinky.

14-12-2007, 15:23:35
I had some Butcombe Brunel IPAs yesterday at the Pen & Wig last night - very nice!

The night before was a couple of Brains SAs at a pub quiz at The Packet.

I will be having some form of Samuel Smith's tonight at the Waterguard...:beer:

14-12-2007, 15:27:48
Butcombe, worlds funniest beer. :lol:

Speaking of Sam Smiths, I'm almost ready to suggest a future change of venue for CG meets. Having found the best/cheapest pub in London.

Full range of Sam Smiths, 3 lagers, 3 ales and a stout + other bottled ones. 30 seconds walk from a tube stop

but most importantly

5 drinks, only one of which was a soft drink, cost me ~ £7.50


14-12-2007, 15:32:05
Ah yes, the Citte of Yorke…:beer:

Come to thing of it, I think that’s where I first met Ms MOBIUS…:eek:

Lurker the Second
14-12-2007, 15:32:39
Ooh, Sam Smiths. I'll be there!

14-12-2007, 15:35:04
My favourite Sam Smith’s in London is the upstairs of the Chandos at the bottom of St Martin’s Lane – a mere stone’s throw from the Round Table…:beer:


14-12-2007, 15:40:28
I haven't been in the Chandos for years. I always used to go there with some old workmates on pub crawls and by the time we got there were quite "merry". The first time I tried to find it sober was a disaster.

14-12-2007, 15:42:12
Samuel Smith's Nut Brown!!

14-12-2007, 16:09:50

Do they do piri piri chicken?