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SillyBeardyDaddyman Sun 06-Jan-13 21:18:22

Why is there no beer thread here? Had to shove this in the wine thread instead!

Anyone else on here who enjoys a decent pint? I'm a former member of CAMRA the campaign for real ale and attend beer festivals when I can. I drink German and eastern European lagers, and British real ales.

Roll up a barrel and join me for a pint and some beery chat. Let's talk beers, festivals, and even beermats!

ArkadyRose Tue 08-Jan-13 23:03:48

I've seen Badger on tap in a few Kent pubs. I usually drink Shepherd Neame brews when round that way though.

SillyBeardyDaddyman Tue 08-Jan-13 23:04:36

It's from Dorset and I'm in Sussex, but lucky enough to have 2 of their pubs close by. Not been recently though so have missed out on the Xmas beer sad

And if they ever change the taps they keep the normal bottles too smile

hatgirl Tue 08-Jan-13 23:09:48

Hi all, another real ale fan here. We are lucky to have a lot of good breweries and microbreweries near us.

How comes you are a former member of CAMRA SillyBeardyDaddyman rather than current?

SillyBeardyDaddyman Tue 08-Jan-13 23:23:07

Left CAMRA when I had to go teetotal for a couple of years. Bad times.

SillyBeardyDaddyman Fri 11-Jan-13 21:47:16

Right then. I've got an open bottle of wychwood snake's bite here. Saw it for the first time in Tesco the other day.

It's a cider apple fruit beer, 4.2%.

Gotta say, I'm not greatly impressed. I had high hopes as I love wychwood's beers, but this tastes like something I would have drunk at 16 with my mates in an alley. It's overpoweringly sweet and appley, and doesn't really have any beer bite to it.

Disappointing to say the least.

hatgirl Fri 11-Jan-13 21:52:41

hmmm... i think you were asking for that mistake. Sounds a bit kopperbergy

If i'm wanting something a bit lighter than beer i've had success with Aspells cider. Or I just stick to fursty ferrent or speckled hen rather than going fruity (although I do like some of the german fruit beers)

SillyBeardyDaddyman Fri 11-Jan-13 22:03:34

I quite like some of the raspberry beers. Thought I'd try this as I've had a non alcoholic apple beer before that was rather good!

Just discovered that by eating a Cadbury's creme egg I've improved the taste of the beer! Huzzah!

Anifrangapani Fri 11-Jan-13 22:09:26

I you are lucky enough to find Eden Gold ....give it a try. It is lurverly

monsterchild Fri 11-Jan-13 22:14:00

Another bee lover here, though I've been off the stuff for the last 9 months. Can now consider having a small glass! I live in the US though, so haven't heard of "real ale" what makes it real?

SillyBeardyDaddyman Fri 11-Jan-13 23:03:57

for you *monsterchild*

SillyBeardyDaddyman Fri 11-Jan-13 23:05:23

Do quite like a bottle of Samuel adams, will say that's a good American beer.

SillyBeardyDaddyman Fri 11-Jan-13 23:08:17

Eden gold... Not come across it yet, but will keep my eyes peeled!

monsterchild Fri 11-Jan-13 23:37:11

Sam Adams is good. And happily we now have many more microbreweries here, so we now have choices of types of beers, not just variations on Budwiser!

monsterchild Fri 11-Jan-13 23:37:58

And thanks for the link; i feel more edjumicated now...

NatashaBee Fri 11-Jan-13 23:41:14

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

SillyBeardyDaddyman Fri 11-Jan-13 23:47:36

USA cask ale finder

Don't know if this is any good for you monsterchild?

monsterchild Sat 12-Jan-13 00:01:04

oh thanks, Silly! there are two where I am. we are lucky to live in the Rockies where there are many breweries. and wineries too, actually.

Natasha, mead uses honey instead of grapes to ferment into wine.

I made a beer with figs once. it was very good

SillyBeardyDaddyman Tue 15-Jan-13 09:38:07

Had a bottle of shepherd neame IPA last night. Not bad, nicely hoppy, but quite heavy for a pale ale I thought. Still enjoyed it though!

WhoDaresWines Mon 28-Jan-13 14:49:32

I love the Sam Smiths Stout, well all of their beers really but don't live anywhere near to a pub that stocks them. I love drinking real ale and am the proud possessor of the latest Good Beer Guide. Love wine too hence the

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