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jdogscoop wrote:I had a sixer of Mornington Pale Ale yesterday. It was excellent.
Had it on tap somewhere (Melbourne, most likely) and liked it.

More to the point, since I recall seeing Mornington's logo on bottles / cans in local bottleohs, I may venture forth today in search. If successful, I don't like the chances of it lasting until the next rugby game is on't telly - it's too fuggen hot for that kind self-abnegation. It would be bordering on self-harm.
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Pat the Ex Mat wrote:
Thomas wrote:
Ted. wrote:
Pat the Ex Mat wrote:Mentioned somewhere earlier on the fred, New England Brown is the nearest I've found to a legit English one.

Oddly, Pirate Life Black Lager is almost a simulcrum.
Don't any of the Aussie craft breweries do bitters, ESB's and brown Ales? It helps if the bars also have hand pulls.

Of course you could always brew your own.
It's a style that really doesn't do well here. Quite a few breweries make them but it's all small batch, niche stuff. A local brewer, moved here from Brisbane, makes them but doesn't make enough quantity to sell them anywhere other than at the brewery.

Personally, I struggle to drink dark beers in the warmer weather but I had a dark lager yesterday which was nice. For me, the darker beers come out at night or in winter.
I find them refreshing. The issue is that most breweries here make the >5.5%.

Miners would have been hot coming up from T'pit.

Ted, I had a setup ready to go at my old house but moved into the city where I have 3 breweries within walking distance :blush:
That's you added to the proven deadshit list :x
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MungoMan wrote:
jdogscoop wrote:I had a sixer of Mornington Pale Ale yesterday. It was excellent.
Had it on tap somewhere (Melbourne, most likely) and liked it.

More to the point, since I recall seeing Mornington's logo on bottles / cans in local bottleohs, I may venture forth today in search. If successful, I don't like the chances of it lasting until the next rugby game is on't telly - it's too fuggen hot for that kind self-abnegation. It would be bordering on self-harm.
They are pretty much everywhere now. My local Dan's stocks the lager (yuck) and the pale ale (not bad). Some of their more experimental beers are amazing.
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MungoMan wrote:
Pat the Ex Mat wrote:but moved into the city where I have 3 breweries within walking distance :blush:
That's you added to the proven deadshit list :x
Oh, those are just staggerable...

A healthy walk leads to around 15 more 8)

There is a the mother of all brewery tours if you start early enough
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happyhooker wrote:
SaintK wrote:
happyhooker wrote:
SaintK wrote:
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Ah, bad timing, a few of my friends were extolling it's virtues.

Also, if you like your IPAs bitter, try and get hold of alibi by pressure drop.
HH have you been to The Experiment, the collaborative taproom from Pressure Drop and Verdant?
I built it.
What do you want to know? They've got 5 taps of each brewery on keg and a fridge full of other stuff from those breweries that might not necessarily be on keg
:lol: :lol: :thumbup:
Wanted to know if it's worth a visit as I see it's open on a Sunday.
Bit of a trek by train on a Sunday mind you
It's decent for me as it's 5 mins on a bike for me, not sure I'd travel as far as you'd have to just for it though, depends how how much of a verdant fanboi you are I suppose.

It's open Thurs and Friday eves, all day sat as well and I could recommend some decent food/beer additions if you wanted to make it more of a trip.

Although the axe (pub I sent you a link to) and the experiment are reasonably close and the axe does superb food Inc Sunday lunch.

Let me know if you want any further suggestions
So was up in Hackney watching my club play in Springfield Park yesterday (won24-17)
Decided to find The Experiment as it was only 10 minutes away by car
Daughter and I popped in, good to see it was pretty busy. Only tried 3 beers as was driving (thirds of a pint of each)
Verdant Albino Pheasant an 8% stout was very good and their Safety Flares simcoe pale was excellent, Also tried Pressure Drop Dreamlife NEIPA which was also top notch
Hadn't been the Mare St area in years, not quite how I remember it :lol: :lol:
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Glad you enjoyed it. They're keeping the lease (which was meant to be up this month) on on a rolling basis.

I genuinely haven't had a bad beer from either brewery there.

That pitch was the site of my last ever game of rugby😓
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New Bristol brewery called Masquerade Brewing have just hit the scene here with a remarkably composed debut ~4% NE IPA with a good hint of Garage's Soup to it. One of them was formerly involved at Wiper and True I believe, ones to keep an eye out for.

Also drink loads of Yonder, almost all their shit is great.
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unseenwork wrote:New Bristol brewery called Masquerade Brewing have just hit the scene here with a remarkably composed debut ~4% NE IPA with a good hint of Garage's Soup to it. One of them was formerly involved at Wiper and True I believe, ones to keep an eye out for.

Also drink loads of Yonder, almost all their shit is great.
Yonder are excellent, I'll keep an eye out for masquerade, thanks.

Btw, if you see pilot's 'an ipa' just don't bother, it doesn't even live up to it's underwhelming title.
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happyhooker wrote:
unseenwork wrote:New Bristol brewery called Masquerade Brewing have just hit the scene here with a remarkably composed debut ~4% NE IPA with a good hint of Garage's Soup to it. One of them was formerly involved at Wiper and True I believe, ones to keep an eye out for.

Also drink loads of Yonder, almost all their shit is great.
Yonder are excellent, I'll keep an eye out for masquerade, thanks.

Btw, if you see pilot's 'an ipa' just don't bother, it doesn't even live up to it's underwhelming title.
Duly noted, don't get much Pilot down here but I'll consider myself warned. Did get to try Mills Brewing's latest the other day, red brown sour blend finished in Burgundy barrels, very good but not quite the beer to get me feeling they're the most exciting brewery in the UK today, reminded me a lot of Little Earth Project's Stupid Sexy Suffolk. Maybe need to give it another go.
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That will probably be why Untappd tells me I've managed to try over 1300 different beers just from New Zealand alone.
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Thomas wrote:
Ted. wrote:
Pat the Ex Mat wrote:Mentioned somewhere earlier on the fred, New England Brown is the nearest I've found to a legit English one.

Oddly, Pirate Life Black Lager is almost a simulcrum.
Don't any of the Aussie craft breweries do bitters, ESB's and brown Ales? It helps if the bars also have hand pulls.

Of course you could always brew your own.
It's a style that really doesn't do well here. Quite a few breweries make them but it's all small batch, niche stuff. A local brewer, moved here from Brisbane, makes them but doesn't make enough quantity to sell them anywhere other than at the brewery.

Personally, I struggle to drink dark beers in the warmer weather but I had a dark lager yesterday which was nice. For me, the darker beers come out at night or in winter.
Absolutely. :thumbup:

Pat the Ex Mat wrote:I find them refreshing. The issue is that most breweries here make the >5.5%.

Miners would have been hot coming up from T'pit.

Ted, I had a setup ready to go at my old house but moved into the city where I have 3 breweries within walking distance :blush:
I agree with Mungoman, that's a pretty pathetic excuse not to get into some custom brewing bliss. There's absolutely no issue with keeping your taste buds exercised elsewhere though. ;)
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Fat Old Git wrote:
That will probably be why Untappd tells me I've managed to try over 1300 different beers just from New Zealand alone.

Just tasted some Garage Project DFC an unfiltered Fresh IPA. It's a one off batch. Delicious. :)
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Ted. wrote:
Fat Old Git wrote:
That will probably be why Untappd tells me I've managed to try over 1300 different beers just from New Zealand alone.

Just tasted some Garage Project DFC an unfiltered Fresh IPA. It's a one off batch. Delicious. :)
Do you mean the December batch in the black can? GP are doing monthly one offs
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JPNZ wrote:
Ted. wrote:
Fat Old Git wrote:
That will probably be why Untappd tells me I've managed to try over 1300 different beers just from New Zealand alone.

Just tasted some Garage Project DFC an unfiltered Fresh IPA. It's a one off batch. Delicious. :)
Do you mean the December batch in the black can? GP are doing monthly one offs

Black (predominantly), blue and red, with a dash of pink and purple, yes. :nod:

Have you partaken?
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Glad you enjoyed it. They're keeping the lease (which was meant to be up this month) on on a rolling basis.
Good, now I know where it is I will return!
I genuinely haven't had a bad beer from either brewery there.
I'm loving both of them at the moment. Glad that Pressure Drop have invested in a canning line as well
That pitch was the site of my last ever game of rugby😓
Oh dear!!! Were you playing for Hackney?
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SaintK wrote:
Glad you enjoyed it. They're keeping the lease (which was meant to be up this month) on on a rolling basis.
Good, now I know where it is I will return!
You should, and when you're not driving! On the same trip you should look at the arches a couple of doors down - st john's at Hackney brewery. Their brew kit is a thing of beauty, and someone has spent around £2m on the place in total. Just look at it from outside though, the beer is crap.
I genuinely haven't had a bad beer from either brewery there.
I'm loving both of them at the moment. Glad that Pressure Drop have invested in a canning line as well
I'm working up there next week so hopefully getting my hands on a new beer they've got coming out
That pitch was the site of my last ever game of rugby😓
Oh dear!!! Were you playing for Hackney?
Yea, decided I was too young to retire (42ffs!) So went for a few training sessions, a few 2s games and then my glorious return to first team rugby. Which lasted about 25 mins until my left knee, ever so politely, asked me what the fûck I was thinking of.
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Ted. wrote:

Black (predominantly), blue and red, with a dash of pink and purple, yes. :nod:

Have you partaken?
This?
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No sadly, its sold out online and quite hard to find down here. I have tried the January one twas good. Off to a tasting with sawmill brewing on Monday quite like a few of their beers so am looking forward to that.
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JPNZ wrote:
Ted. wrote:

Black (predominantly), blue and red, with a dash of pink and purple, yes. :nod:

Have you partaken?
This?
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No sadly, its sold out online and quite hard to find down here. I have tried the January one twas good. Off to a tasting with sawmill brewing on Monday quite like a few of their beers so am looking forward to that.
Had quite a few of the Dec and enjoyed it, but the Feb is better imo.
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Vahian wrote:
JPNZ wrote:
Ted. wrote:

Black (predominantly), blue and red, with a dash of pink and purple, yes. :nod:

Have you partaken?
This?
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No sadly, its sold out online and quite hard to find down here. I have tried the January one twas good. Off to a tasting with sawmill brewing on Monday quite like a few of their beers so am looking forward to that.
Had quite a few of the Dec and enjoyed it, but the Feb is better imo.
I got given one of the December batch which was excellent, unfortunately I don't know anyone coming over to try any of the more recent ones.
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JPNZ wrote:
Ted. wrote:

Black (predominantly), blue and red, with a dash of pink and purple, yes. :nod:

Have you partaken?
This?
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No sadly, its sold out online and quite hard to find down here. I have tried the January one twas good. Off to a tasting with sawmill brewing on Monday quite like a few of their beers so am looking forward to that.
I still have a couple in the fridge. Got them on Saturday, from my source. Free. 8)
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Ted. wrote:
JPNZ wrote:
Ted. wrote:

Black (predominantly), blue and red, with a dash of pink and purple, yes. :nod:

Have you partaken?
This?
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No sadly, its sold out online and quite hard to find down here. I have tried the January one twas good. Off to a tasting with sawmill brewing on Monday quite like a few of their beers so am looking forward to that.
I still have a couple in the fridge. Got them on Saturday, from my source. Free. 8)
Well jump on a bloody plane then
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happyhooker wrote:
Ted. wrote:
JPNZ wrote:
Ted. wrote:

Black (predominantly), blue and red, with a dash of pink and purple, yes. :nod:

Have you partaken?
This?
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No sadly, its sold out online and quite hard to find down here. I have tried the January one twas good. Off to a tasting with sawmill brewing on Monday quite like a few of their beers so am looking forward to that.
I still have a couple in the fridge. Got them on Saturday, from my source. Free. 8)
Well jump on a bloody plane then
Working on it.
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unseenwork wrote:
Also drink loads of Yonder, almost all their shit is great.
Just trying a new one of theirs for me, the farmhouse mixed fermentation pale.

Lovely
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happyhooker wrote:
unseenwork wrote:
Also drink loads of Yonder, almost all their shit is great.
Just trying a new one of theirs for me, the farmhouse mixed fermentation pale.

Lovely
You had any of the Beavertown Birthday brews. Thinking of buying a few for my son. They sound and look interesting
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SaintK wrote:
happyhooker wrote:
unseenwork wrote:
Also drink loads of Yonder, almost all their shit is great.
Just trying a new one of theirs for me, the farmhouse mixed fermentation pale.

Lovely
You had any of the Beavertown Birthday brews. Thinking of buying a few for my son. They sound and look interesting
Not yet, I haven't managed to get up there to have them for free yet and it hurts paying for them when I know that's available
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happyhooker wrote:
SaintK wrote:
happyhooker wrote:
unseenwork wrote:
Also drink loads of Yonder, almost all their shit is great.
Just trying a new one of theirs for me, the farmhouse mixed fermentation pale.

Lovely
You had any of the Beavertown Birthday brews. Thinking of buying a few for my son. They sound and look interesting
Not yet, I haven't managed to get up there to have them for free yet and it hurts paying for them when I know that's available
:lol: Fair call
Might get a few Double Chins and a selection of the others.
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Double chin has been decent in previous years
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happyhooker wrote:
unseenwork wrote:
Also drink loads of Yonder, almost all their shit is great.
Just trying a new one of theirs for me, the farmhouse mixed fermentation pale.

Lovely
That the 3.8% one or the slightly stronger one because the 3.8% pale is the pick of the bunch for me!
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unseenwork wrote:
happyhooker wrote:
unseenwork wrote:
Also drink loads of Yonder, almost all their shit is great.
Just trying a new one of theirs for me, the farmhouse mixed fermentation pale.

Lovely
That the 3.8% one or the slightly stronger one because the 3.8% pale is the pick of the bunch for me!
The 3.8. Stunning, and I'm not usually a fan of farmhouse pales. It's often a 'we fúcked this one up' tag
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happyhooker wrote:
unseenwork wrote:
happyhooker wrote:
unseenwork wrote:
Also drink loads of Yonder, almost all their shit is great.
Just trying a new one of theirs for me, the farmhouse mixed fermentation pale.

Lovely
That the 3.8% one or the slightly stronger one because the 3.8% pale is the pick of the bunch for me!
The 3.8. Stunning, and I'm not usually a fan of farmhouse pales. It's often a 'we fúcked this one up' tag
Yep, it's absolutely outstanding, one of the best British beers I've had in a long while and completely sold me on them. They keep producing that and it'll soon be a classic.
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Had a great night at the sawmill brewing tasting this evening. Pilsner, XPA, passion fruit sour and dark ale samples. Met up with the head brewer from the laboratory out Lincoln ways and he said tomorrow they have 800kg of fresh hops arriving at beer baroness (pomeroys for out of town folk) where they get contract brewing done.

He said we are only weeks away from fresh Hop beer season. My favourite time of year! Cannot wait to spend weeks on the taps and see what the best craft brewers have got in store 😃
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Working from home so a stack of these will be lovely for the day.

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SaintK wrote:
happyhooker wrote:
SaintK wrote:
happyhooker wrote:
SaintK wrote: HH have you been to The Experiment, the collaborative taproom from Pressure Drop and Verdant?
I built it.
What do you want to know? They've got 5 taps of each brewery on keg and a fridge full of other stuff from those breweries that might not necessarily be on keg
:lol: :lol: :thumbup:
Wanted to know if it's worth a visit as I see it's open on a Sunday.
Bit of a trek by train on a Sunday mind you
It's decent for me as it's 5 mins on a bike for me, not sure I'd travel as far as you'd have to just for it though, depends how how much of a verdant fanboi you are I suppose.

It's open Thurs and Friday eves, all day sat as well and I could recommend some decent food/beer additions if you wanted to make it more of a trip.

Although the axe (pub I sent you a link to) and the experiment are reasonably close and the axe does superb food Inc Sunday lunch.

Let me know if you want any further suggestions
So was up in Hackney watching my club play in Springfield Park yesterday (won24-17)
Decided to find The Experiment as it was only 10 minutes away by car
Daughter and I popped in, good to see it was pretty busy. Only tried 3 beers as was driving (thirds of a pint of each)
Verdant Albino Pheasant an 8% stout was very good and their Safety Flares simcoe pale was excellent, Also tried Pressure Drop Dreamlife NEIPA which was also top notch
Hadn't been the Mare St area in years, not quite how I remember it :lol: :lol:
A bit of good news saintk, the lease on the experiment ran out at the end of the month, but they've decided to keep it going. There will soon be more than one toilet, a larger coldroom and more lines.

Once I've finished building them that is.
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Still on my Yonder kick, if you can get yourself a bottle of their Bees & Things & Flowers that has been sitting in the bottle for a couple of months dear god you really should do so. That has aged into a superb floral complexity of a beer.
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unseenwork wrote:Still on my Yonder kick, if you can get yourself a bottle of their Bees & Things & Flowers that has been sitting in the bottle for a couple of months dear god you really should do so. That has aged into a superb floral complexity of a beer.
My local has a couple in the cellar and I have no plans this evening. Cheers.
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happyhooker wrote:
unseenwork wrote:Still on my Yonder kick, if you can get yourself a bottle of their Bees & Things & Flowers that has been sitting in the bottle for a couple of months dear god you really should do so. That has aged into a superb floral complexity of a beer.
My local has a couple in the cellar and I have no plans this evening. Cheers.
Not my normal style, but that was very nice indeed.
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JPNZ wrote:Had a great night at the sawmill brewing tasting this evening. Pilsner, XPA, passion fruit sour and dark ale samples. Met up with the head brewer from the laboratory out Lincoln ways and he said tomorrow they have 800kg of fresh hops arriving at beer baroness (pomeroys for out of town folk) where they get contract brewing done.

He said we are only weeks away from fresh Hop beer season. My favourite time of year! Cannot wait to spend weeks on the taps and see what the best craft brewers have got in store 😃
That my brother in law's favourite watering hole. Haven't had the pleasure myself, yet.
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