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happyhooker wrote:Just saw your edit.

Gueuze is a type of lambic.
:lol: :lol: I told you I hadn't a clue!
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dpedin wrote:For anyone interested I saw this on the Martin Lewis website - not sure if any left but seems a good deal? 48 tins of beer for £48, a quid a tin! I have previously bought a beer advent calendar via his recommendation and it was excellent and a great way to see Christmas in.

https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/deals ... rly/#52051
That's pretty good, no wonder its sold out!!
Honest Brew are doing their "Advent Calander" of 24 for £75 and Beer Hawk theirs for £60
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No idea how they're doing it at that price
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SaintK wrote:
happyhooker wrote:Just saw your edit.

Gueuze is a type of lambic.
:lol: :lol: I told you I hadn't a clue!
I'm currently in Kortiijk drinking local Lambics. So.e are spectacular
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dinsdale wrote:
SaintK wrote:
happyhooker wrote:Just saw your edit.

Gueuze is a type of lambic.
:lol: :lol: I told you I hadn't a clue!
I'm currently in Kortiijk drinking local Lambics. So.e are spectacular
Obviously 😉

Wonderful area for beer
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I've been enjoying a lot of big juicy hazy IPAs that seem to be all the rage at the moment.

Had the Garage Project FuzzBox this week which was not difficult to drink.
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Fat Old Git wrote:I've been enjoying a lot of big juicy hazy IPAs that seem to be all the rage at the moment.

Had the Garage Project FuzzBox this week which was not difficult to drink.
Some can be nice, if well balanced, but far too many are just hoppy sweet juice bombs with no sign of malt bitterness.

Give me a west coast ipa over a neipa any day
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happyhooker wrote:
Fat Old Git wrote:I've been enjoying a lot of big juicy hazy IPAs that seem to be all the rage at the moment.

Had the Garage Project FuzzBox this week which was not difficult to drink.
Some can be nice, if well balanced, but far too many are just hoppy sweet juice bombs with no sign of malt bitterness.

Give me a west coast ipa over a neipa any day
If you happen to stumble upon Boundary's collaboration with Marble, Big Pint, absolutely get it. Marvellously balanced double IPA.
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unseenwork wrote:
happyhooker wrote:
Fat Old Git wrote:I've been enjoying a lot of big juicy hazy IPAs that seem to be all the rage at the moment.

Had the Garage Project FuzzBox this week which was not difficult to drink.
Some can be nice, if well balanced, but far too many are just hoppy sweet juice bombs with no sign of malt bitterness.

Give me a west coast ipa over a neipa any day
If you happen to stumble upon Boundary's collaboration with Marble, Big Pint, absolutely get it. Marvellously balanced double IPA.
Guess what I'm drinking right now??!!
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Fat Old Git wrote:I've been enjoying a lot of big juicy hazy IPAs that seem to be all the rage at the moment.

Had the Garage Project FuzzBox this week which was not difficult to drink.
I had that last night too, then on the way home found some GP Turbo fuzz the big brother. Triple hazy IPA 10% abv and boy what a beer. GP still bringing their A game.
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happyhooker wrote:
unseenwork wrote:
happyhooker wrote:
Fat Old Git wrote:I've been enjoying a lot of big juicy hazy IPAs that seem to be all the rage at the moment.

Had the Garage Project FuzzBox this week which was not difficult to drink.
Some can be nice, if well balanced, but far too many are just hoppy sweet juice bombs with no sign of malt bitterness.

Give me a west coast ipa over a neipa any day
If you happen to stumble upon Boundary's collaboration with Marble, Big Pint, absolutely get it. Marvellously balanced double IPA.
Guess what I'm drinking right now??!!
Really? Flip what a coincidence. My assessment stack up?
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unseenwork wrote:
happyhooker wrote:
unseenwork wrote:
happyhooker wrote:
Fat Old Git wrote:I've been enjoying a lot of big juicy hazy IPAs that seem to be all the rage at the moment.

Had the Garage Project FuzzBox this week which was not difficult to drink.
Some can be nice, if well balanced, but far too many are just hoppy sweet juice bombs with no sign of malt bitterness.

Give me a west coast ipa over a neipa any day
If you happen to stumble upon Boundary's collaboration with Marble, Big Pint, absolutely get it. Marvellously balanced double IPA.
Guess what I'm drinking right now??!!
Really? Flip what a coincidence. My assessment stack up?
Excellent. About to compare with an earl grey ipa from marble
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happyhooker wrote:
Fat Old Git wrote:I've been enjoying a lot of big juicy hazy IPAs that seem to be all the rage at the moment.

Had the Garage Project FuzzBox this week which was not difficult to drink.
Some can be nice, if well balanced, but far too many are just hoppy sweet juice bombs with no sign of malt bitterness.

Give me a west coast ipa over a neipa any day
Balance is always the key imho, no matter what the style.

JPNZ, Garage Project's A game is hard to beat.
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Fat Old Git wrote:
happyhooker wrote:
Fat Old Git wrote:I've been enjoying a lot of big juicy hazy IPAs that seem to be all the rage at the moment.

Had the Garage Project FuzzBox this week which was not difficult to drink.
Some can be nice, if well balanced, but far too many are just hoppy sweet juice bombs with no sign of malt bitterness.

Give me a west coast ipa over a neipa any day
Balance is always the key imho, no matter what the style.

JPNZ, Garage Project's A game is hard to beat.
Their boss level was/is magnificent
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Had a Moon Dog Pale Ale last night at a trendy local boozer called The General Assembly.

I liked it. :thumbup:
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happyhooker wrote:
Fat Old Git wrote:
happyhooker wrote:
Fat Old Git wrote:I've been enjoying a lot of big juicy hazy IPAs that seem to be all the rage at the moment.

Had the Garage Project FuzzBox this week which was not difficult to drink.
Some can be nice, if well balanced, but far too many are just hoppy sweet juice bombs with no sign of malt bitterness.

Give me a west coast ipa over a neipa any day
Balance is always the key imho, no matter what the style.

JPNZ, Garage Project's A game is hard to beat.
Their boss level was/is magnificent
I now have a can of that in my fridge for later. :smug:
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Fat Old Git wrote:
happyhooker wrote:
Fat Old Git wrote:
happyhooker wrote:
Fat Old Git wrote:I've been enjoying a lot of big juicy hazy IPAs that seem to be all the rage at the moment.

Had the Garage Project FuzzBox this week which was not difficult to drink.
Some can be nice, if well balanced, but far too many are just hoppy sweet juice bombs with no sign of malt bitterness.

Give me a west coast ipa over a neipa any day
Balance is always the key imho, no matter what the style.

JPNZ, Garage Project's A game is hard to beat.
Their boss level was/is magnificent
I now have a can of that in my fridge for later. :smug:
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#Thatcanisgone #Thankyou #Ineedanothercan
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I followed it with another GP beer, a grapefruit, cucumber and celery sour called weird flex. Sounds odd, but worked well.

I find sours often follow other styles well. This one was only 3%, but I would happily have smashed another couple and it didn't matter that it was following an 8.5% brew.
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Garage Project are just so damn good. Had a few of their Fresh November IPA’s at the Dunedin Beer Fest at For Barr last weekend. :thumbup: Also liked Panhead’s boysenberry sour. Was damn hot under that greenhouse roof.
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I still remember a one off beer they did called "The amazing hop boy". Iirc it had 50 different types of hops in it. Yet it wasn't a complex beer that would drink while discussing what hints of this or that you were picking up. It was just a god damn delicious beer.
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Achtung unseenwork and any other bristolians. One of my favourite ever impy stouts, old chimney's old king henry, which I find impossible to find in bars, is currently on draught at bottle and books
Not cheap, but it's outstanding
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happyhooker wrote:Achtung unseenwork and any other bristolians. One of my favourite ever impy stouts, old chimney's old king henry, which I find impossible to find in bars, is currently on draught at bottle and books
Not cheap, but it's outstanding
Planning to make my way up tomorrow or Saturday, I've had it once before on a trip up to Cambridge and it really is a smashing beer. Got to give credit to Louis he does get some interesting ones in!
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Speaking of Garage Project....

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mr bungle wrote:Garage Project are just so damn good. Had a few of their Fresh November IPA’s at the Dunedin Beer Fest at For Barr last weekend. :thumbup: Also liked Panhead’s boysenberry sour. Was damn hot under that greenhouse roof.
Speaking of Dunedin - NewNewNew’s Poppy surprised me by being more than just a novelty beer, altho’ I still have a sneaking suspicion it’s the sign of brewers with two much time on their hands
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Again on a brizzle theme, an interesting article on a curious pub I spent a bit of time in a few years ago, but the gentrification question is becoming an issue

https://boakandbailey.com/2019/11/the-s ... ion-issue/
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Does anybody know if they've stopped brewing Worthington White Shield? Was hoping to get a couple of cases for Xmas, but nowhere seems to stock it at the moment.
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Brazil wrote:Does anybody know if they've stopped brewing Worthington White Shield? Was hoping to get a couple of cases for Xmas, but nowhere seems to stock it at the moment.
https://www.beersofeurope.co.uk/beer/co ... ite-shield
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Azlan Roar wrote:
Brazil wrote:Does anybody know if they've stopped brewing Worthington White Shield? Was hoping to get a couple of cases for Xmas, but nowhere seems to stock it at the moment.
https://www.beersofeurope.co.uk/beer/co ... ite-shield
Azlan Roar is officially the best Boardie.

Edit. I also found this: https://www.heritagebrewingcompany.co.uk/shop/ which looks interesting.
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Brazil wrote:
Azlan Roar wrote:
Brazil wrote:Does anybody know if they've stopped brewing Worthington White Shield? Was hoping to get a couple of cases for Xmas, but nowhere seems to stock it at the moment.
https://www.beersofeurope.co.uk/beer/co ... ite-shield
Azlan Roar is officially the best Boardie.
500ml bottles too, which is a bonus.

Pour carefully and enjoy.
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happyhooker wrote:Again on a brizzle theme, an interesting article on a curious pub I spent a bit of time in a few years ago, but the gentrification question is becoming an issue

https://boakandbailey.com/2019/11/the-s ... ion-issue/
Had a good chat with the owner a while back not long after he opened and well, while I think he is just running it as a pub he'd like and it is better having a pub there than no pub at all, there has got to be a better way to do it without severing the connection with a local community. The guy has just transplanted a fairly typical (but still good) Bristol craft beer pub with the accompanying pricing into the middle of a not particularly well to do area.

It may all be moot anyway as that area is just at the start of being torn apart by property developers, with queer venues in particular being shoved out for things that will cater to the students and young professionals whose accommodation is in the process of being built.
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Azlan Roar wrote:
Brazil wrote:
Azlan Roar wrote:
Brazil wrote:Does anybody know if they've stopped brewing Worthington White Shield? Was hoping to get a couple of cases for Xmas, but nowhere seems to stock it at the moment.
https://www.beersofeurope.co.uk/beer/co ... ite-shield
Azlan Roar is officially the best Boardie.
500ml bottles too, which is a bonus.

Pour carefully and enjoy.
A bit of the backstory to that now.

https://flagshipfebruary.com/2019/02/08 ... te-shield/
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happyhooker wrote:
Azlan Roar wrote:
Brazil wrote:
Azlan Roar wrote:
Brazil wrote:Does anybody know if they've stopped brewing Worthington White Shield? Was hoping to get a couple of cases for Xmas, but nowhere seems to stock it at the moment.
https://www.beersofeurope.co.uk/beer/co ... ite-shield
Azlan Roar is officially the best Boardie.
500ml bottles too, which is a bonus.

Pour carefully and enjoy.
A bit of the backstory to that now.

https://flagshipfebruary.com/2019/02/08 ... te-shield/
Oh yes I knew I'd been thinking about White Shield not all that long ago, excellent article that.
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happyhooker wrote:
Azlan Roar wrote:
Brazil wrote:
Azlan Roar wrote:
Brazil wrote:Does anybody know if they've stopped brewing Worthington White Shield? Was hoping to get a couple of cases for Xmas, but nowhere seems to stock it at the moment.
https://www.beersofeurope.co.uk/beer/co ... ite-shield
Azlan Roar is officially the best Boardie.
500ml bottles too, which is a bonus.

Pour carefully and enjoy.
A bit of the backstory to that now.

https://flagshipfebruary.com/2019/02/08 ... te-shield/
I read that when I was searching for it. His description of the beer is spot on, it's a perfect balance of fruit and citrus with the background maltiness that makes for a great pint. He always writes beautifully about ale.

I'm going to order a load of beers from the Beer Heritage shop, and road test them over christmas.
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I could be persuaded to take the scenic route home from herne hill on boxing day.
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Has anybody tried the Obadiah Poundage from Goose Island? I'm going to grab a couple of bottles. If anybody says it's good I might grab a couple more.
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happyhooker wrote:I could be persuaded to take the scenic route home from herne hill on boxing day.
:lol: I'm sure the in-laws wouldn't mind
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dinsdale wrote:Has anybody tried the Obadiah Poundage from Goose Island? I'm going to grab a couple of bottles. If anybody says it's good I might grab a couple more.
I found it a little thin and too many coffee notes for me (I react badly to coffee)
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Brazil wrote:
happyhooker wrote:I could be persuaded to take the scenic route home from herne hill on boxing day.
:lol: I'm sure the in-laws wouldn't mind
In fairness, I'm supplying 6 mixed crates for xmas. 3 of kernel's one each of bbno, partizan and ansbach and hobday, so maybe you should make the trip in the opposite direction.
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happyhooker wrote:
Brazil wrote:
happyhooker wrote:I could be persuaded to take the scenic route home from herne hill on boxing day.
:lol: I'm sure the in-laws wouldn't mind
In fairness, I'm supplying 6 mixed crates for xmas. 3 of kernel's one each of bbno, partizan and ansbach and hobday, so maybe you should make the trip in the opposite direction.
So basically, the Bermondsey Mile at home then :lol:
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