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SaintK wrote:
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:
Needs more Fourpure, Kernel, BBNo and less Partizan & A&H.
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dinsdale wrote:
SaintK wrote:
happyhooker wrote:
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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
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:
Needs more Fourpure, Kernel, BBNo and less Partizan & A&H.
Hey, it was what was offered for free.
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happyhooker wrote:
dinsdale wrote:
SaintK wrote:
Brazil wrote:
happyhooker wrote:I could be persuaded to take the scenic route home from herne hill on boxing day.
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:
Needs more Fourpure, Kernel, BBNo and less Partizan & A&H.
Hey, it was what was offered for free.
OK. That's a pretty good argument :)
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happyhooker wrote: Pour carefully and enjoy.
A bit of the backstory to that now.

https://flagshipfebruary.com/2019/02/08 ... te-shield/[/quote]
I recent contributed White Shield to a ‘beer writers’ selection case’ put together by an online retailer. One unhappy recipient took to Twitter to say, ‘Pete Brown doesn’t know what he’s talking about. This beer isn’t even a proper IPA.

I could have tried to argue or explain. Instead, I imagined what Steve Wellington might do. I laughed out loud, turned off my laptop, and had another beer.
:lol: :lol:

Probably unavailable in Oz though :frown:
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Haven't had a marble earl grey ipa for years. What a fantastic beer it is.

(They ran out the other week just as I was about to try it)
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happyhooker wrote:Haven't had a marble earl grey ipa for years. What a fantastic beer it is.

(They ran out the other week just as I was about to try it)
I'm a big fan of the Lagonda and the Earl Grey. Some of their other beers I find less interesting.
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dinsdale wrote:
happyhooker wrote:Haven't had a marble earl grey ipa for years. What a fantastic beer it is.

(They ran out the other week just as I was about to try it)
I'm a big fan of the Lagonda and the Earl Grey. Some of their other beers I find less interesting.
Dobber is also phenomenal
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Hey HH, how much time, money and knowledge would it take to start up your own microbrewery ?
Let’s just say if I miraculously all of a sudden had a spare building and several thousand pounds going spare ..
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backrow wrote:Hey HH, how much time, money and knowledge would it take to start up your own microbrewery ?
Let’s just say if I miraculously all of a sudden had a spare building and several thousand pounds going spare ..
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it can be done quite cheaply and quickly, a lot of breweries are expanding and selling off old kit.

I've highlighted your major problem
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happyhooker wrote:
backrow wrote:Hey HH, how much time, money and knowledge would it take to start up your own microbrewery ?
Let’s just say if I miraculously all of a sudden had a spare building and several thousand pounds going spare ..
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it can be done quite cheaply and quickly, a lot of breweries are expanding and selling off old kit.

I've highlighted your major problem
Was thinking I’d get a partner in to do the actual brewing bit :thumbup:
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backrow wrote:
happyhooker wrote:
backrow wrote:Hey HH, how much time, money and knowledge would it take to start up your own microbrewery ?
Let’s just say if I miraculously all of a sudden had a spare building and several thousand pounds going spare ..
##
it can be done quite cheaply and quickly, a lot of breweries are expanding and selling off old kit.

I've highlighted your major problem
Was thinking I’d get a partner in to do the actual brewing bit :thumbup:
Gin is easier.
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backrow wrote:
happyhooker wrote:
backrow wrote:Hey HH, how much time, money and knowledge would it take to start up your own microbrewery ?
Let’s just say if I miraculously all of a sudden had a spare building and several thousand pounds going spare ..
##
it can be done quite cheaply and quickly, a lot of breweries are expanding and selling off old kit.

I've highlighted your major problem
Was thinking I’d get a partner in to do the actual brewing bit :thumbup:
It also depends how big you are aiming. A friend owns a brewery that is in his parents garage (OK, A decent sized garage) and he's making a living out of that. I think he has a 7 barrel plant but limited fermentation space.

Alternatively, a brewery I visited recently that's just starting up raised £2.5 million for a 20 hectolitre plant but have a fair bit of space. They reckon that's probably all they will ever need for a sustainable business employing 25 people or so - similar approach to Kernel.

Both of the people running the above businesses were experienced brewers already, one home brewing, one commercially.
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Which is the brewery that raised £2.5m?

Kernel have approx 10 staff discounting taproom employees fwiw
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happyhooker wrote:Which is the brewery that raised £2.5m?

Kernel have approx 10 staff discounting taproom employees fwiw
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dinsdale wrote:
happyhooker wrote:Which is the brewery that raised £2.5m?

Kernel have approx 10 staff discounting taproom employees fwiw
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Ah, they launched their beers in mother Kelly's.

Someone called miranda is involved??
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happyhooker wrote:
dinsdale wrote:
happyhooker wrote:Which is the brewery that raised £2.5m?

Kernel have approx 10 staff discounting taproom employees fwiw
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Ah, they launched their beers in mother Kelly's.

Someone called miranda is involved??
Yup. Miranda & Bates are the owners. Now they have their own brewery up and running the national launch is next Thursday. I'm going to the Mikeller bar for it. Bates was the head brewer at BBNo force few years.
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dinsdale wrote:
happyhooker wrote:
dinsdale wrote:
happyhooker wrote:Which is the brewery that raised £2.5m?

Kernel have approx 10 staff discounting taproom employees fwiw
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Ah, they launched their beers in mother Kelly's.

Someone called miranda is involved??
Yup. Miranda & Bates are the owners. Now they have their own brewery up and running the national launch is next Thursday. I'm going to the Mikeller bar for it. Bates was the head brewer at BBNo force few years.
Ah yes, I know of him, but don't actually know him.

It'll be interesting to see how they go. A couple of people think they've lost their way a bit, but that could be from upscaling. Let me know what you think. Unfortunately I'm busy Thursday
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happyhooker wrote:
dinsdale wrote:
happyhooker wrote:
dinsdale wrote:
happyhooker wrote:Which is the brewery that raised £2.5m?

Kernel have approx 10 staff discounting taproom employees fwiw
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Ah, they launched their beers in mother Kelly's.

Someone called miranda is involved??
Yup. Miranda & Bates are the owners. Now they have their own brewery up and running the national launch is next Thursday. I'm going to the Mikeller bar for it. Bates was the head brewer at BBNo force few years.
Ah yes, I know of him, but don't actually know him.

It'll be interesting to see how they go. A couple of people think they've lost their way a bit, but that could be from upscaling. Let me know what you think. Unfortunately I'm busy Thursday
The launch beer I tried at the brewery last week I really liked. At a minimum I expect quality and consistency to be high due to the experience of the brewer and the quality of the kit.
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Shit, they went BrauKon, it'd better be good.

Although there's a brewery in hackney that has that kit and still can't brew a decent beer
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Just at my mum's after a fairly traumatic evening. Dad had arranged for an old German colleague of his to bring back some beers from a brewery he heard was pretty good.

Not sure if it's my mood, but fraugruber's green is lord pale is fùcking sensational.

Cheers dad.
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happyhooker wrote:Just at my mum's after a fairly traumatic evening. Dad had arranged for an old German colleague of his to bring back some beers from a brewery he heard was pretty good.

Not sure if it's my mood, but fraugruber's green is lord pale is fùcking sensational.

Cheers dad.
A German craft brewery - they are quite thin on the ground. I'll keep an eye out next time I'm over that way. They get good reviews.

Hang in there.
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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.

Edit. I also found this: https://www.heritagebrewingcompany.co.uk/shop/ which looks interesting.
Right, an update on this. Firstly, Beers of Europe is a brilliant site.

Secondly, Heritage Brewing don't do delivery. If you order online you get vouchers which you redeem at the shop. In Burton on Trent. Now this isn't quite as obvious on the website as you'd hope, in fact when I rang up to try and arrange delivery of the beers I'd just got my vouchers for, they were slightly astounded that anybody had managed to make the website work... Anyway, they are stupidly helpful, and are trying to sort out online distribution through e-beer (I think) which will hopefully be sorted in the new year. They brew some stuff that looks very good indeed.
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Brazil 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.

Edit. I also found this: https://www.heritagebrewingcompany.co.uk/shop/ which looks interesting.
Right, an update on this. Firstly, Beers of Europe is a brilliant site.

Secondly, Heritage Brewing don't do delivery. If you order online you get vouchers which you redeem at the shop. In Burton on Trent. Now this isn't quite as obvious on the website as you'd hope, in fact when I rang up to try and arrange delivery of the beers I'd just got my vouchers for, they were slightly astounded that anybody had managed to make the website work... Anyway, they are stupidly helpful, and are trying to sort out online distribution through e-beer (I think) which will hopefully be sorted in the new year. They brew some stuff that looks very good indeed.
Heritage do some interesting stuff, but they are a shambles.

If you get really stuck, get in touch. One of the beer distributors I know picks up from them irregularly, so I'd be able to get it to london for you at least.
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Garage Project Class of 2019. Busy bunch. Streets ahead of most breweries world wide for inventiveness and quality of output.

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They set a very high bar. :thumbup:
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Indeed between them and Behemoth really shows the quality of NZ Brewing.
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2 of my favorite breweries.
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Had a beer recently from Beer Baroness called "Drink Pink Darling". A strawberry driven "Rose" beer. Very pleasant and at only 4.5% excellent for a session in the sun.

Only downside is you have to talk in a pouncey accent.
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Fat Old Git wrote:Had a beer recently from Beer Baroness called "Drink Pink Darling". A strawberry driven "Rose" beer. Very pleasant and at only 4.5% excellent for a session in the sun.

Only downside is you have to talk in a pouncey accent.
I had that at Pomeroy's on Sunday. Was delicious
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A few Kiwi breweries fundraising for Aussie bush fires with a one off brew.

Garage Project

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JPNZ wrote:
Fat Old Git wrote:Had a beer recently from Beer Baroness called "Drink Pink Darling". A strawberry driven "Rose" beer. Very pleasant and at only 4.5% excellent for a session in the sun.

Only downside is you have to talk in a pouncey accent.

I had that at Pomeroy's on Sunday. Was delicious
:thumbup:

I spent an hour or so sounding like Patsy from Ab Fab.
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mr bungle wrote:A few Kiwi breweries fundraising for Aussie bush fires with a one off brew.

Garage Project

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Drinking a Behemoth Underrated Hoppy Brown Ale at the moment. Lovely. The world needs more brown ales.
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Dropping Mountain Goat's sessionable brew GOAT lager at the mo. At 4.2% for the 375 ml can, it's very agreeable.
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happyhooker wrote:Just at my mum's after a fairly traumatic evening. Dad had arranged for an old German colleague of his to bring back some beers from a brewery he heard was pretty good.

Not sure if it's my mood, but fraugruber's green is lord pale is fùcking sensational.

Cheers dad.
Nice one, HH.

One of the best little presents I got my old man was a sixer of Emerson's a few years ago. He is from Dunedin originally and would never spend $25 on a sixer for himself. Sometimes the smallest gifts are the best.
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jdogscoop wrote:
happyhooker wrote:Just at my mum's after a fairly traumatic evening. Dad had arranged for an old German colleague of his to bring back some beers from a brewery he heard was pretty good.

Not sure if it's my mood, but fraugruber's green is lord pale is fùcking sensational.

Cheers dad.
Nice one, HH.

One of the best little presents I got my old man was a sixer of Emerson's a few years ago. He is from Dunedin originally and would never spend $25 on a sixer for himself. Sometimes the smallest gifts are the best.
Well that's a fairly insensitive bounce of an old post. He'd died that night.
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happyhooker wrote:
jdogscoop wrote:
happyhooker wrote:Just at my mum's after a fairly traumatic evening. Dad had arranged for an old German colleague of his to bring back some beers from a brewery he heard was pretty good.

Not sure if it's my mood, but fraugruber's green is lord pale is fùcking sensational.

Cheers dad.
Nice one, HH.

One of the best little presents I got my old man was a sixer of Emerson's a few years ago. He is from Dunedin originally and would never spend $25 on a sixer for himself. Sometimes the smallest gifts are the best.
Well that's a fairly insensitive bounce of an old post. He'd died that night.
Sorry chief, didn't know that.
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I have one of these in the fridge that I've been hanging on to. Might have to crack it open soon. Seems fitting that a beer born in a lockdown should meet it's fate during another one. This was being brewed when the Feb 2011 earthquake hit Christchurch and sat inside the cordon for several months before being recovered by the brewers who when they were given temperary access. Apparently they tasted it and decided to save it. Which was a good move as an average rating of 4.21 on untappd.

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Was very lucky to grab 4 of these before they sold out. Lovely soft aromatic fresh hop from GP. Sold out NZ wide almost instantly.

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Also just had delivery of the new 2020 Behemoth fresh hop beer as well. :thumbup:
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I have 2 cans of that in my fridge thanks to a local delivery from the beer library. :D

Got some of the latest McLeod's 802 series delivered as well. Can confirm that number 23 is very enjoyable.
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