luka

Well-known member
Think they called it Russian imperial stout? It was well mice and about 9% I have seen it bottled at utobeer. I bought some as a gift for a French lad to prove England has nice tasting things
 

Slothrop

Tight but Polite
One of the brewdog boys had a hand in creating that apparently

Thornbridge is where Martin Dickie worked after doing a brewing degree at Heriot Watt and before starting Brewdog.

Weirdly, Brewdog publicity bumpf doesn't mention the Heriot Watt degree or the apprenticeship at Thornbridge and gives the impression that he was a self-taught homebrewer who came from nowhere to give the brewing world a punk-fuelled kick up the arse.

There's a lot of piss taking about the way Brewdog bang on about being punk-as-fuck while shifting shedloads of beer to Tesco and Wetherspoons, but I think there's actually a lot of Malcolm McLaren to them...
 

baboon2004

Darned cockwombles.
I must correct myself. There is a version of Old Rosie from Westons that's got rhubab in it and isn't particularly sweet at all and is delicious. Only ever seen it in my local. I've asked the management about it and they say everyone and his dog has been asking when they can get it back it in. I'm going to drink myself comatose on it when they eventually do.

that sounds lush. currently feeling extreme ambivalence towards most beer, so if I could find that somewhere in London it would be much appreciated.
 

Mr. Tea

Shub-Niggurath, Please
^Slight correction to my correction: it is *fairly* sweet, I suppose, but not cloyingly so. No idea where you'd find it in London.

It's also a shockingly civilized 4%, so handy as a lunchtime pint or if you're driving. Assuming you can find it somewhere, of course.

There are loads of good ciders around at the moment, so isn't it about time "craft cider" became a thing? I mean, just something that people look out for a bit more often, and consequently something pubs/bars sell more frequently. Actually 'Spoons often have some good ciders in a row of boxes behind the bar these days, as well as in bottles.
 
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Mr. Tea

Shub-Niggurath, Please
Had a cheeky lunchtime pint today. Well, half-litre bottle. Pure UBU, quite a nice drop. Was a bit put out by the barmaid asking me if I wanted ice. :confused: Is this a thing now? Iced beer? Jesus wept.
 
I hate this trend towards 330ml bottles & tins. It's all very well that in a pub a pint of ale is more or less the same price as lager, but in an off licence you have to compete with tins of lager at 70p. That is the reality. If you're drinking cheapo beer all night and only allowing yourself one 'expensive' beer in a session it better come close to filling a fucking pint glass. Just when independent breweries are doing well for themselves they decide to alienate the penny pinchers.
 

baboon2004

Darned cockwombles.
Northern Star Mocha Porter. Presuming the rest of Northern Monk is pretty good too, but hellishly expensive, at least in the shop I went into the other day.
 

luka

Well-known member
you have to adapt to the new prices. expect to pay about £2.50 for a 330ml can. about £3.50 for a bottle. about £6 for a pint. it's just what it costs. no point complaining. i can afford it and i dont even have a job so i doubt its much of a stretch for you.
 

baboon2004

Darned cockwombles.
No point complaining about anything really, but we still have to do it to keep sane. Cost was about £8 though for a 500ml can, dunno what that was about. Can was pretty, I guess.
 

luka

Well-known member
No point complaining about anything really, but we still have to do it to keep sane. Cost was about £8 though for a 500ml can, dunno what that was about. Can was pretty, I guess.

ok fair enough thats a whole different scale. most northern monk stuff is about £2.30 for 330ml... in my corner shop anyway. i guess the cost of the ingredients bumped up the price on that one.
 

baboon2004

Darned cockwombles.
Yeah, it was a specialist shop (apparently voted the best in the UK or something) - nice place but I stuck with the £3 beers
 
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