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The Beer You Are Drinking Right Now

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GrandOiseau
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Re: The Beer You Are Drinking Right Now

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Postby GrandOiseau » July 24th, 2023, 9:32 pm

Long time no speak.

I am taking a regular delivery from Great Oakley these days.

Great range of RAIB beers. I send them an email, it arrives at my door a couple of dates later with an invoice in the box and I ping the money over to them.

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Re: The Beer You Are Drinking Right Now

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Postby Mike4 » July 24th, 2023, 11:05 pm

DiamondEcho wrote:
bungeejumper wrote:Fullers' 1845 @ £1.60 is a steal, though. Must get some after Christmas. Yum. :) BJ


Totally, a veritable bargain at that price!


I can't help but agree. Although it's hard to think of any ale by Fullers that isn't just, PERFECT.

Mind you, now I'm turning a bit west country, that "Butcombe Original" stuff served well after bell ringing in towers like Upavon is presenting a bit of a challenge to the Fullers...

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Re: The Beer You Are Drinking Right Now

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Postby bluedonkey » July 25th, 2023, 9:14 am

GrandOiseau wrote:Long time no speak.

I am taking a regular delivery from Great Oakley these days.

Great range of RAIB beers. I send them an email, it arrives at my door a couple of dates later with an invoice in the box and I ping the money over to them.

Just looked them up, a case works out at about £3 a bottle including delivery. Beers do look interesting though.

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Re: The Beer You Are Drinking Right Now

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Postby GrandOiseau » July 30th, 2023, 5:00 pm

bluedonkey wrote:
GrandOiseau wrote:Long time no speak.

I am taking a regular delivery from Great Oakley these days.

Great range of RAIB beers. I send them an email, it arrives at my door a couple of dates later with an invoice in the box and I ping the money over to them.

Just looked them up, a case works out at about £3 a bottle including delivery. Beers do look interesting though.

Works out £2.66 each for me if I am not mistaken but maybe the delivery is cheaper for me as I live reasonably close. They drop it themselves rather than use a third party. Beers are good though.

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Re: The Beer You Are Drinking Right Now

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Postby bluedonkey » July 31st, 2023, 8:39 am

Currently drinking Marston's Old Empire IPA 5.9%. British style IPA rather than New World. Recently learnt that CAMRA classify Proper Job as New World style IPA.

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Re: The Beer You Are Drinking Right Now

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Postby UncleEbenezer » July 31st, 2023, 9:58 am

bluedonkey wrote:Recently learnt that CAMRA classify Proper Job as New World style IPA.

Huh??? :shock: :?

Proper Job is two different beers. A very nice pint of draft ale, or a bottled version that is worth drinking only in the absence of a decent alternative. Not sure why they're so different: its stable-mate Tribute has a much lesser difference between the draft and bottled versions (except in the pub we gave up going to because its draft beer was so badly-kept).

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Re: The Beer You Are Drinking Right Now

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Postby bungeejumper » July 31st, 2023, 10:55 am

UncleEbenezer wrote:
bluedonkey wrote:Recently learnt that CAMRA classify Proper Job as New World style IPA.

Huh??? :shock: :?

Proper Job is two different beers. A very nice pint of draft ale, or a bottled version that is worth drinking only in the absence of a decent alternative.

I imagine that the New World IPA tag comes from the largely American hop varieties. A little citrussy, but not enough to give me the indigestion that I tend to get from highly hopped beers.

Not that I am particularly well versed in such matters (although I am distantly related to the Fuggles family). All I know is that bottled Proper Job from the fridge goes down pretty well on a hot afternoon. It's the canned stuff that doesn't meet my standards. Tribute's a pale ale that's also in my cupboard, although it doesn't seem to like being cold.

I don't think I've ever had the pleasure of Proper Job on draught. Maybe I just live too far from St Austell?

BJ

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Re: The Beer You Are Drinking Right Now

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Postby GrandOiseau » July 31st, 2023, 11:03 am

I quite like bottled Proper Job.

American Hops hence "New World"

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Re: The Beer You Are Drinking Right Now

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Postby bluedonkey » July 31st, 2023, 11:09 am

Often seen Proper Job on draught in London.

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Re: The Beer You Are Drinking Right Now

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Postby Dod101 » July 31st, 2023, 11:47 am

I am not much of a beer drinker but there are going to be a lot of adjustment to prices for alcohol in general cum tomorrow according to my weekend paper.

Dod

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Re: The Beer You Are Drinking Right Now

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Postby GrandOiseau » July 31st, 2023, 12:50 pm

Dod101 wrote:I am not much of a beer drinker but there are going to be a lot of adjustment to prices for alcohol in general cum tomorrow according to my weekend paper.

Dod

Minimal effect all told. A few pence but none at all for draught:

https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/co ... 1-27423081

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Re: The Beer You Are Drinking Right Now

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Postby DiamondEcho » August 1st, 2023, 8:41 pm

bluedonkey wrote:Currently drinking Marston's Old Empire IPA 5.9%. British style IPA rather than New World. Recently learnt that CAMRA classify Proper Job as New World style IPA.


I'm just back from remote south-eastern France and was scouting a hyper-marche for interesting looking beers. Imagine my surprise to see St Austell Big Job. https://staustellbrewery.co.uk/our-beers/big-job/

Probably of interest to fans of higher-ABV% IPA.... (but that name, seriously!?) I wonder what they'd style the hand-pull version...

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Re: The Beer You Are Drinking Right Now

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Postby bungeejumper » August 2nd, 2023, 9:14 am

DiamondEcho wrote:(but that name, seriously!?) I wonder what they'd style the hand-pull version...

Nice one. :lol: :lol: :lol:

BJ

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Re: The Beer You Are Drinking Right Now

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Postby UncleEbenezer » August 2nd, 2023, 10:41 am

bungeejumper wrote:
DiamondEcho wrote:(but that name, seriously!?) I wonder what they'd style the hand-pull version...

Nice one. :lol: :lol: :lol:

BJ

What's wrong with the name?

Here's another pleasant tipple.

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Re: The Beer You Are Drinking Right Now

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Postby kiloran » October 11th, 2023, 5:17 pm

Perhaps it's time to make hay while the sun shines. Or maybe while it doesn't shine.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-67078674

--kiloran

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Re: The Beer You Are Drinking Right Now

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Postby kempiejon » October 11th, 2023, 5:56 pm

kiloran wrote:Perhaps it's time to make hay while the sun shines. Or maybe while it doesn't shine.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-67078674

--kiloran


The article talks of the threat that hops will get more expensive as they get less tasty - personally I have been miffed by the massive growth in very hoppy pale fizzy beers. I have always preferred ale until Pale Ale became ubiquitous.
Nowadays ale and beer are interchangeable terms but in Britain it was not always so. Ale was made with malted barley, flavoured with herbs and spices but no hops, while beer was a malted barley drink with added hops bestowing a refreshing bitterness consumed in continental Europe.

https://www.beerdaybritain.co.uk/histor ... l%20Europe.

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Re: The Beer You Are Drinking Right Now

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Postby Dicky99 » October 11th, 2023, 6:22 pm

kiloran wrote:Perhaps it's time to make hay while the sun shines. Or maybe while it doesn't shine.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-67078674

--kiloran


Clearly the message for people to take global warming seriously isn't working so gloves off, it's time to start employing scare tactics :lol:

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Re: The Beer You Are Drinking Right Now

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Postby GrandOiseau » November 20th, 2023, 10:10 pm


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Re: The Beer You Are Drinking Right Now

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Postby bluedonkey » November 21st, 2023, 6:49 am

Adams Broadside.

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Re: The Beer You Are Drinking Right Now

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Postby Leothebear » November 22nd, 2023, 12:41 pm

bluedonkey wrote:Adams Broadside.


At 6.49am? I thought I was bad!


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