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  • Ridgeway Bad Elf

    4 months 2 weeks ago
    Comments: 1

    IPA in the English style with a good earthy hoppiness but not too much bitterness in this pale beer.

  • Lower the legal drinking age

    4 months ago
    Comments: 1

    I think the drinking age should be lowered to 14 years old.   As long as its in a pub with a responsible adult in supervision.   This may not go down to well in some pubs, but then not all pubs are family orientated.

  • The Plough, Milton Keynes

    4 months 2 weeks ago
    Comments: 3

    Friendly pub-restaurant with 4 real ales and bottles of decent lager.   You can eat in the proper restaurant or in the bar area.   The only pub named after a contellation I can think of.   Friendly barman even provided waiter service when he wasn't busy.   Everards Tiger was the best beer of the evening.

    DM

  • Beer Beer Beer

    4 months 2 weeks ago
    Comments: 1

    Rathergood produces some, well, rather good ditties and cartoons that are charming and funny.   Here is a song and video about beer: www.rathergood.com/beer/

     

  • Fanny's Ale House, Saltaire

    4 months 2 weeks ago
    Comments: 1

    Fanny's Ale House must have had at least 7 beers to choose from, all of them great. Definitely a classic style boozer but with leather chairs & a settee upstairs for slouching in.    Very close to the Bradford Beer Fest venue so it gets packed just after the afternoon session ends.  

  • Water chemistry for brewing

    4 months 2 weeks ago
    Comments: 2

    The dissolved salts in the water used for brewing affect the flavour of the finished beer.

  • Cockermouth beer festival, 2007

    4 months 2 weeks ago
    Comments: 2

    We went to the Cockermouth Beer Festival last Friday for our last beer fest of the year (not long 'til National Winterfest in Manchester in Jan and Gosport Winterfest in Feb!). It was *much* better than last year, still some of the beer had an unpleasant TCP-like taste, but much less so than last year.

  • Beer Laws

    4 months 2 weeks ago
    Comments: 1

    Whilst at Uni in Manchester a group of us came up with some beer laws.   Like all good science, anyone could make a hypothesis and then everyone tried to find if it was true.   These seem to have stood the test of time;

    1. Avoid pubs that end in an apostrophy s. 

  • Alexander Wines, Coventry

    4 months 2 weeks ago
    Comments: 4

    This shop is has very awkward opening hours. They open at lunchtime and then close until tea time. Whenever I'm in Coventry I only ever think to buy beer from here about 3 o'clock so I can get the lagers cooling in the fridge for the evening. And they are closed.

  • Waterloo Arms, Southampton

    4 months 2 weeks ago
    Comments: 2

    The Waterloo in Freemantle sells most of the beers from the Hopback brewery plus a guest.  This should be enough to sell this pub to anyone.  Has a couple of beer fests per year.   There would appear to be a bit of a rock/goth thing going on too - which adds a bit of coolness to a otherwise classic style boozer.