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I'm with Bill.

Bishops Finger ice cold is an abomination and Newcastle Broon is full of chemicals. Gives me a headache just smelling it
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London Pride. Or Twickenham. Or Doom Bar. Or Deuchars.

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Bill Sikes;1314331 wrote: A shandy is beer and lemonade. Lager *is* beer. A shandy is a shandy. Made with "beer X" it's a "Beer X shandy". Made with lager it's "A lager shandy, please". You can also make a sort of shandy with beer and ginger beer, although this is not called shandy, it's called something similar. Do you know what it is? Hands up who does, without looking it up (be *honest*!).

HTH.


That's more or less what I said !

In the UK you can ask for a 'Bitter shandy', (Bitter beer and lemonade)

'Mild shandy' (Mild beer and lemonade)

'Lager shandy' (Lager and lemonade - lager being a kind of beer)

'Ginger beer shandy' (Bitter beer or Lager beer or even Mild beer with ginger beer instead of the lemonade).

Don't mistake ginger beer for ginger ale - they are quite different.

I love ginger beer on it's own, my favourite is Stone's ginger beer. :D A lot of supermarket 'own brand' ginger beers are too sweet for my taste. :(
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Maclays (Pale ale)

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G#Gill;1314398 wrote: A lot of supermarket 'own brand' ginger beers are too sweet for my taste. : (


Yes, they are - moreover, they're not "proper". I must remember to start a ginger-beer plant soon.
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Nice cold Schooner:):)
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Used to search for a beer that tasted as I remember beer tasting when I was a wee snot and drank stolen bottles of the bitter, bubbly liquid from my gramps. Then I realized I'll never find it because my taste buds are not the same as I aged.:(
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I bought some bottles of beer today, a mixed "case", including some I've never had before (amazing!!):

2x Ringwood's "Old Thumper".

2x Wychwood's "Hobgoblin".

2x Brakspear's "Oxford Gold", an organical beer.

2x Marston's "Pedigree".

2x Banks's Bitter.

2x Jennings' "Cumberland.

I don't remember having the last two before - if I did have any, it must've been a "good night"!

The first four in the list are very acceptable, though, esp. #'s 2 & 3.
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My favorite beer is the one that I did not buy.
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Lon;1314613 wrote: My favorite beer is the one that I did not buy.


Goodness, I bet it was a good one. Now my mouth's positively watering.
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Last Sunday, we went for a pub lunch and I had a couple of pints of "friggin' in the Riggin'" A Nelson brewery bitter

Very acceptable it was too
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Snowfire;1314621 wrote: I had a couple of pints of


What a *very* rude name.
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Bill Sikes;1314625 wrote: What a *very* rude name.


I understand it is a Naval term but you know what sailors are :rolleyes:



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frig around/about, to fool around; waste time


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When I buy for me----------I't "Stella Artois", but there are so many other good ones, too many to mention.
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Stella Artois... Or "Old Wifebeater" as it's known here. Well known for increasing aggression levels! Grant you that as lagers go it's actually got some flavour, but the side effects are unpleasant. For the English, anyway.
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I like Miller High Life because it doesnt give me a hangover for some reason if I drink to much unlike other beers.
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Wychcraft from the Wychwood Brewery. Absolutely GORGEOUS!
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Snowfire;1314627 wrote: I understand it is a Naval term but you know what sailors are : rolleyes:


Cf. "Winking on the planking" [ Shorely shome mishprint - Ed. ]. There's a song about it, which is *ever* so rude.
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Bill Sikes;1314722 wrote: Cf. "Winking on the planking" [ Shorely shome mishprint - Ed. ]. There's a song about it, which is *ever* so rude.


Called 'Barnacle Bill the Sailor'. Yeah I know it. I was a Naavy too.
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Clodhopper;1314665 wrote: Stella Artois... (snip) Grant you that as lagers go it's actually got some flavour, but the side effects are unpleasant.


It's absolutely horrid. The flippin' stuff's got *maize* in it, which is actually used as a marketing ploy. The Germans would go mad. The maize is to make the stuff cheaper to produce, whilst at the consumer end, the price is jacked up. The fact that it sells well is a truimph of marketing over reality.
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Firstly let me express my admiration for all you posters in this thread - your taste in beers is remarkable.

London Pride (funnily enough the first place I drank this was at the Jersey Giant on Front Street in Toronto, it travelled well)

Miller Hi Life.

Canadian

Moosehead (the moose is loose alright)

Guinness

Emu (Western Australia)

Cascade Premium Lager (Hobart, Tasmania)

Cooper's Sparkling Ale (Adelaide, South Australia)

There are more, but if I told you them all you'd think I had a drinking problem :D
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Raven;1314724 wrote: Called 'Barnacle Bill the Sailor'. Yeah I know it. I was a Naavy too.


I was thinking of another one.
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Bill Sikes;1314786 wrote: I was thinking of another one.


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Bill Sikes;1314332 wrote: Technically ale is beer made without hops - as it was in days of yore, before the strangely palatable bitter taste had been imported to Britain (from the continent). Ale is sweetish and rather cloying on the palate.





Eurgh. That tastes like proper beer that has been boiled, then fizzed up.





You, sir, are a philistine.





That isn't actually beer, though.


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Bill Sikes;1314603 wrote: I bought some bottles of beer today, a mixed "case", including some I've never had before (amazing!!):

2x Ringwood's "Old Thumper".

2x Wychwood's "Hobgoblin".

2x Brakspear's "Oxford Gold", an organical beer.

2x Marston's "Pedigree".

2x Banks's Bitter.

2x Jennings' "Cumberland.

I don't remember having the last two before - if I did have any, it must've been a "good night"!

The first four in the list are very acceptable, though, esp. #'s 2 & 3.


The Banks's is from Nottinghamshire and a reasonable session beer but the Jennings is one to travel for.

I prefer the Wychwood's Goliath to the better known Hobgoblin and find the Pedigree better from the barrel than from the bottle but both far outweigh the can.

Ringwood's I approve of in all its forms but the Brakspears I have to be in the mood for.

All in all, a worthy case of beer - enjoy :-)
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Bryn Mawr;1314932 wrote: All in all, a worthy case of beer - enjoy :-)


Lidl. £13.66. A bargain!
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Who said "Wychwood"?

ALDI - Sunday Special Buys 13th June 2010



Aha, it was Raven, & Mr. Mawr. Get off to Aldi this 13th. June.
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None at all, not had a drink for 3 MONTHS:D.

A little spare time on my hands today caring for wifey who is home sick with pneumonia. Hence a post from me.:)
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Barman;1315208 wrote: None at all, not had a drink for 3 MONTHS:D.

A little spare time on my hands today caring for wifey who is home sick with pneumonia. Hence a post from me.:)




hey there, welcome back!:-6

Good going, no drinks!:guitarist

oh I'm sorry wifey is sick, please give her my best.:D
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Devon. Hunter's brewery?
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Bill Sikes;1315194 wrote: Who said "Wychwood"?

ALDI - Sunday Special Buys 13th June 2010



Aha, it was Raven, & Mr. Mawr. Get off to Aldi this 13th. June.


Sadly I've only just made it back into civilization after taking four days to shunt the boat twenty miles (by road - seventy five miles and sixty locks by water) closer to home :-6
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Bill Sikes;1315225 wrote: Devon. Hunter's brewery?


A new one on me - to be recommended?
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Bryn Mawr;1315676 wrote: Sadly I've only just made it back into civilization after taking four days to shunt the boat twenty miles (by road - seventy five miles and sixty locks by water) closer to home :-6


Oh, you poor fella...what happened??
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Kathy Ellen;1315694 wrote: Oh, you poor fella...what happened??


I thought we'd made good progress :wah:

You don't get anywhere quickly on the canals and we thoroughly enjoyed out weekend.
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The daughter is at her dads... I think I'll buy a beer to go with tonights grill..... :guitarist
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Bryn Mawr;1315676 wrote: Sadly I've only just made it back into civilization after taking four days to shunt the boat twenty miles (by road - seventy five miles and sixty locks by water) closer to home :-6


Oh, I misunderstood your trip. Thought you had problems....still....don't understand...shunt the boat...drove the boat...Did you drive the boat to the water and then take the trip? Do you store your boat near your home?



Sorry...confused:o
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Kathy Ellen;1315727 wrote: Oh, I misunderstood your trip. Thought you had problems....still....don't understand...shunt the boat...drove the boat...Did you drive the boat to the water and then take the trip? Do you store your boat near your home?



Sorry...confused:o


My fault, being silly is OK if you let other know you're doing it.

We keep the boat forty miles from home (by road) but it's usually a week's cruising on the water. I had been hoping to take two long weekends to bring the boat up before the start of our holiday but, things being what they are we had to do it in one.

Given that we were doing fourteen hour days to manage it I could hardly call it a pleasure cruise - it was purely shunting the boat around the country to achieve an end. We're still two days short of home but it will be a easier to start our holiday from there than from her normal mooring. (As a comparison, last month we took seven days to cover forty miles, this weekend we covered seventy five miles in three days).

So, from next Thursday, for the next twenty five days, we will be slowly cruising up from central England to the northeastern limit of the canal system before starting to head west - maybe two hundred miles all told.
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Bryn Mawr;1315735 wrote: My fault, being silly is OK if you let other know you're doing it.



We keep the boat forty miles from home (by road) but it's usually a week's cruising on the water. I had been hoping to take two long weekends to bring the boat up before the start of our holiday but, things being what they are we had to do it in one.



Given that we were doing fourteen hour days to manage it I could hardly call it a pleasure cruise - it was purely shunting the boat around the country to achieve an end. We're still two days short of home but it will be a easier to start our holiday from there than from her normal mooring. (As a comparison, last month we took seven days to cover forty miles, this weekend we covered seventy five miles in three days).



So, from next Thursday, for the next twenty five days, we will be slowly cruising up from central England to the northeastern limit of the canal system before starting to head west - maybe two hundred miles all told.


Thank you for clearing that up Bryn.



WOW...that's a lot of work for you to 'shunt'.....1st time I heard that word:wah: the boat.



Sound like an absolutely wonderful trip Bryn. I hope you and the Mrs. have a fabulous time and take some pics to post on FG.



Cheers:-6
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Kathy Ellen;1315763 wrote: Thank you for clearing that up Bryn.



WOW...that's a lot of work for you to 'shunt'.....1st time I heard that word:wah: the boat.



Sound like an absolutely wonderful trip Bryn. I hope you and the Mrs. have a fabulous time and take some pics to post on FG.



Cheers:-6


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littleCJelkton;1315798 wrote: Cash it in as the new beer SHUNT lager, pale ale, and now SHUNT lite, Tired from those long hours of work you didn't expect then refresh yourself with a cool SHUNT


Shunt Lite ! Juggle a few letters around and thats what Fosters is
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I don't normally drink beer (really, I don't) but when I do it's Coors.
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More than 4 months without a drink now. Stubborn as hell me, someone said i couldn't go two weeks without a drink, over 4 months later still not a drop. I have beer in the house and in my caravan so it is around me all the time, not even tempted to crack a can. Wifey is threatening to get me tested to see if i am really her husband or an alien imposter.
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Good to see you back Barman! WTG on the 4 months!
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Barman;1322386 wrote: More than 4 months without a drink now. Stubborn as hell me, someone said i couldn't go two weeks without a drink, over 4 months later still not a drop. I have beer in the house and in my caravan so it is around me all the time, not even tempted to crack a can. Wifey is threatening to get me tested to see if i am really her husband or an alien imposter.
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Lost a stone quite quickly, a little of it has gone back on.

I have grown quite fond of biscuits and tea.:)
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Barman;1322403 wrote: Lost a stone quite quickly, a little of it has gone back on.

I have grown quite fond of biscuits and tea.:)


ahhh well if you are goping to replace beer with biccies:wah::wah: well done anyway;)




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my favorite is Jockamo

Jockamo is an excellent summertime beer when you are out there turning over some steaks on the grill
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Never tried Jockamo, but Abita makes some nice brews.

IPA's are not my favorite.

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My favorite is just to have a sip of whatever my husband is drinking. I do not like much more than a sip, but prefer the lighter beers to the darks like Guinness
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I'm not a beer drinker, I love my wine, but I have taken a liking to a beer I've enjoyed when in Florida - it's called Shock Top. It has an orange citrus flavour.
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