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    Default The Bloody Lovely Ale Thread

    We all enjoy a beer or two but what's tickling your pickle at the moment? What wets the whistle when seeing a beautiful shiny name on a tap? Or are you strictly a wine drinker? :leacock: what are your favourite Christmas ales?

    I will admit this thread will be used for research purposes.

    At the minute we have London Pride and Doombar on, but I'd like to change that, Doom is becoming more of a staple ale of most pubs and I'm bored of it.

    Let's help out fellow LTLFers by ensuring they aren't drinking crap ale.

    (lager, cider and cream flows also to be included)

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    -Black Sheep
    -6x
    -Rosey Nosey


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    Default Re: The Bloody Lovely Ale Thread

    Oh ho! This is more like it!

    My local is currently serving Castle Rock Harvest Pale, which is a lovely pint.

    And we have the village Winter Beer Festival coming up December 27-28.

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    Let me know how that goes mate! I can't make it this year.

    Forgot about Harvest Pale!


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    Fosters.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Tutts View Post
    Fosters.
    Good call


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    Strewth.


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    Default Re: The Bloody Lovely Ale Thread

    My local is a bit of a chain pub but isn't too bad, is cosy and busy, does some bog standard cheap food and I can leave my front room and be in the main bar in approx 40 seconds, 15 seconds if I sprint.

    They do Greene King IPA, Bass, theakstons best and my particular favourite Brains Reverend James. They are a bit lacking on decent lagers as I do like the odd lager depending what head I have in. They do Stella so could do better.


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    Quote Originally Posted by GOBIAS Industries View Post
    My local is a bit of a chain pub but isn't too bad, is cosy and busy, does some bog standard cheap food and I can leave my front room and be in the main bar in approx 40 seconds, 15 seconds if I sprint.

    They do Greene King IPA, Bass, theakstons best and my particular favourite Brains Reverend James. They are a bit lacking on decent lagers as I do like the odd lager depending what head I have in. They do Stella so could do better.
    Brains is very nice. I like the stout they do. (Brains Dark iirc?)


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    Default Re: The Bloody Lovely Ale Thread

    Can anyone recommend some good strong, dark ales. They are my favourite. Morrisons do some good bottles in their 3 for £4.50 offer. I really like the Bateman's victory ale.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Carlos View Post
    Brains is very nice. I like the stout they do. (Brains Dark iirc?)
    I have never had a bad pint of Brains over the years. I first remember tasting it in Doncaster a few years ago watching Forest.


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    Default Re: The Bloody Lovely Ale Thread

    Cropton brewery is good too. Yorkshire warrior is a cracking beer.

    Good thread this Carlos. Getting me in to the Christmas drinking mood!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by GOBIAS Industries View Post
    Cropton brewery is good too. Yorkshire warrior is a cracking beer.

    Good thread this Carlos. Getting me in to the Christmas drinking mood!!
    I'll delve into my camra magazine and have a look for some of the stronger ones.

    I have a morrisons up the road. Might have a look later.


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    Default Re: The Bloody Lovely Ale Thread

    Spitfire anyone?


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    Default Re: The Bloody Lovely Ale Thread

    I do like a nice pint of Spitfire.

    I go to that there London on occasion for business, and there's a lovely little pub just off Covent Garden I like to visit, that serves a cracking pint of Spitfire on draught.

    Mind you, all the Shepherd Neame Ales are excellent.


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    Default Re: The Bloody Lovely Ale Thread

    Yeovil ales do a very nice medium ale called Glory. If you get a chance give it a go. Went on a tour round there sampling their latest brew. "barn owl" lovely


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    http://www.hogsback.co.uk/shop/hogst...er-330ml-x-12/

    This is brewed round the corner form my house and is lovely.

    The Chocolate lager is worth a go too and TEA for you more traditional types.


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    I think I've had a pint of that. ^^

    Very nice it was too.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Tutts View Post
    http://www.hogsback.co.uk/shop/hogst...er-330ml-x-12/

    This is brewed round the corner form my house and is lovely.

    The Chocolate lager is worth a go too and TEA for you more traditional types.
    Christmas present for my old man sorted.

    Chris what ales are on in the white horse at the minute? My old man is a local down there so I was just going to buy him a crate of one of theirs.


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    Default Re: The Bloody Lovely Ale Thread

    Sharp's Doom Bar, Castle Rock Harvest Pale and Magpie Brewery IPA (cunningly renamed "White Horse Pale") which is actually a lovely, light IPA.


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    Default Re: The Bloody Lovely Ale Thread

    Cheers mate. I'll ring and try and subtly find out which one he's drinking.


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    Default Re: The Bloody Lovely Ale Thread

    As a lager drinker I mainly stick to pale ales, but on top of those mentioned above, I look out for these;

    Wainwright by the Thwaites brewery is always good.
    Sundew from Woodfordes brewery.
    Nottingham EPA
    Citra from Oakham brewery (?) - served in the Crown in Beeston
    Dukeries Pale Ale - currently in the Star in Beeston
    BG Sips from the Blue Monkey
    Yellowbelly from Bateman's
    Spindrift by Adnams
    Flipside do some nice ales too

    Will be able to add plenty more when I find the programme from this year's beer festival.


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    Default Re: The Bloody Lovely Ale Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Carlos View Post
    Spitfire anyone?
    A pub near me sells Lancaster Bomber, is that close enough? It's a pale ale by the way.

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    Default Re: The Bloody Lovely Ale Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Deforest View Post
    A pub near me sells Lancaster Bomber, is that close enough? It's a pale ale by the way.
    Another Thwaites ale, very nice too.


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    Default Re: The Bloody Lovely Ale Thread

    Thwaites do some lovely ales.


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    Shipstones is lovely.
    All Black Sheep and Timothy Taylors beers are great.
    Castle Rock Screech Owl is dynamite.
    Nottingham's EPA is a nice pint too.
    All of Derby Brewery's stuff are very nice.
    The Blue Monkey beers are also lovely. They're a cracking brewery - very enthusiastic and professional.


 

 

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