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 Post subject: Where can I find?
PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2014 4:05 pm 
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Having recently moved up north from the capital city, I am wondering of there is any chance of me finding a good pint of cockney ale in this city. A pint of good old Youngs would go down a treat right now. Non of that american type beer or that fruity stuff. I want good old English beer,Youngs, Wadworths or Fullers, without a sign of that scum or froth on it.

All suggestions gratefully received.


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 Post subject: Re: Where can I find?
PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2014 3:33 am 
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Have a trott around and see what you think. Scope out the cellar, mill, boot, harkers and the pied bull. All have a good selection


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2014 9:38 am 
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Square Bottle had Young's on last week.
Has to be said though, the ones you mentioned are pretty rare in these parts tbh.
Anyway, as the man said, have a scope about, there's plenty of choice.
Welcome to the North West btw. You won't regret it!!


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2014 11:54 am 
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Fullers on fairly regular at the Egerton Arms out nr Saughall.

Generally though you've had it and would be better off emulating the two brothers from Enfield I know and asking bar staff to remove the sparkler before pulling the pint.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2014 1:09 pm 
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Youngs stopped brewing in London in 2006 and their beers are now brewed by those diamond geezers at Charles Wells in the well known cockney stronghold of er... Bedford. The beers are a pretty poor imitation of those which were brewed in their former brewery at Wandsworth IMHO.


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With you there Fred, although the winter warmer is good.
Fullers London Pride is very much a national bland these days Im afraid.
Southern beers? Akmeister at the Cellar has had Portabello on, why not try our own Locales?


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 Post subject: Re: Where can I find?
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Who is this German fellow Akmeister you all speak so fondly of?


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Agreed about the Pride, sadly now in the ubiquitous Green King IPA, Bombardier etc..... camp.

The Golden Pride and 1845 Is splendid gear though - although they may be a tad stong for some tastes - (which is fine).


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Boughton Beerman wrote:
Agreed about the Pride, sadly now in the ubiquitous Green King IPA, Bombardier etc..... camp.


When it's on form it's still a gem. I've found that contrary to standard dogma, it really needs to have been vented for a long time before it's served - up to a week. Completely changes the flavour in a good way.

There aren't many beers that need this treatment though. I think (old) Pedigree was another.

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The Akmeister is of German/ Yorkshire origin. Orders and looks after excellent beer.


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Speak English Jimbo!
How many publicans going to leave a beer vented for a week on the stillage?


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Fair comment James.

I'll remind the landlord of The Gate, Alexandra Palace when I'm passing tomorrow. I'm sure he'll know exactly what I'm talking about.


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mike5490 wrote:
Speak English Jimbo!
How many publicans going to leave a beer vented for a week on the stillage?


Most won't, I'll freely admit that.Most people wouldn't have the space for a start.

Just thought I'd mention it. Just something I've come across while looking after beer in various places.

Just realised that I've *never* had a pint of Fullers when I've been in London. I'll have to make amends next time I'm down. I hear the Parcel Yard at St Pancras (or is it Kings Cross?) is worth a trip.

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It's King's Cross James.
Very good too.
Expensive mind, but to be expected in that neck of the old woods.


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Cheers BB. Hopefully be popping down in February to sort some stuff out so I'll definitely pop in.

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