Beer of the Weekend

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Beer of the Weekend

Post by davetheswift » Sun Jan 22, 2012 10:13 pm

OK, some us have been stuck in work all weekend. So Where has been good this weekend?

Best beers, food, atmosphere etc...

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Re: Beer of the Weekend

Post by Dexter » Mon Jan 23, 2012 2:36 pm

As mentioned elsewhere the Brewsters Decadence at the Forest House was my best beer - by far actually. Worst beer, though it pains me to say it of a pub that's been such a staunch supporter of real ale, was the Adnams Bitter in the Albion. No awards for atmosphere as both Spoons were very quiet last night while on Saturday the Tap and Billet blamelessly were so busy/hot/noisy they more than verged on the uncomfortable.

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Re: Beer of the Weekend

Post by Boughton Beerman » Mon Jan 23, 2012 7:12 pm

The Square Bottle was quite nicely busy on the Friday - splendid couple of Cosmic IPA's.

As reported the Billet and Tap were heaving on the Saturday - (what's going on here - the last few Sat's have been the same). Someone told me there is a recession on? they must be mistaken surely?

Turned back from the Tap as didn't fancy the battle to the bar.

Good to see these places busy though.

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Re: Beer of the Weekend

Post by BBCJohn » Wed Jan 25, 2012 12:15 am

Had to be the Higsons Stout at the erm...Cellar Bar on Friday night! :bg:
Agree with others about the Tap being very busy on Saturday so busy I didn't make any beer notes :geek: . From memory, there were quite a few 5% beers, think I tried a couple :drink: .

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Re: Beer of the Weekend

Post by Dexter » Mon Feb 13, 2012 10:32 am

A strong performance from Cheser's pubs this weekend. I couldn't pick an overall winner but the stand ales for me were:- Northern Freshly Squeezed (Artichoke), Crouch Vale Yakima Pale Gold, Whim Flower Power (both the Mill), Bath Gem (Albion), Peerless Hilbre Gold (Forest House), Stonehouse Sunlander (Marlborough) and Allgates Summit (Carlton).

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Re: Beer of the Weekend

Post by davetheswift » Sun Feb 19, 2012 9:37 pm

Been working all weekend but managed to sneak in a pint of Purple Moose: Dark side of the moose in Harkers.

Only other beer I had this weekend that wasn't one of my own was a Red Stripe in the new Carribean opposite The Cellar. Think the Moose edges it!

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Re: Beer of the Weekend

Post by davetheswift » Sun Apr 22, 2012 9:51 am

1. Tatton Obscure (Pied Bull)
2. CBP 1 (Pied Bull)
3. Brimstage Oyster Catcher (Harkers)

God knows how I squeezed them into my 33 hour weekend!

Beers at the cellar weren't too bad also.... :wink:

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Re: Beer of the Weekend

Post by Smooth-hoperator » Mon Apr 23, 2012 1:43 am

Had a good few beers over the weekend. One of which was cbp#1 at the pied bull and the other was Joseph Williamson at the cellar on city road! Keep up the good work chaps!!

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Re: Beer of the Weekend

Post by Handbridge Hophead » Mon Apr 23, 2012 8:04 am

Plassey Bitter at the Cross Lanes hotel near Marchweil for me. Now brewed by Jack Hanby this was a traditional darker coloured bitter in cracking form.

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Re: Beer of the Weekend

Post by BBCJohn » Mon Apr 23, 2012 11:39 am

davetheswift wrote:1. Tatton Obscure (Pied Bull)
2. CBP 1 (Pied Bull)
3. Brimstage Oyster Catcher (Harkers)

God knows how I squeezed them into my 33 hour weekend!

Beers at the cellar weren't too bad also.... :wink:
My top beers for the w/e were similar but I'd rate CBP1 as my No.1 and Obscure as No.2. My No.3 has to be Merchant Navy in Harkers, but Joseph Williamson at The Cellar was a close call.
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Re: Beer of the Weekend

Post by Mr W » Mon Apr 23, 2012 3:40 pm

not that I did many pubs but my fave was a pre-match Red Willow Wreckless at telfords. Close runner up was the Red Willow Headless at the Pied Bull. In fact I enjoyed all my beers at the Pied Bull and it was nice to bump into Rimmer again :cheers:
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Re: Beer of the Weekend

Post by Handbridge Hophead » Mon Apr 30, 2012 10:12 am

Gold: Montys Manjana (Brewery Tap)
Silver: Kelham Island Pale Rider (Square Bottle)
Bronze: Joules Slumbering Monk (Cross Keys, Chester)

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Re: Beer of the Weekend

Post by Ralefan » Mon Apr 30, 2012 1:58 pm

Marble Bitter
Red Willow Endless Pied Bull

Ossett Silver
Pheonix Spotland Gold Telfords W
(no bronze award!)

Derby Centre Stage Brewery Tap

Red Willow Headless Bear & Billet

All top notch!

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Re: Beer of the Weekend

Post by Mr W » Mon Apr 30, 2012 5:00 pm

King Rat IPA in the Bridge End Ruabon :cheers:
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Re: Beer of the Weekend

Post by mike5490 » Mon Apr 30, 2012 8:24 pm

Higsons Bitter, Bridge Inn, Tarvin Road, brilliant!!

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