Saturday, May 21, 2005

Saturday At Spoons With One Day To Go

With one day to go on their current beer festival a suggestion to go for a liquid lunch could not be missed. The only dissapontment was the cloudy Classic Brunette which I was looking forward to trying.

Beers Sampled
Banks & Taylor Two Brewers 3.6%
Randalls Guilty Stout 5.2%
Clarkes Classic Blonde 3.9% (Not on the list)
Okells Spring Ram 4.2%

Beer of The Trip
Guilty Stout

Thursday, May 19, 2005

Ginger Spice (No This Is A Beer Blog)

Leatherbritches Ginger Spice 3.8% is on at The George, a clean crips ale with PLENTY of ginger. Not sure if this will go down to well.

Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Burtonwood On Form

The Burtonwood Bitter 3.7% was well on form tonight again tonight at The Bakers Arms, as well as the latest guest ale, Adnams Regatta 4.3%. MMMmmmmm!

The Biggest Beer Festival Continues

Another quick visit to Spoons to see what's on and sample a few halves:

Beers Sampled
Ridley's Tolly Original 3.8%
Caladonian Flying Scotsman 4.6%
Elgoods Greyhound 5.2%
Peter's Organic Ale 4.5%
Thwaites Liberation Ale 4.5%

Beer of the Trip
Flying Scotsman

Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Branch Meeting Last Night

Went to the HPneC CAMRA meeting last night to catch up on what is happening in the branch area. News that the branch's 30th Anniversary is to be held on the 10th September 2005 at a venue to be decided later.

News of a new brewery opening in Glossop, Howard Town Brewery Limited, not too many details as yet but apparantly the plant is being fitted by Dave Porter.

Interesting story about Boddingtons which is brewed at Hydes in a completly separate brewing plant (A scale version of the original), housed in an leanto open to Manchester weather, next to the Hydes brewhouse. This is staffed separatly by Interbrew staff in their own uniforms and they are not allowed to sample any Hydes beer on-site after work!

No Opening Times available yet for May!, its about time they changed the publication date a month ahead.

Next Branch Meeting (AGM) - 12:30 on 18th June 2005 at Ramsey's Bar Buxton.

Sunday, May 15, 2005

Sunday Afternoon

A fine and sunny afternoon stagger around Buxton calling at Wetherspoon's, George and a quick call to the Eagle.

Beers Sampled (Wye Bridge House)
Arkles Moonlight 4.5%
Wadworth JCB 4.7%
Marston's Fever Pitch 4.2%
Hook Norton First Light 4.3%
Titanic Silver Spoon 4.0%

Beers Sampled (George)
Leatherbritches Belter 4.4%
Cottage I. K. Brunel 4.4%
Barnsley Gold 4.3%

Beer Sampled (Eagle)
Hydes Elevation 4.4% (Very disapointing)

Beer of the Trip!
Silver Spoon at Wetherspoon's

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