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3 minutes ago, gazza77 said:

Usually they have:

Landlord

Mild

Boltmaker (Best) 

Knowle Spring

Ram Tam

Seasonal brew (Hopical Storm most recently) 

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The Royston Vasey of pubs.

I'd never leave.

 


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5 minutes ago, Ullman said:

The Royston Vasey of pubs.

I'd never leave.

 

It's a good local. Ask Phil, I'm sure he'll agree. 😉

Edit: and ask the landlady how easy it is to get me to leave on a Saturday night. 😂😂😂

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27 minutes ago, Ullman said:

Not to mention committing the heinous crime of lowering the ABV.

I didn't drink in my dad's local very often (well not until I was eighteen) but they had OP on tap. It was a gorgeous beer.

I remember, the moring after the very last concert of my dad's music festival that he ran in the Eighties and Nineties, we gathered at the best pub we knew. Well, most of us gathered on time, but the conductor turned up an hour later looking like death, as we'd celebrated hard and long the previous night. He groped his way to our table, with sunglasses on. A minute or so later, someone fetched him a pint of OP. A couple of frenzied gulps later, he returned to the land of the living and regained the power of speech.

Miracle juice.

That was the best of all pubs back then. They kept their booze well, served up stunning food and... since the owner died, the new regime have started taking it all seriously. The Michelin star isn't a good replacement for the anarchic fun.

Ernest, a nomadic shepherd, was always in his usual seat at the left of the bar unless the staff were overwhelmed. Then he'd slip behind the bar and start mixing Margaritas. The landlord was a defrocked monk who'd served in the Vatican, and was now the organist of the chapel at Castle Howard. Being light-fingered, he'd "liberated" a cardinal's outfit from Castle Howard's costume gallery, and on special occasions would wear the full kit (including skullcap and ring) while running the whole mad enterprise. He kept a Ford Fiesta for posh occasions, but drove a Rolls-Royce for shopping trips. J.B.Priestley used to be a regular, as was Joe "Touching the Void" Simpson.

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51 minutes ago, gazza77 said:

Usually they have:

Landlord

Mild

Boltmaker (Best) 

Knowle Spring

Ram Tam

Seasonal brew (Hopical Storm most recently) 

😜

Now you know why those of us who were born and spent their formative drinking years in Keighley feel blessed, it also explains why most of us are madder than a box of frogs😙🐸🐸🐸🐸🐸🐸🐸🍻🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺

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13 minutes ago, Clogiron said:

Now you know why those of us who were born and spent their formative drinking years in Keighley feel blessed, it also explains why most of us are madder than a box of frogs😙🐸🐸🐸🐸🐸🐸🐸🍻🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺

My formative drinking years were around the time that John Smiths and Tetleys smooth appeared, so drinking around Pontefract meant that tat was often the only offering. In the wider area, better offerings such as those from Theakstons and Black Sheep could be found, but in general the range of beers that are available today quite widely is far better than when I was around 18.

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4 hours ago, Futtocks said:

My dad has a recurring gripe that you can't get Mild any more. This despite there being a brilliant specialist beer shop in his local town that easily could get him some if he asked, and that I don't recall him ever drinking it as long as I've known him.

But it gives him something to complain about, I suppose. It amazes me that he's not a RL fan.

In the 60's when I started drinking a typical pub in Coventry would have 3 mild engines to every bitter pump. There was no lager to be seen. The young lads often favoured brown and mild ( lots of London pubs did a good trade in brown and bitter)

There are still pockets of places in the West Midlands that you can get a decent pint of mild.

Here is Wiki's take on mild 

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mild_ale


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Just enjoyed a bottle of Shepard Neams Master Brew - classic bitter from Kent. I have to say in my bit of London IPAs having taken over although London Pride still widely available and a great beer. Best bitter I’ve drunk is from my partners home town, Darlington, and it’s called Raby Ale. 

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17 hours ago, Ullman said:

Not to mention committing the heinous crime of lowering the ABV.

I didn't drink in my dad's local very often (well not until I was eighteen) but they had OP on tap. It was a gorgeous beer.

When did they lower the ABV and what was it?

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17 hours ago, Ullman said:

Not to mention committing the heinous crime of lowering the ABV.

I didn't drink in my dad's local very often (well not until I was eighteen) but they had OP on tap. It was a gorgeous beer.

When did they lower the ABV and what was it?

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41 minutes ago, Skids said:

When did they lower the ABV and what was it?

Used to be 6%. I don't when they changed it but it will have been quite some years ago. Happened to notice a few years back when I bought a bottle.

A mate of mine used to work at the S&N brewery in Newcastle. He always says that quality went out of the window when they got into bed with Courage.


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11 minutes ago, Ullman said:

Used to be 6%. I don't when they changed it but it will have been quite some years ago. Happened to notice a few years back when I bought a bottle.

A mate of mine used to work at the S&N brewery in Newcastle. He always says that quality went out of the window when they got into bed with Courage.

The Theakston family sold up the business, so S&N could do what they liked when they later acquired it.

Black Sheep was started by a Theakston family member after the sell-out.

Then, in 2004, the family bought back the brewery's name. Old Peculier is currently 5.6%.

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When I lived on my own far from RL,buy some new albums on the morning a chat house for dinner the RLCC and Newky Brown were the order of the day.

 


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3 minutes ago, Gerrumonside ref said:

We need to put together a Super League table of beer with perhaps yearly promotion and relegation to an ale ‘championship’.

Or would licensing be more apt!

I think it would create even more arguments.

Perfect for this board who can't even agree on what colour grass should be without asking for 47 definitions of colour, and grass.

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In these parts (Nottinghamshire), we have Everards as a main provider. Their beers have gone downhill (IMO) since they temporarily relocated their brewing to two other brewaries, in order to build their own larger premises. 

Our local has a range of Everards beers, and a guest too. My favourite is a 3.5% pale, Golden Hop. It is a trade off of low ABV versus a pleasantly refreshing hoppy pint. That's not a particularly common combination.

I do a bit of homebrew and have started sampling bottles of a Best Bitter, I did 3 months ago, which has proven quite successful. I've just stuck a Porter on too, as I need to replenish the hairs on my chest! 

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15 minutes ago, Northern Eel said:

In these parts (Nottinghamshire), we have Everards as a main provider. Their beers have gone downhill (IMO) since they temporarily relocated their brewing to two other brewaries, in order to build their own larger premises. 

Our local has a range of Everards beers, and a guest too. My favourite is a 3.5% pale, Golden Hop. It is a trade off of low ABV versus a pleasantly refreshing hoppy pint. That's not a particularly common combination.

I do a bit of homebrew and have started sampling bottles of a Best Bitter, I did 3 months ago, which has proven quite successful. I've just stuck a Porter on too, as I need to replenish the hairs on my chest! 

I always used to like a pint of Everard's Tiger, back in my student days drinking in Hull. It's years since I last saw it. 


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6 minutes ago, Northern Eel said:

In these parts (Nottinghamshire), we have Everards as a main provider. Their beers have gone downhill (IMO) since they temporarily relocated their brewing to two other brewaries, in order to build their own larger premises. 

Our local has a range of Everards beers, and a guest too. My favourite is a 3.5% pale, Golden Hop. It is a trade off of low ABV versus a pleasantly refreshing hoppy pint. That's not a particularly common combination.

I do a bit of homebrew and have started sampling bottles of a Best Bitter, I did 3 months ago, which has proven quite successful. I've just stuck a Porter on too, as I need to replenish the hairs on my chest! 

Everards! that sent a shiver down the spine and a gripe to the stomach. In 1976 me, my brother and a mate went to the Speedway at Leicester the other 2 had a couple of pints of Tiger bitter whilst I had a couple of (I think) Robin Hood Lager.

Next day I felt distinctly frayed around the edges, like I'd a skinful they meanwhile had the full works; shi**ing and pueking like they were turning inside out, it cost them both a couple of days work and pay.

For years afterwords it was rememberd as THE worst pint ever in our memories 😦😦😦

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2 minutes ago, gazza77 said:

I always used to like a pint of Everard's Tiger, back in my student days drinking in Hull. It's years since I last saw it. 

Its a staple in our local, and I used to drink it regularly before my palette was teased by the Golden Hop.

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1 minute ago, Clogiron said:

Everards! that sent a shiver down the spine and a gripe to the stomach. In 1976 me, my brother and a mate went to the Speedway at Leicester the other 2 had a couple of pints of Tiger bitter whilst I had a couple of (I think) Robin Hood Lager.

Next day I felt distinctly frayed around the edges, like I'd a skinful they meanwhile had the full works; shi**ing and pueking like they were turning inside out, it cost them both a couple of days work and pay.

For years afterwords it was rememberd as THE worst pint ever in our memories 😦😦😦

Always psychologically challenging to forget a dodgy drinking experience. In fairness to Everards, it may remain to be seen in your instance if it was the beer, or the way it was being kept/served. 

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Worst pint? There's a thread in the making!

Also reminds me of a gag by Billy Connolly from the 'Billy & Albert' album. Upon waking up with a hangover, "Bacardi and Tizer... worst pint I ever had..."

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I thought the bottom of my world had dropped out until I discovered Ruddles.

Now the world drops out of my bottom. 

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8 minutes ago, Futtocks said:

Worst pint? There's a thread in the making!

Also reminds me of a gag by Billy Connolly from the 'Billy & Albert' album. Upon waking up with a hangover, "Bacardi and Tizer... worst pint I ever had..."

No need for a thread. It's Webster's Pennine Bitter. 

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Just now, Northern Eel said:

No need for a thread. It's Webster's Pennine Bitter. 

I have drunk Double Diamond, back in the dark days of British brewing. Criminal.

Mind you, I've never had the courage to try Bud Light.

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3 minutes ago, Northern Eel said:

No need for a thread. It's Webster's Pennine Bitter. 

Websters Bitter - when they served it in the Student Union bar, we used to say you'd get waterlogged before you got bladdered

 

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