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Re: The Beer You Are Drinking Right Now

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Postby stewamax » November 26th, 2018, 9:40 pm

John - your beers at least have pronounceable names!
One of mine is called Erl Hell - which is possibly how my head will feel after the 8.5% Bad Santa's Gypsysud 2018 dunkler weizen doppelbock ...

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Re: The Beer You Are Drinking Right Now

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Postby DiamondEcho » November 29th, 2018, 6:37 pm



Thanks for the link, never heard of BeerHawk and it's South Bank location means I could make a lunch-time outing of it down that way. Free delivery [UK mainland orders] on orders over £50 is a useful option too.

ps. just been to Waitrose and picked up their whole stock on the shelf of Fullers 1845, another eight bottles for an insane £12. The 'cellar' of this one is now 20 bottles strong, and the offer runs to 1/1/19 :lol: Good job the wife is away for a couple of months, if she saw the state of my beer-store [aka 'her' boudoire en-suite bathroom]... ... just had one, as a 1st beer of the evening, damned fine it is.

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Re: The Beer You Are Drinking Right Now

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Postby DiamondEcho » November 29th, 2018, 6:41 pm

stewamax wrote:John - your beers at least have pronounceable names!
One of mine is called Erl Hell - which is possibly how my head will feel after the 8.5% Bad Santa's Gypsysud 2018 dunkler weizen doppelbock ...


If anyone needs any Norwegian translating just ask, I have multilingual relatives over there, fluent enough to also convey irony/word-play etc., as seems more common on modern/craft beers these days. We're usually discussing one of their country's beers every week or two...

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Re: The Beer You Are Drinking Right Now

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Postby DiamondEcho » December 2nd, 2018, 6:38 pm

For anyone who needs resources when getting pedantic over say the nuances between English Bitter, Pale Ale and Golden Ale :lol:
Technical defintions of scores of beer styles, about 160, from UK, Europe and RoW
https://guidelines.beerstyles.co/
'Unofficial BJCP Guidelines
These are unofficial, but somewhat prettily formatted versions of the 2015 and 2008 BJCP Style Guidelines
Do not rely on these above the official guidelines from BJCP, these pages are a side effect of the Beer Styles iOS app and are in no way guaranteed to stay up to date or to be error free.
Essentially the purpose of keeping these guidelines here is to make it easier to share content from the Beer Styles iPhone and iPad apps.
The full content of the guidelines cannot be found on this site. Introductions, category guidelines, and other explanatory notes might not be included.'

I've found the detail given far more than the ^ suggests.

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Re: The Beer You Are Drinking Right Now

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Postby stewamax » December 4th, 2018, 11:10 am

Re Fullers 1845, neither Sainsbury's nor Waitrose have it in stock locally, but Ocado have promptly shipped me 20 bottles at the excellent offer price. Ocado say they impose a limit of 20 for offers but I didn't test the system. And with a bottle of Taylors 10 Y-O Tawny added it was all delivered free.
(I lust for Taylors 40 YO Tawny. I lust even more for Taylors 1863 Single Harvest but I would need a mortgage and a letter of introduction. However I once bought a quantity of Taylors Quinta de Vargellas Vinha Velha vintage that had been 'distressed' in a warehouse fire - sadly all gone. And some years ago Morrisons brokered off a quantity of Croft Crusted Unfiltered; but who would want crusted unfiltered? Me).

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Re: The Beer You Are Drinking Right Now

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Postby DiamondEcho » December 4th, 2018, 8:19 pm

stewamax wrote:Re Fullers 1845, neither Sainsbury's nor Waitrose have it in stock locally, but Ocado have promptly shipped me 20 bottles at the excellent offer price. Ocado say they impose a limit of 20 for offers but I didn't test the system. And with a bottle of Taylors 10 Y-O Tawny added it was all delivered free.
(I lust for Taylors 40 YO Tawny. I lust even more for Taylors 1863 Single Harvest but I would need a mortgage and a letter of introduction. However I once bought a quantity of Taylors Quinta de Vargellas Vinha Velha vintage that had been 'distressed' in a warehouse fire - sadly all gone. And some years ago Morrisons brokered off a quantity of Croft Crusted Unfiltered; but who would want crusted unfiltered? Me).


Well done re: 1845! The offer is on until 1/1/19 so consider if 20 is sufficient. Well I suppose the starting point is have you tried it yet, and if so what did you think? My stock is now up to 36 pints, and I'm going to fill my boots each time I'm passing and see 4 (or 8) in stock to get the offer price. I suspect they only put out about 12 on the shelf at one time, others have cottoned on to it, and every other time I pass I can't score. It's bottle conditioned and has a 2-year shelf life so I'm not concerned about buying enough for a pint a week for a year. And of course it will still be available later...
The stockist thing is curious. We have a pretty big Waitrose really close by but I've never seen it stocked there. I'm having to walk about a mile away to a 'Little Waitrose' and it's there that they have it. I also saw it once in a mega-Sainsbury, but I've never seen it in other more local smaller branch formats of theirs. How they decide which branches get stock is an enigma.

I don't have a problem with unfiltered port [etc]. Personally I'd use one of those double-mesh cup sized strainers, where the bottom layer is mega-fine. Same thing I use for straining a coffee brewed in a pan from very fine coffee grounds. Some micro-sediment gets through but if you give it a minute to settle, and handle the glass/cup carefully the 'silt' doesn't get stirred up.


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