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« May 20, 2021 19:36:20 GMT via mobile »
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I'd always be one to look for quantity over quality. Wouldn't go near shite like Carling or Fosters but 12 x Heineken for a tenner or 20 Budweiser for a tenner and I was all over it. This past year though, things have changed.

If I'm gonna get weekend beers, I'm going for stuff I enjoy rather than just trying to get the most for my money. Brewdog has been my go to for quite some time now. Love their Punk IPA (even though they changed it) and their Hazy Jane. Both are not massively expensive - can normally get 8 x 330ml tins for a tenner. Also really like their Double Punk, OG Hazy and Triple Hazy but you're looking at £3 or £4 for a single 440ml can. Still, I don't mind cos they're really good.

Vocation are another brewery I really like. They do a great Lemon Sherbert sour and an insane Cherry & Chocolate stout. Gonna try their Life & Death IPA at the weekend for which I hear good things.

What's everyone here into? Owt good or tasty you'd recommend?

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« May 20, 2021 20:39:44 GMT »
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i'd love to get all pretentious about craft ale and stuff but i just haven't developed the taste for it.

i hate to give a boring answer but a dull continental lager does me just fine. peroni/moretti are my favourites. quite liking hop house 13 lately too.

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« May 20, 2021 20:48:32 GMT via mobile »
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Love all 3 of them tbh.

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« May 20, 2021 21:35:07 GMT via mobile »
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The bigger than imperial, the better...

I was in the Vocation bar in Hebden Bridge yesterday actually. Solid brewery.

Abbeydale are still probably my favourite but with them being my local I spend too much with North Brewing. They have a tiny bar less than 5 mins from my front door.

Add it to the list of things I spend far too much money on... Probably

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« May 21, 2021 15:38:43 GMT »
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Not sure I'll ever get fully into the craft beer scene but I do like trying new stuff. Just not sure I'll ever be obsessive about it. Another brewery I've quite liked a few from is Siren, especially their Sour IPA's. The Castilian Lemon Honey Cheesecake is excellent, as is the Pompelmocello (Grapefruit Sour IPA)

Picked up 2 Double Punks from Brewdog earlier while in Morrisons earlier on. Such a good beer.

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« May 21, 2021 15:52:07 GMT »
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Guinness or nothing.

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I'd always be one to look for quantity over quality. Wouldn't go near shite like Carling or Fosters but 12 x Heineken for a tenner or 20 Budweiser for a tenner and I was all over it. This past year though, things have changed.

If I'm gonna get weekend beers, I'm going for stuff I enjoy rather than just trying to get the most for my money. Brewdog has been my go to for quite some time now. Love their Punk IPA (even though they changed it) and their Hazy Jane. Both are not massively expensive - can normally get 8 x 330ml tins for a tenner. Also really like their Double Punk, OG Hazy and Triple Hazy but you're looking at £3 or £4 for a single 440ml can. Still, I don't mind cos they're really good.

Vocation are another brewery I really like. They do a great Lemon Sherbert sour and an insane Cherry & Chocolate stout. Gonna try their Life & Death IPA at the weekend for which I hear good things.

What's everyone here into? Owt good or tasty you'd recommend?


Opened a Vocation Life & Death tonight, and wow, it is so good.


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« May 30, 2021 17:51:17 GMT via mobile »
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Gonna try Vocation's Smash & Grab tonight. A Double IPA at 8% ABV. Looking forward to it.

Also, went into B&M earlier to buy a rake and spotted a massive 1L can of lager by a Danish brewery called Faxe. Bought it for the novelty of the can alone which actually has some nice artwork. Poured it into my stein just now and its actually not bad. I'd take it ahead of any of the brand lagers you get in supermarkets any day of the week.

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« May 30, 2021 18:05:00 GMT via mobile »
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I live in Luxembourg and with the Belgian border 20 mins away and the German border half an hour away, i'm spoilt. I'm a sucker for the really strong Belgian Trappist beers and generally Tripels. The 10+ percent gear.

For traditional German beer, I love a Weizen, but even a pilsner can vary so much in taste from one place to the next. Locals swear by their nearest brewery and the older generation generally wouldn't be caught dead drinking Bitburger or Becks. That's for tourists and teenagers.

There's a town called Bamberg in Northern Bavaria, about 3 or 4 hours drive from me that has 9 or 10 breweries within the city walls. This is a town of 60,000 people. The beer from each is quite different and some of the breweries are 400 years old. The drinking rooms in each haven't changed at all. One brewery has an amazing smoke beer known as Schlenkerla, which has to be tasted to be believed. It's a great weekend away.


In terms of Belgian beers, there's a small Abbey that brews something called Westvleteren. It's 12% and hard to find as the monks only make enough for the upkeep of the Abbey. You have to book in advance to drive there and buy some and are only allowed one crate. You're also not allowed to come back within the month.

Very occasionally you see it on a beer menu (one bar in Brussels had it last time I was there) and very occasionally in a specialist beer shop. But it can set you back €15 in a shop and 20+ in a bar. But, it has been called the best beer ever I think the ratings on one of those beer rating apps make it the best in the world. It is pretty amazing tbh.



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I live in Luxembourg and with the Belgian border 20 mins away and the German border half an hour away, i'm spoilt. I'm a sucker for the really strong Belgian Trappist beers and generally Tripels. The 10+ percent gear.

For traditional German beer, I love a Weizen, but even a pilsner can vary so much in taste from one place to the next. Locals swear by their nearest brewery and the older generation generally wouldn't be caught dead drinking Bitburger or Becks. That's for tourists and teenagers.

There's a town called Bamberg in Northern Bavaria, about 3 or 4 hours drive from me that has 9 or 10 breweries within the city walls. This is a town of 60,000 people. The beer from each is quite different and some of the breweries are 400 years old. The drinking rooms in each haven't changed at all. One brewery has an amazing smoke beer known as Schlenkerla, which has to be tasted to be believed. It's a great weekend away.


In terms of Belgian beers, there's a small Abbey that brews something called Westvleteren. It's 12% and hard to find as the monks only make enough for the upkeep of the Abbey. You have to book in advance to drive there and buy some and are only allowed one crate. You're also not allowed to come back within the month.

Very occasionally you see it on a beer menu (one bar in Brussels had it last time I was there) and very occasionally in a specialist beer shop. But it can set you back €15 in a shop and 20+ in a bar. But, it has been called the best beer ever I think the ratings on one of those beer rating apps make it the best in the world. It is pretty amazing tbh.



I like them strong Belgian golden ales a lot. Only really had Duvel and Duvel Triple Hop Citra here. Experienced a few that were 13/14% when I was at bar in North Carolina that had an amazing selection of beers.

It really is all about quality over quantity.


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« May 31, 2021 1:04:55 GMT »
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Stopped drinking a lot of beer years ago. Moved to spirits. From spirits I moved to wine.

When I do have a beer, I usually get a fresh local craft double IPA. I enjoy those when I am out, which hasn't been often lately obvs.

My mom still drinks Busch Light like it is not going out style though!



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I live in Luxembourg and with the Belgian border 20 mins away and the German border half an hour away, i'm spoilt. I'm a sucker for the really strong Belgian Trappist beers and generally Tripels. The 10+ percent gear.

For traditional German beer, I love a Weizen, but even a pilsner can vary so much in taste from one place to the next. Locals swear by their nearest brewery and the older generation generally wouldn't be caught dead drinking Bitburger or Becks. That's for tourists and teenagers.

There's a town called Bamberg in Northern Bavaria, about 3 or 4 hours drive from me that has 9 or 10 breweries within the city walls. This is a town of 60,000 people. The beer from each is quite different and some of the breweries are 400 years old. The drinking rooms in each haven't changed at all. One brewery has an amazing smoke beer known as Schlenkerla, which has to be tasted to be believed. It's a great weekend away.


In terms of Belgian beers, there's a small Abbey that brews something called Westvleteren. It's 12% and hard to find as the monks only make enough for the upkeep of the Abbey. You have to book in advance to drive there and buy some and are only allowed one crate. You're also not allowed to come back within the month.

Very occasionally you see it on a beer menu (one bar in Brussels had it last time I was there) and very occasionally in a specialist beer shop. But it can set you back €15 in a shop and 20+ in a bar. But, it has been called the best beer ever I think the ratings on one of those beer rating apps make it the best in the world. It is pretty amazing tbh.



You must have the constitution of an ox, Jamie. I was in Ghent a few years back and accidentally found myself drinking the 9% Affligem (if you ordered two draughts, you got a free 750ml bottle and there was no coming back from that) but wine-strength beer is a non-starter for me.

Would absolutely love to go to Bamberg but I have a fondness for the hoppy northern/Saxon Pilsners, Jever and Radeberger probably being my top two. And wheat beer is strictly a summer drink for me. In TCOTU though it is strictly pale ales/IPAs, or Guinness.

Overall I reckon my tolerance for vast quantities of beer has decreased over the course of the lockdown(s). But on the flipside I could now drink wine to a band playing.

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I live in Luxembourg and with the Belgian border 20 mins away and the German border half an hour away, i'm spoilt. I'm a sucker for the really strong Belgian Trappist beers and generally Tripels. The 10+ percent gear.

For traditional German beer, I love a Weizen, but even a pilsner can vary so much in taste from one place to the next. Locals swear by their nearest brewery and the older generation generally wouldn't be caught dead drinking Bitburger or Becks. That's for tourists and teenagers.

There's a town called Bamberg in Northern Bavaria, about 3 or 4 hours drive from me that has 9 or 10 breweries within the city walls. This is a town of 60,000 people. The beer from each is quite different and some of the breweries are 400 years old. The drinking rooms in each haven't changed at all. One brewery has an amazing smoke beer known as Schlenkerla, which has to be tasted to be believed. It's a great weekend away.


In terms of Belgian beers, there's a small Abbey that brews something called Westvleteren. It's 12% and hard to find as the monks only make enough for the upkeep of the Abbey. You have to book in advance to drive there and buy some and are only allowed one crate. You're also not allowed to come back within the month.

Very occasionally you see it on a beer menu (one bar in Brussels had it last time I was there) and very occasionally in a specialist beer shop. But it can set you back €15 in a shop and 20+ in a bar. But, it has been called the best beer ever I think the ratings on one of those beer rating apps make it the best in the world. It is pretty amazing tbh.

You must have the constitution of an ox, Jamie. I was in Ghent a few years back and accidentally found myself drinking the 9% Affligem (if you ordered two draughts, you got a free 750ml bottle and there was no coming back from that) but wine-strength beer is a non-starter for me.

Would absolutely love to go to Bamberg but I have a fondness for the hoppy northern/Saxon Pilsners, Jever and Radeberger probably being my top two. And wheat beer is strictly a summer drink for me. In TCOTU though it is strictly pale ales/IPAs, or Guinness.

Overall I reckon my tolerance for vast quantities of beer has decreased over the course of the lockdown(s). But on the flipside I could now drink wine to a band playing.



I wish mate! The guts don't put up with more than a few of the strong Belgians (but they are sipped rather than hit like a session, and all the Belgian bars have cheese and salami on offer) and the weekend in Bamberg is ruinous afterwards.

The other problem is gout 🙈. If you've never had it, don't bother getting it.

I love decent beer, but it don't love me back.

I can drink white wine (and Cremant....Luxembourg has some excellent Cremants) all night every night and have no problems.

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Stopped drinking a lot of beer years ago. Moved to spirits. From spirits I moved to wine.

When I do have a beer, I usually get a fresh local craft double IPA. I enjoy those when I am out, which hasn't been often lately obvs.

My mom still drinks Busch Light like it is not going out style though!



I remember trying this in Canada. It was dirt cheap for an 8 pack from the petrol station over the road from where I was staying.


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Stopped drinking a lot of beer years ago. Moved to spirits. From spirits I moved to wine.

When I do have a beer, I usually get a fresh local craft double IPA. I enjoy those when I am out, which hasn't been often lately obvs.

My mom still drinks Busch Light like it is not going out style though!

I remember trying this in Canada. It was dirt cheap for an 8 pack from the petrol station over the road from where I was staying.
BEER is horribly priced in my parts. It's government run and they got it taxed to fuck. 

When I use to go on holiday with my friends to the states we'd end up buying Busch as it was DIRT CHEAP. Reminds me of the good days :( 




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« Jun 8, 2021 17:45:07 GMT »
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I've never developed a taste for beer, it all tastes absolutely rotten to me. If I'm drinking, which is a rarity these days, I'll start off on cider, then move onto vodka and coke.

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Still just absolutely fucking loving Vocation. Got a few different ones in the fridge that I'm getting stuck into tonight - Life & Death, Love & Hate, Smash & Grab. My boy is out for the count and my missus and daughter are home tomorrow, so its my last night of sort-of-freedom before everything gets crazy again.

I'll regret it when Rory is up at 5.30 again tomorrow because these days it only takes 4 or 5 beers to give me a fucking killer hangover, but, its not often I get a few hours of total peace and tranquility.

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