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    Which is your favourite craft/traditional style beer

    I know craft can be a byword for fancy label but I think many are similar to more stronger-tasting beers...

    32 Comments

    Original Poster

    I am putting in a vote for Bitburger

    http://img.tesco.com/Groceries/pi/399/4102430021399/IDShot_540x540.jpg

    I tend to like hobgoblin and such.

    http://www.brewpalace.com/Images/Beer/Shiner-Bock.jpg

    Edited by: "getmeone" 7th Dec 2016

    I had a bottle of "Elysian, The immortal" a couple of days ago... it was cracking! Am partial to a nice IPA

    Original Poster

    getmeone


    where do you buy it from?

    I like the Wychwood beers

    Banned

    Brings back some mental memories. We used to find it great fun trying to drink it straight from the bottle.

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    Original Poster

    cchopps

    Brings back some mental memories. We used to find it great fun trying to … Brings back some mental memories. We used to find it great fun trying to drink it straight from the bottle.[img]http://s3.amazonaws.com/beertourprod/beers/pictures/000/000/041/original/Duvel_900.jpg?1384857638[/img]


    Yes, good shout.

    I like Rev James by Brains

    Youngs Special. The first mouthful tastes dreadful but by the end of the glass you want more and more and...

    If you enjoy craft cider too check out OrchardBox cider subscription box. Really good craft ciders to try!

    Proper Job , st Austel Brewery
    Edited by: "Denbi" 7th Dec 2016

    chimp14uk

    I like Rev James by Brains


    ^this or this v
    https://notnumber6.files.wordpress.com/2012/02/6194092813_5409a3ed8c.jpg

    Hobgoblin and Leffe are my faves. I like a Speckled Hen, Doombar and Bishops finger too. Not the gold ones, they're all rank.

    Exmoor Beast is nice if I'm feeling dark.

    http://d25hqtnqp5nl24.cloudfront.net/images/products/11/LN_053571_BP_11.jpg

    Pretty label too :3. Dunno if they count as craft really.
    Edited by: "MSK." 7th Dec 2016

    moneysavingkitten

    Hobgoblin and Leffe are my faves. I like a Speckled Hen, Doombar and … Hobgoblin and Leffe are my faves. I like a Speckled Hen, Doombar and Bishops finger too. Not the gold ones, they're all rank.Exmoor Beast is nice if I'm feeling dark.Pretty label too


    How could I forget the goblin
    got a bottle of Leffe in the cupboard make Christmas go with a pop

    like the virtual Christmas avi

    thewongwing101

    How could I forget the goblin :|got a bottle of Leffe in the cupboard How could I forget the goblin :|got a bottle of Leffe in the cupboard make Christmas go with a poplike the virtual Christmas avi



    Your choice is probably more pure was sad Hobgoblin got bought out and made weaker. Thankfully it doesn't taste too different.

    You're very organised No Leffe in the beer cupboard here yet. Have got some Humbug I never got round to trying last year though!

    Thank you tried to be a bit more festive but it's quite small.

    Wychwood is my home town brewery, the tour is great

    Cask Hobgoblin was actually brewed to 4.5% prior to 2003 so you could say that is the original strength. When Refresh took over it was increased to 5% for a number of years before reverting to 4.5%

    Note that the bottled Hobgob is still the full fat 5.2% !!

    Partial to a glass or two of Tim Taylor's landlord myself

    cchopps

    Brings back some mental memories. We used to find it great fun trying to … Brings back some mental memories. We used to find it great fun trying to drink it straight from the bottle.[img]http://s3.amazonaws.com/beertourprod/beers/pictures/000/000/041/original/Duvel_900.jpg?1384857638[/img]



    I was in Brussels and they have bars with about 20 different types of beer on draught. Some strong ones too. I like duvel blonde

    thewongwing101

    ^this or this v


    Yep. I used Old Peculiar in my last beef & ale casserole. The meat went very tender.

    deal_or_no_deal_

    Wychwood is my home town brewery, the tour is great :)Cask Hobgoblin was … Wychwood is my home town brewery, the tour is great :)Cask Hobgoblin was actually brewed to 4.5% prior to 2003 so you could say that is the original strength. When Refresh took over it was increased to 5% for a number of years before reverting to 4.5%Note that the bottled Hobgob is still the full fat 5.2% !!



    Could have sworn it was 5.5% in the early 2000s:

    http://www.dcs.shef.ac.uk/~mark/index.html?http://www.dcs.shef.ac.uk/~mark/ale/wychwood/

    picclick.ie/Ori…tml

    http://thumbs3.picclick.com/d/l400/pict/182320577678_/Original-Wychwood-Brewery-Hobgoblin-55-Ceramic-China-Tankard.jpg
    Edited by: "MSK." 7th Dec 2016

    deal_or_no_deal_

    Wychwood is my home town brewery, the tour is great :)Cask Hobgoblin was … Wychwood is my home town brewery, the tour is great :)Cask Hobgoblin was actually brewed to 4.5% prior to 2003 so you could say that is the original strength. When Refresh took over it was increased to 5% for a number of years before reverting to 4.5%Note that the bottled Hobgob is still the full fat 5.2% !!



    I work in Witney. The tour is ok. Disappointing that the shop is more expensive than supermarkets.

    Ringwood's tour is much better (another marstons brand.) they give a lot more samples too.Would definitely recommend.
    Edited by: "jordan210" 7th Dec 2016

    moneysavingkitten

    Could have sworn it was 5.5% in the early … Could have sworn it was 5.5% in the early 2000s:http://www.dcs.shef.ac.uk/~mark/index.html?http://www.dcs.shef.ac.uk/~mark/ale/wychwood/http://picclick.ie/Original-Wychwood-Brewery-Hobgoblin-55-Ceramic-China-Tankard-182320577678.html



    ​that ceramic tankard is amazing...want!

    jordan210

    I work in Witney. The tour is ok. Disappointing that the shop is more … I work in Witney. The tour is ok. Disappointing that the shop is more expensive than supermarkets.Ringwood's tour is much better (another marstons brand.) they give a lot more samples too.Would definitely recommend.



    ​I guess you can't blame them as supermarkets can afford to sell cheaper. It's a nice little shop though.

    As you suggest really need to check out more brewery tours!

    If you are into your cider I would recommend Blind Pig. I believe they are made by Heineken and come in 3 flavours.
    Bourbon and Blueberry.
    Whisky, Honey and Apple.
    Rum and Pear.
    I recommend them if you fancy something different, currently available in Tesco.

    Spingo Special or Extra Special winter brew (preferably draught from the Blue Anchor Helston)...

    https://untappd.akamaized.net/photo/2016_03_25/75678f6d06a0882f35f22c04e0d83ff0_320x320.jpg

    Check out the Black Isle Brewery, near Inverness. They do some cracking ales. Black Isle Blonde being a definite favourite.

    Orchard box

    Husband's current favourite is Old Thumper.

    getmeone


    Can you get this here? I had it in Houston/Austin a few years ago and it was lovely, not managed to spot it in the U.K. Though

    There are a hell of a lot of good Scottish beers to be had-Black Isle brewery, Arran Brewery, Williams Bros. Caesar Augustus is a lager/IPA hybrid that goes down far too easily...

    Not sure it's technically a craft beer but I absolutely love this stuff:
    https://www.beerhawk.co.uk/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/b/h/bh110_1.jpg
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