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Gents, thought i'd share my views on my favorite beers at this time of year. The temperature has dropped, so it's over to Real Ale for me.

This evening, i am enjoying a few bottles of a local cracker, called "Butty Bach" from the Wye Valley Brewery http://www.wyevalleybrewery.co.uk/ this beer is in my top 3 of real ales (Butty Bach is a colloquial phrase roughly meaning "little friend". It's a term of endearment here in the principality.) , which would also contain "Tangle Foot" from Badger Brewery in Dorset http://www.hall-woodhouse.co.uk/beers/index.asp , and "Abbot Ale" from Greene King http://www.abbotale.co.uk/ .

Lots of others that i love, including . . . . "Old Hooky" from Hook Norton Brewery, "Golden Champion" & "Golden Glory" both from Badger, and "OSB" from Tomos Watkin.
 

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Don't know that one but have had many crazy evenings on Tanglefoot, as a number of the better pubs in the South East I frequented would carry it. Delicious but dangerous - too many and you end up waking up somewhere unfamiliar with zero idea of how you got there. Happy Days!
Not got the hang of the real ale in Wales yet as I live soooo far from any pubs :cry: Flowers was always my favourite when I was a student - Original or IPA were blinders. Do yourself a favour and look up the Beer Engine in Newton St Cyres, Devon. Worth a road trip....
 

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Si, is that brewery even in Wales? its pretty darn close to the wrong side of the river mate :muttley: I'm guessing your a cider glider during the warmer months :rollineyes:

Me, well, before losing all sense of taste (in all aspects!), I adored red wine.......one bottle a week is good for the system you know.....tonight I will be quaffing a serious Margues de Murrieta :wackit: :wackit: But only two glasses otherwise no early start for tomorrow :badlol:
 

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Hereford - close enough !!

Summer for me is: Corona Extra, Nastro Peroni & Asahi !!! Top quality bottled beers !!!
 

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Hereford - close enough !!

Summer for me is: Corona Extra, Nastro Peroni & Asahi !!! Top quality bottled beers !!!
I very rarely have any alcohol anymore, always may need to drive somewhere but have the very occasional cider from time to time.

Had a bad head once after watching the mighty Hereford Utd :muttley: We went to the Victory Pub instead of our usual, they have a Barn out the back "The Spinning Dog Brewery" and sell many of their ales in the Victory. If your ever in Hereford and fancy a pint check them out.

I stayed in Mexico, Puerto Vallarta and we were nearly opposite the Corona plant, they had armed guards outside, must be good lager. Wish I fished when I went there, there was this old guy with a small bag and a stick who would wade out untill you lost sight of him, he would turn up an hour or so later with a bag of brightly coloured fish and take them straight up to the beach restaurant for the BBQ, turn around and walk back out to the sea.
 

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A subject close to my heart and a fully paid up CAMRA member!!!!
At any one time I will have 20 - 30 bottles of real ale stashed away..... Favourites are Hogs Back Brewery T.E.A (Traditional English Ale), Ringwood Brewery Best Bitter and from local brewer Adur Brewery, Merry Andrew and Ropetackle. You have got to love the names. Real Ale all year round for me.
Where is my green cardigan and false beard.......
 

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Have the odd tipple, but if you want a weird experience we have a few local ones down here. An afternoon in the local cider house normally separates the men from the boys. After an hour its true your legs just dont work! I kid you not the mind is ok but its almost like your legs dont exist. Its always a bad sign when you see guys carrying their friends out...lol
 

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Have the odd tipple, but if you want a weird experience we have a few local ones down here. An afternoon in the local cider house normally separates the men from the boys. After an hour its true your legs just dont work! I kid you not the mind is ok but its almost like your legs dont exist. Its always a bad sign when you see guys carrying their friends out...lol

I know what you mean. I went to University in Bath, and there used to be a cracking little "spit & sawdust" pub just out of the centre called "The Beehive". In there, you could get stuck into the local Cider. I was in there one morning (@ open-tap) with 14 other members of the rugby team, and we paid the Scrumpy no respect at all !! We were playing drinking games, necking it, as if it was Worthy Woosh !! Anyway . . . . about 2 hours into the session, i had a moment of clarity, and looked around to realise that everything was going a little pair-shaped. There was a "hairiest arse" competition, "biggest left bollock" competition, lads falling off their chairs whilst playing 3-card Brag & Spoof . . . . so i called the barman over, and asked him "what percentage is this stuff we're drinking???" to which he replied the immortal words that i will never forget, in his West-Country droll . . . . . . . . . . "well it varies . . .. . . . it's 'usually' between about 9 to 13 percent" !!!!!!!!!!

That was the one and only time that i've ever seen people hitting the fresh air outside, and just keeling straight over !!! Priceless !!!!!
 

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Lots of others that i love, including . . . . "Old Hooky" from Hook Norton Brewery,
Ahhhh my youth, used to live in Warwick and me and the boys used to take it in turns to drive into Oxforshire and find a pub that sold Hooky. One driver and 4 drunks. We even made it to Hook Norton itself once, and got blottoed on the village green (well a triangle shaped piece of grass) one hot summers night. Ahhh my youth. Have said that already? Ahhhh
 

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there is a pub in Penderyn close to where i live (and where they produce the whisky) called the Red Lion. proper traditional pub stone floor, open fires really oldy worldly!! and the best thing.......they brew there own :jump: the real welsh woosh and butty bach were the favoured tipples. we used to cycle to it in about 30mins and spend 3hrs getting home throught he country lanes!!! :rofl: good times.
 

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there is a pub in Penderyn close to where i live (and where they produce the whisky) called the Red Lion. proper traditional pub stone floor, open fires really oldy worldly!! and the best thing.......they brew there own .

Road Trip :horsesword: :horsesword: :horsesword:
 

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i'm obviously not as hardy as some on here, rods are pretty much hung up for the winter here now, so had intended to get down to the rugby club yesterday but it was colder than a well diggers ass, so game cancelled.
instead i spent the afternoon in the pub, with a view of the estuary, in front the fire, with the papers and one or two (ish) pints of Cotleigh Brewery Reinbeer.
ok, it ain't fishing, but as third choices go, it's pretty good!
 
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