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23 September 2005 @ 12:04 pm
Yesterday evening we went to the Beer Festival (this is BRIGHT YELLOW! - it burns, it burns ;) ) We tried 10 different beers between us (and only had one that neither of us liked):
  • Arundel Gauntlet (M)
  • Brandon Brewing Company Brandon Bitter (J)
  • Green Jack Canary (M)
  • Green Dragon Bridge Street (J)
  • Crouch Vale Blackwater Mild (M & J)
  • Haverys Armada Ale (J - but we didn't drink this one as we felt it tasted like fermented Swamp Juice with a nose of Gent's Loo)
  • Bartrams Coal Porter (M)
  • Cox & Holbrook Stowmarket Porter (J)
  • Bartrams Red Queen (M)
  • Dark Star Hophead (J)

The theme for the year was Nelson, and so there were a lot of East Anglian beers, and beers with related names (like Trafalgar). Next year apparently may be themed on the War of the Roses, which I guess means York & Lancaster beers.

Today, J has the day off, so it promises to be a nice lazy day :)
Current Mood: cheerfulcheerful
Current Music: The Duke Spirit "Cuts Across the Land"
John: sparklejarel on September 23rd, 2005 11:12 am (UTC)
Beer and chips!
kierangiant on September 23rd, 2005 11:33 am (UTC)
you should take the opportunity to practice your WQ3.
Margaretpling on September 23rd, 2005 11:38 am (UTC)
Nah, if I play a game it'll be one I actually enjoy :P
magidmagid on September 23rd, 2005 11:59 am (UTC)
I don't even drink beer, and these names have me wanting to taste them.

If it's War of the Roses next year, would there be white/pale and red/dark combinations?
Margaretpling on September 23rd, 2005 12:10 pm (UTC)
Ooh, that's a thought ... they could have quite a lot of fun with that - have the two sides of the bar York v. Lancaster for instance.
magidmagid on September 23rd, 2005 12:30 pm (UTC)
What would you have to do to switch allegiances?

I wonder if there's any rose-flavored beer out there...