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19 October 2006 @ 09:57 am
The Dove Street Inn Beer Festival (Sept 06)  
I don't think I've anything interesting to say about the last two days at all. So instead - beer!

There was a beer festival on at The Dove at the beginning of September, so I thought it'd be nice to go there for a few drinks for my birthday. J & I were accompanied by Ainsley, Pauline, Edward, Cheryl & Natalie. And we drank:

Me:
Abbeydale Restoration (swapped with J, he didn't like it)
Earl Soham Victoria
Hambleton Stud
Old Mill Nellie Dene
Potbelly Crazy Daze
North Yorkshire Flying Herbert
Oulton Ales Sunrise
Skinners Cornish Knocker

John:
Archers Bookworm (originally mine, swapped because he didn't like Restoration)
Black Dog Whitby Abbey Ale
Elgoods Cambridge Bitter
Nethergate Wild Goose
Ringwood Boondoggle
Shepherd Neame Spitfire
Fullers London Porter
Oak Leaf Nuptu' Ale
Saltaire XB

Ainsley:
Butcombe Gold
Woodfordes Sundew
Mauldons Black Adder

Pauline:
Belhaven Fruit Beer
Fullers Discovery
Phoenix White Tornado
Liefmans Kriek (a fruit beer)
Broad Oak Moonshine (cider - which she liked so much she had twice)

Edward:
Cox & Holbrook Stowmarket Porter
Wolf Straw Dogs
Elgoods Black Dog Mild
Adnams Bitter
Adnams Oyster Stout
Mauldons Micawber Mild
Adnams Tally Ho!
Mighty Oak Oscar Wilde Mild
Shepher Neame Whitstable Bay

Cheryl:
Abbeydale Restoration
Old Cannon Gunners Daughter
Village Old Raby
Mauldon Ploughman's
Dark Star Festival Ale
Nethergate Umbel Ale (this tastes of coriander and J & I managed to put everyone else off getting it, except Cheryl - who I think quite liked it)
Oak Leaf Nuptu' Ale
Wychwood Wychcraft

Natalie:
Archers Tickle Your Fancy
Arundel Warm Willie
Saltaire Goldings Ale
Skinners Helligan Honey
Crouch Vale Brewers Gold
Theakstons Old Peculiar
Saxon Ruby Tuesday (cider - I think this is the one that just didn't taste the way one expected, nice, but not expected)
Westons Old Rosie (cider)
Hop Back Summer Lightning
Woodfordes Wherry

Off before we could get to them:
Green Jack Canary
Harviestoun Bitter and Twisted
Mighty Oak Maldon Gold
Oakham JHB
Skinners Cornish Blonde
Triple FFF Rock Lobster
Dark Star Summer Meltdown
Howard Town Bleak Low
Nobby's Wet Spell
Cox & Holbrook Albion
Potbelly Beijing Black

Missed out as we were too full:
Black Sheep Best Bitter
Caledonian Deuchars IPA
Fullers London Pride
Greene King Old Speckled Hen
Adnams Broadside
Everards Sunchaser
Green Jack Summer Dream
Youngs Bitter

Not bad for a pub beer festival :D Shame it took me so long to write this up as I've complete forgotten what things tasted like ...
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jaqjaq on October 19th, 2006 10:35 am (UTC)
Mmm, beer.
John: sparklejarel on October 19th, 2006 01:00 pm (UTC)
Beer, mmm.
contents under pressure / handle with care: cats - kitten tailgraphxgrrl on October 19th, 2006 03:14 pm (UTC)
I seem to recall having the Ruby Tuesday the last time I was over and having that same impression of it.
Natalie Currie: Evilrubymurray on October 21st, 2006 11:50 am (UTC)
Yes
What can I say, I think it's quite appropriate that I cause such a startled reaction in people!