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02 December 2008 @ 10:06 am
As predicted, yesterday was productive & a trifle dull for anyone to read about (tho not entirely virtuous, some Left 4 Dead was played too:) ). So, as also predicted, here's a list of the beers we drank on Saturday. This is possibly also dull for other people reading this, but I'd like a record of what we had :) Very much not in order, as I can't remember what we had when.

Farmers Maldon Oyster Stout
Mill Green Barley Bird
Red Fox Black Fox Porter (my favourite of the day, tho I think my favourite of the festival was the Farley's Dusk I had on Thursday)
Timothy Taylor Landlord
Mighty Oak Oscar Wilde Mild (another favourite, they always have this beer on at The Dove)
Sarah Hughes Dark Ruby Mild
Earl Soham Albert
Elgoods North Brink Porter
Fullers London Porter
Green Jack Canary
Little Valley Gustibus Dark Wheat
Old Chimneys Miltary Mild

Red Fox Black Fox Porter (possibly also J's favourite of the day, but his favourite of the festival was the Ferocious Fred)
Archers something - this was an addition to the list, and I think it was called something like Old Bill but I'm not sure
Adnams Broadside
Nethergate Monks Habbit
Theakstons Old Peculiar Oaked
Woodfordes Wherry
Blindmans Just Like That
Buffys Pollys Folly
Earl Soham Albert
Greene King XX Mild
Harviestoun Thistle Do
Mill Green Bulls Cross

Adnams Tally Ho
Fullers London Pride
Dark Star Smokey (this was, infact, smokey tasting - Paul & I thought this was OK, but J really wasn't keen)
Hop Back Summer Lightning
Mauldons Black Adder Oaked (this was originally J's drink, but he really really didn't like it (oddly, as we think he's liked it in the past) so Paul drank it instead swapping with the Woodfords Wherry)
Old Chimneys Red Clover
Milestone Raspberry Wheat
Purple Moose Traeth Mawr
Blindmans Just Like That
Dark Star Espresso Stout
Grindleton Farley's Dusk (Paul's favourite of the festival)
Titanic Stout

We seemed fairly consistent with our favourites - Red Fox's Black Fox Porter and Grindleton's Farley's Dusk being favourite beers of the day/festival for all three of us; J also had the High House Farm Ferocious Fred as a favourite, but as it was off by Saturday the rest of us didn't get a chance to have a whole drink of it (the taste I had on Thursday was nice, tho :) ).
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magidmagid on December 2nd, 2008 02:50 pm (UTC)
I like reading all these lovely names. And I have yet to find a beer I like. But the nomenclature is wonderful. (Reminds me of lists of names of apples, or thymes, with stories for each, if I but knew them.)
Margaretpling on December 2nd, 2008 03:09 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I like the names too - if presented with a choice of beers that I otherwise know nothing about I often pick based on which name makes me smile most. I'm the other way round from you in that there are very few beers I dislike, so that's a fairly safe way to pick my drink :)
technoid on December 2nd, 2008 09:55 pm (UTC)
Congrats on J's choice of the OP oaked. A quailty pint that is, and no mistake
Johnjarel on December 3rd, 2008 07:48 am (UTC)

Well, a quality half in this case, but still :)
Albanachalbanach on December 3rd, 2008 03:31 am (UTC)
Presumably it was a long day, or they weren't all pints?
Margaretpling on December 3rd, 2008 07:59 am (UTC)
Oh good heavens, yes. We were in the pub pretty much all afternoon & evening, and most of those were halves with me having the occassional 1/3 pint. Still rather too much beer, mind you, but not kill oneself quantities ;)