America getting a taste for good beer

Rogue Shakespeare Stout and Brutal Bitter..... Yummy. We can get them on tap here!
Wayne
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Wayne
And On Tap means .... prolly not Cask Conditioned Hand Pulled Real Ale.
Prolly more like Delivered Under Gasssss?
nick
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nick
Better than having to drink Guinness :-)
Wayne
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Wayne
In article ,
I can't seem to find the word in my dictionary. Context suggests it may be another word missing a couple of "b's" and an "a"
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Steve Pampling
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Steven Pampling
I thought it was the result of cross-breeding a parrot with an umbrella!
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Wayne
On Fri, 19 Oct 2007 1:34:49 +0100, nick wrote (in message ):
So what?
I've drunk the two beers mentioned at the Rogue Alehouse in San Francisco and they were bloody tremendous.
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John Frum
There are times when such things count as wit, sadly the first time that on occurred in my earshot passed over forty decades ago and didn't count as wit then. Does one have any vaguely witty or intelligent contribution?
PS. I'm not annoyed, just bored.
Mind you lack of applied intelligence does annoy me, would you like to try? :-)
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Steve Pampling
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Steven Pampling
I'd also be bored after forty decades. Lemme see ... that's like, wait I can do this ... a long long time. Longer, even.
Sorry to bore you. And I still prefer hand-pulled cask conditioned ales to anything under gasss.
OBTW - "prolly" is vintage Pogo. But you prolly would not know that. Being as olde as ewe are and all.
cheers
nick
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nick
no, it means to his tastebuds, they weren'y "alright" they were "bloody tremendous" (perhaps something of an improvement on his version of "alright").
My guess is John's point is that dispense is important, but careful brewing/packaging is crucial; an 'in extremis' example of this is perhaps a filtered *&* (shudder) pasteurised Anchor Steam, Liberty, etc versus a fresh cask of Courage Best, etc - I know which I would happily down all night. (like many other US craft-brews, the Rogue & Anchor beers are usually fantastic, despite processes which might not meet the rules of 'real ale').
IMHO some beers taste better in certain circumstances which might not quite meet CAMRA's approval - I like German wheat beer to have a fair amount of fizz, so a high-CO2-bottle-conditioned, or a keg version would prob be more my cup of tea than a cask version. Same goes for decent lager, & though ideally I might prefer it unfiltered, I'm going to be hard pushed to find it anywhere in the UK outside of the odd brewpub.
Oblig.Cask - just back from Birkenhead Fest - nice atmosphere, decent range, bit quiet perhaps due to the derby match & rugby, but good fun. Beer of the fest for me - WC HubbleBubble (from nr Chester) - lovely condition, beautiful balance, some sweetness, some roast malt, some hoppiness - deliciously classy stuff, brewed part-time on 10gal plant - sublimely impressive! (& you might not like all the (ahem) toilet humour but the website is also one of the best I've seen of any UK brewery -
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cheers MikeMcG
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MikeMcG

If only just one of the breweries here would turn their hands to a decent ordinary bitter, I'd be so pleased, but the problem they all seem to suffer from is that they equate weak beer (less than 4.5%, say) with bad beer (Bud/Miller/Coors products, in the main) and avoid brewing it like the plague...
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Simon Cooper

My local real ale pub puts on a beer festival in October every year. He usually puts on a mystery bear and you have to guess the name of it. A couple of years ago, he put on a guess the ABV. It was a full bodied bear with good after taste and all who tasted it said that they would like to see it on the bar. I would have rated it at more than 4.0%
It turned ot to be 2.5% ABV and he will not put it on the bar :-(
Dave
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Dave
Sorry about the typo :-) It was just after I had driven from Preston to Portsmouth and back to Preston (Lancs) when I typed that :-(
Bloody speel chuckers :-(
Dave
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Dave

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