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I put this in the bargains thread, but I thought it might be useful here too.

I've been using Beer52 for a little while now and they're great. Every month they send you a selection of microbrew beers, with the option of adding in spirits, snacks and cigars.

They're running a referral promotion at the moment, so you can get your £10 off your first box. Giving you 8 beers, delivered to your house for £14, which is excellent value. It works out at £1.75 a bottle.

The link below will take you to the sign up page, then once they arrive, you can go ahead an cancel the full price subscription, if you want.

https://www.beer52.com/join/18705/ed8eec122084da8e

Below is this months package, with an additional bottle of Gin. They also threw in some free snacks :)

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Has anyone here used the Perfect Pint phone app? iOS | Android

It's great. It detects where you are, then says which pubs are nearby that serve "Real Ale" and then lists what they have. I haven't actually used it properly yet, to test it's accuracy, but it sure looks awesome. Will certainly come in handy next time I'm in a city I don't know, or can't decide which pub in town to go to next.

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I put this in the bargains thread, but I thought it might be useful here too.

I've been using Beer52 for a little while now and they're great. Every month they send you a selection of microbrew beers, with the option of adding in spirits, snacks and cigars.

They're running a referral promotion at the moment, so you can get your £10 off your first box. Giving you 8 beers, delivered to your house for £14, which is excellent value. It works out at £1.75 a bottle.

The link below will take you to the sign up page, then once they arrive, you can go ahead an cancel the full price subscription, if you want.

https://www.beer52.com/join/18705/ed8eec122084da8e

Below is this months package, with an additional bottle of Gin. They also threw in some free snacks :)

Seems like a great idea in theory but these things always seem so unreasonably expensive. 330ml bottles for £2.50-odd each? Crazy.

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Have we talked about dark lagers here? Asahi Black for example (unlike regular Asahi here it's actually imported too), Budvar do one, there's various Dunkels around. They quite often seem to have one in rotation at the Draft House pub I sometimes go to, and I always enjoy it but fail to retain the name. And they've had some black IPAs I've really liked as well. I suppose basically it tastes a bit like a stout but lighter at the same time. That's about as connoisseur as I feel able to go on the matter I think. Anyway, anyone else like 'em? Recommend a few others?

aha I found one of my recent Draft House discoveries, the Camden Versus Mohawk black IPL. That sounds suitably fucking hipster. Anyway, yum.

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Beavertown Gamma Ray is like the best thing. Drink this if you like IPA

Siren Broken Dream is the other best thing. Drink this if you like stout/porter.


I went to the Liverpool Beer Festival today. It was a nice day. :)

I live in Liverpool, love beer, and completely managed to miss this :(


Outside of London the only shop I've found selling Kernel beer so far is the Grumpy Goat in Reading but am sure there must be others too. They also stock a few similar London brews like Camden, Brew By Numbers etc. They do charge a little more though.

Kernel keeps popping up here and there and has become a new favourite of mine. Seems to be a south London thing but don't let that put you off, it's not as wanky as you'd think.

http://www.thekernelbrewery.com/

Kernel is possibly the best Brewery in the UK right now. Followed by Siren.

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Have we talked about dark lagers here? Asahi Black for example (unlike regular Asahi here it's actually imported too), Budvar do one, there's various Dunkels around. They quite often seem to have one in rotation at the Draft House pub I sometimes go to, and I always enjoy it but fail to retain the name. And they've had some black IPAs I've really liked as well. I suppose basically it tastes a bit like a stout but lighter at the same time. That's about as connoisseur as I feel able to go on the matter I think. Anyway, anyone else like 'em? Recommend a few others?

aha I found one of my recent Draft House discoveries, the Camden Versus Mohawk black IPL. That sounds suitably fucking hipster. Anyway, yum.

https://untappd.com/b/the-kernel-brewery-india-pale-ale-black/25504

This is fantastic stuff. Krusovice Black is nice as well, more on the lager side than IPA

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Dunno about that. Brew by Numbers is right up there with The Kernel. I've just had some Of their Session IPA with Mosaic hop - and it's bloody lovely. I'll be needing some more of that quite soon.

Brew by numbers is also very awesome, no doubt.

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My current favourite brew is Ceasar Augustus, by Williams Bros. - a lager/IPA hybrid.

Beautiful beer indeed, refreshing and crisp like an ice cold lager, with the hoppy depth of an quality IPA, I rate it up there with the Kernel brews.

You can get it in some Sainsburys and specialist off-licences.

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Anyone tried Einstok? Was addicted to it in Iceland, but i'm finding it tricky to get hold of in the UK.

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My local (amazing, amazing*) off-license sells this and I've become a real convert recently. The pale ale is gorgeous.

*It also sells a "bottle" of vodka shaped like an AK-47.

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This is the best time of year because pumpkin beer arrives.

Brewdog's Pumpkin Head is a fantastic pumpkin beer, tastes like pumpkin pie.

I've also got a few bottles of Beaver Town's Stingy Jack, but I won't get chance to try that one until next week.

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Iv'e just been getting into trying more beer lately after being a carling/harp/whatever largers going man for a few years and strongbow/magners man before that. Iv'e really been enjoying ale's recently. Could anyone reccomend a few ales along the lines of Smithwicks/Hobgoblin/Newcastle Brown, like a nice ale with a sweet finish. Larger wise iv'e been enjoying Birra Moretti/Tyskie/Tsingtao/San Miguel anything available in the major supermarkets would be good.

TLDR: New to decent beer, recommend me some

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I put this in the bargains thread, but I thought it might be useful here too.

I've been using Beer52 for a little while now and they're great. Every month they send you a selection of microbrew beers, with the option of adding in spirits, snacks and cigars.

They're running a referral promotion at the moment, so you can get your £10 off your first box. Giving you 8 beers, delivered to your house for £14, which is excellent value. It works out at £1.75 a bottle.

The link below will take you to the sign up page, then once they arrive, you can go ahead an cancel the full price subscription, if you want.

https://www.beer52.com/join/18705/ed8eec122084da8e

Below is this months package, with an additional bottle of Gin. They also threw in some free snacks :)

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BeerBods is better. It's the same idea but they send you 12 beers every 12 weeks for £36. Every week on Thursday at 9pm everybody drinks the beer and chats about it on Twitter. Great fun. www.beerbods.co.uk

Seems like a great idea in theory but these things always seem so unreasonably expensive. 330ml bottles for £2.50-odd each? Crazy.

Good beer isn't cheap.

Beavertown Gamma Ray is like the best thing. Drink this if you like IPA

Siren Broken Dream is the other best thing. Drink this if you like stout/porter.

I live in Liverpool, love beer, and completely managed to miss this :(

Kernel is possibly the best Brewery in the UK right now. Followed by Siren.

Kernel are good but they pretty much only do hoppy pales. It's all about Buxton Brewery, closely followed by Magic Rock.

This is the best time of year because pumpkin beer arrives.

Brewdog's Pumpkin Head is a fantastic pumpkin beer, tastes like pumpkin pie.

I've also got a few bottles of Beaver Town's Stingy Jack, but I won't get chance to try that one until next week.

The Elysian one in Spoons right now is pretty good. I'm not really a huge fan of them but I found it drinkable.

Stuff you should be able to get most anywhere:

Lagers:

Sam Adams

Brooklyn

Pale Ales:

Sierra Nevada

Dead Pony Club

Punk IPA

Ales:

Doombar

Cockerhoop

Landlord

TEA

I'd leave Doom Bar and Sam Adams out of that list. Doom Bar is a skunky mess due the clear bottle and Sam Adams just isn't the same since they started brewing it in the UK (not to mention the fact that they made it smaller and kept the price the same).

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I'd add to the pale ale list:

Orbit Beers' "IVO" (new favourite!)

Lagunitas

Brixton Brewery's "Electric IPA"

Kernel IPA

Freedom IPA
Also Freedom's lager is pretty tasty as well.
A mate has recently started working at one of the Late Knights pubs in South London - http://www.lateknightsbrewery.co.uk/bars.html - hadn't realised they do quite such a phenomenal selection of beers!
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Magic Rock are great as well obvs. Unhuman Cannonball is perfectly capable of putting me into a coma in the nicest way possible.

Some of the latest stash from Eebria.

Haunted Dream is a spiced version of Broken Dream, which is like the best stout ever.

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Aldi are selling a really nice abbey ale at the moment. £2.50 for a wine bottle of 'better than Leffe Blonde'

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Aldi are selling a really nice abbey ale at the moment. £2.50 for a wine bottle of 'better than Leffe Blonde'

It's pretty good, though I wouldn't quite go as far as saying it was "better" than Leffe. It's a bit stronger and less smooth than Leffe, but still great - £2.50 a bottle at the moment and I'll probably pick up some more after the one I'm drinking now :)

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