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Was lucky enough to try Verdant's Putty DIPA on draught last night.

 

Flat out, the best DIPA I've ever experienced and a new reference standard for me, in the way that Buxton x Omnipollo's Yellow Belly Sundae is to stouts and Trillium's Fort Point is to Pale's..

 

Bastard expensive though but well worth it..

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20 hours ago, The Hierophant said:

They've got Verdant's I Played Bass on that Tune in my local. Will have to give it a try. 

 

They are fast becoming a world class brewery and one whose beers I am now going out of my way to try. I’ve not had that particular beer but did recently try their collaborative IIPA with Beavertown, Shut Up and Play The Hits and that was pretty damn good too.

 

Happily, it appears that Beavertown’s primary input was the canning and the graphics as this tastes like pure Verdant.

 

That Putty though...

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21 hours ago, Mike S said:

 

They are fast becoming a world class brewery and one whose beers I am now going out of my way to try. I’ve not had that particular beer but did recently try their collaborative IIPA with Beavertown, Shut Up and Play The Hits and that was pretty damn good too.

 

Happily, it appears that Beavertown’s primary input was the canning and the graphics as this tastes like pure Verdant.

 

That Putty though...

 

I had it in a can last summer... It was absolutely next level for a hoppy dipa.

 

Keep an eye on Cheltenham based Deya Brewery also, similar style to Verdant, and have collabed  with them before.

 

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So excited.  Two of my favourite breweries have collaborated on a new brew.

 

Hobsons Brewery in Cleobury Mortimer, Shropshire (local-ish to me - they do a superb ale called Town Crier)

 

Brew By Numbers based in Bermondsey

 

Anyway, there's a superb pub in Brum which has this beer on TODAY.  Oh boy.  Excitement!!

 

 

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Bought a couple of bottles of this (not my picture) as part of an order, Buxton with Omnipello - Yellow Belly Stout.

 

Absolutely incredible stuff, it's described as a peanut butter biscuit stout (without either being part of the process), the taste is immense and i can't think of a better stout, it even tops Founders KBS which has long held my number 1 spot.

 

It's strong (11%) and not cheap at 8 to 9 quid a bottle,  but highly recommended.

 

 

 

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Living in Broadstairs at the moment, which has quite a vibrant micropub scene. Visited a couple yesterday, The Four Candles which beer-wise was right up my street, and The Yard of Ale which was fun and friendly with straw on the floor etc but had nothing that wasn’t either a horribly hoppy hipster brew or an outrageously strong Porter/stout. Settled on Gadds Black Pearl, which was nice but a bit much during the day at 6.2%.

 

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It all felt a bit fake though. Trying too hard really. The Four Candles was much more like it, fantastic East Kent Bitter:

 

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Been enjoying this from Waitrose as well:

 

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Bit too much really, should knock it on the head!

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8 minutes ago, milko said:

That Yellow Belly looks like a KKK beer in the wrapper!

 

I think it’s supposed to. iirc the makers said it was a comment on how the KKK were a bunch of cowards, hiding their faces. 

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I went to Buxton a few weeks back and had the Yellow Belly.  It's utterly amazing, a rare 5/5 rating from me on Untappd and I bought a bottle to take away.

 

I may well drink it tomorrow if Wolves secure the Championship title!  It's that or the Rochefort 10 I bought in Bruges.... (I bought a glass to go with it too - so pretty)

 

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If anyone in this thread likes their beer and is price-conscious, the new IPA by Stewart Brewing in Lidl is tasty as fuck and only £1.49. Hell, the whole Lidl own brand range is actually pretty decent but this one is genuinely fantastic.

 

Yellow Belly fans, keep an eye out for Northern Monk beers. The head brewer from Buxton who is responsible for Yellow Belly is now there.

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I have just been to Fynefest, and have tidings to report. Here are my hot takes:

 

Bellfield:

Bohemian Pilsner: Drinkable GF beer, mild flavour. 4.5% 3.5*

 

DEYA:

My Phone’s On Snooze: raspberry Berliner weisse, very morish 3.5% 4*

 

Fyne Ales:

Jarl: still a smooth cask pale ale classic. 3.8% 4*

Workbench Session/ 4th Draft: two takes on Fyne Ales’ new line, 4th Draft has more character but the Session variant is dangerously easy going. 4.2%/ 5.5%, 4*

North West: Veeeeery nice modern lager with a good hop note. 4.7%, 4*

New Ragnarok: Apocalypse perfected, supreme loopie juice. 7.4%, 5*

Shakers in Paris (Brewdog collab): A beer that tastes like a French Martini. Why. 6%, 2*

Superior IPA: A cask loopie juice to Ragnarok’s keg. Nice. 7.1%, 5*

Everyone Loves Pekko: Pekko is merely okay. 3.8%, 3*

Morning Light: East Coast IPA done well. 5.5%, 4*

 

Magic Rock: 

Bourbon BA Bearded Lady: Toasted Pecan Praline is as big a mouthful as its name. 11.5%, 5*

 

Northern Monk:

Eternal: Good sessionable pale ale. 4.1%, 4*

 

Thornbridge:

Passionfruit & Blueberry Tart: It’s clearly rhubarb juice made into bad cider. 6%, 2*

 

Tiny Rebel:

Urban IPA: Very hoppy, very tasty, very more. 5.5%, 4*

 

Honourary cider mention:

Farmer Jim’s Strawberry & Kiwi: it’s a liquid Push-Pop. 5%, 3.5*

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2 hours ago, Boothjan said:

Yum! That was one of my favourites when I was in Bruges.  Had one at Den Halve Maan Brewery where it's made.  So tasty!

It’s fantastic isn’t it! I was in Bruges the other weekend and brought a load back. McChoufe, Barbar, Zot Dubbel, Trippel. All so tasty. 

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Yeah it's awesome. The Trappistes Rochefort 10 was my personal favourite but the Straffe Hendrik Quadrupel was a close 2nd.

 

Absolutely loved some of the bars there - The Beer Wall and the Rose Cafe were unreal.

 

Beer Wall:

 

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Rose Cafe:

 

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Oh and this absolute gem that we just stumbled across.  Perfect.  

 

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1 minute ago, Boothjan said:

Yeah it's awesome. The Trappistes Rochefort 10 was my personal favourite but the Straffe Hendrik Quadrupel was a close 2nd.

 

Absolutely loved some of the bars there - The Beer Wall and the Rose Cafe were unreal.

 

Beer Wall:

 

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Rose Cafe:

 

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Oh and this absolute gem that we just stumbled across.  Perfect.  

 

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We spent our last night is t brugs beertje. It’s my favourite pub in Bruges. Found this little beauty there.

 

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Going away for a long weekend with a few other couples so will be taking a few cans/bottles (we almost had a 72 pint keg coming with us but decided against it considering we all have babies) and decided to go to a supermarket to stock up.

 

Went to Asda and they had quite a lot of choice and a lot in the 4 for £6 deal; then went to Morrisons and it was even better cos every beer was in the same priced deal. Ended up with 4 from Asda and 8 from Morrisons.

 

Go To IPA by Stone
Lagunitas 12th of Never by Lagunitas
Lawless by Purity
Fourpure Session IPA by Fourpure
Wild Gravity and Boston Tea Party by BAD Co.
All Day IPA by Founders
Little Rock IPA by Harbour
Flight Suit by DE14
Twisted Grapefruit IPA by Belhaven
Disco Forklift Truck by Drygate
Mangoes On The Run by Innis & Gunn

 

Roll on Friday.

 

A few of them were picked purely on @deKay's ratings on Untappd. ^_^ (Add me as a friend if you haven't already)

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Working in Wilmington at the moment, which is a massive shithole, but there is a nice local chain of bars here called Ironhill Brewery which do their own beer. Very nice, if a little hoppy. They make them very strong over here though, 6% standard for their IPAs, but on the plus side it makes you flexible for dodging the bullets.

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