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Originally Posted by SeaJen View Post

You have said some stupid things before, RTC, but this one takes the biscuit. If British beer is bad, you are doing it wrong. Real ale, my good man, is not served frosty...think the difference between white and red wine.
Don't encourage him!

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post #21422 of 37396
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post

British beer is turrble.

That's pretty much like saying "Italian pasta sucks" or "French wines are horrible".
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Originally Posted by Cleav View Post

You got it, when you over for a pub crawl!

Hic!


Well you know, if you're ever in my neck of the woods I'll take you on the ultimate Bourbon tour. So long as you don't mind staying in a city named after a French monarch.  

:cheers:

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Originally Posted by SeaJen View Post


Don't encourage him!

 

Sorry brother, Teutonic beers are far superior in my humble, and not at all enlightened, opinion.

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Originally Posted by EFV View Post

That's pretty much like saying "Italian pasta sucks" or "French wines are horrible".

Very well said ol friend!
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Originally Posted by Caustic Man View Post


Well you know, if you're ever in my neck of the woods I'll take you on the ultimate Bourbon tour. So long as you don't mind staying in a city named after a French monarch.  
cheers.gif

Touche, mon brav nod[1].gif I will be delighted to join you smile.gif
post #21427 of 37396

Any time! Unless I move to Chicago later this year (which seems likely) in which case I'll give you the ultimate windy city tour. heh :D

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British beer is such a broad term with such a wide variety of great beers brewed north of Watford and an occasional good one in the south 😎
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post

British beer is turrble.

WTF

There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio.
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Originally Posted by Monkeyface View Post
 

There are loads of good breweries in London. I'm not (anymore) a big beer drinker myself, but I highly recommend the Bermondsey brewery mile. It's very close by where I live.

 

 

Isn't that Arfur Daley's lock-up in the photo?

 

Or it might be the gang hide-out from "A Fish Called Wanda".

 

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Originally Posted by thejoker View Post

British beer is such a broad term with such a wide variety of great beers brewed north of Watford and an occasional good one in the south 😎

 

This. Living in London in the early 90s, I discovered that most pubs were serving crap beer from the large brewery conglomerates. Cold "lagers" were very popular. The more seasoned drinkers, and most folk north of Watford, knew to head for independent pubs serving so-called "real ales" and/or locally brewed bitters.

 

I also learned that the best British beers are generally served at room temperature. They are brewed to be served this way. Once you get used to it, these beers are often superb, with great individuality. It's only now that drinkers in New World countries like Australia, Canada and the USA are rediscovering the delights of high-quality ales via the "craft beer" movement. Britain and Germany never forgot their tradition.

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What do you think of Victoria Bitters, Cox?

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So show me the right path! :)

 

The path starts here:

 

http://www.camra.org.uk/

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

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That's a movement I think we can all get behind.

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What do you think of Victoria Bitters, Cox?

 

It's basically rubbish. Brewed in enormous quantities by Carlton & United Breweries (now owned by South African giant SAB Miller, which forms one half of the current Aussie brewing duopoly along with Lion Nathan/Kirin, another multinational). I refuse to drink any of that lethal crap. CUB's biggest brands are Vic Bitter and Foster's Lager, which to me taste identically bad.

 

The other big names in Australian beer - Reschs, Tooheys, 4X and so on - are all toxic too. For twenty years or so, anyone with functioning taste buds had to make do with what passed for "craft" beer in the form of medium-sized independent regional brewers such as Coopers (Adelaide) or Cascade (Tasmania). Then suddenly in the last five years we've had the same explosion in micro-breweries as has occurred in the States. There are now literally hundreds of labels to choose from, although the "big two" (CUB and Lion Nathan) still exert quite the stranglehold on pub taps.

 

They've also been quietly and strategically acquiring craft breweries. It can be difficult these days to know who really made the drink you're buying - the best rule of thumb is that if it looks cottagey, is prominently displayed in the bottle-shop fridge, and tastes like shite, it's probably from CUB or LN. Case in point: James Squire. Funkily packaged bilge-water.

 

In the past couple of years I've acquired a fancy for IPA style beers. Plenty to choose from in Oz - Brookes (Bendigo) make a good one, but there are many. The savvier retailers are also selling plenty of American imports. I've been buying Founders Centennial (Michigan), Bridgeport (Portland) and Ballast Point Big Eye (San Diego), and I'm always open to recommendations.

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Interesting. VB and Towhees are the only Australian beers I have ever had. Never tried Fosters, too obvious. IPAs are big in Southern California where I am from. The most famous local brewery in my home town of San Diego makes several varieties of IPA. To be honest I was never much of a fan. I don't know what kind of beer Negra Modelo is, but it's probably my favorite. Follow it with Spaghetti Western, in Italian coffee beer, and Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale.

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