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Originally posted by Slimey Toad

Is it an apocryphal story claiming that Special Brew was available on draught in the more colourful districts of Glasgow?

I remember Tennant's Super being on draught when it came out. Disgusting, but of course I drank it. Sometimes in snake bites too.

 


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Originally posted by ASCPFC

I remember Tennant's Super being on draught when it came out. Disgusting, but of course I drank it. Sometimes in snake bites too.

The comedian Simon Evans, in one of his stand up routines, mentions the irony that the drink of choice of the homeless is called Tennants...

 

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View Willo's Profile Willo Online Flag South coast - west of Brighton. 25 Mar 23 5.29pm Send a Private Message to Willo Add Willo as a friend

In the recent past I attended a 'Wake' in the 'Merchants Arms', Rugby. This establishment was awarded the CAMRA 'Pub of the year' in the Rugby District last year.

My word, there was a vast array of ales, including guest ales and the ceiling was awash with a variety of beer mats. There was a rigid non-observance of teetotalism with Real Ales being imbibed with gusto.Sobriety was certainly not on the agenda.

My dear charming friend who sadly passed away was a regular at this establishment.

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View fish mitten's Profile fish mitten Flag Chelmsford 25 Mar 23 5.34pm Send a Private Message to fish mitten Add fish mitten as a friend

These days I prefer to just have one or two beers at home and prefer stronger ales and stouts.

The craft beer market do some excellent imperial stouts. These unusually weigh in somewhere between 9 and 13%, though I do have one at home thatís 16.7%. Some are also then stored in a whisky or other spirit barrel as well. Buxton, Alpha Delta and Northern Monk do some very good strong stouts and Brew York do some unusual ones.

Those who prefer a traditional ale, Green Jack Brewery do some great ales, all in 750 ml bottles. Mahseer, Ripper, Gone Fishing and Red Herring all recommended. Though my favourite is Baltic Trader a 10.5% stout. In a wine size bottle youíll probably only need one.

Drinking stronger stouts has made me realise how crap Guinness is. I always call it the Carlsberg of stouts.

 

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View Teddy Eagle's Profile Teddy Eagle Flag 25 Mar 23 6.32pm Send a Private Message to Teddy Eagle Add Teddy Eagle as a friend

Originally posted by fish mitten

These days I prefer to just have one or two beers at home and prefer stronger ales and stouts.

The craft beer market do some excellent imperial stouts. These unusually weigh in somewhere between 9 and 13%, though I do have one at home thatís 16.7%. Some are also then stored in a whisky or other spirit barrel as well. Buxton, Alpha Delta and Northern Monk do some very good strong stouts and Brew York do some unusual ones.

Those who prefer a traditional ale, Green Jack Brewery do some great ales, all in 750 ml bottles. Mahseer, Ripper, Gone Fishing and Red Herring all recommended. Though my favourite is Baltic Trader a 10.5% stout. In a wine size bottle youíll probably only need one.

Drinking stronger stouts has made me realise how crap Guinness is. I always call it the Carlsberg of stouts.

Have you tried Brewmeister Snake Venom? It's 67.5%. I've never had any and at £50 a bottle that'll probably be the case. Maybe a few people chipping in for a shot each would tempt me just to say I've tried it.

 

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View YT's Profile YT Flag Oxford 25 Mar 23 6.42pm Send a Private Message to YT Add YT as a friend

Originally posted by Palace Old Geezer

I've just poured myself a 440ml can of draught Guinness so what does that mean? No hard and fast rule.

I did actually say IN CAPITALS that I was asking about BOTTLES, therefore not cans. So yes there IS a hard and fast rule, which is that standard bottles of beer are always 500ml whereas standard bottles of lager are always 330ml.

 


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No Iíve seen about it. I think the purists say it isnít a proper beer as further alcohol is added after the brewing process. But all to technical for me. I just enjoy drinking them.

The strongest Iíve had is the 16.7% and a 330ml can is enough.


Originally posted by Teddy Eagle

Have you tried Brewmeister Snake Venom? It's 67.5%. I've never had any and at £50 a bottle that'll probably be the case. Maybe a few people chipping in for a shot each would tempt me just to say I've tried it.

 

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Canít say for lager (donít touch it). But ale bottles 500ml seems to be the normal.
However, a few do some in 750ml bottles or even 330 ml bottles.

Usually barley wines/imperial stouts in 330ml bottles. Tesco currently have a Vocation imperial stout in a 330ml bottle that is 12% I think. I am currently drinking from a 750ml bottle.

So I guess ales usually are in 500ml bottles, but not always.

Originally posted by YT

I did actually say IN CAPITALS that I was asking about BOTTLES, therefore not cans. So yes there IS a hard and fast rule, which is that standard bottles of beer are always 500ml whereas standard bottles of lager are always 330ml.

 

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Originally posted by fish mitten

No Iíve seen about it. I think the purists say it isnít a proper beer as further alcohol is added after the brewing process. But all to technical for me. I just enjoy drinking them.

The strongest Iíve had is the 16.7% and a 330ml can is enough.


Pretty sure EKU 28 at 11% is the strongest I've tried. There were a few beer festivals where things got a bit messy late on but I can't imagine anything like 16% was involved.

 

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Best beer Iíve had was ďGhost ShipĒ but on Draught so nice and chilled , that was in a pub in Norfolk , they love it up there

They only have it down here warm and itís nothing like it is chilled

 


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I used to have a real like of spitfire. A bit heavier than a lager, but with stronger aromas and the slight taste of gunpowder. I didn't drink it as fast as lager, because i savoured the taste.

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Adnams make Ghost Ship. It's one I can never make my mind up on, sometimes seems meh and other times hits the right spot. Based in Southwold, Suffolk

My friend and I always say how we think there beers are somewhat over-rated.

Their premium beer is Broadside. The original is 6.3% and available by bottle. They keep lowering the ABV of the draught version. Sure it started at about 5.4%, but is possible now even below 5% and so is a completely different beer to the original version.

Originally posted by SwordFish

Best beer Iíve had was ďGhost ShipĒ but on Draught so nice and chilled , that was in a pub in Norfolk , they love it up there

They only have it down here warm and itís nothing like it is chilled

 

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