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Re: All Things Beer!
« Reply #555 on: January 18, 2018, 07:20:10 PM »
We're off to Manchester Beer Festival next week!
The beer list has just been published, and my mouth is watering already!

http://mancbeerfest.uk/beers-ciders/uk-beers/

Plus... THERE WILL BE TACOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: All Things Beer!
« Reply #556 on: January 18, 2018, 08:28:34 PM »
We're off to Manchester Beer Festival next week!
The beer list has just been published, and my mouth is watering already!

http://mancbeerfest.uk/beers-ciders/uk-beers/

Plus... THERE WILL BE TACOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I would drink beer if I could get tacos with it!  NOM!  I'm so jealous!
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Re: All Things Beer!
« Reply #557 on: January 19, 2018, 11:05:00 AM »
Almost worth the drive.

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Re: All Things Beer!
« Reply #558 on: January 27, 2018, 09:38:40 PM »
The beer festival was brilliant, as always, but the taco thing didn't work out.
I went over to check them out and there were no tacos... only really wet-looking burritos and nachos. Really poor.  I gave it a swerve and went to the pierogis stand instead!  My OH went to get a toastie and came back with one dripping with cheese and slow-cooked brisket!!!! 

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Re: All Things Beer!
« Reply #559 on: January 28, 2018, 12:30:18 PM »
The beer festival was brilliant, as always, but the taco thing didn't work out.
I went over to check them out and there were no tacos... only really wet-looking burritos and nachos. Really poor.  I gave it a swerve and went to the pierogis stand instead!  My OH went to get a toastie and came back with one dripping with cheese and slow-cooked brisket!!!!

Good call on the "taco" stand.  Your OH's brisket sounds lovely.  Did you try it?
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Re: All Things Beer!
« Reply #560 on: January 28, 2018, 10:56:56 PM »
I didn't get a chance!  He scoffed it too fast!

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Re: All Things Beer!
« Reply #561 on: January 29, 2018, 04:38:08 AM »
I didn't get a chance!  He scoffed it too fast!

Rude!  But clever of him.
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Re: All Things Beer!
« Reply #562 on: January 29, 2018, 09:04:19 AM »
And how was the beer?
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Re: All Things Beer!
« Reply #563 on: January 29, 2018, 01:07:19 PM »
And how was the beer?

Mainly very good... I was disappointed to get a full pint (I normally drink halves at a festival) of my then-favourite, Marble Manchester Bitter... to find it didn't taste the same and wasn't nice at all.  I later found out that their brewer has moved on to start his own brewery, and that's possibly the reason for the taste change.  But I mean, surely they have a recipe?  2 different people brewing from the same recipe should end up with the same result, right?

Anyway, that was a disappointment, but the rest was good.  I found myself returning to the Tiny Rebel bar more than any other... they had that marshmallow porter (Stay Puft) in the normal 5.5%, and a 10% version on keg.  They also had a really nice Peaches & Cream (lactose & peach juice), which was lush, as well as some of their other delicious standards like Cereal Killer and Cwtch.  Unfortunately no Fugg Life, which was my beer of the festival last year.  But Tiny Rebel are excellent, as I'm sure you know!

Apart from that, the Abbeydale Deception was the best I've ever tasted it, and the Bristol Beer Factory's 12 Apostles was also in fine form.  My pals were all raving about the Cloudwater beers, but I didn't try them, but Arbor had some nice ones, as did Wildside.  Sorry I can't remember the names... so many beers, so little brain-space!  ;)

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Re: All Things Beer!
« Reply #564 on: January 29, 2018, 01:30:55 PM »
Sounds all and all like a nice tasting  :D
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Re: All Things Beer!
« Reply #565 on: January 29, 2018, 02:53:15 PM »
That all sounds so good. Are all those real ales?

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Re: All Things Beer!
« Reply #566 on: January 29, 2018, 06:01:18 PM »
That all sounds so good. Are all those real ales?

Of course!
This link shows tasting notes/flavour descriptions of most of the beers that were on...that's how we decide which ones we're going to try:
http://mancbeerfest.uk/beers-ciders/uk-beers/

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Re: All Things Beer!
« Reply #567 on: March 23, 2018, 02:02:52 PM »
Finally managed to find the beer thread (with help lol) :)

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Re: All Things Beer!
« Reply #568 on: April 04, 2018, 08:35:24 PM »
Here I am at the Smithwick brewery making a batch of wurt for you guys


The brewery "experience" was OK, too bad about the beer. 

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Re: All Things Beer!
« Reply #569 on: April 05, 2018, 06:55:43 AM »
Did they really call it 'wurt'?
It was always 'wort' back in the days when I used to brew...