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Dagger Is Back
25 minutes ago, Jambo-Jimbo said:

Staple diet for the last several months.

 

An Old Jock washed down by a Leffe Blonde.

 

 
Excellent choices. 

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Dagger Is Back
55 minutes ago, Montgomery Brewster said:

 What a combination 😁

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Oh ya belter. Had completely forgotten about that combo. A reunion on the cards for next week 

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Been getting into sour beer recently.

 

Had these two from Vault City Brewing, excellent.

 

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Montgomery Brewster
4 minutes ago, Dagger Is Back said:


Oh ya belter. Had completely forgotten about that combo. A reunion on the cards for next week 

Class in a glass 

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10 minutes ago, Montgomery Brewster said:

Class in a glass 


Used to drink that all the time when I first started going to pubs.

 

Of course in those days you could drink a dozen or so of them in a night without worrying about your waistline or the next day on the WC.

 

Me old Gran used to scoop the stouts.

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VikingHeart

Seeing that McEwan's Export really made me miss Edinburgh😀 Here a decent beer would start at roughly 8 pounds at the bar and at 3 pounds in the supermarket.  

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Auld Reekin'
27 minutes ago, VikingHeart said:

Seeing that McEwan's Export really made me miss Edinburgh😀 Here a decent beer would start at roughly 8 pounds at the bar and at 3 pounds in the supermarket.  

 

Those prices certainly are fierce...   :berra:

 

How about home-brewing? Is it popular there (I'd have thought it would be!) and can you get the kits and equipment, etc., easily and affordably?

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22 hours ago, Auld Reekin' said:

 

Those prices certainly are fierce...   :berra:

 

How about home-brewing? Is it popular there (I'd have thought it would be!) and can you get the kits and equipment, etc., easily and affordably?

 

It was quite popular some years ago all over the country and still going strong I guess. This is especially correct in the rural areas where it's always been part of life (have a look at the Norwegian farmhouse ale made with kveik which can be regarded as our national beer).

 

It's difficult to say whether homebrewing in Norway is affordable or not as it depend on what you want to brew as most places that sell what you need for brewing are also into selling beer and set the prices according to this. Is it the same in Scotland?

 

Just as in Scotland we've had a trend over the last decades where more and more people have started microbreweries to make great beer accessible to everyone which I think is great as it creates new business opportunities/ bring new life to local culture and not so many bad hangovers after too many cans of Ringnes which is our Tennent's.

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I really like a Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. Innis & Gunn Gunpowder IPA is absolutely lovely too.

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Auld Reekin'
2 hours ago, VikingHeart said:

 

It was quite popular some years ago all over the country and still going strong I guess. This is especially correct in the rural areas where it's always been part of life (have a look at the Norwegian farmhouse ale made with kveik which can be regarded as our national beer).

 

It's difficult to say whether homebrewing in Norway is affordable or not as it depend on what you want to brew as most places that sell what you need for brewing are also into selling beer and set the prices according to this. Is it the same in Scotland?

 

Just as in Scotland we've had a trend over the last decades where more and more people have started microbreweries to make great beer accessible to everyone which I think is great as it creates new business opportunities/ bring new life to local culture and not so many bad hangovers after too many cans of Ringnes which is our Tennent's.

 

I'd never heard of kveik or Norwegian farmhouse beer - interesting - thanks for that. Never heard of Ringnes either, but I'll try and avoid it if I ever make to Norway!

 

Apparently, home-brewing is / was also a popular and traditional activity in Orkney (probably Shetland too, I don't know), because of the Norse heritage. The Orkney poet and author, George Mackay Brown, refers to it quite often in his writing. Liked a beer did George, I believe...

 

Home-brew kits, equipment, and ingredients tend to be sold mainly in specialist places here - not in beer shops - so the prices tend to be quite a bit cheaper than buying beer itself. I reckon you could buy basic equipment (fermenting vessel, syphon tube, air-lock, steriliser) and a beer-kit for around £50, and if you re-use bottles that previously contained mineral-water or tonic they needn't cost you anything extra. You can get a 40-pint beer kit for between £10-£15 and 1.5 kilos of sugar for a pound or two so, after the initial costs, the beer would work out at about 40-50p a pint.

 

Yeah, lots of micro/artisan/craft breweries here too; some are great, some not so great, but the more choice of beer there is the better, right?   :thumbsup:  🍻

 

 

 

 

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I'm kind of boring in my tastes, I like a good pint of Guinness, I've had to buy the canned version mostly during the pandemic and I like Carlsberg Lite! We have hundreds of micro breweries here, I find most of the stuff is just too hoppy and inconsistent, they are extremely popular though, once in a while I pick up 6 Clifford Porters from a local brewery, it's a nice change! 

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12 hours ago, VikingHeart said:

 

It was quite popular some years ago all over the country and still going strong I guess. This is especially correct in the rural areas where it's always been part of life (have a look at the Norwegian farmhouse ale made with kveik which can be regarded as our national beer).

 

It's difficult to say whether homebrewing in Norway is affordable or not as it depend on what you want to brew as most places that sell what you need for brewing are also into selling beer and set the prices according to this. Is it the same in Scotland?

 

Just as in Scotland we've had a trend over the last decades where more and more people have started microbreweries to make great beer accessible to everyone which I think is great as it creates new business opportunities/ bring new life to local culture and not so many bad hangovers after too many cans of Ringnes which is our Tennent's.

 

Haven't tried many Norwegian beers, only 10 in total, from the following breweries, Aaas, Aegir, Borg, Gamie Rykene & Ringnes (Aaas, Borg & Ringnes were a good number of years ago, Aegir & Gamie Rykene were in the last 4 years)

 

I have seen some online, but the price usually puts me off buying them.

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Bucking the trend a little bit:

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I'm trying to have a good spell without drinking, and have been picking up different alcohol free beers but none of them really taste half decent.  They're always a bit bland, a bit watery, a bit... well, shite. 

 

This stuff though is the bollocks - incredibly malty flavour and a really smooth satisfying taste.  I bought 5 of them for the rest of the week, and ended up tanning 4 of them yesterday :lol: 

 

So far I've only seen it in the bigger Tescos, not the little Metro or Express ones, and it's £1.30 for a very oddly shaped 500ml bottle (last week it was £1 on the Clubcard Price deal).

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Auld Reekin'
2 hours ago, Jambo-Jimbo said:

 

Haven't tried many Norwegian beers, only 10 in total, from the following breweries, Aaas, Aegir, Borg, Gamie Rykene & Ringnes (Aaas, Borg & Ringnes were a good number of years ago, Aegir & Gamie Rykene were in the last 4 years)

 

I have seen some online, but the price usually puts me off buying them.

 

That's 10 more Norwegian beers than I've tried! The nearest I've been is Mariestad from Sweden and Karhu from Finland. 

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1 hour ago, tian447 said:

Bucking the trend a little bit:

non-alcoholic-st-peter-s-without-origina

I'm trying to have a good spell without drinking, and have been picking up different alcohol free beers but none of them really taste half decent.  They're always a bit bland, a bit watery, a bit... well, shite. 

 

This stuff though is the bollocks - incredibly malty flavour and a really smooth satisfying taste.  I bought 5 of them for the rest of the week, and ended up tanning 4 of them yesterday :lol: 

 

So far I've only seen it in the bigger Tescos, not the little Metro or Express ones, and it's £1.30 for a very oddly shaped 500ml bottle (last week it was £1 on the Clubcard Price deal).

 

I have the occasional - very occasional - week off alcohol and am therefore interested in any decent alkie-free beers out there: I'll make a note of this one. If it's actually got some body and depth of flavour it'll be way ahead of most of the competition.

 

Some of the a/f hefeweissen are not bad either and I tend to head for these in such rare emergencies.

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7 minutes ago, Auld Reekin' said:

 

I have the occasional - very occasional - week off alcohol and am therefore interested in any decent alkie-free beers out there: I'll make a note of this one. If it's actually got some body and depth of flavour it'll be way ahead of most of the competition.

 

Some of the a/f hefeweissen are not bad either and I tend to head for these in such rare emergencies.

Erdinger weissbeir alcohol free is the best I've tasted.

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35 minutes ago, Auld Reekin' said:

 

I have the occasional - very occasional - week off alcohol and am therefore interested in any decent alkie-free beers out there: I'll make a note of this one. If it's actually got some body and depth of flavour it'll be way ahead of most of the competition.

 

Some of the a/f hefeweissen are not bad either and I tend to head for these in such rare emergencies.

 

I really like it, it definitely has a good rich flavour, but it might not be to everyone's liking because of how strong the taste is.

 

Need to go and buy some more, and this time ration myself better.  There's something incredibly satisfying about nailing 4 "beers" in quick succession and not being steaming :lol: 

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45 minutes ago, Auld Reekin' said:

 

That's 10 more Norwegian beers than I've tried! The nearest I've been is Mariestad from Sweden and Karhu from Finland. 

 

Only had a handful from Finland, Sweden though I've had a few from there, including two from Ikea, they have two Swedish lagers, one of them a dark lager, both are nothing special, but worth a try..............when they are open again.

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20 minutes ago, tian447 said:

 

I really like it, it definitely has a good rich flavour, but it might not be to everyone's liking because of how strong the taste is.

 

Need to go and buy some more, and this time ration myself better.  There's something incredibly satisfying about nailing 4 "beers" in quick succession and not being steaming :lol: :ermm: :notsure:

 

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51 minutes ago, EIEIO said:

Erdinger weissbeir alcohol free is the best I've tasted.

 

Yep and it comes in a good sized bottle too.

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23 minutes ago, tian447 said:

 

I really like it, it definitely has a good rich flavour, but it might not be to everyone's liking because of how strong the taste is.

 

Need to go and buy some more, and this time ration myself better.  There's something incredibly satisfying about nailing 4 "beers" in quick succession and not being steaming :lol: 

 

I could do that when I was 18. 

 

Nowadays I feel it after two bottles of Stella....

 

:vrface:

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53 minutes ago, jonnothejambo said:

 

I could do that when I was 18. 

 

Nowadays I feel it after two bottles of Stella....

 

:vrface:

 

I have a similar problem - used to be fine drinking an entire case of beers and more when I was 18, but now... :vrface:

 

The biggest issue is I can have 3, 4, 5 or 6 beers and be relatively okay.  The issue is, I get into a false sense of drunken security and have a few more.  That's where it goes from 0-60 pretty much instantly, memory.exe stops functioning, and I wake up in bed with a half eaten pizza wondering what the **** happened :lol: 

 

Edit - oh and the hangovers :sick: I used to just feel tired the day after.  Now it's an entire day of dry heaving and feeling like I could drop dead any minute.  That's prompting my move to alcohol free / low alcohol a bit more :lol: 

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28 minutes ago, tian447 said:

 

I have a similar problem - used to be fine drinking an entire case of beers and more when I was 18, but now... :vrface:

 

The biggest issue is I can have 3, 4, 5 or 6 beers and be relatively okay.  The issue is, I get into a false sense of drunken security and have a few more.  That's where it goes from 0-60 pretty much instantly, memory.exe stops functioning, and I wake up in bed with a half eaten pizza wondering what the **** happened :lol: 

 

Edit - oh and the hangovers :sick: I used to just feel tired the day after.  Now it's an entire day of dry heaving and feeling like I could drop dead any minute.  That's prompting my move to alcohol free / low alcohol a bit more :lol: 

 

I can't wait to get out again and have my monthly lunch / beers with my old friends.  

 

I can see it now. 

 

Meet at noon. Beers until 2. Lunch and beers until my 4.30 train back to the countryside.  

 

Probably fall asleep and pish ma pants.

 

:yas:

 

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26 minutes ago, jonnothejambo said:

 

I can't wait to get out again and have my monthly lunch / beers with my old friends.  

 

I can see it now. 

 

Meet at noon. Beers until 2. Lunch and beers until my 4.30 train back to the countryside.  

 

Probably fall asleep and pish ma pants.

 

:yas:

 

Camden Market and the Tynecastle hospitality suite immediately spring to mind.  :biggrin:

 

In a contrived sort of way.

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32 minutes ago, jonnothejambo said:

 

I can't wait to get out again and have my monthly lunch / beers with my old friends.  

 

I can see it now. 

 

Meet at noon. Beers until 2. Lunch and beers until my 4.30 train back to the countryside.  

 

Probably fall asleep and pish ma pants.

 

:yas:

 

i bet they can wait that little bit longer

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jonnothejambo
Just now, milky_26 said:

i bet they can wait that little bit longer

 

:lol:

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7 minutes ago, Morgan said:

Camden Market and the Tynecastle hospitality suite immediately spring to mind.  :biggrin:

 

In a contrived sort of way.

 

Those were the days......

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18 hours ago, Auld Reekin' said:

 

I'd never heard of kveik or Norwegian farmhouse beer - interesting - thanks for that. Never heard of Ringnes either, but I'll try and avoid it if I ever make to Norway!

 

Apparently, home-brewing is / was also a popular and traditional activity in Orkney (probably Shetland too, I don't know), because of the Norse heritage. The Orkney poet and author, George Mackay Brown, refers to it quite often in his writing. Liked a beer did George, I believe...

 

Home-brew kits, equipment, and ingredients tend to be sold mainly in specialist places here - not in beer shops - so the prices tend to be quite a bit cheaper than buying beer itself. I reckon you could buy basic equipment (fermenting vessel, syphon tube, air-lock, steriliser) and a beer-kit for around £50, and if you re-use bottles that previously contained mineral-water or tonic they needn't cost you anything extra. You can get a 40-pint beer kit for between £10-£15 and 1.5 kilos of sugar for a pound or two so, after the initial costs, the beer would work out at about 40-50p a pint.

 

Yeah, lots of micro/artisan/craft breweries here too; some are great, some not so great, but the more choice of beer there is the better, right?   :thumbsup:  🍻

 

 

 

 

That's right Auld Reekie👍🍻 Avoid Ringnes and you'll be good😀 Kveik is still rare here too as people in general still tend to ask for a pint. On a positive note I believe I saw some bar in Edinburgh having a tap sign that said IPA made with Hornindal Kveik (or similar) so hopefully the Kveik trend is coming your way as well. Can't remeber where I saw that though. Perhaps someone here knows?  IMO the best Kveik style beer is the Geiranger Oppekøke Norwegian Farmhouse Ale which is made in the beautiful rural village of Geiranger.  Oppeskøke - Geiranger Bryggeri | Photos - Untappd

8 hours ago, Jambo-Jimbo said:

 

Haven't tried many Norwegian beers, only 10 in total, from the following breweries, Aaas, Aegir, Borg, Gamie Rykene & Ringnes (Aaas, Borg & Ringnes were a good number of years ago, Aegir & Gamie Rykene were in the last 4 years)

 

I have seen some online, but the price usually puts me off buying them.

Aegir (Ægir) makes some decent beers. Ringnes is Norwegian Tennent's. Aass is actually the oldest family owned brewery in Norway still in business. They made decent Pils(ner) and is good value especially for those into lagers. The Aass Bayer (Bavavarian style) is also worth trying out. Gamle Rykene is made by Nøgne Ø (Naked Isle) in Grimstad. There are many good breweries in Norway so please help them out if you can afford it as I'm doing with the Scottish brews I can get ahold of.

7 hours ago, tian447 said:

Bucking the trend a little bit:

non-alcoholic-st-peter-s-without-origina

I'm trying to have a good spell without drinking, and have been picking up different alcohol free beers but none of them really taste half decent.  They're always a bit bland, a bit watery, a bit... well, shite. 

 

This stuff though is the bollocks - incredibly malty flavour and a really smooth satisfying taste.  I bought 5 of them for the rest of the week, and ended up tanning 4 of them yesterday :lol: 

 

So far I've only seen it in the bigger Tescos, not the little Metro or Express ones, and it's £1.30 for a very oddly shaped 500ml bottle (last week it was £1 on the Clubcard Price deal).

My go to NA beer is the Aass Uten which is about 6 pounds for a six pack. The Uten stands for "without" but it does actually have a beer taste to it when its ice cold.

6 hours ago, Auld Reekin' said:

 

That's 10 more Norwegian beers than I've tried! The nearest I've been is Mariestad from Sweden and Karhu from Finland. 

I'm afraid those beers are nothing compared to real Norwegian micro brew. Price wise they might be the better alternative but when it comes to taste and range in micro beer styles I believe that Norway has the upper hand on Sweden, Finland and some extend Denmark as they've been huge in the classic/industrial beer market for a long time.

 

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Montgomery Brewster
On 27/02/2021 at 21:44, Dagger Is Back said:


Oh ya belter. Had completely forgotten about that combo. A reunion on the cards for next week 

On the left over red death and Guinness tonight . 😁

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Newton51

Has anyone tried birra maPelli or Rossini? They are both rip offs for moretti and peroni. I was told very similar

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Jambo-Jimbo
8 minutes ago, Newton51 said:

Has anyone tried birra maPelli or Rossini? They are both rip offs for moretti and peroni. I was told very similar

 

IIRC both are from Aldi.

 

Rossini is brewed by Carlsberg (Italy) at Varese.

Mapelli I didn't find out where this was brewed.

 

Rossini was ok, Mapelli was bog standard at best.

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3 minutes ago, Jambo-Jimbo said:

 

IIRC both are from Aldi.

 

Rossini is brewed by Carlsberg (Italy) at Varese.

Mapelli I didn't find out where this was brewed.

 

Rossini was ok, Mapelli was bog standard at best.

mapelli i think is brewed by heineken

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crunchy frog

Unbeatable value, 50p a can and brewed at a frisky 2.8% ABV

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Jambo-Jimbo
12 hours ago, milky_26 said:

mapelli i think is brewed by heineken

 

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6 hours ago, crunchy frog said:

Unbeatable value, 50p a can and brewed at a frisky 2.8% ABV

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You'd die of kidney failure before you got pished. 

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jimmyjambo

Lovely beer from Cloudwater, chocolate, coffee and vanilla flavour, 10% abv, I think it’s been in my garage for well over a year as it’s 4 months past it’s sell by date, still lovely.

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1 minute ago, jimmyjambo said:

Lovely beer from Cloudwater, chocolate, coffee and vanilla flavour, 10% abv, I think it’s been in my garage for well over a year as it’s 4 months past it’s sell by date, still lovely.

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That looks & sounds incredible. 

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Another cracking beer from Vocation, this one is 7.4%abv, chocolate flavour, they have changed this brew to a 5.9%abv which isn’t as nice as the 7.4% abv

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11 hours ago, jimmyjambo said:

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Ive had this one before, another fantastic beer from Vocation.

 

Hey Jimmy, given your recent contributions I'd highly recommend Mexicake by Tempest. I picked it up from Beer Zoo in Portobello awhile back.

 

There's also a rum barrel aged version.

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22 minutes ago, Justin Z said:

 

Hey Jimmy, given your recent contributions I'd highly recommend Mexicake by Tempest. I picked it up from Beer Zoo in Portobello awhile back.

 

There's also a rum barrel aged version.

 

If you ever get the chance try the cask version of Mexicake, I had it at the Tempest Beer Festival at Tweedbank in 2018.

 

Wow wow wow, stunning stuff.

 

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32 minutes ago, Jambo-Jimbo said:

 

If you ever get the chance try the cask version of Mexicake, I had it at the Tempest Beer Festival at Tweedbank in 2018.

 

Wow wow wow, stunning stuff.

 

:wow:  Sounds incredible!

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59 minutes ago, Justin Z said:

 

Hey Jimmy, given your recent contributions I'd highly recommend Mexicake by Tempest. I picked it up from Beer Zoo in Portobello awhile back.

 

There's also a rum barrel aged version.

Cheers Justin, yes tried them both, really nice, not had them on draught though, I got them from Beer Zoo also

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I have never been a big drinker, even in my teens, career never really allowed it. However when i did have the occasional tipple i really enjoyed a nicley chilled 'Caffreys'.

 

They are obviously now no longer tranding, so am looking to the fine members of JKB to point me in the direction of similar beverages that i can try.

 

Thanks in advance

 

 

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21 minutes ago, eggyg1874 said:

I have never been a big drinker, even in my teens, career never really allowed it. However when i did have the occasional tipple i really enjoyed a nicley chilled 'Caffreys'.

 

They are obviously now no longer tranding, so am looking to the fine members of JKB to point me in the direction of similar beverages that i can try.

 

Thanks in advance

 

 

 

I've just bumped a thread about beer, it's now on the first page.

 

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9 minutes ago, jambos are go! said:

Tennents Lager is not Scotland's best selling beer/ lager for no reason.

Pish water !

Sorry !

With the decent weather, I’ve started buying Peroni Gran Riserva doppio malto. 
It’s glorious but mental in equal measure. Not for drinking bottles and bottles. First time I had two the missus thought I’d taken a turn. I was babbling !

Great stuff though. 

 

 

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