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    And the other one. Why is Watneys like making love in a rowing boat? Both are effing near to water.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Twissell View Post
    ...Mass produced beers and lagers were referred to as 'eurofizz' and treated with appropriate disdain.
    When I lived in Belgium long ago, I noticed that the name of the place where beer was produced translated literally into English as 'brewery' (brouwerij) but the place where Stella Artois was produced would best translate as 'factory' (fabriek). Says it really.



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    But Belgium has many many excellent beers and a fine brewing tradition of course.
    I love the way bars serve different beers in different glasses to suit the character of the beer - and also that it's important to do this, they taste wrong in the wrong glass.
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    Watneys made two keg beers. Both awful.
    Red Barrel was foul and yes a strangely red colour.
    The other was Starlight. This was even worse and was very low alcohol - about 2% ABV I think. I once spent a two week holiday on the island of St Agnes in the Scillies which was fantastic except that the only beer served in the one pub on the island was Starlight. It was impossible to drink enough to feel even the slightest bit merry. They did an awesome pastie and chips though...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Martin Watson View Post
    ... They did an awesome pastie and chips though...
    Back in the day when my undergraduate bean-pole metabolism allowed me to eat anything I wanted and not put on weight, I was the envy of many more conventionally padded friends that I could tuck into our favourite pub's meat and potato* pie, mushy peas and gravy.

    Is such wonderful fare still to be had around the Fylde and Bowland these days, anybody?

    Joan

    * when the trades descriptions act began to bite they changed the name to 'potato and meat pie', known as potato pie for short (but just as tasty).



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    Ah, the Trades Descriptions Act. The reason they had to change the name of those 'just add hot water' snack-in-a-cups to 'Pot Noodle'.
    'Not Poodle' would have fallen foul of the act.
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    There's no shortage of beer in my house - being a homebrewer definitely has its advantages!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Martin Watson View Post
    Watneys made two keg beers. Both awful.
    Red Barrel was foul and yes a strangely red colour.
    The other was Starlight. This was even worse and was very low alcohol - about 2% ABV I think. I once spent a two week holiday on the island of St Agnes in the Scillies which was fantastic except that the only beer served in the one pub on the island was Starlight. It was impossible to drink enough to feel even the slightest bit merry. They did an awesome pastie and chips though...
    Ah. Are the Scillies worth a visit?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Calvert View Post
    There's no shortage of beer in my house - being a homebrewer definitely has its advantages!
    I don't suppose you normally sully yourself with kits, but have you tried the Woodforde Wherry kit? Just like the real thing.
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    Haven't done kits since 2010, although one of them was Woodforde's Admiral's reserve. Been brewing all grain since then


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