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It's the season to enjoy some dark beers, right?

Discussion in 'La Cuisine' started by Scam, 29 Oct 2020.

  1. Shadowness

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    Yeh they can be pretty expensive, the barrel aged ones can be near the £12-15 mark (for a 330cl can!). But they are a treat (and a lot of work and time goes into producing them).

    I'm in Cheltenham, we have one of the best bottle shops in the country Favourite Beers

    The owner is a big fan of strong dark beers so they have plenty of this sort of thing. I have also bought online a fair few times last year too. My go places were Rad Beer, Premier Hop, Little Leeds Beerhouse......and a few others.

    Normally if you goggle the name of a beer, the shops that have it come up normally.
     
  2. Martynt74

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    I know this is a thread about dark beers, but has anyone tried a beer with "Eclipse" hops? I got a few cans from Vocation just before Christmas and it's absolutely fantastic. Seems like it's quite a new hop variety.
     
  3. beachBOYken

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    Might get a pack myself, what courier did they use?
     
  4. Lysander

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    No idea, I'm afraid, it came at around 6pm, and a couple of days after the requested delivery date. I put that down to post-Xmas issues, so maybe whoever the courier was [blue/black uniform?] they will have sorted it out now.
     
  5. beachBOYken

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    Thanks, will give them a try.
     
  6. Lysander

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    Excellent, do post here about your thoughts when they arrive :)
     
  7. shroomz

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    You guys need to try Lost and Grounded's Baltic Porter, "Running with Spectres":
    http://lostandgrounded.co.uk/beers/

    Coffee and grapefruit make a delicious combo

    I was surprised to see it stocked in a supermarket in Milngavie the other day, I think they're growing their distribution.
     
  8. Lysander

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    I've had it before on tap - quite decent - it's an IPA though, not a porter.

    EDIT: Oh, Running with Spectres. Haven't tried it, will try to seek it out, thanks for the recommendation.
     
  9. shroomz

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    Ye, check the two labels side by side if you find them too, they do do really cool artwork
     
  10. saltfish

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    the munich dunkel is a fine style, often overlooked in the craft beer world
     
  11. Siliconslave

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    Good call & Augustiner is arguably one of the best, I used to go to Munich for work a couple of times a year and both their Dunkel and Helles are amazing - spent many a happy evening at their beer garden and beer cellar.
     
  12. mid_gen

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    If I had to pick a single beer to drink, it would Augustiner Helles. It was my go to when I lived in Germany, stroll to town, pick up a couple of cold ones from the Büdchen and sit by the river in the sunshine, bliss!

    The local beer where I lived (Düsseldorf) is Altbier, it's a dark, top-fermented beer, drunk in small 200ml glasses. Schumacher, Ueriger are the two nicest that get exported, from the really old breweries. Although I'm quite partial to Kürze which was was a fairly recent, hipster brewery in town.
     
  13. Siliconslave

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    its funny how differently bravaria and rhineland serve beers - while you have to love a stupidly large stein theres something great about someone constantly bringing you a new, tiny glass of cold beer :)
     
  14. mid_gen

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    Yeah, it's great, as soon as your glass empties, like magic the barman's there to replace it with a fresh one. Can be dangerous sitting in an Alt brewery....only small glasses but most of them are >5%, before you know you try to stand up and realise how much you've had :p

    Kölsch comes in taller, thinner glasses.

    Jeez the rivalry between Düsseldorf and Koln.....I asked for a Kölsch in Düsseldorf once and the guy looked at me like I'd just dropped my pants and taken a dump on the floor....you'd probably get lynched if you were caught with one at the football :D