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Offline burnsie

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trip to europe
« on: February 25, 2014, 08:29:17 AM »
My retired parents are taking a trip to Europe this summer. First stop is england. Looking for suggestions for beers to have them bring back. Thanks
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Re: trip to europe
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2014, 10:56:24 AM »
IME, there aren't a huge number of choices for bottled beers in England. Most breweries emphasize cask ale delivered fresh to the pubs. Most of what they can find in a store will be what gets imported here, like Fullers, or cheap lagers.

That said, I would love to get my hands on some of this again, and it is bottled.


It's a brown ale of sorts, with loads of interesting flavor. I had a pint of this in a country pub in the Lake District and still get misty eyed thinking about it.
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Re: trip to europe
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2014, 02:21:52 AM »
Yeah, the best part about London was the cask ales on hand pump. Plus the ambiance of drinking in a 400-year-old pub. I don't think you can really bottle that.

I talked to a British expat in München, and he said the beer he'd buy there tastes different after the 10-hour car trip to England. I'm not sure what the deal is, but it must be something about the beer not traveling well.
« Last Edit: March 04, 2014, 02:24:22 AM by nateo »
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Re: trip to europe
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2014, 09:51:13 AM »
I lived there for a few years and I just got back from another trip. There are some quite good beers you can get in the stores and completely avoid Fullers or Sam Smith.


Duechar's IPA or anything else from Caledonian Brewery

Greene King IPA ( standard or gold ).

Caffrey's Irish Cream Ale ( it's a red ale with Nitro in the can )

Victory Strong Ale

A lot of the local breweries offer bottles for sale and the stores usually carry local brews.


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Re: trip to europe
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2014, 10:47:03 AM »
I lived there for a few years and I just got back from another trip. There are some quite good beers you can get in the stores and completely avoid Fullers or Sam Smith.


Duechar's IPA or anything else from Caledonian Brewery

Greene King IPA ( standard or gold ).

Caffrey's Irish Cream Ale ( it's a red ale with Nitro in the can )

Victory Strong Ale

A lot of the local breweries offer bottles for sale and the stores usually carry local brews.


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Really?  Green King?  If I were in Suffolk I'd buy Adnams.
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Re: trip to europe
« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2014, 10:52:48 AM »
Sure. But, I don't know if he'll be in Suffolk and Greene King is widely available. But, I like GK IPA.


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