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Beer! [Jul. 20th, 2013|11:07 am]
Mark Rimmell
I really hope this makes it's way over to the UK sometime soon. Farking Wheaton W00tstout. A 13%ABV Imperial Russian Stout made with pecans and aged in bourbon barrels, sounds right up my alley. I've already emailed a couple of mail-order real ale companies to see if they will be able to get hold of this. I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

The US produce some excellent beers and sadly so few of them seem to make it to the UK. When they do get imported, they don't arrive with the economy of scale needed to compete on price with domesticity produced ales. Some supermarkets do import a few of the bigger names, but I'm sure the supermarket buyers just call up the distributors and say things like "Hey, we've heard great things about (insert name of US micro/craft brewery), we'd like to order their blandest beer." I mean do we really need another imported IPA on the supermarket shelves?

I have quite a list of beers I'd like to sample when next in the USA. So in order I pace myself and survive the next trip over there, I'll probably have to stay for a couple of months.

[User Picture]From: ian_wyrdness
2013-07-22 09:04 pm (UTC)
My problem with Yank micro-brewery beer is that they seem to think that it has to be brewed at ridiculous strengths. 13% doesn't really appeal to me.

Meanwhile, I've got a few bottles of something rather special, that I might bring when I next visit, if I haven't drunk them by then.
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[User Picture]From: markrimmell
2013-07-26 03:06 pm (UTC)
To be fair this is a stout porter so it should be strong ish... but it's also for laying down so it needs to be a little stronger ish.

Do you remember that IRS we had the day of the wetting of your son's head, epic pub crawl?

So what have you got? When are you coming down? Have you drunk it yet?

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[User Picture]From: markrimmell
2013-07-26 03:11 pm (UTC)
Oh... recent comment in pub when I was talking about stout porter...

"Is that a cross between porter and stout?"

I had to explain to gob smacked, self confessed life long Guinness drinker. I was diplomatic about Guinness.
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[User Picture]From: ian_wyrdness
2013-07-26 06:23 pm (UTC)
Yes, I certainly remember that IRS. That was around 10%. I had something similar, and very tasty, at the Ealing beer festival last month. Which reminds me, are you coming up to the smoke for the GBBF?

I won't say what I've got, in case I drink it and can't get any more! Will have to find a suitable weekend for a visit. I might be free 7th/8th Sept, but may have Luis then.
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[User Picture]From: markrimmell
2013-07-28 04:07 pm (UTC)
I'll call you when I know what's happening. Aug filling up with stuff to do, not all of it fun stuff either.
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