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Beer – #805 – Bath – Gem

BeerJerkNZ Beerclub beer of the week, already, a Bath Gem, or the Bath Gem, or just plain old Bath Gem. I’m sure that I’ve had this, I really am.  I … Continue reading

July 4, 2016 · Leave a comment

Beer – #340 – St. Austell – Clouded Yellow

The final of the 3 that I have   – St. Austell Clouded Yellow – obviously brewed by St. Austell this one however in the Style of a : Belgian White (Witbier) and they are in the … Continue reading

April 10, 2014 · 2 Comments

Beer – #218 – Townshend – Toppa’s Hadd’n Full On Pale Ale

Note that the term pale ale is used in England to signify a bottled bitter, and in that way there is no such thing as English Pale Ale to the English. The style is a North American construct, borne of the multitude of pale ales that pay homage to these bottled bitters – Bass in particular – and therefore the majority of true examples of the style are found outside Britain.

October 6, 2013 · 7 Comments

Beer – #210 – Morland – Old Crafty Hen (in a bottle)

Finishing then the shopping basket from the previously disastrous trip to the English shop – Morland Old Crafty Hen Brewed by Greene King in style of a  English Strong Ale  and that’s … Continue reading

September 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

Beer – #204 – Ringwood – Boondoggle

Ringwood Boondoggle – in a bottle – Brewed by Ringwood (Marstons plc) in the style of a Golden Ale/Blond Ale and they do that in Ringwood, England, where ever that is. I … Continue reading

September 8, 2013 · 1 Comment

Beer – #157 – Adnams – Innovation

Old Blighty calls every now and again and I found it hard to pass up on this, and Adnams Innovation.  Brewed by Adnams In the style of India Pale Ale (IPA) in the … Continue reading

April 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

Beer – #29 – St. Peter’s Cream Stout

A gift this one. And never look a gift horse in the mouth. From the St. Peter’s Brewery Co Ltd in Bungay, Suffolk then the St.Peter’s Cream Stout. A 500mls (pint) … Continue reading

June 20, 2012 · 1 Comment

A Commercial venture and the public purse. #2

Here’s a thing.  We’re all familiar with a user pays model. You want something, a goods or service, then you should be expected to pay. Seems the Police are considering charging … Continue reading

October 20, 2011 · Leave a comment

RWC – how to watch a game

The English contingent had a couple of desultory goes at “Swing Low” but it was nothing compared to the old standard two syllable chant that New Zealanders are so go at, Scot-Land, Auck-Land, Alll-Black, Har-bour, Moo-Loo

October 2, 2011 · Leave a comment

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