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14 May 2019 18:20 #1 by Mush
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I've just discovered this tipple (always drank lager, don't like bitter and I'm not a hipster) and I'm really liking it.

Anyone got any recommendations?
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14 May 2019 18:35 #2 by munchymagic
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They do a decent one on tap at The Joiners, I really enjoy it.

My mate however bought a bottle from there, nothing wrong with it but it fizzed up at the end and was horrible, he took one swig and his face screwed up and he offered it to me, I took a swig and the same thing happened with me, they offered to replace it but I think that is how it is supposed to taste so he declined (Theakstons I believe).

Stick to the items from the pump, try the one in The Joiners as I am not a big fan but found it delicious.
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14 May 2019 18:44 #3 by Waltero
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The Beehive keeps a decent selection of real ales. Try the Timothy Taylor also Lloyds & Woodrow's.
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14 May 2019 19:46 #4 by Champions95
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Likewise. Quite a recent discovery for me but Ipa is now all I drink. Had a brewdog Punk Ipa on the way home from work tonight which was lovely. Lagunitas is another favourite. My top recommendation is Jaipur by Thornybridge, which I discovered, bizarrely, in a pub near Cambridge 's ground.
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14 May 2019 19:51 #5 by ParcelPete
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I quite enjoy a Bishops finger or two.
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14 May 2019 19:53 #6 by Mush
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ParcelPete wrote: I quite enjoy a Bishops finger or two.


I bet you do Pete!!

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14 May 2019 19:53 #7 by Tom
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Always enjoyed a Jaipur in the Sheffield Tap at the station.

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14 May 2019 19:54 #8 by Mush
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Cheers all.

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14 May 2019 19:57 #9 by Waltero
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Some of the local brews are good as well. couple of my favourites are robinsons Trooper or thwaites Lancaster bomber
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14 May 2019 20:13 #10 by Champions95
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"robinsons Trooper "

Is that one the Iron Maiden beer? That is indeed very nice!
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14 May 2019 20:46 #11 by Prawncrackhead
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Mush wrote: I've just discovered this tipple (always drank lager, don't like bitter and I'm not a hipster) and I'm really liking it.

Anyone got any recommendations?


American Shipyard or Hobgoblin IPA
Best I've had from a bottle. Pumps I can't remember cos rarely drink in a pub the same so always try different stuff.
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14 May 2019 20:47 #12 by GingerBalls
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IPA is my drink of choice, anything hoppy floats my boat. APA too is good and a slight variation (American Pale Ale). You will find plenty of choice in Fat Gadgie. Northern Monk Eternal is on all the time and always hits the spot. It's on keg so includes fizz, I can handle keg and cask (hand pull). Generally the fizzy stuff is more hoppy as it falls under the "Craft Beer" tag, more part of the modern style of IPA beer with extra hops.
BrewDog too you will find something decent, although I don't care much for anything they brew these days. Punk used to be ace but on draft it varies massively (contract brewed)? Bottled Punk however is fine (Brewed and Bottled only by them)?

Remember most bars will give you a taste no problemo at all. Just don't expect the words IPA will mean it's going to be good, Green King IPA for example is pure piss.
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14 May 2019 20:49 #13 by Waltero
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Yep it's the iron maiden one. They do a souped up version Trooper 666, that's the abv by the way

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14 May 2019 21:01 #14 by munchymagic
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GingerBalls wrote: IPA is my drink of choice, anything hoppy floats my boat. APA too is good and a slight variation (American Pale Ale). You will find plenty of choice in Fat Gadgie. Northern Monk Eternal is on all the time and always hits the spot. It's on keg so includes fizz, I can handle keg and cask (hand pull). Generally the fizzy stuff is more hoppy as it falls under the "Craft Beer" tag, more part of the modern style of IPA beer with extra hops.
BrewDog too you will find something decent, although I don't care much for anything they brew these days. Punk used to be ace but on draft it varies massively (contract brewed)? Bottled Punk however is fine (Brewed and Bottled only by them)?

Remember most bars will give you a taste no problemo at all. Just don't expect the words IPA will mean it's going to be good, Green King IPA for example is pure piss.


I also enjoy a hoppy beer, there is this strange brew on pump at The Joiners at the moment that you will probably enjoy.

They do a guest ale every month or so and the current one is around 4% but is a zesty blonde ale made with the Amarillo hop.

I enjoyed so much of it I was hugging my pillow that evening.

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14 May 2019 21:05 #15 by Tom
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Has to be cask ale for me

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14 May 2019 21:15 #16 by Waltero
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Same here none of the fizzy crap for me. I might just pop into the Joiners, haven't been in there for years
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14 May 2019 21:17 #17 by Champions95
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Where I live ( Nottingham area) there's a local brewery called Blue Monkey that can be found in most supermarkets and the odd pub. Everything they do is decent but their IPA "Infinity" is especially good. Don't know if they've made their way to Carlisle yet but well worth looking out for.

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14 May 2019 21:21 #18 by Mush
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GingerBalls wrote: IPA is my drink of choice, anything hoppy floats my boat. APA too is good and a slight variation (American Pale Ale). You will find plenty of choice in Fat Gadgie. Northern Monk Eternal is on all the time and always hits the spot. It's on keg so includes fizz, I can handle keg and cask (hand pull). Generally the fizzy stuff is more hoppy as it falls under the "Craft Beer" tag, more part of the modern style of IPA beer with extra hops.
BrewDog too you will find something decent, although I don't care much for anything they brew these days. Punk used to be ace but on draft it varies massively (contract brewed)? Bottled Punk however is fine (Brewed and Bottled only by them)?

Remember most bars will give you a taste no problemo at all. Just don't expect the words IPA will mean it's going to be good, Green King IPA for example is pure piss.


Had a bottle of Green King last night, cold black tea tastes loads nicer!
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14 May 2019 21:23 #19 by CCU
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Was in Booth’s in Penrith this afternoon, the selection of bottles and cans from small breweries was staggering!

Win or Lose, Up The Blues!
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14 May 2019 21:30 #20 by Waltero
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All this ale talk is making me thirsty
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14 May 2019 21:32 #21 by newcarlislefan
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Some good beers up your way particularly after a good walk.
Hawkshead Brewery do a really nice Windermere Pale Ale and they also do a lovely Golden Ale as well.
Down here, Citra IPA from Oakham Ales I think is excellent and seems to be in available in a lot of shops as well. I'm not sure how it's classed as an IPA as it's more like a citrusy golden ale to me. Very easy to drink on a warm evening.
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14 May 2019 21:51 #22 by Waltero
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Have you been in The Old Crown Hesket Newmarket NCF ? Nice pub with micro brewery at the back. Google it

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14 May 2019 22:08 #23 by newcarlislefan
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It's funny you should say that as a quite a few of the people we've got to know a bit over the years have all recommended that pub but have never quite managed it yet.
Have drunk in the Snooty Fox in Uldale and the newly reopened one in Ireby - is it the White Lion? - and the Oddfellows in Caldbeck but for some reason have not quite got that far round just yet.
I have had some of their bottled beers though. Had a nice blonde and a good IPA as well.

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14 May 2019 22:15 #24 by Waltero
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Reads a bit cheeky that last sentence.
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14 May 2019 22:28 #25 by munchymagic
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One of my guilty pleasures in life is a few ales down the pub with chums.

When I was younger it was all about what me and my mates could grab together in cash and get the strongest things we could to get pissed.

I went from only drinking lager to mainly only drinking ale as I started to appreciate the taste as I got older.

Being 'lightly' pissed is ace :)

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14 May 2019 22:42 #26 by cousinscotty
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Mush wrote:

GingerBalls wrote: IPA is my drink of choice, anything hoppy floats my boat. APA too is good and a slight variation (American Pale Ale). You will find plenty of choice in Fat Gadgie. Northern Monk Eternal is on all the time and always hits the spot. It's on keg so includes fizz, I can handle keg and cask (hand pull). Generally the fizzy stuff is more hoppy as it falls under the "Craft Beer" tag, more part of the modern style of IPA beer with extra hops.
BrewDog too you will find something decent, although I don't care much for anything they brew these days. Punk used to be ace but on draft it varies massively (contract brewed)? Bottled Punk however is fine (Brewed and Bottled only by them)?

Remember most bars will give you a taste no problemo at all. Just don't expect the words IPA will mean it's going to be good, Green King IPA for example is pure piss.


Had a bottle of Green King last night, cold black tea tastes loads nicer!


Greene King sponsored Ipsw*ch T*wn - they deserve each other.

Really enjoying the range of bottled beers in Sainsburys - especially Trooper, Hobgoblin and Old Speckled Hen
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14 May 2019 22:59 #27 by nobbyblue
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You're just making those names up. What's wrong with a pint of Fosters.
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15 May 2019 00:24 #28 by High Street
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Champions95 wrote: Where I live ( Nottingham area) there's a local brewery called Blue Monkey that can be found in most supermarkets and the odd pub. Everything they do is decent but their IPA "Infinity" is especially good. Don't know if they've made their way to Carlisle yet but well worth looking out for.


BG Sips is on,in 301 right now

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15 May 2019 00:28 #29 by High Street
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Proper IPA is Worthington White Shield, add a ton of hops to anything these days, and it becomes an IPA. (Except Greene King, which has only seen a hop by the rabbits outside the brewery)
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15 May 2019 10:31 #30 by Dancingbear
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CCU wrote: Was in Booth’s in Penrith this afternoon, the selection of bottles and cans from small breweries was staggering!


Just imagine if you’d drank some of them

There's only one way of life and that's your own!!!

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15 May 2019 10:53 - 15 May 2019 10:54 #31 by markredfox73
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I refuse to buy little pokey fanny cans as i call them (which are mostly of premium price)

500 ml cans should be minimum quantity regardless of percentage.

Currently its become saturated and a lot of ales are getting very samey and some are just obsessed with fancy labelling and colours on their cans...and also seem to insist on having some kind of overpowering grapefruit or summet in drinks... its like gin...becoming an alcopop type thing...Only the few classics stand out. I still remain a good old real ale traditionalist .
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15 May 2019 11:24 - 15 May 2019 11:25 #32 by carwash
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The worst offenders for making undrinkable very bitter hoppy beers seem to be some of the new Yorkshire-based breweries. Like you MRF, I also like a decent traditional ale. Get yourself a few bottles of Adnams Broadside. 6.3%, smooth and full flavoured.
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15 May 2019 11:25 #33 by CCU
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You do surprise us MRF! ;)

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15 May 2019 11:48 #34 by ExiledJock
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To quote a popular Internet image, IPAs are just gingerbread pumpkin lattes for guys with beards.

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15 May 2019 14:01 #35 by Mush
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nobbyblue wrote: You're just making those names up. What's wrong with a pint of Fosters.


Best pint in Carlisle at Lloyds..

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15 May 2019 14:47 #36 by Waltero
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I'll be giving Lloyds a bash on Saturday, see what they've got on the go

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15 May 2019 15:48 #37 by melbourneblues
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Does Lloyd know about your intentions?

Mullen is a virgin.
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15 May 2019 16:31 #38 by Waltero
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Honourable as always. I'm a well behaved pisshead
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15 May 2019 17:29 #39 by Mush
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markredfox73 wrote: I refuse to buy little pokey fanny cans as i call them (which are mostly of premium price)

500 ml cans should be minimum quantity regardless of percentage.

Currently its become saturated and a lot of ales are getting very samey and some are just obsessed with fancy labelling and colours on their cans...and also seem to insist on having some kind of overpowering grapefruit or summet in drinks... its like gin...becoming an alcopop type thing...Only the few classics stand out. I still remain a good old real ale traditionalist .


I've only been buying 500ml bottles as there's not much in a can.

You aren't half a moany old git Mark!

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15 May 2019 17:30 - 15 May 2019 17:34 #40 by Mush
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Having a bottle of St Austell proper job at the mo. It's not bad.
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15 May 2019 17:53 #41 by Wukkie
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Stop wasting your time and just get yourself a pint of Coniston Bluebird or Loweswater Gold. You won't find any better beer wherever you go and they're both a good session ale too.
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15 May 2019 20:51 #42 by Jumpforfun
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Already some great recommendations on this thread!

My favourites include Windermere Pale Ale, Adnams Ghostship and Theakstons Wainwright (although this has dropped down my list recently).

Top of my list is Sharps Atlantic Pale Ale. Give it a go!!

I also like some of the American stuff - Goose Island do a good range including IPA and hoppy or wheat beers.
There also some good cross over Lager/Beers which you might like such as Innis & Gunn (green cans) and Sharps Doom Bar.

Avoid Avoid Avoid Greene King. I'm not even sure you could call it an IPA.

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15 May 2019 21:49 #43 by GingerBalls
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I was hand in hand with you for a while JFF - until you mentioned DOOM BAR! Please tell me you have confused something else for this hellish malty PAP?

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15 May 2019 21:49 #44 by empty
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Agree with the Goose Island.
If your in Newcastle the Wylam Brewery do a good range of Pale Ales - Wylam Gold and Collingwood. Celtic gold also tasty
Am to a convert from lager about 4 years ago - far better taste and less of a bad head next day after a session!!

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16 May 2019 07:44 #45 by High Street
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Or get off the train at Wylam and go to The Boathouse, right by the station.
Pretty sure Wainwright is Thwaites

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16 May 2019 08:04 #46 by Jumpforfun
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Indeed Wainwright is a Thwaites brew.

Doom Bar grew on me. Wouldn't be my number one and is a very commercial drink now.

Theres a great brewery in Newcastle just a short walk from th city centre through a park near the RVI.

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16 May 2019 08:22 #47 by newcarlislefan
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Wukkie wrote: Stop wasting your time and just get yourself a pint of Coniston Bluebird or Loweswater Gold. You won't find any better beer wherever you go and they're both a good session ale too.


Absolutely agree with both of those. Coniston Bluebird tastes even nicer when sitting by the fire at the Britannia Inn in Elterwater.
One of the best pubs in the country.

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16 May 2019 12:09 #48 by thetashkentterror
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My recommendation is not to drink the stuff because it tastes bloody horrible.
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16 May 2019 17:58 - 16 May 2019 18:00 #49 by empty
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That's where the Wylam Brewery in now JumpforJoy, Exhibition Park. Fantastic setting and fantastic venue too!

Your right High Street Boathouse is great, worth the stop on the train.
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16 May 2019 19:15 #50 by ParcelPete
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Whats wrong with Buckfast you Pretentious hipsters.
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