15Five Quote

“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.”

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November 26, 2020

Better get them in early-ish as its a school night

I’m told beer should not be stored in clear glass: There’s a simple reason why beer bottles were made with brown or green glass. This was because the clear glass allowed UV rays to penetrate the beer and alter the flavour. The solution was turning bottles brown, a darker colour which would block out the rays Further, many of these self-same lagers […]

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November 22, 2020

My new best friend

Fullers 1845 is definitely becoming a regular, not sure if there is less choice on the shelf, or its always on special offer, but whatever the reason, I’m thankful.

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November 21, 2020

Fullers Friday

These are real, good old fashioned beer. The question is do I like them because they are good old fashioned, am I showing my age ?

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November 15, 2020

Old Tom: Fursty Ferret: Bishops Finger: McEwans Champion:

Named in honour of the inquisitive and extremely “fursty” ferrets of the Gribble Inn, a celebrated golden brown ale, full of character. At the heart of many a countryside village can be found an inn. A place where locals go to relax after a long day. At one such inn, rumour has it that inquisitive […]

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November 8, 2020

Robinsons Old Tom

Changed from nip size to 330ml embossed bottle in 2006 First record of brewing in 1899. Ingredients: British pale malt, crystal malt, small percentage of chocolate malt, caramel for colour adjustment. Goldings whole hops and small percentage of Northdown. 8.5%ABV THE ORIGINAL CRAFT BEER The best things in life improve with age… Good wine, friendships […]

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November 8, 2020

Fuller’s London Pride: Fuller’s ESB:

“London Pride is a smooth and astonishingly complex beer, which has a distinctive malty base complemented by a rich balance of well developed hop flavours from the Target, Challenger and Northdown varieties in the brew.” First brewed in 1971. Ingredients: Pale Ale malt, Crystal malt and Maize; Target, Challenger, Northdown and Goldings hops. Brewed at […]

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November 1, 2020

Wainwright: Fuller’s 1845:

Originally brewed by Thwaites, the brand was contract brewed at Marston’s Wolverhampton plant (Banks’s) from 2013, then bought completely by Marston in March 2015. The brand continued to be sold under the Thwaites name and logo initially, then became simply “Wainwright” by 2018. Brewed to celebrate the Lake District author, Alfred Wainwright. A full and […]

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October 23, 2020