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Old 10th Feb 2011, 0:25   #91
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With the BDO this year being in Wales, I've been tasked with getting my hands on some Brains Black. Has anyone tried it?
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Old 10th Feb 2011, 9:45   #92
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Hey, that looks interesting! Not one I'm familiar with. The Brains SA, (apparently standing for Special Ale but known locally as Skull Attack - probably a slight exaggeration at 4.2%) is a very nice drink, as is the Brains Dark (mild). The other half frequently buys the Reverend James in bottles, but I've not tried it.

Last time I looked, the House of Fraser branch in Cardiff had a decent (if slightly overpriced IMO) selection of local beers, might be worth a look if you have been tasked with taking some back home!
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Anyone know where you can buy honey rum (ron miel) in the UK? We discovered its gorgeousness on holiday in Gran Canaria a few years ago when we toured the Arehuca distillery (complete with tasting session, naturally), and brought another bottle back with us from Tenerife last week, but haven't so far had any luck tracking it down at home or at a sensible price online.
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Isn't Mead one of the only British equivalents? You can buy Mead on Lindisfarne and thereabouts. But not sure 'honey rum' actually exists in the UK . . . though it may do?
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We have such a wide variety of imported spirits it seems quite strange you can't buy it here.
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Beers Of Europe? http://www.beersofeurope.co.uk/acata...tml#aSPRAHU101

If that's the one, they also have a visitable shop in Norfolk. It's huge.
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You clever stick! The shop's not even that far from us - no idea why we didn't think of it, my husband's been there on the hunt for interesting booze before. Thank you!
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I've been. It's rather overwhelming.
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Anyway, beers for me:

Erdinger, Baltika, Cusquena, Kirin, Asahi, Sapporo, Krusovice, Pilsner Urquell, Tuborg, Tsingtao, and Zywiec are the ones I like. Sadly, when going out, choice tends to get limited more to Peroni, Corona, Miller, and Budweiser. Short-sighted pubs. Probably why I like pubs in Glasgow like Pivo Pivo, with 100 world beers on the menu.
I suppose I can consider this an evolution for me. Four years ago, that's the list I put together. I wasn't even partial to a Guinness back then.

Nowadays, I rarely have the same beer more than a few times unless I really like it. I've developed a real fondness for higher ABV beers, notably Belgian ones. Duvel is a regular in the fridge, although I do like a Delirium Tremens, a Rochefort 10, and a La Chouffe. Just a shame their availability is limited here mostly to the internet and specialist pubs.

I've also developed my taste for real ale, having moved to a part of the city where there are actually a few real ale pubs (and cask is coming back into fashion, it seems). I'm not as vehement about cask/keg as your bog standard CAMRA trooper, as I just like a good beer. On the beer side, I think Untappd (like a Twitter for beer) is quite funky for keeping track of what I've been sipping.

Sort of wishing I'd also had that pint of Clotworthy Dobbin that amner had all those years ago.
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