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(Derby Evening Telegraph)   Ok, I get it, you're thirsty - but is it really worth travelling more than 3,000 miles for a British beer?   (derbytelegraph.co.uk) divider line 43
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2014-02-20 12:37:19 PM
A British beer no but a sampling of over 300 British beers?

Oh hellz yeah.
 
2014-02-20 01:32:44 PM
To escape North American beer. Yes its worth traveling 3000 miles.
 
2014-02-20 01:32:58 PM
In before warm beer. It's served at cellar temperature, not warm.
 
2014-02-20 01:36:31 PM
. . . I can see it.

(Been to Dark Lord Day four years straight.)
 
2014-02-20 01:36:52 PM
I would walk 500 miles...
 
2014-02-20 01:40:32 PM
If you have the time and money, why not?
 
2014-02-20 01:40:38 PM
Cool Beer Story:

There was a British girl at work took a sabbatical to travel the Americas before repatriating in Jolly Old England.

When she stopped through NYC on her way home, I asked her whet she thought of our great hemisphere, and the US in particular. She said "My husband and I were blown away by how much really good beer there is here. There is better beer here at the local level than you'll find in the isles. I'm sorry I've lived here for so long without knowing that, and now I'm going home!" She went on to admit that the whole British beer snobbery was based on the false premise that all beer here tastes like Coors Light.

So there's that.
 
2014-02-20 01:41:35 PM
I am so glad 4 bars within short walk have cask engines, or i really would consider going all the way back to England for some Real Ale.

/Never noticed before I went to London that i hate over carbonation much more than overhopping.
 
2014-02-20 01:42:28 PM

CleanAndPure: To escape North American beer. Yes its worth traveling 3000 miles.


There's a bit more to North American beer than Bud, Miller, and Coors.

Would you limit your British Samplings to Bass, Newcastle, and Boddington's?
 
2014-02-20 01:43:17 PM
yep. And i'm doing it on March break.
 
2014-02-20 01:45:17 PM
If it's Newcastle...maybe
 
2014-02-20 01:45:48 PM
Just one?
 
2014-02-20 01:47:08 PM
bythepint.com

The greatest British ale. I can't get it where I live though. Now I am sad.

Thanks Subby.
 
2014-02-20 01:47:08 PM

CleanAndPure: To escape North American beer. Yes its worth traveling 3000 miles.


i'm guessing you don't drink much beer.
 
2014-02-20 01:53:09 PM
Having just brewed an nice British ESB recently I was reminded how much I loved drinking beer in the U.K.
Whenever it's available here in the states, I will drink cask-conditioned.
 
2014-02-20 01:58:46 PM
www.fermentnation.com

luckily they bring it to me but really from Maine it's one 8 hour nap in a metal tube and there you are
 
2014-02-20 02:01:54 PM

brap: A British beer no but a sampling of over 300 British beers?

Oh hellz yeah.


I just looked on their website, they have 414 beers for sampling
 
2014-02-20 02:02:15 PM
I dunno, seems pretty legit to me.
 
2014-02-20 02:03:12 PM

CleanAndPure: To escape North American beer. Yes its worth traveling 3000 miles.


well then, hop to it.
 
2014-02-20 02:03:22 PM
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2014-02-20 02:08:07 PM
Mr. Smoketoomuch: And you can't even get a glass of Watney's Red Barrel because you're still in England with the bloody bar closes every time you're thirsty. And the kids are crying and vomiting and breaking the plastic ashtrays. They keep telling you won't be another hour, but you know damn well your plane is still in Iceland, because it had to turn back, trying to take a party of Swedes to...

Mr. Bounder: Shut up!


Mr. Smoketoomuch: ...to take a party of Swedes to Yugoslavia. Of course it loads you up there at 3 a.m. in the morning. And then you sit on the tarmac for four hours because of unforeseen difficulties, i.e. the permanent strike of airtraffic control over Paris. When you finally get to Malaga airport, everybody's queueing for the bloody toilet, and queueing for the bloody half-customs officers, and queueing for the bloody bus that isn't there, waiting to take you to the hotel that hasn't yet been built. When you finally get to the half-built Algerian ruin called the Hotel Limassol, while paying half the holiday money to a license Spaniard in a taxi, there's no water in the pool, there's no water in the bath, there's no water in the tap, there's only a bleeding lizard in the bidet, and half the rooms are doublebooked, and you can't sleep anyway, 'cause the permanent are in the jungles in the hotel next door. Meanwhile, the Spanish National Tourist Board promises that the raging cholera epidemic is merely a mild outbreak of the Spanish Conleigh, rather like the previous outbreak in 1616, even the bloody rats are dying from it!
 
2014-02-20 02:08:31 PM
Older couple travels abroad to attend themed festival event.

Not news, Fark.
 
2014-02-20 02:11:25 PM
Yes. And I have.
 
2014-02-20 02:12:34 PM

H31N0US: Cool Beer Story:

There was a British girl at work took a sabbatical to travel the Americas before repatriating in Jolly Old England.

When she stopped through NYC on her way home, I asked her whet she thought of our great hemisphere, and the US in particular. She said "My husband and I were blown away by how much really good beer there is here. There is better beer here at the local level than you'll find in the isles. I'm sorry I've lived here for so long without knowing that, and now I'm going home!" She went on to admit that the whole British beer snobbery was based on the false premise that all beer here tastes like Coors Light.

So there's that.


Yep.
Link
And it even used coors light.
 
2014-02-20 02:13:43 PM

Beerguy: The greatest British ale. I can't get it where I live though. Now I am sad.


had a few on draught last friday with dinner.  not that i'm rubbing it in or anything.
 
2014-02-20 02:13:57 PM
3000 miles?  More like 10 for me.

i.imgur.com
 
2014-02-20 02:17:57 PM

doublesecretprobation: Beerguy: The greatest British ale. I can't get it where I live though. Now I am sad.

had a few on draught last friday with dinner.  not that i'm rubbing it in or anything.


Cool...I am glad a fellow Farker is able to enjoy it.

Cheers!
 
2014-02-20 02:23:55 PM
Is there a British equivilent for the all powerful dirndl?

images.wikia.com
 
2014-02-20 02:26:49 PM

Beerguy: Cool...I am glad a fellow Farker is able to enjoy it.

Cheers!


what i really miss is old peculiar.  they stopped distributing it in the states a few years ago.
 
2014-02-20 02:39:37 PM
wow, they even made their teeth yellow and crooked to fit it
 
2014-02-20 02:40:31 PM

chrisacip: wow, they even made their teeth yellow and crooked to fit it


*fit in
 
2014-02-20 02:41:42 PM

JesseL: CleanAndPure: To escape North American beer. Yes its worth traveling 3000 miles.

There's a bit more to North American beer than Bud, Miller, and Coors.

Would you limit your British Samplings to Bass, Newcastle, and Boddington's?


No but even in your sample of "lower end British beer" you name three beers that are vastly superior to the N. Am beers you named.
 
2014-02-20 02:42:25 PM

deanis: CleanAndPure: To escape North American beer. Yes its worth traveling 3000 miles.

i'm guessing you don't drink much beer.


Actually I don't anymore... but I used to.
 
2014-02-20 03:06:19 PM

CleanAndPure: deanis: CleanAndPure: To escape North American beer. Yes its worth traveling 3000 miles.

i'm guessing you don't drink much beer.

Actually I don't anymore... but I used to.


since you have been out of the game for so long here is a partial list (with other than US brands also) of very good beers.

http://www.ratebeer.com/RateBeerBest/bestbeers_012013x.asp
 
2014-02-20 03:08:58 PM

CleanAndPure: JesseL: CleanAndPure: To escape North American beer. Yes its worth traveling 3000 miles.

There's a bit more to North American beer than Bud, Miller, and Coors.

Would you limit your British Samplings to Bass, Newcastle, and Boddington's?

No but even in your sample of "lower end British beer" you name three beers that are vastly superior to the N. Am beers you named.


Sure, but I'd assume they don't export the shiattiest of their domestics. I have no idea what they would be.

Anyway, anyone who complains about American beer is either profoundly ignorant, or trying really hard to avoid anything but the crap. We've got great local microbrews being made everywhere and a lot of very good nationally distributed ones.
 
2014-02-20 03:16:41 PM
Britain has a pretty good choice of beers. Most pubs would carry a choice of lager, ales, stouts and so on, some of them cask pulled. Even the chain / leasehold pubs make an effort to include a few guest ales.

I'm not sure why anyone would fly all that way for it though.
 
2014-02-20 03:21:04 PM

That is a question for these guys.


upload.wikimedia.org


Apparently Molson's beer are worth walking 500 miles, but 3,000 is a bit of stretch if you ask me, for any beer unless it is brewed with barley and tanna leaves and will make you immortal, in which case I'll take my chance on a direct airline ticket, first class if need be.
 
2014-02-20 04:01:05 PM
Maybe for Johnny Courage ale, or the late great K.
 
2014-02-20 04:22:25 PM
Just ask Jules Verne.
 
2014-02-20 04:23:47 PM
Well, first I suppose you gotta like beer ..
 
2014-02-20 10:43:27 PM
Nah. I can go about 5 miles to the Red Lion on Shepherd for all the ESB, Pride, Speckled Hen and Smithwick's my heart desires
 
2014-02-21 12:55:52 AM
British beer, no; Scotch Whiskey, yes; German beer, maybe
 
2014-02-21 02:14:59 AM
BATMANATEE: In before warm beer. It's served at cellar temperature, not wam.

So lukewarm, then?
 
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