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Re: Favourite Beers & Where to Find them

what do the english people think of samuel smiths? I thought some of them were pretty good myself.

I would be stoked to find some New Belgian (fat tire) here, but san diego can keep their Stone. Ale Smiths on the other hand arent bad.

I will just settle for sierra nevada, and my homebrew.
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Aaaargh . . . Samuel Smith Beers . . . a travesty.

They get away with it because they have some of the most characterful, historic and beautiful pubs in the UK. The beer though is a joke.
My only experience with the UK is the Airport area at Gattwick
- The beer is execellent (I do not know other SS'es than Imperial Stout though)
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My only experience with the UK is the Airport area at Gattwick
- The beer is execellent (I do not know other SS'es than Imperial Stout though)
Samuel Smith has a good range of beers and lagers including several organic ones. Just don't confuse them with John Smith's. Although their origins are from the same family, the only similarity now is the surname.

John Smith's is mass produced keg bitter with little resembance to real ale.
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Re: Favourite Beers & Where to Find them

Ever thought ... F/cking Hell, it must be time for a beer?

Well here's one just for us.

http://www.spiegel.de/international/...686305,00.html
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Old 31.03.2010, 18:30
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Re: Favourite Beers & Where to Find them

Mr Pickwick's Beer & Song tour in April has Fullers London Pride, Greene King IPA, Bombardier, Old Speckled Hen and Fuller’s Honey Dew.

One (or more) of these should be suitable to wash down the cheeses from the British Cheese Centre

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Old 31.03.2010, 18:44
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Re: Favourite Beers & Where to Find them

Ahh this thread reminds me of last Easter which I spent in Brussels. I'm normally happy with whatever is on tap in any given hostelry, but I must say that a weekend in Brussels changed my outlook on beer forever. No kidding. Dark beers which I would never have normally tried were fantastic, and some of the naturally-fermented beers (served in clay jugs) helped redefine my definition of beer.

We had an odd experience at one bar (it was near the peeing statue, the name of which also escapes me) where the incredibly pompous waiter presented us with the menu and was really rude when we showed ignorance of their menu. He eventually came around to a recommendation, and rather theatrically introduced us to "Avec les Bons Voeux". Told us it would be a life-changing beer... Pretty good stuff, and if anyone has seen it around ZH, I'd be happy to get a bottle or two.
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MacGregor's son in law gets me Moosehead at Weber Vonesch in Baar

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Old 31.03.2010, 18:59
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Have to concur about the amazing beers there. And right by the peeing statue, there is a shop that serves amazing Gauffre de Liège.
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Re: Favourite Beers & Where to Find them

Oh my God, I can order two cases of Pedigree and one of Spitfire and it takes postage off... beer shipped for free, 102 CHF all-in! That makes £1.75 a bottle...

Ordering...

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MARSTONS PEDIGR.. [CHF35.00x2]
SHEPHERD NEAME .. [CHF32.00x1]
MANOR OAK BACK BACON 2x 200g .. [CHF8.00x3]

Items: 6 Total: 126.00 CHF

Epic, epic win. Winging it's way to me tommorrow, hopefully.

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Re: Favourite Beers & Where to Find them

Sierra Nevada Pale Ale for sure! They have it at Drinks of the World, but always seem to be sold out or down to just 1 every time I go in there. What's up with that? I am happy to say though that this next week I am going to be getting my beer brewing kit shipped over and will be creating my own imitation (a slightly hoppier version) of the elixer at home! Woohoo!
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Sorry, about that..I am always happy that there are 2 or 3 on stock..



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Sierra Nevada Pale Ale for sure! They have it at Drinks of the World, but always seem to be sold out or down to just 1 every time I go in there. What's up with that? ...snip
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How long until you received the order? I ordered some pedigree too.

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Oh my God, I can order two cases of Pedigree and one of Spitfire and it takes postage off... beer shipped for free, 102 CHF all-in! That makes £1.75 a bottle...

Ordering...

EDIT -
MARSTONS PEDIGR.. [CHF35.00x2]
SHEPHERD NEAME .. [CHF32.00x1]
MANOR OAK BACK BACON 2x 200g .. [CHF8.00x3]

Items: 6 Total: 126.00 CHF

Epic, epic win. Winging it's way to me tommorrow, hopefully.
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traditional British ales

Does anyone know where in Geneva one can purchase (to take home) some good traditional British ales as well as perhaps more conventional lagers?
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Does anyone know where in Geneva one can purchase (to take home) some good traditional British ales as well as perhaps more conventional lagers?
Grumpy Grapefruit sells some amazing Real Ales...PM him and maybe he'll sell a case to post?
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The best: Corona (from Germany)
Has anybody tried Hungarian beer yet?
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i second the young's double chocolate...so good

added to that is brooklyn brewery black chocolate stout- so yummy and the black ops- i had it once for a special day and i was in love....mmm.


i haven't seen any brooklyn brewery beers here- but i have found young's

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I've been going in to the Gregory Pub in Schoneggstr (Militar-Langstr bus stop) in Zürich, for probably 3-4years now. Not the most salubrious of locations for many of our esteemed members, but the Italian manager Rudy, has in all that time, been keeping a great range of bottled international beers, at fairly reasonable prices. Frequent special offers too.
He recently had a number of barrels of Bombadier on draft, which he was selling for CHF 7 a pint during world cup games, but he ultimately dropped it to 5 Franks a pint.
Sadly, for the connoisseurs amongst you, I drank most of it!
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i second the young's double chocolate...so good

added to that is brooklyn brewery black chocolate stout- so yummy and the black ops- i had it once for a special day and i was in love....mmm.

i haven't seen any brooklyn brewery beers here- but i have found young's
I miss going to Brooklyn Brewery and their events

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That's the place
http://www.beerworld.ch/index.cfm
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