Talk Like a Pirate day 2014

Talk Like a Pirate Day 2015 on the horizon.

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Ahoy, me Hearties! Just a freindly shot o’er t’ bows that Satd’y 19th Septemby be International Talk Like a Pirate Day an’ as always, we aboard t’ good ship JB again be ‘avin a knees-up ter celebrate. Yarrr! Not only we be talkin’ like Pirates, we be dressin’ like ’em too. So be gettin’ yer best pirate togs on an’ be sailin’ down an joinin’ t’ fun. We also be ‘avin some Piratical-themed grog for ye on t’ bar. We …

Beer of the Month: Anspach & Hobday – The Porter

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First of our new introductions at Just Beer – Featured Beer of the Month, or BOTM (unfortunate acronym, but hey-ho) is Anspach & Hobday‘s The Porter. Paul (Anspach) & Jack (Hobday), two London graduates, founded Anspach & Hobday in the pursuit of a better beer experience. Guided by the wave of contemporary craft beer and inspired by the illustrious brewing heritage of London, Anspach & Hobday’s vision is to brew and curate the best of beer and put London back at the centre …

Exciting New Bottle Stock Arrived

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We have just taken a delivery of bottles from some of the most exciting breweries in the country… From Kernel we have Citra Pale Ale at 5.2%, a massive hop kick that jumps out of the bottle and smacks you in the mush. Brewed by Numbers‘ offering is Golden Ale Pacifica & Wai-iti 5.5%. Light and smooth with a floral bitterness and a touch of marmalade. Try Runaway Märzen Lager 5.4%, an Oktoberfest style lager with a rich malty flavour …

IPA Trail – Final list.

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Here’s the final list for the upcoming Newark CAMRA IPA Trail, which starts on the 31st July. Blue Bee (Sheffield) – Complex (Red Rye IPA) 6.0% Brick (London) – Blenheim Black (Black IPA) 5.1% Isca (Holcombe, Devon) – D’Artic (Black IPA) 6.0% North Riding Brewpub (Scarborough, N. Yorks) – V.A.T.S. (American IPA) 6.1% Rocket Science (Yate, Gloucs) – Io (American IPA) 7.0% Shiny (Derby) – Award (American IPA) 6.0% Totally Brewed (Nottingham) – Kuruji The Demon Ninja (Black IPA) 5.2% We …

Countdown to IPA Day

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Here’s our initial lineup for the 3rd Newark CAMRA IPA Trail, which starts on July 31st  and runs until the 9th August, encompassing International IPA Day which is on Thursday, August 6th. We have managed to secure some Io from Rocket Science, a beer as rare as the atmosphere of Io itself, so don’t miss it! Initial IPA menu is as follows: Rocket Science (Yate, Gloucs) – Io (American IPA) 7.0% North Riding Brewpub (Scarborough, N. Yorks) – V.A.T.S. (American IPA) …

Beers from the Fridge #11 – Verhaeghe Duchesse de Bourgogne

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Brouwerij Verhaeghe describe Duchesse de Bourgogne as a traditional top fermented reddish-brown ale from the West-Flanders region of Belgium. This refined ale also known as “The Burgundies of Belgium” is a blend of 8 and 18 months old ales following careful maturation in oak casks. 100% natural and unpasteurized. Aroma is both sour and sweet of tart berries, cinnamon, brown sugar and wood.Vinious and dry in the mouth with hints of acid and red berries. A truly classic Flemish Red …

Beers from the Fridge #10 – Beavertown Bloody ‘Ell

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Says the brewery on their website: ‘We have never brewed a straight IPA at Beavertown, why change the habit of a lifetime! Here we take a stripped back IPA malt bill and highly hop it with the tropics of Amarillo and Citra and pile head on with kilos of Blood Orange zest and juice late in the boil, bringing you a smack of citrus and hints of warm orange aromas.’ Deep golden in colour, with very strong aroma of tropical …

Beers from the Fridge #9 – Beavertown Smog Rocket

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Another porter reinvented for the 21st century, Beavertown Smog Rocket at 5.4% pours jet black with tight tan head. Aromas of chocolate, roasted malt, light coffee waft noseward. Coffee and chocolate bitterness from start to finish with a subtle balancing vanilla and milk chocolate sweetness. Body is light and velvety smooth. Excellent.