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Posted: Thu Jun 30, 2005 11:10 am
I'll be up around tyneside this next weekend so if anybody sees me I'll let them buy me a beer.
Posted: Thu Jun 30, 2005 12:31 pm
Brian come to Raffferty's on pink lane in newcastle city centre on saturday night about 9.00. I'll be wearing a black t-shirt with yellow writing on it that says "f**k it all"
Posted: Thu Jun 30, 2005 1:13 pm
Just to make sure you don't miss out on this once in a lifetime offer I drive a 02 reg. blue corsa flying a st georges flag.
don't try flagging me down because-
a--i'm as blind as a bat
b-- the brakes don't work
i'd hate to run you over before you've bought me a beer.
Posted: Thu Jun 30, 2005 2:32 pm
I thought u said U were buying the beers.
Anyways are you going into town on saturday night or what cos i need free beer see?
Posted: Fri Jul 01, 2005 12:31 am
Posted: Fri Jul 01, 2005 12:44 am
You want one ????
Posted: Fri Jul 01, 2005 12:35 pm
A beer? Yes thanks
Posted: Mon Jul 04, 2005 12:54 pm
Okay now I'm never drinking beer ever a f**king gain after what happened on saturday night. Beer maketh the maneth badeth.
Posted: Mon Jul 04, 2005 1:06 pm
Why is English beer so bloody good?
Posted: Mon Jul 04, 2005 1:37 pm
good at what? Getting you p*ssed? Or good at tasting bad?
Posted: Mon Jul 04, 2005 4:21 pm
Maybe not what you buy, but the styles, Brown Ale, IPA, they are great.
Posted: Mon Jul 04, 2005 4:31 pm
Sorry! But you can't beat French, Belgian & German beer.
I worked for a couple of months in a UK "Brewery". We used to get huge road tankers coming in from the Carling, Grolsch and other chemical factories. It was our job to water it down (Called Liquoring) pasturise and bottle it.
We also did the alco-pops. Vodka Ice, Moscow Mule etc. These have no vodka in them. The guy who did it, used to pass me wearing his full chemical warfare suit, pulling a trolley of chemicals "Flavourings". The rest was made up of water and....Oh yes. Ethanol (Rocket propelant)That was the vodka!
Posted: Mon Jul 04, 2005 4:41 pm
Makes you appreciate microbreweries. I'm still hanging for Chimay.
Posted: Mon Jul 04, 2005 6:18 pm
German beer still has to be the best, if you ask me. True German beer, brewed for the German market is governed by the so-called "Reinheitsgebot" or Purity Law. In other words, they are not allowed to put any chemicals into it at all. It is made only of hops, yeast, malt and water. Nothing more, nothing less. There was a big hoohah a few years ago when the EC passed a resolution allowing all other European Breweries to sell their products in Germany too, because other European countries don't have the purity law for beer. But, the Germans are astute people, so they still don't buy much in the way of "foreign" beer anyway. Mind you, I would point out that German beers that are expressly labelled as "Export" are not wholly subject to the Purity Law - so they may have a certain amount of chemicals in them - especially preservatives, thus allowing German breweries to compete on the world market.
Yeah, give me a good old German beer any time.
Posted: Sun Jul 10, 2005 12:40 pm
I too used to work at a UK brewery.
Apart from the chemicals for colour, preservative etc I was miffed at what there call 'spare beer'.
Spare beer is beer left over from packaging or beer that didn't quite come out right at the 'brew'
This beer was not chucked away, but kept as spare beer.
So all the different beers were literally mixed together.
To get rid of it, a little bit ( percentage ) is added to every other brew when it's packaged.
But of course a small ( or sometimes large ) amount is left over and goes back into spare beer.
So really, keeps going round the block.
I once asked a quality control guy why a full brew couldn't go out without any spare added, would the 'pure' beer not taste great.
He said that if they left the spare out, it would alter the 'normal' flavour that much they might get complaints.
And the end of the day though, it's all about dosh, and getting as much as possible out of every drop.
Posted: Sun Jul 10, 2005 12:44 pm
Pasteurisation ( cooked, heated up ) is used to extend the shelf life of certain beers.
You want to taste it before it's cooked, bloody lovely.
Posted: Sun Jul 10, 2005 5:29 pm
Real ale's the best.
Try the Robin Hood in Jarra, they brew their own and it's real fall down beer------I know cos I did.
Posted: Sun Jul 10, 2005 5:31 pm
Infectedmushroom wrote:Okay now I'm never drinking beer ever a f**king gain after what happened on saturday night. Beer maketh the maneth badeth.
So what have you been up to?
Posted: Sun Jul 10, 2005 5:34 pm
mrp wrote:Makes you appreciate microbreweries. I'm still hanging for Chimay.
I saw the Chimay in my local on Friday mrp. I thought of you and was going to have one for you, but I got sidetracked!
Posted: Sun Jul 10, 2005 5:42 pm
Jim-----is sidetracked another word for pi**ed?
Off on a tangent, are you anywhere near the Dordogion or however it's spelt as my son is on holiday there and I wondered what it was like.