The advertising guys for Spitfire Beer have had some fun with their latest advertising campaign and mostly by picking fun at the German’s The war might have been over 60 years ago but memories linger. Hopefully these ads will be seen light hearted and not start hostile relations between Germans and Britain…who knows– may be they should settle their differences over a few pints of Spitfire. Sounds like a great idea- I might do the same.
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Well yesterday’s Boddingtons’s Pub Ale got us in the mood for tasty English Beers and the Old Speckled Hen looked pretty good down at the bottleshop today and it tasted absolutely delicious- should have bought a couple more…not to worry there is always tomorrow. The Old Speckled Hen is English bitter style beer, and is fairly new, it was first brewed in 1979 by the Moreland Brewery in Abingdon which is in Oxfordshire to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the MG car company of all reasons, which was also in Adingdon. Story has it that the brewery had a MG which was splattered with paint and the beer was named after it. The beer is available in pasteurized bottles or as a cask ale. The Morand brand has a few other interesting named products including He’s Tooth, Tanners Jack and Morland Original the brewery is operated by the Greene King Brand which also produces Ruddles, Abbot, Ridley’s and Hardy’s & Hanson products.
Hall and Woodhouse are a brewery from Dorset in the UK and date back to 1777 and one of their more interesting products is the Fursty Ferret. Ledged tells it that local ferrets were often found sneaking in the back door of the local inn owned by Miss Rose Gribble to sample the tasty beer. So to celebrate Hall and Woodhouse produced the Fursty Ferret in 1980 and now is one of their most popular brands, for people and the odd weasel like creature. The brewery also makes a range of badger beers, we are not sure what the story is there but maybe badgers like a drop or two of the golden stuff too? Hall and Woodhouse also have the license to brew HB beers for the UK, using the traditional Munich recipes. The Fursty Ferret was originally a seasonable beer produced in autumn but now it is available all year round in 4.4% 500ml clear glass bottles. You cant miss the lovely ferrets on the label. Read the rest of this entry »
Bass has been an institution in Beer in the UK since 1777. And ledged tells that it has been an important beer in England with stories including Napoleon fought over it and it was even served on the Titanic. Brewed in Burton the beer a pale ale is full flavored and has a rich caramel aroma with a little bitterness from the hops at the end. The beer is using the original recipe and uses two strains of yeast to produce its special taste. The beer is currently being launched in the USA where it is expected to become one of the countries favorite quality imported beers.
The traditional pub counter meal is usually a chicken parmy, a snitzel, a mixed grill or a favourite of our Bangers and Mash. Originating from England bangers were a colloquial name for sausages and sure are tasty. The bangers and mash as the name suggests are grilled sausages onto of a bed of mashed potato then covered in rich gravy. If you are really lucky your pub might even add caramelised onions with the gravy to make it even tastier. The some of the earliest bangers and mash on the menu date back to around 1919 when English Pubs invented this quick to prepare and cheap dish. There are quiet a few variants of bangers and mash and it usually has to do with the sausage type- some of the new fancy pubs and bars are experimenting with gourmet sausage varieties which will keep the dish popular for decades to come. Read the rest of this entry »
You couldn’t find a better mix pies and ale-its like Bert and Ernie, Strawberries and Cream, Camilla and Charles…well you know what I mean. Fuller’s Ale and Pie House can be found at 194 Fleet Street in London it was once the Old Bank of London but it has been tranformed into a pub. As well as great beer the building itself is quiet spectacular with grand Victorian halls and lovely chandeliers and pies. The Pub has a pie stand with some really delicious flavours some quiet unusual. There’s plenty of quiet hidy holes for a quiet place to chat and the beer is pretty damm tasty- and don’t forget those gourmet pies!
Well this chain of pubs might not have the most inviting name but they sure are popular. The Slug and Lettuce chain stretches to nearly 100 pubs over the UK. They specilise in good food friendly service and of course fresh tasty beer. They are probably a bit more food orientated than a traditional pub but nothing goes better with beer than food. They have a very impressive cocktail and wine list too. A fine place to take that someone special.
Along London’s famous Fleet Street you will come across The Punch Tavern which is a great place for a pint or two of larger. It’s far from the cheapest place for a beer in London and these days its more of a pub come cafe come restaurant but its well worth a visit. The beautifuly decorated pub has lovely tiles and mirrors portraying Mr & Prs Punch. The pub features some beautiful woodwork and has plenty of interesting treasures to view while you are having your pints. The Punch Tavern can be found at 99 Fleet Street in London UK.
The European Commission must have been on the turps they wanted to get rid of the pint from British and Irish pubs. They wanted the pint to go metric like everything else, but the good old beer drinkers kicked up a real stink and ran a campain to tell the EU to bugger off. They finally came to their senses and it looks like the good old pint has had a stay of execution. They also are going to allow the poor old Brits to use miles and measure their gold in troy ounces what ever that is. They just couldn’t cope with the change.
Carling is recognized as Britain’s biggest selling lager beer, some say it is popular due to its well balanced flavor and thirst quenching refreshment but others say its because its cheap and the beer of larger louts. Either way it’s a popular drop. The beer is very strongly marketed with live music and sport in particular football. Carling is today owned by Adolph Coors the US brewery who produces Coors. The beer itself has a fruity taste with a light lemon zing it’s a strong golden colour with a little froth and like most English beers a little flat tasting. So next time you are in an English Pub ask for a pint of Carling and try it for yourself.