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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3705 on: June 29, 2018, 09:09:15 AM »
You branching out into subtle humour now Mick?  :)
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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3706 on: June 29, 2018, 09:19:30 AM »
Geez, maybe I shouldn't have posted this.

Although everyone is a comedian, getting council to do anything round here is like banging your head on the tree stump.

Big victory, serious.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3707 on: June 29, 2018, 02:58:48 PM »
You branching out into subtle humour now Mick?  :)

Dunno what was subtle about my post but I bough to your superior knowledge.

(No trivialisation of your achievement is intended, George :no:)

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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3708 on: June 29, 2018, 03:18:21 PM »
Having drunk beer for nearly 60 years I have fond memories of draught Bass which these days is hard to find thanks to brewery mergers and "the Beer Orders!

imagine my delight when on a short visit to Harrogate I went into Hales Bar, a lovely old fashioned pub with cracking atmosphere 6 cask ales one of which was



in perfect nick! Well worth a visit if you're in the area.
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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3709 on: June 29, 2018, 03:21:40 PM »
You branching out into subtle humour now Mick?  :)

Dunno what was subtle about my post but I bough to your superior knowledge.

(No trivialisation of your achievement is intended, George :no:)

Now you are barking up the wrong tree. Come to think of it, the tree isn't there anymore! 
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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3710 on: June 29, 2018, 03:22:09 PM »
I've always thought draught Bass to be a good quaffing ale that seemed to travel well (i.e. it tasted the same in any pub wherever you were). Likewise Fullers London Pride and Greene King IPA :pint:

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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3711 on: June 29, 2018, 05:56:30 PM »
Bass - takes me back to the pre-CAMRA days and the 'price' of entry to a flat party at Uni was a Party Seven...  :uneasy:  :sick2:

The 'good quaffing ale' that's found everywhere (in my experience) nowadays is Sharps 'Doombar'...  :beers:
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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3712 on: June 29, 2018, 06:19:34 PM »
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I've always thought draught Bass to be a good quaffing ale
one of the first proper beers i had in a pub with me dad and his work mates,they'd get in the pub  after finishing there shift at 10pm and manage 4 or 5 pints before 11pm closing,i'd maybe manage 2 pints,but at 15  i shouldnt have even been in there.

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Fullers London Pride
supposedly the've switched  the recipe back to the original,so hopefully its back to being a decent pint again

As for sharps and greedy king :poop:,nearly as bad as the ole party 7's,but at least watneys didnt hide there intent on world domination of the beer market

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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3713 on: June 29, 2018, 06:24:39 PM »
IIRC my first experience of beer was Watneys Red Barrel, back in '62

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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3714 on: June 29, 2018, 06:47:51 PM »
just seen my first A400 in the metal so to speak   :goggleeyes:

over Burgess hill about 5 mins ago, heading west, presumably back to Brize for tea and biccies.

now I need to build the 2 x Revell kits in my stash   :-[

not as low as the Herks, Chinooks and Apaches we get over, but was over the town rather than the fields.
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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3715 on: June 29, 2018, 07:22:03 PM »
IIRC my first experience of beer was Watneys Red Barrel, back in '62

 :beers:

I remember when I was little (giving my age away here) I used to go down to the off licence with my cousin to get his dad's beer and if you asked nicely you could get a miniature Watney's Red Barrel to go on a key ring and I thought it quite exciting to get one and even more so when I discovered you could actually take the top off to reveal a little secret hidey hole. 

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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3716 on: June 29, 2018, 08:49:59 PM »
Red Barrel was stronger than Grotney's other foul concoction - "Starlight"

I also really used to enjoy Courage IPA for a good 'sesh'

Who else had one of those kits that clamped onto a Party4 or Party7 barrel and, using a Sparklets gas cylinder, you could pump it out even more foamy than it went in!?
I also remember the cinema ads for the Watney barrel starring John Cleese


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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3717 on: June 30, 2018, 12:41:05 AM »
I have a Bass wagon on my layout!

No way could I possibly endorse Watneys Red Barrel. It almost put me off beer at the age of eighteen! Imagine.... no beer for the rest of my life because of that stuff!

Like Caz, I did have one of those keyrings, though.
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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3718 on: June 30, 2018, 02:44:46 AM »
Being of slightly younger vintage (though I've now reached that age where the policemen are starting to look younger and younger each year), this is what I associate Watney Red Barrel with:

Takahachikawa - Japanese and other trains

Birmingham Knotmore Street - (ex) GWR mainline through the Midlands

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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3719 on: June 30, 2018, 07:28:04 AM »
My first pint in a pub was Starlight.

It came in a nobbly beer glass with a handle.

It had bubbles in it.

It was greeny/yellow in colour.

It had very little 'head' on it.

It tasted like..........

Well, let's just say it had a taste, but what of I never quite worked out. And on a Family Friendly Forum like this I can't give a more apt answer. :no:



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