Posted by Owen Roberts on September 01, 2006 at 15:53:14 from 22.214.171.124 user OwenRoberts.
In Reply to: Re: Beer and other drinks posted by Joe Windsor on September 01, 2006 at 15:22:45:
I am sorry you had a bad experience with mild, Joe. Probably in those days, the landlord put all the tap spillage and everything else into the mild.
Proper mild is an agreeable drink and need not be weak.
However one thing that is improving much in the UK is the quality and variety of the bitter. Most landlords nowadays are well trained in looking after their beer.
The microbreweries encouraged by Gordon Brown (our chancellor who sets tax rates) are doing well and are adding much to the beer scene. There is one microbrewery whose products taste like school ink, whose pumps I shall not bother to trouble again.
I try to visit the annual CAMRA beer festival in London every year and am continually amazed at the variety.
Probably the industry best training courses are run by Charles Wells of Bedford (makers of Bombardier and other good beers) and other some brewers send their trainees there.
Note for Jock and other Young’s’ enthusiasts - Wells are merging with Youngs and it is possible that Youngs may improve - but we will miss the Wandsworth water.
Please let me know if there is to be a farewell Tarboarders visit to the Ram Brewery in Wandsworth.
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