Beers available in Brixton - craft, ale, keg, cask, bottled, canned and more

Discussion in 'Brixton' started by CH1, Jun 6, 2016.

  1. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    Talking of Party Sevens etc - I've not been particularly impressed by the Lidl offerings (Grafenwalder and Grafenwalder Hefe Weissbier) in the 5 litre cans.
    I noticed the other day that Iceland now have a similar product - Bitburger Keg Bitburger Keg 5 Litre

    Anybody tried this? It doesn't even seem price competitive, must genuinely be for the party market.
     
  2. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    I would say Greene King Abbot is normally quite a good consistent non-hoppy bitter.

    If the Albert is anything to go by Greene King make their profits from pub management not by promoting their own products.
    Last time I was in the Albert (at least a year ago) GK IPA was off. The time before that it was on pressurized tap, which offended my drinking companion no end.

    The Greene King website says they have a craft range both bottled and draft - anybody ever seen any of these on offer at the Albert?
    Craft beers | Greene King and Belhaven Craft beers | Greene King here to help
     
  3. Twattor

    Twattor Well-Known Member

    I grew up on the nondescript rubbish that Greene King pump out so since moving south I refuse to drink it on principal, although I do remain very partial to an Adnams or a Woodfordes.

    Hving said that, I accidentally had a pint of the Yardbird not too long ago, possibly at Crown and Sceptre, and it wasn't actually that bad.
     
  4. ViolentPanda

    ViolentPanda Hardly getting over it.

    As you like pales and goldens, you'll like Boondoggle - the only Ringwood beer I've tried - as it's hoppy and peppery, and really refreshing.
     
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  5. ViolentPanda

    ViolentPanda Hardly getting over it.

    In Germany Bitburger is a very popular beer. If you walk through a German park at a weekend, you'll see loads of Bitburger mini-kegs being tapped. It's a Pilsner style, so it's hoppy, without being "punch you in the face" like some modern pales. It's a step up from Grafenwalder.
    At £14.99 it's a decent price, although it'd cost you 10-11 Euros in Germany, so you can see how Iceland are still going to make a profit from it!
     
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  6. twistedAM

    twistedAM Left Of The Dial

    It's pretty nice though I prefer Ghost Ship. Never been a big ale drinker but like all this American type stuff.
     
  7. Winot

    Winot I wholeheartedley agree with your viewpoint

    I had my first (quick) visit to Canopy on Saturday (are we allowed Herne Hill boozers?). Unprepossessing location under the arches off Norwood Rd (behind Ollies) past the car mechanics and under the... err... canopy.

    Just had time for a couple of halves - the small beer and the kolsch. Both lovely (but then beer drank in stolen time away from the kids always is). Left with a keg of the kolsch which wasn't cheap (£28 for 5l) but was very nice (except I fucked up opening it when pissed on Sunday).

    Impressive range of ales and a nice atmosphere.
     
  8. ViolentPanda

    ViolentPanda Hardly getting over it.

    Re: the 5 litre kegs, Iceland are apparently also doing Budvar Budweis for £14.99!
     
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  9. ViolentPanda

    ViolentPanda Hardly getting over it.

    Actually, the Kolsch price is reasonably competitive, seeing as it's only sold - in Cologne - in 300ml bottles, which usually sell for £2 a pop over here! I might have to give that a try! :)
     
  10. Mr Retro

    Mr Retro Beware hedgehogs

    I heart ghost ship and anything from Adnams and the old schools bitters in general. The lighter the colour and more bitter the taste the better I like them.

    The IPA's that have come out in the last years give me a crampy stomach for some reason.
     
  11. alfajobrob

    alfajobrob Well-Known Member

    Doing a full cask next month.
    Ta for that - i just went down today bought a keg 5l and 16 beers...I think any brewery is ok to mention.
     
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  12. discobastard

    discobastard ____*\(oo)/*____

    Maybe even Mild will make a comeback!! Spent most of my youth drinking Tetley Mild...
     
  13. discobastard

    discobastard ____*\(oo)/*____

    I was there Sunday drinking Magic Rock Ringmaster. It's a nice little spot to visit.

    Then round the corner for my first visit to Bullfinch, similar beers but more refined. Also a nice space. I'll be going back to both.
     
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  14. alfajobrob

    alfajobrob Well-Known Member

    Hmmnnn.....
     

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  15. leanderman

    leanderman Street Party: July 2

    London Beer Lab really is worth visiting in Nursery rd.

    Especially now they have extended their range, and opening hours.

    Some of their Citra stuff is great, as is that by Beavertown and others stocked there
     
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  16. Twattor

    Twattor Well-Known Member

    Absolutely. Only discovered it last week. Love the fact that people were just walking in and using their brewing facilities, and love the way they sell the random bottles of beers that people have brewed in their tap room shop (£2.50 for 330ml, IIRC).
     
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  17. alfajobrob

    alfajobrob Well-Known Member

    Reports post!

    and then makes a half mild and stout....my nan would be proud.
     
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  18. leanderman

    leanderman Street Party: July 2

    It's surprising how long a cask remains cool, post-brewery.
     
  19. ViolentPanda

    ViolentPanda Hardly getting over it.

    Banks's is nice. Cellar temperature it's great. Fortunately, the concrete floor in my flat does a good approximation of cellar temperature, so I just leave bottles on the floor!
     
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  20. ViolentPanda

    ViolentPanda Hardly getting over it.

    Mild and bitter was the false teeth mob's drink of choice when I was a teen (70s), with younger blokes drinking light and bitter, and wastrels drinking Guinness and sweet cider half/half.
     
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  21. cuppa tee

    cuppa tee Well-Known Member

    aka Black Velvet ?
     
  22. Mr Retro

    Mr Retro Beware hedgehogs

    I'm currently supping Adnams mosaic pale ale, which to my delight is on in the local in Walthamstow. Or one of my locals :p.
     
  23. alfajobrob

    alfajobrob Well-Known Member

    I was supping old rosie in wetherspoons earlier at £3.05 a pint....it was then I decided my day wasn't really going anywhere...but still managed to get the beers on way back...that's a win for me.

    The mad squirrels apa was really good from not too hoppy but a bit of wood at 2.50 a bottle from canopy...I'm just about to try a canopy sunray pale ale now.
     
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  24. leanderman

    leanderman Street Party: July 2

    Stir coffee shop on Brixton Hill is now stocking 'craft' beers, notably Beavertown.
     
  25. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    I used to live in an area with Hydes pubs in Manchester. Most people would drink Hydes mild rather than the bitter.

    About 5 years ago Imperial College Union used to have Green King mild as a low cost option like Ruddles Bitter is in Wetherspoons - rock bottom price and low strength (but actually quite nice to drink). Unfortunately more recently the union bar had a revamp with real ales now served on gas, and an offering of Belhaven keg beers as well (Bellhaven is owned by Greene King). A bit like the Albert?

    The Beehive have occasionally had milds on offer at the so-called beer festivals. But I haven't kept tabs on this recently.
     
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  26. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    I worked in a Youngs pub back in the late 1970s and a lot of the regulars either had Light and Bitter or Ram and Special is they wanted more of a kick.
     
  27. Mattym

    Mattym Well-Known Member

    Beers of Europe is good, but beerhawk offer free delivery on orders over 50 quid. I haven't checked whether they charge slightly more & make the money back that way though.
     
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  28. Winot

    Winot I wholeheartedley agree with your viewpoint

    Will remember that cheers - just ordered from Beers of Europe and was a bit put off by the delivery charge.
     
  29. twistedAM

    twistedAM Left Of The Dial

    Did you notice F Monday has a licence application in its window?
    Wetherspoons are doing carry-out craft stuff now. I assume the price would be a lot more reasonable.
     
  30. leanderman

    leanderman Street Party: July 2

    Interesting. They had a temporary evening restaurant for a few months, a year or so ago.

    Makes sense to share the rent.
     

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