Discussion in 'Brixton' started by Brixton Hatter, May 28, 2015.
Only dropped by for one.Just finished. Good to meet fellow Urbanites.
It is ludicrously drinkable. I'm not keen on cider but their supplies are so different from the generally available stuff. And very wallet-friendly. Mind you, I had less than 2 pints yesterday and felt it this morning.
What kind of monster supplies cider in a 2 litre bottle with a sipping lid?
Love the way that "Lager" features in such small letters!
Couldn't come down last night as I have an ear blockage which, through judicious application of olive oil and repeated syringes full of saline, has cleared! Hopefully be down about 5.30-6pm.
Heading over there now, say Hi if you spot a short-arse artifical redhead
A kind and noble monster who wants to prevent you getting a headache tomorrow morning?
Damn, was hoping post #666 was going to be more...Devilish!
You've obviously never seen me drunk, ViolentPanda .
i'm going to come down later for at least a pint of Greebo.
I am afraid I am stuck in Dorset looking after my mum who has thankfully just come out of hospital. Will need the helicopter to come else Brixton Hatter please donate my winning draw pint to a deserving cause. Hopefully make it in May. Enjoy your ciders everyone.
Yesterday afternoon was fun. Fab to see ex-london ex-U75 folk too. Sorry not to stay longer... Family duties.
Popped along yesterday evening. A big THANK YOU!!!!! to Brixton Hatter for being an excellent host, and for his kindness with his "Greebo's Talking Juice" cider, the profits from which he's donating to one of Ann's favourite Brixton charities - Brixton Kitchen.
BTW, just 3 pints of the talking juice over 3 hours, and I was reeling all the way from Loughborough Junction to Tulse Hill. That's both a comment on the strength of the cider (6.5%) and the fact that I barely drink any more!
E2A. Was also great to have a long chinwag with Gramsci and bimble !!!
Good to see u and bimble.
Another great evening courtesy of Brixton Hatter
you're welcome to redeem it when we're back in May
"...back in May". Music to my ears!!!
A great weekend, thanks to everyone for coming and drinking and getting involved.
I want people to taste some new stuff, enjoy it and try something different. Something you can't get in shops, supermarkets and normal pubs. If it was the same as a normal pub, there would be no point doing it. I love it that you all took it in the spirit that was intended and tried something new and tickled yer tastebuds.
I was also pleased that, with ViolentPanda 's agreement, we named one of our ciders after Greebo, with all the profits going to her charity of choice, Brixton Soup Kitchen. I'm still doing the maths, but you lot drunk every drop of "Greebo's Talking Juice", so I've reckon we raised at least £60 for the soup kitchen, plus donations.
More to come...open again 19-21 May...watch this space!
I'd hereby like to award Shippy the first ever Lifetime Membership of the Platform Cider Bar - for this, and subsequent posts.
It's kind of like getting the Keys to the City (but there's no way you're getting the keys to the cellar )
A free pint for you next time we're open - plus my eternal gratitude
I have never before and probably never shall again receive an honour that so deeply touches my heart.
Shippy was right about the "6.5% cosh behind its back", too!
Hello all, just a quick note to say the bar will be open again next weekend, Friday 19 May - Sunday 21 May.
Friday 19 May: 5pm - 11pm
Saturday 20 May: 1pm - 11pm
Sunday 21 May: 3pm - 10pm
Facebook event here:
I'll be re-running the "5 free pints" competition, so if you've entered before I'll automatically include your name in the draw for the next one. If you haven't already entered and you want to, just post on this thread and say "cider i up landlord"
Also I've now done the maths and I'm really pleased to say we raised £69.46 for Brixton Soup Kitchen through the sale of the "Greebo's Talking Juice" cider, plus your various donations. Thank you all for buying, drinking and donating. x
And I'll be missing this one as well.
Cider I up landlord
I must admit I passed by everyone when this was on in April. But was way too shy to get involved.
It was fun trying to work out which urban peep was which. You all looked like you were having a fab time.
Feel free to say hello next time, would be good to meet you and introduce you to others
editor or a passing mod, please could you update thread title to "Fri 19 to Sun 21 May" please? Many thanks!
E2A - cheers
Back again at the watering hole after a long day at the education mill.
To seal my decent to the dark side I chose Pagan.
Pagan is a 5% medium but medium is the last word I'd use to describe it. It has a large shape explosion of taste that transforms into bitter notes. I'm not sure of the name of this old god but I leave assured that it required blood sacrifice. Not one I'd buy a pint of but I would grab a half as a wake me up when things started to blur.
To escape the dark clutches of the Pagan I turn to summery Seville oranges and the 4% sweet Marmalade. This drink is true to its name and does its job admirably. It almost makes me forget I don't particularly like oranges. While I don't think I'd go back for more I would certainly recommend it to someone looking for a new kind of sweet.
Onwards to the Disco Dudda. Duddas Tun Cider has done it again with this 5.3% medium. This is a fantastically drinkable cider. It opens with a big sour bramley punch which quickly mellows into a light sweetness leaving you refreshed and eager top quaff again. And again. And agaaiinn... an..d..
My eye is drawn to what appears to be a clise up of Mick Hucknall being tazered. This is Aparently the mascot to the 4% medium Chilli Ginger. This cloudy brew looks like (lashings of) ginger beer and tastes rather like the cider has had a shot of ginger cordial added to the glass. It doesn't quite need a scoville rating but there is a faint hint of pepper in the after taste.
To finish off the first round of tasting I go for the Kingston Redstreak. This 7% medium is a plesent all rounder. It is fruity while remaining quite clean tasting. A dry tannin edged after taste that isn't overpowering. If your not sure where to start or finish this is a fine choice to please almost any palate.
Once again I make a pilgrimage to my metaphorical ancestoral home. Rum Cask.
It explodes on my tounge like a presure washer filled with refeshers. For a still cider it makes belive in the existence of bubbles
After the initial blast a big rolling changing taste fills my mouth.
It is kinda like the older rougher sibling of the Disco Duddas.
Still an old friend.
You should get into writing for drinkers' magazines, Shippy. I'm not a big cider drinker but I fancy one now.
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