Back to the hotel after several pints and a whisky or two. And a Burger King. Classy. Not as classy as the residents of Nottingham city centres though (there appears to be more than one), who were fantastic people. Not shouty, pushy, fighty or remotely underdressed. And they definitely did not come and sit down at our table and the start to talk very loudly into a phone that wasn’t connected to another line.
None of that detracted from the actual beer festival which was very enjoyable but probably too big for me. I prefer it like my women. Smaller, more discrete and with more knowledgable staff serving the goods.
Most importantly when we got back to the premier inn, Lenny Henry wasn’t in our bed. Thank goodness.
Right then. Finally found a seat and a bench. Tried about 10 beers and still only reached a 3.8 out of four. The Nutbrook More and Titanic Traditional stout were very good. The latter was sank very quickly.
Off now for fish and chips and a visit to the oldest pub in England.
Just tried a beer from Falstaff Brewery. ‘Paul Weller. Weirdly it tastes of jam…,
It’s big. It’s a bit sprawling and everywhere seems to be a thoroughfare. But there are a 1,000 beers to try.
We’re 6 in and we’ve discovered that the porters are poor on the whole but the bitters are good.
The titanic brewery is very good….
Made it out. Left with the delicious taste of a Saddlers Mud City Stout. 4/5. Huzzah!
Stumbled into the toilet block rather than the food stall. Not something I want to do again. Holding cash in hand and asking for a spicy sausage as I wandered in raised a few eyebrows and one unmentionable. I gave him my mates mobile number and bid a hasty retreat
Now in the cap and gown with a Hook Norton Haymaker.
We thought band were shit then realised they were testing the equipment. Then the band came in and we thought they were testing the equipment. Go figure.
Ten beers gone and a large steak and ale pasty. Nice.
Still not found a 4/5. Disappointing. But many there or thereabouts. The 5/5 remains out of my grasp an I suppose I’ll just have to continue searching.
Off to town now for some pub action.
Five in and I’ve not yet found a 4/5. Best so far would be Mighty Oaks Oscar Wilde at 3.7%. Very nice all rounder with very subtle flavours. Glad I tried early before the porters. I give a 3.8/5.
At Woofter Beer Day. It’s pissing down with rain and I’m drinking pints this year so I don’t have to wade to and from the kegs too often.
Trouble is I think I’m still drinking them as quick as I would a half!
This is a pint of Amber Ales Chocolate Orange Stout at 4%. Not bad. Lovely nose but all bitter chocolate and no orange. But a little vanilla. 3.4/5.