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Looking for beer recommendations! #1004747
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I want to buy some good tasty local beers for a gift; nothing too heavy, something light and refreshing with a bit of a bite. Does anyone have any ideas? I know taste is a very personal thing; my personal tastes tend to stray a bit north of the border - Harviestoun's Bitter and Twisted, Tennants 80/- and so forth - but I'd like to go local if possible. If there are any local brews that are well liked, that would be a start. I can get to the Ship in a Bottle shop in West Kirby; Burleydam Garden Centre has some there too. Cheers!

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Buy him (I'm assuming it's a him) some homebrew equipment and a good quality beet kit. Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day, teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.

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Brimstage Brewery: Trapper's Hat is my favourite when I'm in the area. Don't know which shops stock it, but a call to the brewery would inform.

Brimstage Brewing Co Ltd
Home Farm
Brimstage Lane
Brimstage
Wirral
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Tel: 0151 342 1181
Mob: 07870 968323
info@brimstagebrewery.com


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There is also peerless http://www.peerlessbrewing.co.uk in birkenhead

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I don't think son-in-law has the headspace for homebrewing at the moment, but it's a possible for the future! I'd heard of Trapper's Hat, but not Peerless - will explore those possibilities. Have just picked some 'Britman' up at Burleydam that's made at Burton Manor, for starters. Thanks!

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Nothing beats a bit of taste testing. Get yourself to Hulme Hall, Port Sunlight for the Ship & Mitre beer festival over the Bank Holiday weekend

http://www.theshipandmitre.com/festivals/

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A good beer is one that you would go back for a second.

"Holy Grail" is NOT one. "Old Speckled Hen" tastes ok but has some sort of laxative in it.

Farmers Arms in Frankby used to do (may still)3 small 1/3rd pint glasses so you could have a bit of each.

Lunch at Red Fox Thornton Hough today and was allowed a sample of each-- especially if you go looking a bit unsure ---

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Old Speckled Hen is a bit 'supermarket' I think, I can buy it anywhere. Good tip about the laxative though - so much more enjoyable than other over-the-counter remedies, I daresay! I did buy a bottle with 'Happy Beerthday' on the label (Staffordshire Brewery) - might taste like cat's pee, but worth a gamble for the novelty!

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Thirsty Thursday at Peerless Brewery from 4.30 this week.

Pop down and meet Rose and Steve, try all the beers they make and then you can buy in bottles from the brewery shop.

You can also take your own food and have a bit of a picnic!

Pool Street, Birkenhead.

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Hi Gibbo, I've been thinking about calling in to Peerless brewery for a slurp or two, does one have to pre book? I assume there's an admission fee. If I recall correctly there was a Wiki night out there a couple of years ago which was ruined by an ex member called Pepperhead which unfortunately resulted in a valued member MarkB choosing to leave the forum. Perhaps we could try again.

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Thanks Sunny.

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try 'the lazy landlord' on mill lane , liscard

https://www.facebook.com/Lazy-Landlord-303124179857452/?fref=ts


cos i'm that kinda guy...
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Originally Posted by ludwigvan
Hi Gibbo, I've been thinking about calling in to Peerless brewery for a slurp or two, does one have to pre book? I assume there's an admission fee. If I recall correctly there was a Wiki night out there a couple of years ago which was ruined by an ex member called Pepperhead which unfortunately resulted in a valued member MarkB choosing to leave the forum. Perhaps we could try again.


No, its free on Thirsty Thursday, just turn up anytime after 4.30.

You only have to pay and book for the brewery tours.

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Thanks Gibbo.

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