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PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2011 6:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think you'll find Brakspear are based in Witney Colin, OX28 4DP to be precise

Mr Cameron's constituency if I'm not mistaken Shocked
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2011 6:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ruddlescat wrote:
I think you'll find Brakspear are based in Witney Colin, OX28 4DP to be precise


Of course. The original brewery was in Henley; I visited it once with an old college buddy who lives in the town. The brewery closed in 2002 (I've discovered via a Google search) and moved to Witney thereafter.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2011 8:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ColinB wrote:
ruddlescat wrote:
I think you'll find Brakspear are based in Witney Colin, OX28 4DP to be precise


Of course. The original brewery was in Henley; I visited it once with an old college buddy who lives in the town. The brewery closed in 2002 (I've discovered via a Google search) and moved to Witney thereafter.

I remember the original Henley Brakspears as being a very tasty brew. I don't know how the current Witney brew compares to the original. According to my 2010 edition of the Good Beer Guide Brakspears was bought by Marstons (of 'Pedigree' fame) in 2007.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2011 8:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I never sampled the produce from the old brewery but right now I'm sipping a pint of Brakspears Double Dropped Bitter

It's OK but nothing to write home about

I'm guessing the original stuff might have been better
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2011 9:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The original stuff was lovely - especially when supped at the brewery itself! Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2011 9:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ruddlescat wrote:
I never sampled the produce from the old brewery but right now I'm sipping a pint of Brakspears Double Dropped Bitter

It's OK but nothing to write home about

I'm guessing the original stuff might have been better



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2011 9:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Talking of Oxfordshire ales, I drank rather a lot of Hooky on Saturday night at a family re-union in our local pub.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2011 9:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh if you're after a G and T Hedgehog you need to have a go at my 'think link' quiz on The Quiz and Trivia Zone

You never know you might even win a virtual case of champagne Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2011 9:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ColinB wrote:
The original stuff was lovely - especially when supped at the brewery itself! Smile

I don't think I ever went round Brakspears' Brewery. Two Oxfordshire Brewerys that I did manage a tour round were Morlands (swallowed up by Greene King) and Morrells (Don't know what became of that one)
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2011 9:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The wonderful Adnams Brewery (of Southwold, Suffolk) not only bews some of the best beers in the land but also has a superb website at http://www.adnams.co.uk

If that's not enough, it also has a mighty fine iPhone App as well. It's a pub quiz............ and it's addictive!
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2011 10:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I remember Adnams as being one of the first bitters I really enjoyed along with their 'Extra'. 'Broadside' is the one I see most regularly in my neck of the woods, though I wish I had the opportunity to try out a few of the others on their list!
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2011 10:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lord Evan Elpuss wrote:
I remember Adnams as being one of the first bitters I really enjoyed along with their 'Extra'. 'Broadside' is the one I see most regularly in my neck of the woods, though I wish I had the opportunity to try out a few of the others on their list!


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