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Great British Beer Festival Real Ale in a Bottle Bar 2006

First published in BEER August 2006

Great British Beer Festival 2006

The Great British Beer Festival is sometimes known as the biggest pub in the world, but for the dedicated beer hunter it’s also one of the best offies in the world as well. You’d be hard put to find anywhere else that offers […]

RCH Old Slug Porter Dark Ale

Great British Beer Festival Real Ale in a Bottle Bar 2006

ABV: 4.5% Origin: Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, England Website: www.rchbrewery.com

RCH Old Slug Porter Dark Ale

RCH, a veteran among British micros of bottle conditioned ales, originated behind the Royal Clarence Hotel at Burnham-on-Sea in 1983, thus its acronymic title, but moved to a former […]

St Austell Proper Job

Great British Beer Festival Real Ale in a Bottle Bar 2006

ABV: 5.5% Origin: St Austell, Cornwall, England Website: www.staustellbrewery.co.uk

St Austell Proper Job

This Cornish interpretation of an old-fashioned IPA is a little light in alcohol to be true to the style, but very approachable and tasty. Dedicated to the 32nd (Cornwall) Regiment, […]

Burton Bridge Empire Pale Ale

Great British Beer Festival Real Ale in a Bottle Bar 2006

ABV: 7.5% Origin: Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, England Website: www.burtonbridgebrewery.co.uk

Burton Bridge Empire Pale Ale

This is one of the better British revivalist interpretations of the India Pale Ale style, from its spiritual homeland of Burton, brewed with Pipkin pale malt, invert sugar […]

O'Hanlon's Goldblade

Great British Beer Festival Real Ale in a Bottle Bar 2006; also featured as an ale to win lager drinkers in BEER February 2009.

NOTE: This beer was originally briefly reviewed under an earlier name, Double Champion.

ABV: 4% Origin: Clyst St Lawrence, Devon, England Website: www.ohanlonsbeer.com

O'Hanlon's Goldblade

This is one of several […]