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PostRe: Errkal's Drinking House - Sierra Nevada: Torpedo Extra IPA PG2
by Errkal » Wed Jun 17, 2015 5:44 pm

If you see it anywhere get a bottle of their porter or hefeweisen they are goood!

Fullers are the sole importer in the UK for seirra so best place to find it would be a fullers owned pub :)

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PostRe: Errkal's Drinking House - Sierra Nevada: Torpedo Extra IPA PG2
by Rhubarb » Wed Jun 17, 2015 6:45 pm

Nice thread! I saw on your website thing you're using Untappd Errkal - is it any use? Might download it and have a look.

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PostRe: Errkal's Drinking House - Sierra Nevada: Torpedo Extra IPA PG2
by Errkal » Wed Jun 17, 2015 6:54 pm

Yeah its pretty good, at the very least it is a good way of keeping tabs on what you had the night before.

The badges are good fun as they encourage you to try new beers and new pubs which is good as it is far to easy to get caught up in drinking the same things. If you are in a big city it is good for finding beers and pubs to go to but in normal town it isn't so great as the userbase in the UK isn't massive as it is american.

It gives some good suggestions of beers to try after you have used it a load so thats good too.

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PostRe: Errkal's Drinking House - Thornbridge Sequoia American Amber / Red Ale PG2
by Moggy » Wed Jun 17, 2015 7:46 pm

Errkal wrote:
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If anything a little too available removing the “specialness” of the beer.


Beer hipsters. :roll:

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PostRe: Errkal's Drinking House - Sierra Nevada: Torpedo Extra IPA PG2
by SandyCoin » Wed Jun 17, 2015 8:05 pm

It's actually "hopsters"

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PostRe: Errkal's Drinking House - Sierra Nevada: Torpedo Extra IPA PG2
by Errkal » Wed Jun 17, 2015 8:24 pm

Haha I like that.

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PostRe: Errkal's Drinking House - Thornbridge Sequoia American Amber / Red Ale PG2
by Fatal Exception » Wed Jun 17, 2015 8:48 pm

Errkal wrote:Yeah I had that a few weeks back, not great. I quite like the West Indies Porter, not the greatest ever but not bad. Foreign Extra is still my favourite Guinness.


Is foreign extra the one that's brewed in Nigeria? If so that is amazeballs. Tastes like blackcurrant.

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PostRe: Errkal's Drinking House - Thornbridge Sequoia American Amber / Red Ale PG2
by Errkal » Thu Jun 18, 2015 5:57 am

Fatal Exception wrote:
Errkal wrote:Yeah I had that a few weeks back, not great. I quite like the West Indies Porter, not the greatest ever but not bad. Foreign Extra is still my favourite Guinness.


Is foreign extra the one that's brewed in Nigeria? If so that is amazeballs. Tastes like blackcurrant.


There are two, I've not had the Nigerian version yet only the normal one, the only place I know sells the Nigerian one around my way from time to time is Morrisons but I rarely go in so never see it.

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PostRe: Errkal's Drinking House - Sierra Nevada: Torpedo Extra IPA PG2
by Errkal » Thu Jun 18, 2015 5:54 pm

Its a dull ass beer so don't really care where it brewed but it turns out that popular Cornish Beer Doombar is actually brewed in the Midlands.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cornwall-33175395

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PostRe: Errkal's Drinking House - Sierra Nevada: Torpedo Extra IPA PG2
by SandyCoin » Thu Jun 18, 2015 6:00 pm

Rarely had Doombar.

One of the few beers from a supermarket I like is actually Adnams Ghost Ship. Not spectacular but I can happily drink it.

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PostRe: Errkal's Drinking House - Sierra Nevada: Torpedo Extra IPA PG2
by Errkal » Thu Jun 18, 2015 6:08 pm

Ghostship is alright, as you say nothing mega but it is better than the likes of Sheapards Neame and Greene King.

A know loads of people rave about Doombar but I just dont get it, it is really dull and pretty flavourless.

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PostRe: Errkal's Drinking House - Sierra Nevada: Torpedo Extra IPA PG2
by SandyCoin » Thu Jun 18, 2015 6:29 pm

It's because it's David Cameron's fave.

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PostRe: Errkal's Drinking House - Sierra Nevada: Torpedo Extra IPA PG2
by darksideby182 » Thu Jun 18, 2015 9:57 pm

It's because its a easy alternative to lager although the cask stuff is still brewed in Cornwall which is much better than the bottled stuff.


As for tonight I'm having a bottle of two hoots golden ale quite a nice crisp golden ale.
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PostRe: Errkal's Drinking House - Sierra Nevada: Torpedo Extra IPA PG2
by Cyburn2 » Thu Jun 18, 2015 10:25 pm

Doombar is decent, but Hobgoblin is way better.

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PostRe: Errkal's Drinking House - Sierra Nevada: Torpedo Extra IPA PG2
by Errkal » Fri Jun 19, 2015 8:49 am

Cyburn2 wrote:Doombar is decent, but Hobgoblin is way better.


Try Goliath by Wychwood, it wipes the floor with Hobgoblin :D

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PostRe: Errkal's Drinking House - Sierra Nevada: Torpedo Extra IPA PG2
by SandyCoin » Fri Jun 19, 2015 11:19 am

Funnily enough I had a Doombar last night. My dad had a little selection in his fridge.

Pretty forgettable. Nice colour though.

Gonna crack on with my London beers today.

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PostRe: Errkal's Drinking House - Sierra Nevada: Torpedo Extra IPA PG2
by Rax » Fri Jun 19, 2015 12:43 pm

Had a couple of pints of Lagunitas IPA last night, it was a decent if standard american IPA, which is no bad thing, but not one that stands out for any reason. I wouldnt say seek it out but if you find yourself somewhere with it on tap then give it a go.

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PostRe: Errkal's Drinking House - Sierra Nevada: Torpedo Extra IPA PG2
by Errkal » Fri Jun 19, 2015 12:47 pm

They have bottles of it in all Wetherspoons now, as you say it isn't bad but nothing special.

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PostRe: Errkal's Drinking House - Sierra Nevada: Torpedo Extra IPA PG2
by Errkal » Fri Jun 19, 2015 6:34 pm

Post about Hastings Brewery (local brewery) and their rebrand: http://errkalsdrinkinghouse.co.uk/hastings-brewery-re-branding-to-hastings-beer-co/

I'd post the whole thing but it isn't about a specific beer so am just posting the link.

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PostRe: Errkal's Drinking House - Sierra Nevada: Torpedo Extra IPA PG2
by darksideby182 » Fri Jun 19, 2015 9:23 pm

Errkal will be happy finished work in Victoria and shot over to the city and popped into the pelt trader strawberry float it was busy but a good selection of brews , had a magic rock golden ale 3.8% very nice after a shite day of work.

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