Next Spoons Fest

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beers 1234 º places 56 º 14:20 Sun 9/23/2012

Originally posted by harrisoni
Originally posted by haddonsman
Because Iíve literally had a hand in brewing it.

I hope you washed it first

Itís OK. I wore gloves

beers 4478 º places 329 º 14:30 Sun 9/23/2012

Originally posted by harrisoni
Yeah I might make more of an effort for this one than the last. So a day cycling round 13 Spoons again seems necessary.

Hoo-flipping-ray! You doing a cycle-based, Spoons-based tasting sesh a couple of years back was one of my favourite forum threads ever!

beers 2301 º places 120 º 15:32 Sun 9/23/2012

Yep, Iíll look forward to a repeat of Ianís heroic ale-a-thon, and make sure Iím not driving in London that day for fear of drunk cyclists!

Have had a chance to look at the list properly now, the Avery Adnams one sounds a winner for me. Also the Feral IPA at Banks (who always seem to do rather well with these guest brewers), and the Ijbok (despite it being at Batemans).

If all the guest brews are true to their original styles, this could be one of the most stylistically varied Spoonsfests ever. Also, Spoons seem to have been fairly brave on the number of stronger brews this time. Well done, Tim Martin! Iím looking forward to it.


beers 18235 º places 37 º 03:20 Mon 9/24/2012

Thanks for the kind words Dan and Anth.

Here is a reminder of what happened that day....

I still remember my American guardian angel, what a lovely girl she was...... I need to go and lie down again.

beers 14353 º places 1009 º 03:20 Mon 9/24/2012

Iíll be able to give this one more attention this time, as I no longer will be working, I might even join the early morning club :-))

The Avery/Adnams looks interesting along with Tree Brewing and Feral. Strangely only 1 Porter (which looks dubious) and 1 Stout (good but seen before), thought there might be more of these in an Autumn / Wintery Fest.

beers 14353 º places 1009 º 04:37 Mon 9/24/2012

On top of that, looking forward to the Ishii Minagof, much improved Thwaites and the Woodfordeís, so plenty to look out for.

beers 5275 º places 174 º 12:32 Tue 9/25/2012

looking forward to trying hefe hare and the batemans on cask,in fact its one of the best lists in a long time!

beers 2301 º places 120 º 12:53 Tue 9/25/2012

Many thanks to whatever kind soul has been in and added all the new beers to the database - Iíd put aside thise evening whilst my wifeís out to start doing it myself, so youíve saved me quite a job!

Just a few questions:
1) Do we want to add a cask version of the Harviestoun Wild Hop Gold (note the current version shows as pasteurised bottle at a different ABV?
2) Do we want to add a UK cask version of the Steenbrugges (or is the plural Steebruggi?)?
3) Is the GK IPA Reserve bottle conditioned or not? If itís pasteurised, an admin (sorry) will need to separate out some of the existing ratings into separate cask and bottle entries, so that we can avoid drinking the correct one during the fest...
4) I know that beer styes are always a moot point (ie theyíre all pale ales), and we canít really judge until weíve tasted them, but Tree and Svyturys both say theyíre looking to recreate their existing ales, and I think we should do them the courtesy of assuming theyíll be successful in this until we can taste and judge otherwise - so should be Amber Ale and Marzen respectively, rather than ESB & porter as described.
5) In the same vein, I think the Feral one should be an IPA (or poss APA) & the Ishii one an APA (along with possibly the Avery?).

Glad to see theyíve been entered as collaborations (which I think is correct) rathe than as contract brews, whch has happened sometimes in the past.

Sorry to be an absolute pain in the arse, and again canít emphasise enough how grateful I am to whoever entered these!


beers 5275 º places 174 º 14:39 Tue 9/25/2012

I believe it was

I added themall the last few times though

beers 14353 º places 1009 º 23:22 Tue 9/25/2012

Not a problem, just thought I would get stuck into it. Some good discussion points here, I have just popped on before going to work, so I will have to go over them in more depth later but;
1) Iíll take a look at that, you could well be right.
2) The Steenbrugge (Palm) beers have caused a bit of discussion in Admin. We are going to look at it when they hit the bar to see if we can create them as new beers as these are imports.
3) Again Iíll take a look at this.
4) Hmmm. They may be trying to recreate their style, but thes, in the end, will be cask ales and perhaps not true to their original form. We need to wait and see.
5) As above.
Sorry this is rushed, but I will pick the points up a little later.