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    pints don't have the stamp anymore? :bawling:
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    Britishness? I have no idea what that is, or how to define it. Perhaps SB could enlighten me?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Figment View Post
    pints don't have the stamp anymore? :bawling:
    Don't worry dude, the beer tastes just as good without it, just so long as it's British beer and not that European lager stuff
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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyG View Post
    Britishness? I have no idea what that is, or how to define it. Perhaps SB could enlighten me?

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    Well, it's a blend of Celt, Pict, assorted retired soldiers from all over Europe, Saxons, A hint of Norman, some Ulster Irish, Dane, Norse, some Hugenot, with a leavening of Pakistani, Indian, Afro Caribbean for flavour.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by isla View Post
    Don't worry dude, the beer tastes just as good without it, just so long as it's British beer and not that European lager stuff
    Be fair, the Belgian monks do some decent beer.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Art Haberland View Post
    My Grandmother was from Kensington from before the war, I drive a land rover, and I own a GP-14. I am not sure I can get more British without living there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peerie Maa View Post
    Be fair, the Belgian monks do some decent beer.
    I will drink Chimay any day. Even if it isn’t in the right glass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canoez View Post
    You say that - but there's a little pub in Easington called the Mole and Chicken. Food is fantastic as is the selection of beers, wines and ciders - I've never been fortunate enough to have been there in warm weather to enjoy the patio, sadly. In the bar area of the Mole and Chicken is a low ceiling divided by beams. Mounted in the ceiling between the beams at fairly regular spacings are handles. When I asked the barmaid what they were for, she replied that they were there to help you hold yourself up!

    The patio:



    The Bar - note the handles! (On the beams too - my bad!) :

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    Quote Originally Posted by P.I. Stazzer-Newt View Post
    Previously known as "The Rising Sun".
    Nice place - we've bothered to go back twice. The first time we made reservations and arrived with small children in tow - the staff couldn't have been better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peerie Maa View Post
    Be fair, the Belgian monks do some decent beer.
    Yeah but they put it in cocktail glasses, not proper pint pots

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    I have heard rumours that its now possible to find decent beer in the Americas.Has anybody got the habit of drinking it by the pint?

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Meachen View Post
    I have heard rumours that its now possible to find decent beer in the Americas.Has anybody got the habit of drinking it by the pint?
    Depends on where you go. There are some places that you can find a US Pint, some places that serve a UK Pint and a few that serve a 22 US Fluid Ounce glass.

    There definitely IS good beer available of great variety. The problem is the explosion of craft beer where you need to do quite a bit of sample testing to find what you like and what is good - not that it is an issue, really. There is also good cider - that seems to be an up-and-coming thing here with much more variety than there used to be. Some is like traditional pub ciders - both clear and scrumpy, and some is more wine-like.
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    Geez, I go away for a few hours and you people really go to town. Heh. So don't sign then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Meachen View Post
    I have heard rumours that its now possible to find decent beer in the Americas.Has anybody got the habit of drinking it by the pint?

    There has been an explosion of beer production here. There are now over 25 breweries in Richmond alone. Some good, some not so good! All served in as large an amount as you want, but usually in US Pints. It is still served cold though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by isla View Post
    Yeah but they put it in cocktail glasses, not proper pint pots

    Would you like a lecture on how the shape of the glass and the ratio of head area to glass volume affects the true flavour of the Beer?

    Well wouldya? Wouldya?
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    You Europeans are so fancy!

    This is how we do it now!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SKIP KILPATRICK View Post
    You Europeans are so fancy!

    This is how we do it now!

    I could describe that in two rhyming words, but Scot has ruled the first one rude.

    The British would describe the contents of those tinnies as "Gnats piss"
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rum_Pirate View Post
    Do you drink tea?
    Yorkshire Gold, It was my Grandmother's brand and I do relish it

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    As a reformed saloon rat from way back, I'd like to say, "thanks for the pictures!" I can smell the fruity-sour odor of these places form here. Slainte!

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    Where's Bluey.
    We should thank him for starting a great thread.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rum_Pirate View Post
    Do you drink tea?
    I drink it, hot and cold, Summer and Winter, English black.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peerie Maa View Post
    Would you like a lecture on how the shape of the glass and the ratio of head area to glass volume affects the true flavour of the Beer?

    Well wouldya? Wouldya?
    Uh OK..

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    Quote Originally Posted by isla View Post
    Uh OK..

    Silly boy.

    You should have offered to set up a taste test.
    What a missed opportunity. Sheesh!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peerie Maa View Post
    I could describe that in two rhyming words, but Scot has ruled the first one rude.

    The British would describe the contents of those tinnies as "Gnats piss"
    So would most here. My Nephew from Wallasey came to visit here in the US. What did he want to drink? Coors light. Blech.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Canoez View Post
    So would most here. My Nephew from Wallasey came to visit here in the US. What did he want to drink? Coors light. Blech.
    You mean watered down Rocky Mountain Koolaid? Blech is far too kind - but the 20/30 somethings seem to love it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sky Blue View Post
    In 2010, it was found that approximately 450 persons per month were slashed with broken pint glasses in Britain.

    The problem was particularly acute in Scotland, but no one seems to know why.
    I'm guessing not all of Scotland, but best to avoid certain pubs in Glasgow, where certain neighbourhoods statistically tend to take the rest of the country down with it. http://www.glasgowlive.co.uk/news/gl...ities-12413140 https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2...remature-death
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    Those links are very interesting, and disconcerting, JimD.

    Thank you for posting them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Meachen View Post
    I have heard rumours that its now possible to find decent beer in the Americas.Has anybody got the habit of drinking it by the pint?
    I do wherever it comes in pints, or more often a Mason jar. Being a republican, I ask for Guinness, but my adopted local serves New Belgium 1554 Black Lager, which I have grown to prefer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Landrith View Post
    I do wherever it comes in pints, or more often a Mason jar. Being a republican, I ask for Guinness, but my adopted local serves New Belgium 1554 Black Lager, which I have grown to prefer.
    that is a tasty beer

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garret View Post
    You mean watered down Rocky Mountain Koolaid? Blech is far too kind - but the 20/30 somethings seem to love it.
    Even though my Cousin had a big hand in setting up their automated canning lines, I still thing Coors and it's ilk is too much like making love in a canoe

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sky Blue View Post
    Those links are very interesting, and disconcerting, JimD.

    Thank you for posting them.
    Part of my research for our wonderful trip to Scotland last year. We didn't didn't make it to Glasgow but what we saw of the rest of the country was amazing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peerie Maa View Post
    I could describe that in two rhyming words, but Scot has ruled the first one rude.

    The British would describe the contents of those tinnies as "Gnats piss"
    I'm no beer expert, but my husband knew a thing or two. He set great store by Innis & Gunn - a fine Scottish brew, so I'm told.

    My father always used to refer to American beer as "gnat's piss" as well. Drove my American brother-in-law mad. Now ex, to the great relief of all the family. (Pace, American gents - he was the exception!) But of course, horses for courses. There was something to be said for an ice cold bottle of that piss in the shade under the arches by the 79th Street Boat Basin on an insufferably hot and humid summer day in New York.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Art Haberland View Post
    My Grandmother was from Kensington from before the war, I drive a land rover, and I own a GP-14. I am not sure I can get more British without living there.
    Ah! A GP14. I learned to sail in one of those 60 years ago My local sailing club has a small fleet of them - all immaculate and keenly raced. Bell woodworking must have got something right with that boat.

    Oh, and my nephew (who will have my boat when I can no longer use her) is a project manager with Jaguar Rover. He dotes on land rovers. Look out for their new sports car in due course. That's his next project.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sky Blue View Post
    Those links are very interesting, and disconcerting, JimD.

    Thank you for posting them.
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    Isla, good to read this here in #36

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