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Booze: Dragon Hall Beer Festival 2012

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I'm pleased to let you all know that I have the final beer lists for Dragon Hall Beer Festival 2012 and I am going to share them with you! Exciting, I know!








Dragon Hall is a unique Grade 1 listed Medieval trading hall dated at around 1430 on King Street in Norwich. It's a wonderful building.
Last year, Dragon Hall in Norwich hosted their first ever beer festival which I volunteered at. It was a great weekend. We had loads of different beers (Including Dragon's Tipple which was brewed especially for us by Tipples brewery in Acle). It was a celebration of Norfolk beer. It was awesome. I'm so happy that it's back for a second year!
This year is going to be bigger and better as we don't just have beers from Norfolk... oh no... we have managed to source draft beers from Van Steenberge Brewery in Belgium too, as well as other bottled Belgian Beers from Van Steenberge, De Proef, De Gruut, Roman & Bavik!
Full confirmed beer lists as of today are below:


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Booze: April Order & Nils Oscar Ctrl Alt Delete

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A bit of a double blog post... I'm going to show you my beers and review a beer!



Yeah, so I ordered some badass beers.

Full list:

Beer Merchants:
Evil Twin Before, During and After Christmas (Denmark)
Camden Town Helles (United Kingdom)
Mikkeller American Dream (Denmark)
Mikkeller/Revelation Cat Cream Ale (Denmark/Italy)
Mikkeller Czechet Pilsner (Denmark)
Beer Here Karma Citra (Denmark)
Port Brewing Wipeout IPA (United States of America)

Beers of Europe:
Nils Oscar Ctrl Alt Delete (Sweden)
Nils Oscar God Lager (Sweden)
Nils Oscar Hop Yard IPA (Sweden)
To Øl First Frontier IPA (Denmark)
To Øl Final Frontier DIPA (Denmark)
Weyerbacher Double Simcoe IPA (United States of America)
Bear Republic Racer 5 IPA (United States of America)
Boags Premium (Australia)
Einstök Icelandic Pale Ale (Iceland)
Banks Caribbean Lager (Barbados)
Mikkeller Citra Single Hop IPA (Denmark)

Oh and naturally I was drinking a Brewdog Hardcore IPA that I bought the night before at Sainsbury's. Probably not the best idea at 2…

Booze: An awesome London adventure in January

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27th January 2012.
I decided to take a trip to London. Wendy and I were meant to go on a pub crawl but he had a heavy one the night before so he bailed on me. That left me with a few hours before going to stay on the coldest sofa in the history of sofas to drink awesome beer.
I had quite a few beers on the train which probably wasn’t for the best considering I hadn’t eaten since lunch.
Euston tap had an IPA festival on so naturally I had to stop there.
Beers:
Williams Brothers Joker IPA on keg; I’d had it in bottles but justice was not done. Kegged it is absolutely brilliant. Hoppy, quite sweet and citrusy.
My first beer by Summer Wine Brewery, Diablo (IPA); again on keg, bloody amazing. Massive tropical flavours... I’m pretty sure I got mango and papaya... and that finishing pine flavour we all love in an IPA.
I then had Summer Wine Diablo on cask. I wish I didn’t. Yeah, it was great but I much preferred it on keg.
Oh and I was sitting across the bar from Tim Anderson, Masterchef winne…