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bradpear

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Posted May 31 2019 at 8:40:38 AM   |
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Due to health issues....I am leaving England next week. Nothing huge, but needs addressing so I can continue to roam in future. There are many things to like about Blighty, and one of em is the Love of spuds in this country. I see numerous individuals wearing shirts emblazoned with an image of their favorite Spud. I have to say as I found out last trip, taters are way better here in flavor in general. Now grow your own, fine, hard to beat, but for varieties, flavor and texture on the open market, spuds here take the prize.

After many rounds in pubs and visiting stores, one can see the dramatic influence of the Inbev buy outs and buy ins. If you find Stella in a pub, rest assure a tap of Butt Light will be there as well. I am no Stella fan, and after reading the ingredients...damn if ain't a corn brew. In stores, you see goose Island, couple other Inbev US brands, and Lagunitas IPA as it is own by Hinekan now. Regular old Buttwipper is also around. There is a Dirth of products from Germany as those folks have not succumbed to being owned by Belgies and SAB/Miller.

A pleasant surprise is Budvar over here. In the states it is nothing exciting, but here Fresh gotta say WAY better then any Cez brew, EXCEPT for the Budvar Strong.Bottle says "Lagered 200 days....water from 900 meter well" 7.5% abv this is in a class by itself round here. Not hurting his elixir is it is Very Fresh least best buy 15 February 2020. Another factor is a Way shorter distance to travel and less chance of heat damage then if it comes to the States.

More before I go and then reflections after I am Stateside
bradpear

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Posted May 31 2019 at 1:37:07 PM   |
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Me Uncle Geoffery had a stroke, tell ya lads Ain't no Joke, Auntie Iris is away hoping to bring old boy back today. English soldier and grand lad, 72 but only 16, boy soldier and other things. His wife is of the Old Empire, survived the Blitz, puts up with Geoffs shit, Grand Lady if ever there was, and proud I am she be me Auntie.

Robert Graves said it best years before....https://www.bartleby.com/120/30.html please read and reflect, a bottle of McGewens and I am a total wreck
Flashpro

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Posted Jun 01 2019 at 10:47:02 AM   |
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Good to hear from you Brad. I didn't realize you were on the other side of the pond. I haven't been there in 14 years, other than some short trips to Germany, so I'm sure the brew scene is significantly different now. Would like to get back some day.
bradpear

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Posted Jun 01 2019 at 2:24:49 PM   |
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Where the crabs and lobsters play...not here, ,it's all pork and beer lmao. Back to Germany and beyond..REAL BEYOND arrrrr....old boy will live to drink another day....back to Kalifornia where the bulldogs meet the lions




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