Oh yes Batemans is a nice drop. I recall the Summer of 1992 and Class 20's on Derby-Skegness trains, getting off at Sleaford and drinking Batemans at the pub outside the station until the 'choppers' returned. Never did make it to Skegness! Hic!
WhiteHatter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (9 years 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1891 times:
There's an ale called Harvest Ale being made by John Willie Lees in Manchester, England at the moment.
Quote from the MEN:
"It is a sweet, almost port-like brew, 11.5 per cent strong, creamy and complex. It is a pure marvel and was even flagged up in the New York Times this January as one of the great strong beers. And there's nothing retro about it at all."
Now that sounds like a great ale if people are even talking about it over the pond!
LTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13279 posts, RR: 16
Reply 14, posted (9 years 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1878 times:
My favorites are the Yorkshire 'real ales'. When I travel in the UK I only try to drink 'real ales' drawn by a hand pump, one of the ways God intended beer to be made (the others include German and Czech beers in their countries). Among my favorite and reasonably available ones in England is 'Old Pecular'.