Share
View previous topicGo downView next topic
avatar
Admin
Admin
Posts : 37484
Join date : 2013-12-04

Beers of yesterday

on Sun May 25 2014, 12:15
First topic message reminder :

A half of mild and a bottle of brown ale, what was that called? I don't think is was a black velvet.


Last edited by Admin on Sat Jan 07 2017, 14:16; edited 1 time in total

_________________
Artificial Intelligence is no match for natural stupidity.


WWW.Wigan-Rejects.com

avatar
les-bradd
Posts : 7360
Join date : 2013-12-05
Age : 48
Location : Bickershaw

Re: Beers of yesterday

on Sun May 25 2014, 23:26
Slalom lagar , orangeboom, chesters bitter ,wilsons bitter and reet mind bender Black Bomber half of Murphys mixed with half of stella
avatar
tonker
Posts : 3557
Join date : 2013-12-05
Location : Metropolitan Borough of Haydock

Re: Beers of yesterday

on Sun May 25 2014, 23:55
@Joseph wrote:Gold Label Barley Wine......Blow your bleedin' head off that stuff!

Now you're talking!  Very Happy 

I can only remember as far back as Grunhalle!
avatar
Douglas
Posts : 625
Join date : 2014-01-01
Location : Harrogate

Re: Beers of yesterday

on Mon May 26 2014, 10:00
A half of mild and a bottle of brown ale, what was that called? I don't think is was a black velvet.

Was it called Brown Split or was that Bitter and Brown Ale
avatar
Hindleyite
Posts : 125
Join date : 2013-12-09
Location : Hindley Green

Re: Beers of yesterday

on Mon May 26 2014, 10:37
Matthew Browns Lion ale was the main pint in various Hindley pubs in the 80's.
avatar
Admin
Admin
Posts : 37484
Join date : 2013-12-04

Re: Beers of yesterday

on Mon May 26 2014, 10:49
@Douglas wrote:A half of mild and a bottle of brown ale, what was that called? I don't think is was a black velvet.

Was it called Brown Split or was that Bitter and Brown Ale


You could be on to something there douglas Very Happy 

Wasnt there a trend at one time Lager and cider mixed together?

_________________
Artificial Intelligence is no match for natural stupidity.


WWW.Wigan-Rejects.com
avatar
Dale-Fury
Posts : 3084
Join date : 2014-01-08
Location : Gods chosen Town

Re: Beers of yesterday

on Tue Aug 05 2014, 23:09
@Admin wrote:A half of mild and a bottle of brown ale, what was that called? I don't think is was a black velvet.  

I believe it was called a Black and Tan. Cider and Lager was called A Snakebite. Guinness and Cider was A Gorilas Armpit. Black Velvet not sure but I think your right Guinness and Champagne. or White Wine.
baker boy
Posts : 2030
Join date : 2014-02-05
Location : south wigan,actually pemb

Re: Beers of yesterday

on Wed Aug 06 2014, 00:03
guiness and black currant ,I used to throw up after a few guiness far to rich and sickly, never mind the ruddy blackcurrant. Embarassed 
my favourite tipple in the long gone 1960's Falstaff winter warming ale made by the lamented walkers brewery of warrington.
avatar
Dale-Fury
Posts : 3084
Join date : 2014-01-08
Location : Gods chosen Town

Re: Beers of yesterday

on Wed Aug 06 2014, 08:15
You want to try Old Tom next time you see it on sale At the Moon you can only order it in halves. .
avatar
wizzerwin
Posts : 376
Join date : 2014-08-06

Re: Beers of yesterday

on Wed Aug 06 2014, 19:29
I can remember my first pint in St Cuthberts was half a pint of bitter and a bottle of brown ale, followed by a few more.  Very Happy 

For the life of me I can't think why I drink Larger now.
baker boy
Posts : 2030
Join date : 2014-02-05
Location : south wigan,actually pemb

Re: Beers of yesterday

on Wed Aug 06 2014, 21:10
dalefury I will give old tom a try next time i'm in the brocket. cheers 
avatar
Admin
Admin
Posts : 37484
Join date : 2013-12-04

Re: Beers of yesterday

on Wed Aug 06 2014, 21:13

It Will 'blow your socks off BB. I bet you wouldnt manage a pint of the stuff affraid 

_________________
Artificial Intelligence is no match for natural stupidity.


WWW.Wigan-Rejects.com
baker boy
Posts : 2030
Join date : 2014-02-05
Location : south wigan,actually pemb

Re: Beers of yesterday

on Wed Aug 06 2014, 21:15
now I am intrigued,a pint you say,better take a taxi then Smile 
avatar
Dale-Fury
Posts : 3084
Join date : 2014-01-08
Location : Gods chosen Town

Re: Beers of yesterday

on Wed Aug 06 2014, 21:31
@baker boy wrote:now I am intrigued,a pint you say,better take a taxi then Smile 


8.50% ABV

It is recognised, both nationally and internationally, as one of the most famous strong ales, winning some of the industry’s most prestigious awards including World’s Best Ale.

In recent years Robinsons’ Old Tom has been named by CAMRA as Supreme Champion Winter Beer of Britain no less than three times at the National Winter Ales Festival.
avatar
Cindy
Posts : 1546
Join date : 2013-12-14
Age : 21
Location : standish

Re: Beers of yesterday

on Fri Aug 08 2014, 15:58
Is Old tom A Type of Barley Wine.
avatar
Dale-Fury
Posts : 3084
Join date : 2014-01-08
Location : Gods chosen Town

Re: Beers of yesterday

on Fri Aug 08 2014, 16:03
minitrix wrote:Is Old tom A Type of Barley Wine.

I would say it is more like the Old falstaff a really dark smooth mild but very strong.
It had all the olduns in moon under water fighting after 2 or 3 pints.
Now they will only sell it in halves   
avatar
Cindy
Posts : 1546
Join date : 2013-12-14
Age : 21
Location : standish

Re: Beers of yesterday

on Fri Aug 08 2014, 16:12
Thanks dale Used to drink Falstaff in the Top Legs, It used to be in a Small Barrel on the bar top, Mainly a Winter Drink , Lovely Stuff You could feel it warming You up as it went down. Very Happy 
avatar
Admin
Admin
Posts : 37484
Join date : 2013-12-04

Re: Beers of yesterday

on Sat Jan 07 2017, 14:14
I cant imagine ordering a bottle of Schlits if i'd had a few.


_________________
Artificial Intelligence is no match for natural stupidity.


WWW.Wigan-Rejects.com
Champion
Posts : 592
Join date : 2016-09-14

Re: Beers of yesterday

on Sat Jan 07 2017, 14:20
Allgates have some good beers




http://www.allgatesbrewery.com/
avatar
Admin
Admin
Posts : 37484
Join date : 2013-12-04

Re: Beers of yesterday

on Sat Jan 07 2017, 14:28
Beer has always had its place in society as attested to the quotes listed below. Read and enjoy these testimonials to beer.
"Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." [Benjamin Franklin]
"Sometimes when I reflect on all the beer I drank I feel ashamed. Then I look in the glass and think about the workers in the brewery and all their hopes and dreams. If I didn't drink this beer, they might be out of work and their dreams would be shattered.  It is better to drink this beer and let their dreams come true than be selfish and worry about my liver."

"24 hours a day, 24 beers in a case. Coincidence? I think not." [H.L. Mencken]
"When we drink, we get drunk. When we get drunk, we fall asleep. When we fall asleep, we commit no sin. When we commit no sin, we go to heaven. So, let's all get drunk and go to heaven!" [George Bernard Shaw]
"When I read about the evils of drinking, I gave up reading." [Paul Hornung]
"Remember, "I" before "E", except in Budweiser." [Professor Irwin Corey]
Of course who forget the best one of all taken from the 80s hit show "Cheers."
One night at Cheers, Cliff Clavin explained the "Buffalo Theory" to his buddy Norm:

"Well ya see, Norm, it's like this. A herd of buffalo can only move as fast as the slowest buffalo. And when the herd is hunted, it is the slowest and weakest ones at the back that are killed first. This natural selection is good for the herd as a whole, because the general speed and health of the whole group keeps improving by the regular killing of the weakest members. In much the same way, the human brain can only operate as fast as the slowest brain cells. Excessive intake of alcohol, as we know, kills brain cells. But naturally, it attacks the slowest and weakest brain cells first. In this way, regular consumption of beer eliminates the weaker brain cells, making the brain a faster and more efficient machine! That's why you always feel smarter after a few beers."

_________________
Artificial Intelligence is no match for natural stupidity.


WWW.Wigan-Rejects.com
irene
Posts : 35
Join date : 2017-01-01

Re: Beers of yesterday

on Sat Jan 07 2017, 15:36
I LOVE Gold Label Barley Wine, Our Joseph! A Black Velvet was officially Guinness and Champagne but most people mixed Guinness and Cider. A Snakebite was Lager and Cider. So you were from Ince, raymyjamie? Do you remember The Long-Neck, (Anderton Arms)? My Mam used to drink Magee's Oatmeal Stout in there!
avatar
raymyjamie
Posts : 11423
Join date : 2013-12-12
Location : Howfen near the Hindley border

Re: Beers of yesterday

on Sat Jan 07 2017, 18:13
Hello Irene.

Yes, I remember the Long Neck and went in a few times.

I wasn't much of a drinker till I got married (LOL Laughing that says a lot about marriage).

We lived in Bird St., not a million miles away.

If memory serves, I think you posted on WW that you lived opposite the Long Neck on Ince Green Lane.

avatar
Joseph
Posts : 10099
Join date : 2013-12-05
Location : On't Petty

Re: Beers of yesterday

on Sat Jan 07 2017, 18:30






Top Hat was sold in the Squirrel Pub, Ince.
avatar
raymyjamie
Posts : 11423
Join date : 2013-12-12
Location : Howfen near the Hindley border

Re: Beers of yesterday

on Sat Jan 07 2017, 18:38
"Top Hat was sold in the Squirrel Pub, Ince. "

Sadly gone the way of dozens of local pubs which have closed down

due to cheap Supermarket drink offers.

Guilty as charged your Honour No Embarassed
avatar
mache
Posts : 13552
Join date : 2013-12-04
Location : Sodbury in Makerfield

Re: Beers of yesterday

on Sat Jan 07 2017, 18:49
I have a bottle of Swiss Santa Claus beer 17.5% had it 25 years, to scared to drink it then or now
avatar
Joseph
Posts : 10099
Join date : 2013-12-05
Location : On't Petty

Re: Beers of yesterday

on Sat Jan 07 2017, 18:50
Yes, Ray it's not what it was even though they changed the name back to The Squirrel, always seems open when I do pass though.
Sponsored content

Re: Beers of yesterday

View previous topicBack to topView next topic
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum