I forgot about Prancing Pony, been ages since I had one and Fancy Pants is such a great smasher. Old mate brings the odd Kilkenny around but I don't think I've actually ever bought one.
Who likes sours? My Belgian neighbour is off to Belgium soon, last time he brought back 18 bottles of assorted Geuze. I struggled so much with sour beers initially but love them nowadays. I clicked when we had a tasting at the homebrew conference years ago, Russian River sours, and haven't looked back.
Just opened my first Bentspoke, a Barley Griffin - so smooth and just plain YUMMY. Had a quick look earlier for red eye in Dan Murphys but could not see anything. Got a 4 pack of Adnams Ghost Ship on member special and some wine for the missus.
Will check out Black sheep on the way home from work Monday for some red IPA.
Quote from Bentspoke website "Easy drinking and great on a hot summer's day after mowing the lawn." I can concur. Just finished mowing, somewhere around 30odd deg and just opened my second Barley Griffin, just about perfect. I only got 3 of these as all they had but I am betting the other Bentspokes I got will be good too.
Def going to look at some reds. Not sure if they had Red Nut in stock.
Capital red eye = tick, only got 2 cans as $30 for 6 is bit exxy. While very nice, going to be a special occasion beer due to price.
Bentspoke Crankshaft = tick, slightly better on the hip pocket but probably not going to be a fridge staple.
Going to have to keep trying some more reds, they are very nice, will probably stick with 150 lashes as the regular go to in the fridge as well as keep an eye on the specials at the various bottle shops.
Trying hard to get on the craft beer bandwagon. In the last week tried both the Bentspoke Crankshaft and the Balter XPA. Bought a carton of them and then received another 8 cans from my young bloke as a chrissy present. Wouldn't take either over Coopers Sparkling which is my preferred regular.