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The smell of breweries
03 November 2017 20:08 Post ID: #1559622
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Not smelt that bitter smoky smell in ages. Wandsworth always used to stink of it, eminating from the Youngs brewery. Do breweries still smell like that or has the process changed?

I'm convinced that pubs don't smell like they used to when i was a kid either. I'm sure they used to have a very distinct warm, sweet, hoppy smell to them (or is that just rose tinted specs?).
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03 November 2017 20:48 Post ID: #1559626 - in reply to #1559622
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Yeah, just love that smell. Shouldn't be too bitter....unless they are throwing out the draff, or it has been highly hopped. Unusually sweet with the malt.

The smell of pubs hasn't been the same since the smoking ban. Also, once beer was poured with the landlord letting the beer going over the side of the glass until it was full. Today, you don't get the slops...thy pour carefully with virtually no spillage. So that sticky, sweet, hoppy smell has been reduced.
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03 November 2017 20:48 Post ID: #1559627 - in reply to #1559622
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I was always too pissed to notice
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03 November 2017 21:28 Post ID: #1559630 - in reply to #1559626
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whiskylion - 3/11/2017 20:48

Yeah, just love that smell. Shouldn't be too bitter....unless they are throwing out the draff, or it has been highly hopped. Unusually sweet with the malt.

The smell of pubs hasn't been the same since the smoking ban. Also, once beer was poured with the landlord letting the beer going over the side of the glass until it was full. Today, you don't get the slops...thy pour carefully with virtually no spillage. So that sticky, sweet, hoppy smell has been reduced.


Wandsworth always smelt really bitter, like the air had been burnt.

I think you're right about the pub smell - it's the lack of slops, and probably the increase in lager drinking. You never see anyone with a light n bitter nowadays.
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04 November 2017 11:05 Post ID: #1559672 - in reply to #1559630
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If you go down the shunters club before a game they still serve black and tans and light and bitters. Sometimes they don't get it quite right - I ordered a light and bitter and got 2/3rds of keg bitter (which keeps to tradition) and a bottle of Coors Lite Lager. Didn't say anything but gave the Coors Lite away.
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04 November 2017 11:43 Post ID: #1559679 - in reply to #1559622
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Still get the smell in Faversham from the Shepherd Neame brewery. Shame their beer has gone to the dogs. It’s been almost undrinkable for a couple of years now, which is a great shame as I used to love a pint of Masterbrew. Christ knows what they’ve done to it!
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04 November 2017 11:46 Post ID: #1559680 - in reply to #1559622
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Light & bitter died when the button pumps were introduced. They gave an exact measure of half a pint. The light & bitter brigade got upset because they believed they were entitled to get more than they were paying for.
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04 November 2017 11:50 Post ID: #1559681 - in reply to #1559680
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Arthur2shedsJackson - 4/11/2017 11:46

Light & bitter died when the button pumps were introduced. They gave an exact measure of half a pint. The light & bitter brigade got upset because they believed they were entitled to get more than they were paying for.


Spot on. I remember in the day, when most got weekly wages the sale of light and bitter used to go up furthest away from pay day.
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04 November 2017 11:51 Post ID: #1559682 - in reply to #1559672
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leonmejico - 4/11/2017 11:05

If you go down the shunters club before a game they still serve black and tans and light and bitters. Sometimes they don't get it quite right - I ordered a light and bitter and got 2/3rds of keg bitter (which keeps to tradition) and a bottle of Coors Lite Lager. Didn't say anything but gave the Coors Lite away.



I had wondered if this thread might lure you from your hermitage, Leon. Welcome back.

Once a week, if I'm in the country, you are likely to find me at the The Old Reine Deer Inn in Banbury of a lunchtime where I will have a Black and Tan: half of Hook Norton Mild and half of (Hooky) bitter. Joint strength: 3.25.

A more substantial evening drink is a pint of Mother-in-Law: half Old/half Bitter....!

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04 November 2017 12:02 Post ID: #1559685 - in reply to #1559622
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Not really a hermitage just realised there's no point shouting in the wrong echo chamber. Always found the Youngs pubs had more than fair share of those mixing up their beers. Ram Rod added to their Ordinary to give it a bit of body. I used to like their Winter Warmer but I don't think they do it anymore.
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04 November 2017 12:10 Post ID: #1559687 - in reply to #1559685
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leonmejico - 4/11/2017 12:02

Not really a hermitage just realised there's no point shouting in the wrong echo chamber. Always found the Youngs pubs had more than fair share of those mixing up their beers. Ram Rod added to their Ordinary to give it a bit of body. I used to like their Winter Warmer but I don't think they do it anymore.



Only about one subject, surely, Leon...surely there is so much more you can contribute to. You are missed.

Back to beer. What the Young's family did after the death of old John Young was appalling. I'm sure there was no real need to lose the brewery from London.

Always loved Charlie Well's Bitter: it was what my dad and I used t drink together - and I had a barrel at his wake. But Young's had a totally different, sweeter yet chalkier, fingerprint and their beer now brewed in Bedford shows none of the hallmarks of their Wandsworth pint.

A real loss.

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04 November 2017 12:19 Post ID: #1559688 - in reply to #1559622
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What Whisky said. John Young was a top bloke and really looked after his employees. I haven't had a pint this year, but Winter Warmer is still being brewed Leon. I might be imagining it, but I don't think it's as good as it used to be before the move.

https://twitter.com/WhiteCrossPub/status/923863620605349889
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04 November 2017 12:26 Post ID: #1559689 - in reply to #1559622
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The beer i miss most is Whitbread Trophy. The pint that thinks it's a quart.
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04 November 2017 12:26 Post ID: #1559690 - in reply to #1559622
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I met old Charlie - quite a character - The Earl of Chatham in Woolwich started selling Youngs as a guest beer and he turned up, for the pulling of the first pint, with a delivery by dray horse. Used to like the food in the Youngs boozers filling plates of shepherds pie, lasagne and the like, at reasonable prices. They've just opened a pub in Bracknell and it's ponciest gaffe imaginable £16 for a main - that's progress?

To be honest my postings have always ebbed and flowed tend to be more prolific when I am out of contract.
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04 November 2017 12:33 Post ID: #1559691 - in reply to #1559688
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tony_dolby - 4/11/2017 12:19

What Whisky said. John Young was a top bloke and really looked after his employees. I haven't had a pint this year, but Winter Warmer is still being brewed Leon. I might be imagining it, but I don't think it's as good as it used to be before the move.

https://twitter.com/WhiteCrossPub/status/923863620605349889


It never does TD. It could be that it is not made to the same standard but it can also be (in my case) that you build up a picture of how good it was in the past that is not based on the reality................a bit like(couldn't resist).

Edited by leonmejico 4/11/2017 12:34
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04 November 2017 12:36 Post ID: #1559692 - in reply to #1559691
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leonmejico - 4/11/2017 12:33

tony_dolby - 4/11/2017 12:19

What Whisky said. John Young was a top bloke and really looked after his employees. I haven't had a pint this year, but Winter Warmer is still being brewed Leon. I might be imagining it, but I don't think it's as good as it used to be before the move.

https://twitter.com/WhiteCrossPub/status/923863620605349889


It never does TD. It could be that it is not made to the same standard but it can also be (in my case) that you build up a picture of how good it was in the past that is not based on the reality................a bit like(couldn't resist).




Very true.
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