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Growster...

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Brown and mild, light and bitter...
« on: March 22, 2015, 06:43 »
Years ago, when Mrs Growster's parents ran a pub, we regularly took orders for mixed beers, as the idea was that most landlords let the customer have just a little more than a half pint of the draught ale, to go with the bottle! (Yes I know a bottle was just under a half pint).

There were some silly ones like 'lager and blackcurrant' as well, and I never really understood the benefits of a 'lager top', either!

So do beer drinkers still go for mixes, or are we at last just enjoying a beer, which is served exactly as the brewer intended?

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Re: Brown and mild, light and bitter...
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2015, 11:36 »
One at a time for me , especially the higher strength - Hobgoblin type ales although can't see the point in buying a decent ale and messing with it.   Having said that ,have tried 'normal' ales, ie:   John Smith's , Tetley etc with a splash of whisky in years gone by.

I do recall chatting to a retired publican back years ago and he mentioned some of the 'mixes' that were requested, was Black and Tan one?
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Re: Brown and mild, light and bitter...
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2015, 07:42 »
Black and Tan was Guinness and lager, Tenhens!

Now if you think that is odd, then consider an amiable Growster with a huge glass of Guinness and champagne, standing in the car park at Twickenham, on a cold day in December...

That is the only mix I will condone!

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Re: Brown and mild, light and bitter...
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2015, 14:03 »
A black velvet. 



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