Going through some photos from a few weeks ago. Here is a special England travel edition.
One of England's many pubs claiming to be the oldest, this one in Nottingham. Supposedly Richard the LionHeart stopped to have a beer on his way to the crusades.
Beer options are pictured below. They also had some weird fruit-flavored ciders which apparently are "very popular with women". I took note and went with the Robin Hood ale, which is brewed locally by Nottingham Brewery. Easy drinking and very slightly bitter.
The pub itself is pretty cool. A series of little caverns, all connected, like a hobbit house. All local people.
99 Red Baboons from Blue Monkey, a brewery in Nottingham. Porter-style. Thick and malty. Burned malts, coffee. Probably not the best way to start a meal (although I had tongue, so I needed something robust), but I enjoyed it anyway.
I had a taste of this much lighter weight option, Extra Pale Ale from Nottingham Brewery.
Hepworth Curious IPA. I had it a couple of times (not by design, but sometimes there were very few "local" beers available), once in Nottingham and the other time at the London Heathrow airport. The first time I thought it tasted a bit metallic and only slightly bitter for an IPA, but it grew on me. I liked the grassy hops with the malty notes. In the end I think I like it.
It's highly rated by Diffords.
Meantime London lager. I tried this one in London (of course). Refreshing, with citrus hops.
Edited by FrogPrincesse, 02 September 2014 - 01:48 PM.