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Castlemain 4xxx

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by holywell farmer, Feb 6, 2018.

  1. Drillman

    Drillman Member

    North Yorkshire
    emu bitter is better
  2. Dom jolly drinking programme from Australia was funny, as he was in true outback bars
  3. Tarw Coch

    Tarw Coch Member

    Yes, first encountered VB when a mates cousin was over from Australia about 25 years ago and got quite a taste for it.
    Not that it was easily found, our new found Aussie pal used to order in to the local off licence especially for him/us.

    Some time after on a trip to the Smithfield show in London a mate and I found a pub just round the corner from the regents palace selling VB where we settled in for the night drinking, 2 of us sat around a round pub table, we filled the table with empty cans to the point where there was no more room and we were having to stack them.
    Went back next day with some more mates, one of whom ordered a round of VB only to be told they had none, apparently 2 lads had come in last night and drank a fridge full.:eek:
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  4. Visitors Beer, Vomit Bomb. Widely regarded as shite outside of Victoria.
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  5. Pricy the bars at Smithfield show,
  6. Tarw Coch

    Tarw Coch Member

    Yes, London always was pricey, we didn’t tend to go to the bars at the show though, more of a night time thing drinking.
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  7. I went last Smithfield show, got there 11-30am left around ten to 4 for train home feeling just a bit merry after day drinking and admiring machines,
  8. Tarw Coch

    Tarw Coch Member

    Been on several bus trips there for the day, a local firm used to put on a free bus and a fair stash of beer for the trip, everything free it was a good day out but Smithfield was best when staying over for a few days, plenty of time at the show and the country boys let loose in the big city at night, used to like staying in the Regents Palace if we could get in or would certainly spend a bit of time drinking there if not,
    I’m sure others will remember the Regents Palace although it was known by other names Smithfield week such as the Welsh Embassy or the Animal House.
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  9. Wish London could hoist a machinery show again
  10. Tarw Coch

    Tarw Coch Member

    Not sure if they’ve got a suitable venue anymore, I believe Earls Court has been demolished. Not that it was a particularly suitable venue in latter years as machinery got bigger, access through the city was far from ideal for exhibitors.
    Nearest thing you’ll get nowadays is one of the European shows, I believe it’s the EIMA show in Italy this week, I’ve never been but a local machinery dealer does and says it’s a good show, Paris show in February, again, I’ve never been, Agritechnica in Germany is the real biggy, held every other year in November, I haven’t been for a few years now and next week Euro Tier, held every other year alternating with Agritechnica, whilst Agritechnica is all about tractors, combines and pretty much arable type machinery, Euro Tier is the livestock side, again mainly machinery but this time livestock based so more diet feeders, muck spreaders that sort of thing, both unbelievably big shows and well worth going to even though not cheap. I will be going next week for 4 days.(y)
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  11. And I also wish castlemania was sold in my local, but can't have it all.
  12. Tarw Coch

    Tarw Coch Member

    Ahh, back on topic, good lad, I ain’t seen 4X sold anywhere in years, do they still sell it in this country?
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  13. Not sure,
    Remember foster tag line he who drinks Australia thinks Australia
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  14. No one in Australia drinks Fosters either. Near frozen nats p1ss!
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  15. Tarw Coch

    Tarw Coch Member

    Around 30 years ago Caffreys was a very popular Irish beer over here, in just about every pub. went over to Ireland and couldn’t find a pub that sold it in the countryside and only one In Dublin which catered for the tourist types.
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  16. Paddington

    Paddington Member

    Soggy Shropshire
    Do they drink much IPA type beer out there @CornishTone ? I heard years ago that Newcastle Brown Ale was getting popular in the cities.
  17. They do, but it’s not what you or I would necessarily call IPA. There are more and more small breweries starting up and they are brewing more IPA type brews.
  18. Newcastle brown is rank to drink ,!
  19. AftonShepherd

    AftonShepherd Member

    One or two is ok, but a whole night on it and it feels like shitting type 1 the next morning!
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  20. I once tried Wandsworth 6x test was strong stuff

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