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Previous trip home (England 2007) – The Beer List

Oct 12, 2011
At the bar at the St. Austell Brewery

As I prepare to head home for the first time since 2007, I was reminded of the three week beer odyssey that my last trip was in the summer of 2007. Amongst many great moments, pub visits and time spent with friends, I made a careful list of all of the beers that I sampled & made notes on during the visit.

Here’s the full list from just over 4 years ago.

Abbott AleGreene King
Admiral’s AleSt. Austell Brewery
Adnams BitterAdnams
Adnams BitterAdnams
Adnams RegattaAdnams
Artois BockStella Artois
Ashes AleMarstons
Atlantic IPASharp’s
Back BeachRed Rock
Battle of Britain/300The Chiltern Brewery
Beechwood BitterThe Chiltern Brewery
Bellhaven BestBellhaven/Greene King
Best BitterSt. Peters
Betty StogsSkinners
Brew Town 5%Cotleigh
Bulmers CiderBulmers
Burton BitterMarstons
Chalky’s BiteSharps
Circle MasterWychwood
Clouded YellowSt. Austell Brewery
Cornish CoasterSharps
Cornish CreamSt. Austell Brewery
Cotleigh 25Cotleigh
Cotleigh Golden SeahawkCotleigh
Country BumpkinThe Big Sheep/County Life/Lundy
Dark StarDark Star
DartmoorSt. Austell Brewery
Devon GloryExe Valley
Doom BarSharps
Double DropMarstons
Duchy Summer AleDuchy
Exmoor AleExmoor Ales
First GoldBadger
Flowers BestFlowers
Flowers IPAFlowers
Free BeerSt. Austell Brewery
Gilt ComplexSurrey Hills
Golden AleSt. Peters
Golden FleeceThe Big Sheep/County Life/Lundy
Golden PigThe Big Sheep/County Life/Lundy
Grapefruit AleSt. Peters
Greene King IPAGreene King
HBBHog’s Back Brewery
Hiiden PintHidden
HMS MontagueThe Big Sheep/County Life/Lundy
Hoegaarden Grand CruHoegaarden
HSDSt. Austell Brewery
Innis & Gunn Cask StrengthBellhaven/Greene King
Jail AlePrincetown
John Hampden’s AleThe Chiltern brewery
Leffe TripelHoegaarden
Lord Lieutenant’s AleThe Chiltern Brewery
Malsters AleTeignworthy
Old AppledoreThe Big Sheep/County Life/Lundy
Old Brewery Pale AleSam Smith’s
Old EmpireMarstons
Old MoggieTeignworthy
Old Speckled HenMoorland/Greene King
Organic AleSt. Peters
Organic Cherry Fruit beerSam Smiths
Peroni Gran ReservaPeroni
Pot WallopThe Big Sheep/County Life/Lundy
Proper JobSt. Austell Brewery
Ruby Red AleSt. Peters
Ruddles CountyRuddles/Greene King
Ruddles RhubarbRuddles/Greene King
Sharps EdenSharps
Sharps OwnSharps
Shepards RuinThe Big Sheep/County Life/Lundy
Ships Sail Ale (The Ship)Greene King?
Single MaltMarstons
Sneck LifterJennings
Spring TideTeignworthy
Summer SolsticeWells
TEAHog’s Back Brewery
Timothy Taylor LandlordTimothy Taylor
TinnersSt. Austell Brewery
TributeSt. Austell Brewery
Well House Ale (Otter Ale)Otter
Weymouth Steam BitterWeymouth
Whitbread BestWhitbread
Wizard’s ApprenticeIlfracombe Wizard Ales
Worthington White ShieldCoors!
Yellow HammerO’Hanlons
Youngs BitterYoungs
Youngs Champion AleYoungs
Youngs IPAYoungs
Youngs SpecialYoungs


Looking back at my notes there were many stand outs for me, but Old Moggie, St. Peter’s Grapefruit, and the Cotleigh beers were amongst the very best. This time I am planning on only being in the UK for about one-third of the time, so it may be difficult to top this list but this will be solo visit, so maybe I can!


  1. Niklas

    Positively stunning!

  2. Jaxbeerlover aka Azorie

    You liked this beer? Man goes to show ya tastes are subjective.


    I really like St Peter’s beer but not that one so much. Of course it was in 2005.

    I date my notebook, when, where, how and who, and a brief review if I feel it is a noteworthy beer. There were 2 weeks in 2005, 10 days in 2007 when I tasted many beers; you can do that with the good beer guide, I find. My bibles are the England (UK), Belgium and Germany, with Lambic land thrown in for good measure.

    Nice list, liked most of those….


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