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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.

6X Wadworths
Abbott Ale Greene King
Admiral’s Ale St. Austell Brewery
Adnams Bitter Adnams
Adnams Bitter Adnams
Adnams Regatta Adnams
Artois Bock Stella Artois
Ashes Ale Marstons
Atlantic IPA Sharp’s
Back Beach Red Rock
Badger Badger
Battle of Britain/300 The Chiltern Brewery
Beechwood Bitter The Chiltern Brewery
Bellhaven Best Bellhaven/Greene King
Best Bitter St. Peters
Betty Stogs Skinners
Bombadier Wells
Brahma Brahma
Brew Town 5% Cotleigh
Bulmers Cider Bulmers
Burton Bitter Marstons
Chalky’s Bite Sharps
Circle Master Wychwood
Clouded Yellow St. Austell Brewery
Cornish Coaster Sharps
Cornish Cream St. Austell Brewery
Cotleigh 25 Cotleigh
Cotleigh Golden Seahawk Cotleigh
Country Bumpkin The Big Sheep/County Life/Lundy
Cumberland Jennings
Dark Star Dark Star
Dartmoor St. Austell Brewery
Devon Glory Exe Valley
Discovery Fullers
Doom Bar Sharps
Double Drop Marstons
Duchy Summer Ale Duchy
Exmoor Ale Exmoor Ales
First Gold Badger
Flowers Best Flowers
Flowers IPA Flowers
Free Beer St. Austell Brewery
Gilt Complex Surrey Hills
Golden Ale St. Peters
Golden Fleece The Big Sheep/County Life/Lundy
Golden Pig The Big Sheep/County Life/Lundy
Goodwill O’Hanlons
Grapefruit Ale St. Peters
Greene King IPA Greene King
HBB Hog’s Back Brewery
Hiiden Pint Hidden
HMS Montague The Big Sheep/County Life/Lundy
Hoegaarden Grand Cru Hoegaarden
HSD St. Austell Brewery
Innis & Gunn Cask Strength Bellhaven/Greene King
Jail Ale Princetown
John Hampden’s Ale The Chiltern brewery
Kingfisher United
Leffe Tripel Hoegaarden
Lord Lieutenant’s Ale The Chiltern Brewery
Malsters Ale Teignworthy
Old Appledore The Big Sheep/County Life/Lundy
Old Brewery Pale Ale Sam Smith’s
Old Empire Marstons
Old Moggie Teignworthy
Old Speckled Hen Moorland/Greene King
Organic Ale St. Peters
Organic Cherry Fruit beer Sam Smiths
Pedigree Marstons
Peroni Gran Reserva Peroni
Pot Wallop The Big Sheep/County Life/Lundy
Proper Job St. Austell Brewery
Ruby Red Ale St. Peters
Ruddles County Ruddles/Greene King
Ruddles Rhubarb Ruddles/Greene King
Sharps Eden Sharps
Sharps Own Sharps
Shepards Ruin The Big Sheep/County Life/Lundy
Ships Sail Ale (The Ship) Greene King?
Single Malt Marstons
Sneck Lifter Jennings
Spring Tide Teignworthy
Summer Solstice Wells
Tanglefoot Badger
TEA Hog’s Back Brewery
Thoroughbred Thwaites
Timothy Taylor Landlord Timothy Taylor
Tinners St. Austell Brewery
Tribute St. Austell Brewery
Well House Ale (Otter Ale) Otter
Weymouth Steam Bitter Weymouth
Whitbread Best Whitbread
Wizard’s Apprentice Ilfracombe Wizard Ales
Worthington White Shield Coors!
Yellow Hammer O’Hanlons
Youngs Bitter Youngs
Youngs Champion Ale Youngs
Youngs IPA Youngs
Youngs Special Youngs


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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