Another year and yet another Farnham Beerex, this year the 35th.
There was nothing much new on the beer list but it provided enough interest to keep us happy. JA had come down early to be fully rested for the golf match on Friday between Brigadier Mee and Private Aspinal.
After a bit of meeting other regulars and a bit of talking bollocks, it was time for the early train home.
|Copper Dragon||Black Gold||3.7|
|Naylors||Pinnacle Pale Ale||3.6|
|High House Farm||Auld Hemp||3.8|
|Hadrian & Border||Gladiator||3.8|
|Sarah Hughes||Pale Amber||4.0|
|Castle Rock||Hemlock Bitter||4.0|
ROC, PV, JA, KOC, TM, MG and JG with Satan (KS) and Jem (JB)
PV's master plan fell at the first fence when he was sent to serve in the Cellar Courtyard Bar instead of the favoured Main Hall Riverside Bar. Biggest surprise of the evening was just how good the Ascot Anastasia's Exile Stout tasted.
|Banks and Taylor||Dragonslayer||4.5|
|Banks and Taylor||Black Dragon Mild||4.3|
|Timothy Taylor||Best Bitter||4.0|
|Copper Dragon||Challenger IPA||4.4|
|York Centurion's||Ghost Ale||5.4|
|Ascot||Anastasia's Exile Stout||5.0|
PV and MV
A large Mengo group gathered and settled in the quiet of the Riverside Cafe to have a good chat. But then Farnham is nowadays more about the social gathering than the beer. Even the beer consumption by the big two is curtailed these days.
No apres festival pizza this year so the majority said farewell to TC and GM at the end of the session and headed back to Aldershot and the comforting embrace of the Garden Gate.
|Burton Bridge||Sovereign Gold||4.0|
|St. Austell||Proper Job||4.5|
|Humpty Dumpty||Bad Egg||4.1|
|Castle Rock||Elsie Mo||4.7|
|Purple Moose||Dark Side of the Moose||4.6|
|Hadrian & Border||Secret Kingdom||4.3|
TC, PV, TM, PC, ROC, RN, JA, GM, MG, JG, (NE) Shredder, KOC with KS and JB