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Any good Welsh Cider Newport dave, or will I have to drink Thatchers, Magners or Strongbow next year?

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Any good Welsh Cider Newport dave, or will I have to drink Thatchers, Magners or Strongbow next year?

 

Sorry, not a Cider fan so no idea. All I know is if you find a Wetherspoons pub they will probably have a different Cider on tap as well as the usual brands. Koppenberg fruit ciders from Sweden are particularly popular in the UK at the moment. Don't know if you get them in Australia.

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Sorry, not a Cider fan so no idea. All I know is if you find a Wetherspoons pub they will probably have a different Cider on tap as well as the usual brands. Koppenberg fruit ciders from Sweden are particularly popular in the UK at the moment. Don't know if you get them in Australia.

Thanks, yes we get Kopperburg, too sweet. Cider is very popular here now, good summer drink. Several very good Aussie ciders too.

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alas i can see the probs in having REAL real ale on board ship as the barrels and a moving ship dont go well together ,BUT there are literally hundreds of independant and micro breweries that produce bottled ales surely theres an opportunity for ships (boats) at least cruising out of uk ports to stock a few and educate our colonial cousins in proper beer ,and i dont mean the usual old speckled hen london pride etc etc ad infinitum brews but how about some of the genuine stuff ! titanic brewery, sticklegs brewery,yeovil brewery,arran brewery,elgoods,the list is endless and the drinkers are gasping ,all thats needed is a phonecall ore email to C.A.M.R.A.asking for guidance WHICH CRUISELINE WILL BE FIRST TO LISTEN AND ACT !none i sadly fear .:(

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I go to a great beer festival in Hayfield in Derbyshire ever year in Oct, which always has a fine selection of ales.

 

Ludlow normally has one in the spring with about 140 different beers. :D:D:D

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yes there are many great ones about always fun to attend for the ALE FOOD MUSIC AND CRAIC i go to chappel ,chelmsford,colchester etc always good freindly fests hoping to do the great british this august :):):)

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yes there are many great ones about always fun to attend for the ALE FOOD MUSIC AND CRAIC i go to chappel ,chelmsford,colchester etc always good freindly fests hoping to do the great british this august :):):)

 

Likely we'll be there as well - should be just back from our Med cruise so I will be gagging for a decent pint or twelve!:D

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looks like p and o,s brittania is gonna become the ship of choice for lovers of decent beer well done them ,will start looking for a cruise onboard asap

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Sailed on Celebrity Silhouette last year. They had a specialist beer bar selling over 60 different bottled beers from all over the world - US craft beers, UK beers, even Belgian Trappist ales. Magic!

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Will there be some decent ales on Independence OTS out of Southampton, or will it just be lager/American beer?

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Will there be some decent ales on Independence OTS out of Southampton, or will it just be lager/American beer?

 

Draught fizzy Speckled Hen - Trade Descriptions Act offence to call it Speckled Hen IMHO - it was vile - at least bottled Becks can't be f**ked up too much (my cruise beer of 'choice' unless I can get Warsteiner or Pilsner Urquell).

 

Didn't see any other decent bottles (but then when I cruise I'm not in real ale mode - it is just too depressing).

 

I suppose there might a bottle or two of London Pride or Bass hidden somewhere - chances of finding Tanglefoot, Summer Lightning, Hogsback TEA et al - none I'm afraid to say.:mad:

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There will soon be a micro brewery near Mayflower park in Southampton,so not to far for a before boarding tipple lol :):)

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looks like p and o,s brittania is gonna become the ship of choice for lovers of decent beer well done them ,will start looking for a cruise onboard asap

 

I'll be checking that out next June :)

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I wish P&O would put some real draught cider on their ships before I board Aurora and Oriana next year. Whilst their normal bottled/canned quaffers, Strongbow and Magners are normally available, nothing like a real cider, perhaps some scrumpy, or at least a Thatchers on tap.

 

Being a Coleliac - gluten intolerant, cider is my quaffer, together with vino and most spirits.

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Much of this is outdated. It is possible to rack (transfer) real beer to small casks (often called keykegs) "bright" that is, without sediment. So the movement of the ship is irrelevant. I guess it is just too much trouble, which is a pity as bottled beer is no substitute for draught. Bottled is too fizzy for me, although stronger beers are better as they don't hold so much CO2.

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My Understanding of "Bright " ale - having drunk a lot at a 3 day festival 2 years back is that it has a limited shelf life - not ideal for a cruise line trying to offer "consistency" in their service. they could be more adventurous with their bottled ale choices - however at least P&O have a decentish choice, an I'm not forced to drink lager all cruise when not on the wine at evening dinner...

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Try a Cunard ship. They always have a good to great selection of draft and bottle beer/ale/IPA in the Golden Lion Pub. If they offer a beer tasting with a food pairing, sign up as soon as you can. The seats good fast

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Try a Cunard ship. They always have a good to great selection of draft and bottle beer/ale/IPA in the Golden Lion Pub. If they offer a beer tasting with a food pairing, sign up as soon as you can. The seats good fast
They have some nice brews.:D

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Going on Britannia soon so looking forward to an enhanced selection...

 

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Here is the new beer offering from Princess. Currently on the Royal and they've had this menu a week. 

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