Thursday, 11 August 2011

The Good Stuff

The survey on which cask beers you like and dislike has now closed. There were 52 individual responses in total. Obviously this takes a bit of work to analyse, so I’ll present “The Good” today and “The Bad” hopefully tomorrow.

So here are the results of “Name up to three cask beers that you regard as good examples of the genre and that you would happily recommend to others.” Number 1 was perhaps not a total surprise, but Dark Star Hophead made a strong showing in second place and Taylors Landlord in third. Bear in mind that the responses were entirely unprompted.

As you will see later, quite a few of these beers also feature on the other list.

Incidentally, I now have 99 followers, so one more to bring it up to the round 100 would be nice :-)

13 Votes: Thornbridge Jaipur IPA

10 Votes: Dark Star Hophead

7 Votes: Taylors Landlord

5 Votes: Fullers London Pride

4 Votes:
Harveys Sussex Best Bitter
Oakham Citra
St Austell Tribute

3 Votes:
St Austell Proper Job
Robinsons Old Tom

2 Votes:
Adnams Broadside
Bathams Best Bitter
Black Sheep Bitter
Brakspear Bitter
BrewDog Edge
Copper Dragon Golden Pippin
Dark Star American Pale Ale
Deuchars IPA
Harviestoun Bitter and Twisted
Jennings Snecklifter
Kelham Island Pale Rider
Marble Lagonda IPA
Marble Manchester Bitter
Marble Pint
Oakham JHB
Pictish Brewers Gold
Thornbridge Kipling
Thornbridge Wild Swan
Wadworths 6X

1 Vote:
Abbey Ales Bell Ringer
Anything by Dark Star
Anything by Hook Norton
Anything by Oakham
Anything by Thornbridge
Arbor Ales Oyster Stout
Arundel Mild
Bowman Swift One
Brains Dark
Brains SA Gold
BrewDog Grain Cask
BrewDog Paradox
Brimstage Oystercatcher Stout
Bristol Beer Factory Stout
Butcombe Bitter
Buxton Axe Edge IPA
Camden Inner City Green
Castle Rock Harvest Pale
Dark Star Hopstar
Dunham Massey Stout
Eastwood and Sanders 1872 Porter
Everards Beacon Bitter
Everards Tiger
Flowerpots Perridge Pale
Fullers Bengal Lancer
Fullers London Porter
Fyne Ales Jarl
Grain India Pale Ale
Great Oakley Welland Valley Mild
Hardknott aether bleac
Harveys 1859 Porter
Harveys Hadlow
Harveys Old
Hawkshead Lakeland Gold
Hobsons Mild
Hogs Back TEA
Holts Bitter
Holt's IPA
Holts Mild
Hook Norton Old Hooky
Humpty Dumpty Porter
Ilkley Mary Jane
Kelham Island Easy Rider
Liverpool Organic Josephine Butler Elderflower Ale
Liverpool Organic Shipwreck IPA
Marble Dobber
Morland Old Speckled Hen
Old Dairy Brewery Blue Top
Old Dairy Brewery Gold Top
Ossett Citra
Otter Bitter
Phoenix Wobbly Bob
RedWillow Wreckless
Sam Smiths OBB
Sarah Hughes Dark Ruby Mild
Sharps Doom Bar
Southport Golden Sands
Titanic White Star
Triple fff Pressed Rat and Warthog
Ufford White Hart
Wadworths Horizon
Wells Bombardier
Woodfordes Wherry
Wye Valley Butty Bach
Wye Valley HPA
Yorkshire Dales Muker Silver


  1. is there a prize for being your one hundreth follower?

  2. Should our paths ever cross, I'll buy you a pint :-)

  3. Nice to see the Old Dairy Brewery gets in there. Shame I had to add it myself!

  4. Ah good, the followers have now gone up to 101 :-)


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