BeerSaturday Challenge

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It's Saturday, and i've just discovered the #BeerStaurday challenge, a tailor made opportunity to indulge in my passion for Real Ale.

The initial challenge for me, however, was to decide on which ale to highlight and discuss give the fantastic selection i face on arriving at one of my favourite watering holes, The Moon & Stars.

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I've tried all four on offer (a fair few times each and ignore the Ruddles that was never in the running lol) but in the end I plumped for a a pint of Naked Ladies from the Twickenham Brewery (https://www.twickenham-fine-ales.co.uk/regular).

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The name of this lovely ale references a set of elegant statues in the nearby gardens of York House, on the banks of the River Thames, depicting eight sea nymphs carved in marble in the late nineteenth century. And it is said that "During the blitz of the Second World War, there was concern that moonlight reflecting on them would give a navigation mark to the Luftwaffe. So, as part of London’s Blackout measures, the statues were covered with a grey sludge – they have since been cleaned!" thankfully (source: https://www.twickenham-fine-ales.co.uk/about-us).

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image source: https://www.richmond.gov.uk/services/parks_and_open_spaces/find_a_park/york_house_gardens

The ale itself (as per the tasting notes on the website) is a "glorious hoppy, golden ale using Herkules, Celeia and Chinook hops for full flavoured satisfaction". It is also an award winning ale being the 2019 CAMRA Champion Golden Ale of London.

At a very sessionable 4.4% ABV it is a an extremely refreshing ale, perfect for a warm summers afternoon/evening, and is one of my personal all time favourites. And of course i couldnt restrict myself to having just the one pint - quality control purposes dictate I needed a second, at least that's my story and im sticking to it... lol

Have a great #BeerSaturday.



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You ended up stimulating my desire to want to search for something to quench my taste.

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That is awesome that you found a community on Hive! I truly think there is something for everyone on HIVE!

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Decent looking beer and good to have all of those draught options. Sláinte 🍺🍻

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I love that the photo of the taps (or are they pumps in a Real Ale world) is suitably blurry - maybe not your first pint of the day.....

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One of the joys of English life, real ale in a pub, or in the summer evenings, in a pub beer garden. Keep the reviews flowing!

BTW did you take that top photo before or after your quality control work? 😆

!ALIVE

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Before! lol. It was a lot clearer on my phone before i uploaded it, i think i'll reduce the size a tad next time.

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Great that you found a community right up your alley on hive!

There are so many to choose from :)

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I haven't been to a pub or bar in a long while so I have only drank canned beer lately. You are making me crave something different.

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Bottles and cans at home were the goto for many of us during the various lockdowns we've had to endure i'm sure, but nothing beats a well looked after, well presented, refreshing pint of ale in a proper pub i think.

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How could you pass up an ale called Naked Ladys. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

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