1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Welcome to Bantam Talk

    Why not register for an account?

    Not only can you then get fully involved in the community but you also get fewer ads

  3. Premium Membership now Available


    Please see this thread for more details

    Dismiss Notice

Boddingtons bitter

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Rogered Tart, Jun 22, 2020.

  1. Rogered Tart

    Rogered Tart Squad Player
    P.L. 20/21 Entrant

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2018
    Messages:
    8,203
    Likes Received:
    18,258
    https://www.manchestersfinest.com/long-reads/the-rise-fall-of-boddingtons-the-cream-of-manchester/

    An interesting read for someone lke myself who started going drinking with my dad in the late 80s and was brought up drinking Tetleys bitter which was in most of the pubs in Bradford. Very few pubs left, if any, where you can get a decent hand pulled pint of bitter, none of the real ales today are pulled in the same way. Used to enjoy a pint of Tetleys with my Dad, they were good days.
     
    Hulmebantam and Offside like this.
  2. Storck

    Storck Squad Player
    P.L. 18/19 Entrant

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2018
    Messages:
    18,160
    Likes Received:
    13,418
    Is that when they used the auto vac? Where the beer went over end of glass when pouring and back round
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
    Hulmebantam likes this.
  3. Rogered Tart

    Rogered Tart Squad Player
    P.L. 20/21 Entrant

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2018
    Messages:
    8,203
    Likes Received:
    18,258
    I think so. I remember the beer being pulled after the glass was full, you ended up with a pint that didn't go flat after 5 minutes like the stuff they serve down south.
     
    Storck and Offside like this.
  4. Offside

    Offside Emergency Backup

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2018
    Messages:
    1,603
    Likes Received:
    2,811
    Pulled through the " hollow web system " the idea was to put the head at the bottom of the glass and pull the beer through , the overspill filtered back to the barrel without holding air . The tighter the sparkler the better the pint .
     
    RCarol and Rogered Tart like this.
  5. Rogered Tart

    Rogered Tart Squad Player
    P.L. 20/21 Entrant

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2018
    Messages:
    8,203
    Likes Received:
    18,258
    Yeah that was it.
     
  6. trevor

    trevor Squad Player
    Supporter

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2018
    Messages:
    2,140
    Likes Received:
    3,126
    Glasses are Nucleated now, A process that allows the head to stick to the sides all the way down to the bottom,
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
    Offside likes this.
  7. Offcomedun

    Offcomedun Impact Sub
    Supporter P.L. 20/21 Entrant

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2018
    Messages:
    1,843
    Likes Received:
    3,152
    That's not really correct Al. The beer down south doesn't go flat after five minutes, it's served like that from the outset. People like it like that - it's a regional difference.

    My first eight years of drinking were down south and all the bitter was served without a head. I hated bitter with a head on. I've seen people blow a head off onto the counter and demand that the barperson fill the glass to the top to avoid a short pint (the glasses weren't oversized to accommodate a head like they are up here).

    When I came to Bradford in 1980 it took me several weeks to get used to drinking beer with a head.

    Certain bitters just don't taste right with a big head. My favourite pint used to be Greene King Abbot Ale, in the days when Greene King was a small regional East Anglian brewery and not the bloated conglomerate it has become. Abbot had a gorgeous nutty flavour back then (which it seems to have lost nowadays) which I loved. But when I tried a pint of it, in the late 80s, served as a guest beer in the Fighting *@?$, it just didn't taste the same with a head on.
     
  8. Rogered Tart

    Rogered Tart Squad Player
    P.L. 20/21 Entrant

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2018
    Messages:
    8,203
    Likes Received:
    18,258
    To be fair I should have said tasted like a flat pint of witches piss rather than go flat, you are right. It's something I mentioned to my dad when I was talking about it and there was a big difference between how beer was served. Its what you're used to I guess but I like a good head on my pint, it comes with the taste I was accustomed to. I had a pint in Torquay a few years back and it was like drinking a pint up North that had been stood for an hour, which to me was warm and flat.
     
    Jayteebee likes this.
  9. Storck

    Storck Squad Player
    P.L. 18/19 Entrant

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2018
    Messages:
    18,160
    Likes Received:
    13,418
    the overspill only went back into the barrel at the end of the night, during service it went into the drip tray and then back into the pump
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
    Offside likes this.
  10. 1975citygent

    1975citygent Fringe Player

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2018
    Messages:
    300
    Likes Received:
    359
    Thinking back I know what you mean. I know it's one of the new blonde ale trends but Saltaire Blonde in the Royal Oak in Eccleshill comes closest for me.
    When I started on my beer drinking journey the pubs choice in Bradford was Tetleys, Whitbreads, Websters, Bass Charringtons, Courage/John Smiths, Sammuel Smiths, then you had the free houses and Timothy Taylor's when you got nearer Keighley. Later we had a couple of Trough Brewery pubs for a while. In those days there wasn't a big choice of lager on offer. Skol in Tetleys pubs, Heineken in Whitbread pubs (not the 5% stuff you get now), Carling Black Label in Bass Charrington houses, Webster's served Carlsberg and Courage/John Smiths had Harp. Ah memories......
     
    Jayteebee and Rogered Tart like this.
  11. Bantam 760

    Bantam 760 Fringe Player

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2018
    Messages:
    269
    Likes Received:
    325
    Looking forward to a pint of Timothy Taylors Boltmaker in the Corn Dolly
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  12. StaffordBantam

    StaffordBantam Captain
    Moderator Supporter P.L. 20/21 Entrant

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2018
    Messages:
    1,683
    Likes Received:
    2,703
    Saturday 29 February 2020, my last pint in the Corn Dolly (before the Plymouth Argyle match).

    Hopefully, I'll be back in there well before the next 29 February.
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...

Share This Page