GSTL

Hello everyone!

My name is Andy, I'm from Austria and I've been brewing all grain since early 2011.
Usually I brew continental beers and something English and Belgian every now and then.
My continental brews turn out pretty well, the Fullers-ESB-like ales too, but brewing a decent bitter low in alcohol never really worked out well.

On my last trip to Wales last year I had quite a lot of good ales...and no I'm trying to focus on these styles a bit more.

Cheers
Andy

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Clibit
GSTL wrote:

Hello everyone!

My name is Andy, I'm from Austria and I've been brewing all grain since early 2011.
Usually I brew continental beers and something English and Belgian every now and then.
My continental brews turn out pretty well, the Fullers-ESB-like ales too, but brewing a decent bitter low in alcohol never really worked out well.

On my last trip to Wales last year I had quite a lot of good ales...and no I'm trying to focus on these styles a bit more.

Cheers
Andy



Hi Andy, welcome to the forum. A low alcohol English beer is not a very easy style to brew, no question. 
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Steve
Welcome to the forum Andy [thumb]
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Hops_and_Dreams
Hello Andy, welcome to the forum.
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GHW
Hello!
What beers did you find in wales?
As with most places there’s been a bit of a craft beer surge but I think most of the breweries there, even newer ones are turning out more traditional ales.
I’m from South Wales (Abergavenny area) and recent visits have unearthed nice beers from the untapped brewery, raglan and the Kingstone brewery at tintern abbey, both making veryvtraditonal ales plus a few more USA influenced styles. Also wye valley who make great beers in my opinion
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EddtheBrew
GSTL wrote:

Hello everyone!

My name is Andy, I'm from Austria and I've been brewing all grain since early 2011.
Usually I brew continental beers and something English and Belgian every now and then.
My continental brews turn out pretty well, the Fullers-ESB-like ales too, but brewing a decent bitter low in alcohol never really worked out well.

On my last trip to Wales last year I had quite a lot of good ales...and no I'm trying to focus on these styles a bit more.

Cheers
Andy


Hi Andy ,
Welcome to the forum ,
Cheers
Edd
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GSTL
Thanks to all for the warm welcome!

GHW wrote:
Hello! What beers did you find in wales? As with most places there’s been a bit of a craft beer surge but I think most of the breweries there, even newer ones are turning out more traditional ales. I’m from South Wales (Abergavenny area) and recent visits have unearthed nice beers from the untapped brewery, raglan and the Kingstone brewery at tintern abbey, both making veryvtraditonal ales plus a few more USA influenced styles. Also wye valley who make great beers in my opinion

I also recognised the US influence and really enjoyed beers like the Proper Job Cornish IPA.
Most of the time I didn't really pay attention if the beers were Welsh or English, but some of my Welsh favourites were from Rhymney, Glamorgan and the Wye Valley HPA, I had quite a lot of these in Pantygelli...
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GHW
You really were in my neck of the woods then!
Wye Valley HPA is a favourite of mine, on draught at least. I made a half decent clone a while back, using their yeast cultured from bottles.
Also had the rhymney bitter, can’t recall what it was like though. It’s always on at the grofield in Abergavenny, where we go for Sunday lunch when I visit the folks!
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Pesho77

 Welcome to the group 

 Pesh
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