Today’s Independent has an article on the 50 best beers available in the UK.Â It’s a surprisingly decent piece, although a couple of the choices are a bit odd (as you’d expect). Estrella Damm…? Marks and Spencer’s Italian lager!? And Badger bloody Golden Glory, which I think is disgusting.
I was pleased to see the CO-OP’s Strong Ale in the list. It’s a guilty pleasure of mine: full of dodgy caramel, clear bottle, pasteurised, filtered. But it’s very tasty anyway — sweet and malty, somewhat like a strong mild.
Their number one? St Peter’s IPA, which I’ve never had. I’ll have to get my hands on some and give it a go.