What do Wells and Young’s Bombardier and Greene King IPA have in common?
They’re both brands with a reputation for being bland, boring and often badly kept, as the token gesture towards ‘real ale’ in mediocre pubs.
And yet both are listed by Michael Jackson in his 500 Beers book, and other bloggers and beer writers have started to question their knee-jerk dismissal, suggesting that they are not so much bland and boring as straightforward and nonetheless well crafted.
So, we want to give them another shot but, to be fair about it, we want to make sure we drink them in the best possible condition.
So, where can we find absolutely the best pint of each in or near London?