Yes, proper lacings, a sign of fresh beer.
In a pub I’m going to have to anonymise as they were very publicity-shy. Telling you it’s a Holt’s pub in Salford hardly narrows it down, does it ? It’s in a village that sounds like it’s owned by a City legend whose first name is shared with a legendary Manchester pub.
I like to publicise places and pubs, but I don’t fancy the aggro, so all I’ll do on this post is applaud Salford CAMRA (again) for getting an uncompromising one-beer pub in the Guide, purely on the basis of beer quality. And possibly football urinals.
I don’t even think the guest beer, even if they had one, was anything exotic like Wainwright or Bombardier.
And why add slow-selling beers when your Holt Bitter is this good, and most of your sales are Fosters ?
The stand-in bar manager was having to deal with “lumps in the Stella“. Sounds like craft, I should have had one.
A running comic argument between the four Old Boys concerned the lighting of the fire (“Don’t touch it !”), and the phrase “I can see a hose pipe“, which may or may not have been code for “check your flies“.
Terrific cool, chewy bitter, NBSS 3.5+, but it’s the “Mighty Quinn” ringtone that will stick in the mind.
Simon will love it; any crafties popping in on their way home from IndyMan would have a panic attack.
Long live Holt.