Rainbow Project at the Small Bar

Waiting for Michael for a great looking evening of beer at the Small Bar. Seven beers on a rainbow theme from a collaboration of 14 breweries.

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I’m a bit early so, oh dear, I’m having a quick 2/3rds of Highland Island Hopping to get me started.

The Beers

Siren and De Molen – Violet, Empress Stout – Imperial Stout – 8.5%

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Buxton and Omnipollo – Yellow, Yellow Belly – Peanut Butter and Biscuit Imperial Stout 11%

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Magic Rock and Evil Twin – Red, Pogonophobia – Dry Hopped Flanders Red 7%

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Partizan and Mikkeller – Blue, Cognac BA Quad 10%

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Beavertown and Napparbier – Orange, The Sun Also Rises – Sherry BA Saison 9%

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Wild Beer Co and Toccalmatto – Indigo, Indigo Child – Sour 8 %

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Hawkeshead and Lervig – Green, Green Juniper and Hemp DIPA 7.5%
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And my Island Hopping:
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Best beers of the night: Sun Also Rises and the Empress Stout.

Cycling from Gloucester to Bristol

Porridge makes a great fuel, and we left at 10 with me stoked up on it. Much flatter route than yesterday with a fun meander through the Docks at Gloucester and canal paths on the way out. Tea and cake at Shepherd’s Patch by Slimbridge.

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We almost had lunch  at the White Hart at Littleton, but diverted to the Anchor Inn at Oldbury, where I had a lovely pint of Bass served on gravity, and some food too.

My legs were painful after lunch and by the  time we got to the big hill close to Almondsbury I was starting to walk the hills, all the way into Bristol and home. Luckily there were only a few on that route.

45 miles today, so we’ll have cycled about 110 miles over the weekend.

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Blogging from a cold bath, which is bliss for my abused legs.

Cycling to Gloucester

60 miles to Gloucester from Bristol; following the Wye Valley and having a look at Ross-on-Wye. Quite hilly! We left at 9 and arrived about 5:30, with a tea and teacake stop at Chepstow, lunch at the Orepool Inn at Sling, and a double gin and tonic and double spa bath at the Wharf House Restaurant in Over near Gloucester.
I’m stiff this morning!

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