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ALE Spring 2005 No. 317

Dear Editor,

I noticed with amusement the last paragraph of the article "To France for Beer" in ALE 316. I enjoyed the article, it is very good, and I know all the beers that were discussed.

Fortunately for the writer, he won't have to work very hard on me regarding his request for Northern French beers to appear at the summer Beer Festival, as we have had such beers there for the past four years - though we dropped down to one last year as they were not very popular. This is a shame as the French, as stated, do brew some excellent beers. I will try to get our supplier to get some more for us this year.

We have in the past had both 3 Monts and Grain D'Orge. I will try and get some L'Angelus as I think it is a cracking beer. We are reordering Gavroche as well this year as it always seems popular.

It is, however, down to our suppliers. We use two, both of whom are also used by Bacchanalia in Mill Road. These very reliable suppliers do have limitations however. (For further reading see the latest Tim Webb guide : Good Beer Guide to Belgium and Holland, and see Hugh Shipman's enlightening article therein).

We always try to get an exciting range with changes every year. However, very often, due to circumstances beyond our own and our suppliers control, these beers may not be available, so changes are made. We understand the disappointment of not finding one of your favourite beers, so please bear with us.

We are looking forward to another Fantastic Foreign Bar at this year's summer festival so come and see for yourselves.

The Lambic Monster


Tim Webb's guide Good Beer Guide to Belgium and Holland is available from CAMRA (see the Shop section).


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