Don't take this too seriously... ;-)
"This is the Brown Beer society, we are in control of this transmission. Do not adjust your sets. Next week, under our direction, Hopcraft will be brewing a bitter and a mild - we think this is about time, who wants these golden "beers" that taste of lemon fairy anyway? End of transmission"
Gazza here... unfortunately the statement from the BBS is true, we're being forced to brew beers under threat of colonic irrigation with fuggles, so as you can see we have no option but to comply... So, next week sees Tidy Bitter (version 7) and "So much to Answer for" Pennine Mild being produced under the watchful eye of the twig police. Please, send help....
OK, so we're brewing Tidy Bitter and a Pennine Mild next week! I thought that called for some piss-taking of CAMRA who probably wish we would brew them all the time... Tidy is now into version 7 although it's just small tweaks to the recipe now, whilst the Pennine Mild is Gazza's baby and isn't traditional... as you'd expect from him! It contains lots of strange Belgian malts plus the best UK hop, Admiral, for flavour... this should be interesting!