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Just Beer Micropub (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Furnace - 'C' BombExcellent1
Coach House - The League of Experimental Brewers Issue No. 1 American Pale Ale (collaboration with 4T's)Excellent1
North Riding Brewpub - XCOMExcellent1
Three Blind Mice - Upside Down IPA (collaboration with Baker's Dozen)Excellent1
Sperrin Brewery Victory Beers (Lord Nelson) - Head HunterExcellent1
Gene Pool - Primordial OozeExcellent1
Navigation - EclipseExcellent1
Firebrand - Double IPAExcellent1
Arbor Ales - HoploaderExcellent1
North Riding Brewery - US IPA (V8) (Ahtanum, Calypso, Ekuanot)Excellent1
Pheasantry - Orange PheasantExcellent1
Lincoln Green - Gin and Beer ItExcellent1
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - Pale XX No. 1Excellent1
Brewster's - Sarah GuppyGood1
Froth Blowers - SPA AnthemGood1
Imperial - Baxond-Ale Berry Pink IPAGood1
RedWillow - Weightless MosaicGood1
Spey Valley - Stillman's IPAGood1
Vale of Glamorgan (VOG) - Copper BitterGood1
North Riding Brewery - German CascadeGood1
Vibrant Forest - KaleidoscopeGood1
James & Kirkman - Commodore BitterGood1
Alechemy - VortexGood1
Brew York - The Hoptimist Double IPA (collaboration with North Riding Brewery)Good1
Ferry Ales (F.A.B.) - Witham ShieldGood1
North Riding Brewery - Rum & Raisin Dark MildAcceptable1
Ghost - ReaperAcceptable1
Mad Squirrel (formerly Red Squirrel) - London PorterNot Tried0
Tipsy Angel (latterly a cuckoo at 4T's) - Angel's MildNot Tried0
Milestone - Summer LovinNot Tried0
Atlantic - BlueNot Tried0
Kelham Island - Cabby ChinoNot Tried0
Black Iris - Mogs's PaleNot Tried0
Rat - Bearded RatNot Tried0
Salamander - Porter in a Pear TreeNot Tried0
Raw - Angels Bay Best Bitter (collaboration with Brew Bay)Not Tried0
Langwith - Stumpy's BitterNot Tried0
North Riding Brewpub - ParalyzedNot Tried0
Black Flag - Endless SummerNot Tried0
Shipstone's - Original Amber BitterNot Tried0
Fownes - The Pale KingNot Tried0
Abbeydale - Salvation No 2 Rice Pudding StoutNot Tried0
Double Top - Around the ClockNot Tried0
Turning Point - AvalonNot Tried0
Arbor Ales - LimelightNot Tried0
Wild Beer Co. - Wild in the CaskNot Tried0
Maypole - Maibaum AltNot Tried0
Three Kings - Darkside of the ToonNot Tried0
Saints Row - The MothNot Tried0
Picture 1. Just Beer Micropub, Newark, Nottinghamshire
Picture 2. Just Beer Micropub, Newark, Nottinghamshire
Michael Croxford

Visits Details

02 Oct 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until close, close being when I left! Tapster Murph had married earlier today and Tapster Stu was the last of the tapsters still standing (just) at reception end!
BeerABVScoreNotes
North Riding Brewery - US IPA (V8) (Ahtanum, Calypso, Ekuanot)5.50ExcellentPreview pint on gravity from back room, lively with lingering dry aftertaste
Alechemy - Vortex3.50GoodLots of flavour for a 3.5%er
Maypole - Maibaum Alt4.80Not Tried
Three Kings - Darkside of the Toon4.10Not Tried
Saints Row - The Moth4.00Not Tried
31 Jul 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Mid to late evening visit. Just another couple came in. One wonders if the locals had blown their heads and sated their appetites on the weekend's IPA local pub trail with its generally upper 5, 6 and 7%ers.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Furnace - 'C' Bomb6.20Excellent
Three Blind Mice - Upside Down IPA (collaboration with Baker's Dozen)7.40ExcellentExcellent nightcap despite being a long way from home!
Froth Blowers - SPA Anthem4.10Good
Arbor Ales - Limelight4.50Not Tried
Wild Beer Co. - Wild in the Cask3.60Not Tried
04 Jun 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Mid to late evening. 2 of the 4 tapsters holding court.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Firebrand - Double IPA7.50ExcellentOne to savour, damn the clock
Lincoln Green - Gin and Beer It5.00ExcellentGin infused and moreish
Abbeydale - Salvation No 2 Rice Pudding Stout5.90Not Tried
Double Top - Around the Clock4.90Not Tried
Turning Point - Avalon3.80Not Tried
18 Apr 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Mid evening visit. Good welcome and hospitality as normal here.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Gene Pool - Primordial Ooze4.70ExcellentDry and nourishing
RedWillow - Weightless Mosaic4.20GoodToo citrus for me
Vale of Glamorgan (VOG) - Copper Bitter3.90GoodVery malty
Fownes - The Pale King4.00Not Tried
29 Jan 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Mid evening visit. Dogends of the town-wide annual Beermuda Triangle Beer Festival with no CAMRA discount on the festival ales. Good crowd in and had a good debate about the future of CAMRA with the new local CAMRA magazine editor who was drinking something from a Beavertown kiddie's tin.
BeerABVScoreNotes
James & Kirkman - Commodore Bitter3.60GoodAverage brew
Brew York - The Hoptimist Double IPA (collaboration with North Riding Brewery)9.10GoodQuick half for the road to North Gate station, a 16 minute hike
Ferry Ales (F.A.B.) - Witham Shield4.50GoodHopeless unmemorable pumpclip saying only F.A.B as brewery name, won't help future recognition
Raw - Angels Bay Best Bitter (collaboration with Brew Bay)4.20Not Tried
Langwith - Stumpy's Bitter3.80Not Tried
North Riding Brewpub - Paralyzed7.40Not Tried
Black Flag - Endless Summer3.80Not Tried
Shipstone's - Original Amber Bitter3.80Not TriedApparently no longer brewed at Belvoir but at the newly commissioned Little Star Brewery in Nottingham
12 Dec 2016 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until shortly before 11.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Brewster's - Sarah Guppy4.80GoodLast half pint out of cask, gratis. Berry notes. Named after a Victorian lady with suspension bridge invention proclivities
Spey Valley - Stillman's IPA4.60GoodNew cask on
North Riding Brewery - German Cascade4.00Good
Rat - Bearded Rat4.00Not Tried
Salamander - Porter in a Pear Tree4.80Not Tried
02 Oct 2016 (Philip Pirrip)
Mid to late evening. Lots going on here and 3 of the 4 tapsters were drinking or serving on their own premises.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Sperrin Brewery Victory Beers (Lord Nelson) - Head Hunter3.80Excellent4½* Punched well above its weight and had astounding flavour. Wasn't meant to be on yet but a pint was poached
Navigation - Eclipse4.40Excellent
Pheasantry - Orange Pheasant6.00ExcellentTime forced me to drink this excellent full bodied meal faster than it deserved
Kelham Island - Cabby Chino4.00Not Tried
Black Iris - Mogs's Pale4.30Not Tried
01 Aug 2016 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. Small crowd by bar only but conversation was good enough to weaken resolve to catch a particular train.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Coach House - The League of Experimental Brewers Issue No. 1 American Pale Ale (collaboration with 4T's)4.20ExcellentUnusually good for a Coach House brew
Imperial - Baxond-Ale Berry Pink IPA4.80GoodIntriguing taste but did not want a second
Tipsy Angel (latterly a cuckoo at 4T's) - Angel's Mild3.80Not Tried
Milestone - Summer Lovin3.90Not TriedNew style pumpclip with hardly a jolt of brand recognition. Who tricks them into wasting money on rebranding?
Atlantic - Blue4.80Not Tried
14 Jun 2016 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. Several groups in here, one playing cards and another jamming on their guitars.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Arbor Ales - Hoploader4.00Excellent
Vibrant Forest - Kaleidoscope6.50GoodHeavily hazy, excuse being it was unfined. Good hit though, I knew I'd had it after I left
Ghost - Reaper4.40AcceptableOK, unspectacular
Mad Squirrel (formerly Red Squirrel) - London Porter5.00Not Tried
10 Apr 2016 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. Other beers details lost in this website's server crash.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - Pale XX No. 15.00Excellent
North Riding Brewpub - XCOM3.60ExcellentVery flavoursome for its low abv
North Riding Brewery - Rum & Raisin Dark Mild4.30AcceptableHad the flavours but not at all moreish

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About the Just Beer Micropub

The pub sign. Just Beer Micropub, Newark, Nottinghamshire

Summary of Beer Scores

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Exceptional-
Excellent99
Good59
Acceptable10
Poor-

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The pub is found in Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG24 1BG.

May be a tad difficult to find first time as it is Swan and Salmon Yard just off Castle Gate. A Micropub modelled on The Butchers Arms at Herne, but a bit bigger, this one roomed bar usually has four real ales available. No juke box, pool table, machines or lager. Just Beer! Awarded CAMRA Newark Branch's Pub of the Year 2012. Awarded CAMRA's Nottinghamshire Pub of the Year 2012. Awarded East Midlands Regional Pub of the Year 2012 meaning it went into the last 16 for the CAMRA National Pub of the Year 2012 competition - it might just crack it you know. In the end went no further in the 2012 competition but didn't they do well anyway? Awarded CAMRA Newark Branch's Pub of the Year 2013 and, for the third year running, in 2014 too then in 2016 and 2017. Awarded CAMRA East Midlands Regional Pub of the Year 2017. 8 handpumps on the bar counter dispense beer kept in the same level cellar at the rear. Ciders come from the cellar behind by gravity dispense. In Spring 2014 introduced a small but welcome CAMRA card carrying members' discount on real ale, cider and perry.

We have visited this pub 70 times, seen 288 different beers and tried 163 of them.

Map location

Postcode: NG24 1BG