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Just Beer Micropub (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Small World Beers - Long Moor PaleExcellent1
Firebrand - Double IPAExcellent1
North Riding Brewery - US IPA (V8) (Ahtanum, Calypso, Ekuanot)Excellent1
Lincoln Green - Gin and Beer ItExcellent1
8 Sail - Red WindmillExcellent1
Furnace - 'C' BombExcellent1
North Riding Brewpub - Clean SweepExcellent1
Three Blind Mice - Upside Down IPA (collaboration with Baker's Dozen)Excellent1
Gene Pool - Primordial OozeExcellent1
James & Kirkman - Commodore BitterGood1
Alechemy - VortexGood1
Brew York - The Hoptimist Double IPA (collaboration with North Riding Brewery)Good1
Gaol - On ParoleGood1
Ferry Ales (F.A.B.) - Witham ShieldGood1
Brewster's - Sarah GuppyGood1
Baker's Dozen - Straight Outta KettonGood1
Froth Blowers - SPA AnthemGood1
RedWillow - Weightless MosaicGood1
Spey Valley - Stillman's IPAGood1
Little Critters - Little HopperGood1
Vale of Glamorgan (VOG) - Copper BitterGood1
North - Pale Galaxy + CitraGood1
North Riding Brewery - German CascadeGood1
Cat Asylum - Lady MarmaladeGood1
Shiny - Tea Party - JasmineAcceptable1
Chapter - Chapter 8 ParabolaAcceptable1
Hammerton - CrunchAcceptable1
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
Salamander - Country BumpkinNot Tried0
Small World Beers - Thunderbridge StoutNot Tried0
Brass Castle - US Rye IPANot Tried0
360° - New Zealand Pale AleNot Tried0
Brunswick - Steam Forever!Not Tried0
Maypole - Little WeedNot Tried0
Welbeck Abbey - Jess' Canadian SummerNot Tried0
Picture 1. Just Beer Micropub, Newark, Nottinghamshire
Picture 2. Just Beer Micropub, Newark, Nottinghamshire
Michael Croxford

Visits Details

25 Jun 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until close. Just myself and Tapster Stu in. No woes of the world solved conversationally. Has withdrawn the CAMRA discount after the Coventry spring 2018 AGM motion on discounts was passed.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Gaol - On Parole5.10GoodA new brewery to me. Dark burnt roast flavours with an alleged dash of liquorice
Shiny - Tea Party - Jasmine4.50AcceptableA hazy and slightly warm brew, not to my liking either
Maypole - Little Weed3.80Not Tried
Welbeck Abbey - Jess' Canadian Summer4.50Not Tried
13 Apr 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Mid to late evening visit. I wonder when it does close sometimes.
BeerABVScoreNotes
North - Pale Galaxy + Citra4.10GoodThere is unfined and unfined, this was a murk and a slow drinking lemon juice. Stunted my urge to drink fast
Cat Asylum - Lady Marmalade6.10Good
Hammerton - Crunch5.40AcceptablePeanut butter and milk stout, rather sickly
360° - New Zealand Pale Ale3.80Not Tried
Brunswick - Steam Forever!4.80Not Tried
16 Mar 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Mid to late evening visit. Packed, helped by two young groups with their coats, hats and scarves piled high on the back shelf to the long bench seat.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Small World Beers - Long Moor Pale3.90ExcellentBest beer of the evening, clean tasting
8 Sail - Red Windmill4.40ExcellentAn excellent red rye beer
Chapter - Chapter 8 Parabola4.70AcceptableDisappointing APA, hazy yet no indication it might be unfined
Small World Beers - Thunderbridge Stout5.20Not Tried
Brass Castle - US Rye IPA5.50Not Tried
03 Jan 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until the doors were locked behind me. Hope I had not kept Tapster Stu from his bed or other things, being the only one in.
BeerABVScoreNotes
North Riding Brewpub - Clean Sweep5.20Excellent
Baker's Dozen - Straight Outta Ketton4.50GoodI'd say this was straight outta a lemon. So one dimensional
Little Critters - Little Hopper3.60GoodOk
Salamander - Country Bumpkin4.20Not Tried
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

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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-
Excellent102
Good64
Acceptable13
Poor-

Website.

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, 2017 and 2018. 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 then withdrawn in spring 2018.

We have visited this pub 74 times, seen 306 different beers and tried 174 of them.

Map location

Postcode: NG24 1BG