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    Not something to drink when the Press Gang are in town.

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    Rob.
    The Business of the commander-in-chief is first to bring an enemy fleet to battle on the most advantageous terms to himself, (I mean that of laying his ships close on board the enemy, as expeditiously as possible); and secondly to continue them there until the business is decided.

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    The brewers wrote," Thomas Hardy was a Royal Navy officer who took part in many prominent sea battles before rising to the rank of Flag Captain to Admiral Lord Nelson, for whom he commanded H.M.S. Victory at the battle of Trafalgar in October 1805.

    Nelson immortalised Hardy by saying "Kiss me Hardy" as Nelson lay dying below decks and from then on overshadowed Hardy in history.

    Subsequently Hardy went on to become Vice Admiral Sir Thomas Masterman Hardy, first naval lord."

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    Now that one is clever Dave!
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    The Business of the commander-in-chief is first to bring an enemy fleet to battle on the most advantageous terms to himself, (I mean that of laying his ships close on board the enemy, as expeditiously as possible); and secondly to continue them there until the business is decided.

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    I can't top that, but I can give you the........

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    Rob.
    The Business of the commander-in-chief is first to bring an enemy fleet to battle on the most advantageous terms to himself, (I mean that of laying his ships close on board the enemy, as expeditiously as possible); and secondly to continue them there until the business is decided.

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    About this the brewers wrote," Lionel Lukin is credited with the invention of the first 'unimmersible' lifeboat and in November 1785 his prototype went to Ramsgate for sea trials at the hands of a local pilot.

    The pilot thought the boat ideal for use in heavy weather. At the time, the smuggling of goods from France was rife along the Kent coast. The crafty pilot realised that Lukin's boat could be used when the Custom's cutters were unable to put to sea.

    The end result was that Lionel's lifeboat fared extremely well but was impounded in a foreign port never to return."

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    Something to raise the spirits if not the anchor.

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    Rob.
    The Business of the commander-in-chief is first to bring an enemy fleet to battle on the most advantageous terms to himself, (I mean that of laying his ships close on board the enemy, as expeditiously as possible); and secondly to continue them there until the business is decided.

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    Today a heroine of the sea.

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    The brewers wrote," Light house keeper, William Darling and his daughter Grace were on duty on the North East Coast when the drifting S.S. orfarshire struck rocks and broke up in heavy seas. At 5.OOam on the 7th of September 1838 Grace spotted survivors on Big Harcar Rock and she and her father rowed to their rescue through heavy seas and high winds. Eight survivors were brought to
    safety by an exhausted Grace. Both father and daughter were awarded gold gallantry medals with Grace becoming Britain's greatest heroine, only to die four years later, aged only 26, of T.B."

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    Well I did at least keep the Lighthouse theme Dave.

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    Rob.
    The Business of the commander-in-chief is first to bring an enemy fleet to battle on the most advantageous terms to himself, (I mean that of laying his ships close on board the enemy, as expeditiously as possible); and secondly to continue them there until the business is decided.

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    Today's drink honours Thor Heyerdahl and the Kon-Tiki expedition.

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    The brewers wrote,"The 7th August 1947 saw the raft Kon-Tiki grounded on a Tuamoto island reef. The primitive craft had been constructed, mainly of Balsa Wood, to demonstrate Thor Heyerdahl's theory that ancient civilisations had made long sea voyages using only sea currents and the wind.

    Thor and his companions sailed 4300 miles in 101 days across the Pacific, from South America to the Polynesian Islands.

    Fittingly Thor, a Norwegian Ethnographer and adventurer was a Master Brewer's son, obviously reaching parts that other Ethnographers couldn't reach."

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    Rob.
    The Business of the commander-in-chief is first to bring an enemy fleet to battle on the most advantageous terms to himself, (I mean that of laying his ships close on board the enemy, as expeditiously as possible); and secondly to continue them there until the business is decided.

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    A famous story.

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    The brewers wrote," Drake was told of the Spanish invasion whilst playing bowls. He finished his game before his fleet harried the spaniards back up the Channel to Calais. There they took refuge for the night until the fire ships were sent amongst them to force them out into the open sea.

    Strong winds then finished Drake’s job by forcing the spaniards up the east coast of England and right around to Ireland leaving many wrecked on the rocky coast.

    A victory for hearty English ale over Spanish plonk."

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    Another beer associated with Sir Francis.


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    Rob.
    The Business of the commander-in-chief is first to bring an enemy fleet to battle on the most advantageous terms to himself, (I mean that of laying his ships close on board the enemy, as expeditiously as possible); and secondly to continue them there until the business is decided.

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    Today we remember Captain Cook.

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    The brewers citation was," On the 6th October 1769 a surgeon’s boy at the mast head of Captain Cook’s H.M.S. Endeavour spotted the coast line of New Zealand to claim it for our Country.

    Cook once said that his aim was to go “further than any man has been before me and as far as I think it is possible for a man to go” Move over Neil Armstrong & Co. This seafarer charted the entire New Zealand coast in six months by sailing 2400 miles before coming back home."

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    This one brings us up to date more Dave.

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    The Business of the commander-in-chief is first to bring an enemy fleet to battle on the most advantageous terms to himself, (I mean that of laying his ships close on board the enemy, as expeditiously as possible); and secondly to continue them there until the business is decided.

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    That is a good one, Rob.

    Since the Dunkirk movie is in the cinemas at the moment, this beer is quite appropriate:

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    The brewers wrote," Admiral Ramsey was responsible for wartime Naval operations in the Dover Straights and he spearheaded Operation Dynamo to bring backour troops from the Dunkirk beaches.

    He and his staff assembled 850 boats, mostly private fishing boats and pleasure cruisers, and by the 4th of June ‘the miracle of little ships’ had rescued 338,226 men. Ramsey went on to be Naval Commander of the return fixture, the Normandy Landings, but unfortunately, he later died before the war ended in an air crash."

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    Another rather obscure one.

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    Rob.
    The Business of the commander-in-chief is first to bring an enemy fleet to battle on the most advantageous terms to himself, (I mean that of laying his ships close on board the enemy, as expeditiously as possible); and secondly to continue them there until the business is decided.

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    Today we celebrate an engineer, whose engines have powered many ships and perhaps cost him his life.

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    The brewers wrote,"Rudolph Diesel, born in Paris in 1858, patented an engine in 1882 that was to bear his name and make him a fortune. It was more efficient than any other method for driving locomotives and ships.
    In 1913 he sailed for England for talks with the Admiralty. He disappeared in mid Channel and his body was found 10 days later with no cause of death being apparent.
    This led to speculation ranging from suicide to murder, either by wealthy coal owners or the German Government to prevent the Royal Navy re-equipping with diesel engines."

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    Nothing so esoteric as your post Dave, but something which owed its success to Diesel.

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    Rob.
    The Business of the commander-in-chief is first to bring an enemy fleet to battle on the most advantageous terms to himself, (I mean that of laying his ships close on board the enemy, as expeditiously as possible); and secondly to continue them there until the business is decided.

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    A piece of history for London boatmen.

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    The brewers wrote," Thomas Doggett, an 18 Century Irish actor used the services of Thames watermen as water taxis during his daily routine.
    In gratitude for their services he established a race in 1715 for six newly qualified watermen. They raced their boats on the 1st August 1715 from the Swan Inn London Bridge to the Swan Inn Chelsea, a distance of 4.5 miles.
    The prize, a traditional waterman's red coat adorned with a large silver badge, went to the now forgotten winner of that first event
    The Doggett's Coat & Badge Race, now run in July, is the oldest continuous sporting challenge in the World."

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    I have a dogeared coat and badge Dave!
    However, for today's ale ........

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    A dogeared hulk.

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    How deep is your wreck, Rob?

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    This ale is really down under.
    Just how deep is hard to fathom Dave.

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    Rob.
    The Business of the commander-in-chief is first to bring an enemy fleet to battle on the most advantageous terms to himself, (I mean that of laying his ships close on board the enemy, as expeditiously as possible); and secondly to continue them there until the business is decided.

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    Whilst we are 'Down Under', from New Zealand there is

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    I am not sure what would cause black sand in New Zealand, volcanic rock perhaps?

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    Another one from Darwin.

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    Rob.
    The Business of the commander-in-chief is first to bring an enemy fleet to battle on the most advantageous terms to himself, (I mean that of laying his ships close on board the enemy, as expeditiously as possible); and secondly to continue them there until the business is decided.

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    Beers named Flagship have appeared before but not from this brewery. It was first brewed in 2005 to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the battle of Trafalgar, when it had a different label.

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    Good find Dave.
    I never knew Hook Norton did that one.
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    A different Admiral.

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    One for Guus.

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    I am not sure that this beer is still in production but the ship chosen has a very appropriate name.

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    Here is an old beer rebadged.

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    Rob.
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    The Brewers wrote," H.P. Lovecraft’s, The White Ship, tells a story of a lighthouse keeper’s adventure aboard a mysterious ship where his curiosity and greed win out over his better judgment."

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    Too much ale I guess!

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    Rob.
    The Business of the commander-in-chief is first to bring an enemy fleet to battle on the most advantageous terms to himself, (I mean that of laying his ships close on board the enemy, as expeditiously as possible); and secondly to continue them there until the business is decided.

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    Something unusual today- a Japanese beer called Okhotsk Blue brewed with water sourced from icebergs and tinted blue with seaweed. If you thought like me that it was only Romulan ale, which was blue, I am afraid that we were wrong. There are several more.

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    Too esoteric for me Dave. I only have natural ice in my G&t. The odd pink tinge now and then is the most that I can abide.
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    For today I give you.......

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    Rob.
    The Business of the commander-in-chief is first to bring an enemy fleet to battle on the most advantageous terms to himself, (I mean that of laying his ships close on board the enemy, as expeditiously as possible); and secondly to continue them there until the business is decided.

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    I fear that the label on this ale called Powder Monkey does not give an accurate impression of the role. :)

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    This one does even less so.
    It is just knot correct.

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    Rob.
    The Business of the commander-in-chief is first to bring an enemy fleet to battle on the most advantageous terms to himself, (I mean that of laying his ships close on board the enemy, as expeditiously as possible); and secondly to continue them there until the business is decided.

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    Here is my previous offering's boss.

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    My offering is.......another.

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    Rob
    The Business of the commander-in-chief is first to bring an enemy fleet to battle on the most advantageous terms to himself, (I mean that of laying his ships close on board the enemy, as expeditiously as possible); and secondly to continue them there until the business is decided.

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    I do not thing going to sea in (on?) one of these is practical.

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    Now that is novel Dave.
    Here is my daily tipple.....

    May well be true of your sea monster.

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    Rob.
    The Business of the commander-in-chief is first to bring an enemy fleet to battle on the most advantageous terms to himself, (I mean that of laying his ships close on board the enemy, as expeditiously as possible); and secondly to continue them there until the business is decided.

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    Ngaru iti means 'Little Wave' in Maori. However, it is actually brewed in Nottingham at the Black Iris Brewery.

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    And I didn't even know we had a Black Iris Brewery Dave!
    Rob.
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    Let's hope it don't turn into a vicious....
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    Rob.
    The Business of the commander-in-chief is first to bring an enemy fleet to battle on the most advantageous terms to himself, (I mean that of laying his ships close on board the enemy, as expeditiously as possible); and secondly to continue them there until the business is decided.

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