midlife crisis wrote:MatttthewGeorge wrote:midlife crisis wrote:I was also a huge fan of the original F&M brewery of Rich Fortnum and Charles Maclean. Maclean's Pale Ale (affectionately known as "cask Charlie").
Are you saying that the MacLean's we make now is not the same? I've asked Charles (he still brews for us roughly 3 times a month) and he's said the recipe has never changed.
That was not my intention at all; I would have no idea. I wish it was still available, even occasionally, in my neck of the woods so I could try it out! It has been years since I've had one.
Sorry if that came across poorly. When you said "original F&M brewery" I thought you were saying that it's changed, and since I'm pretty sure it hasn't I was wondering if it was a conditioning issue or an issue of serving. I didn't realize you meant that you haven't had it since the change in ownership (although I'm sure you have, since Rich and Charles started F&M in 1995 and sold it only two years later, to the current owners).
But if it's because you haven't had it in a while, I can (kinda) help you out there. I know Castro's Lounge carries it quite a bit, however unfiltered as they are vegan. C'est What? carries it from time to time, plus Mugshot Tavern, Habits and Crooked Star, however it's been a while for the last three I believe.