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Red Barrel

Company: Watneys
Brand: Red Barrel
Type: Ale
Style: Red
Rating 3
Alcohol %: Unknown
Available In the USA?
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Latest Sample Date: 12/7/1994
Tasting Impressions:
Pretty good. Smooth, but it is a bit too hoppy / bitter / dry

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8/29/2005 10:08:03 AM  allen hall  auburn,ma  where is the nearest liquor store to purchase watneys red barrel beer? 
10/4/2005 6:55:42 PM  John Sims  Dana Point, California  where can I buy Watneys in Southern California? 
4/5/2006 7:16:10 PM  sam  hollywood , california  where is the nearest liquor store to purchase watneys red barrel beer ? 
5/25/2006 2:22:10 PM  Chris   Denver  We can I get my favorite beer they stopped distributing it 5 years ago-Help 
10/27/2006 3:00:37 PM  rupert   england  plenty of red barrel over here in fenland 
11/19/2006 7:03:01 AM  rupert   england  plenty of red barrel over here in fenland 
12/26/2006 2:57:33 PM  Toni  Springfield, IL  I would like to suprise my husband for his upcoming "50th" birthday with some Watneys beer. Where can i locate some in the US? 
1/16/2007 8:07:26 AM  Sally  Central Pennsylvania  Where can I buy Watneys in central Pennsylvania ? 
4/20/2007 11:01:05 AM  Mike Reynolds  Towson, Maryland  Where can you purchase Watneys Red Barrel in the Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania area? 
7/2/2007 8:34:30 AM  ed  kansas city  i am looking for a place in kansas city to get Watneys. Please e-mail me with any information that you may have.....Thanks, ed 
7/3/2007 4:10:46 PM  Sally  Central Pennsylvania  Where can I buy Watneys in central Pennsylvania ? 
7/4/2007 1:30:38 AM  Mauricio Vargas Jr.  Fullerton Ca.  Where can i find watneys cream stout 
11/5/2007 4:46:05 PM  Phaedra  Ventura, CA  Can you please tell me how long ago this beer was retired? 
12/18/2007 1:02:31 PM  Terry Sweet  Harbor City,los angeles,CA,90710  I have a friend who visited England last year and sampled red barrel beer.He fell in love with the taste and we can't find it here.I have tried the biggest seller I could find.(BevMore) but no luck.Can you help me out? 
6/6/2008 8:20:48 AM  C Lahoda  Omaha, NE  OK, doe sWatneys Red Barrel still exist or not? I need to find some for my husband ASAP. If I keep hearing about it I'll go crazy! It would be the best gift I could give him. Anyone know how/where I can get it? Can we have it shipped if it's still being made? 
6/8/2008 2:10:55 PM  Jason  Denville NJ  Same question as many of the others on this thread. What happened to Watney's ?? The stuff was ubiquitous in Boulder, Co. back in the 80's. 
8/18/2008 12:49:09 PM  Mike Craft  UK South of England  My family have a long history of working at the Watney breweries and hold a record for long service totalling 346 years. My fore fathers where all coopers and the trade was handed down father to son. We lived in the brewery owned street named Watney Road at Mortlake for 14 years which formed the back drop of my early years of growing up. Mortlake was dominated by the brewery and life revolved around it's activities, the brewery hooter was a big influence on life as it went off at 0700 hrs, 1300 hrs and 1700 hrs and could be heard for many miles around. My father who was the last in the line of coopers worked as an area manager, managing the sales of beer to the pubs after many years following the family trade as coopers. I never joined the brewery breaking the family tradition which must have been a bit upsetting for the older members of the family. Watneys certainly looked after their staff with many welfare benefits and sports opportunites, My father was capatian of the 1st eleven cricket club so all of my younger summer weekends where spent on a cricket ground in Surrey and South London. Watneys looked after us as a family well and the family trade of coopers was well paid if you could turn out the barrels fast enough. Many happy memories from this period. 
9/18/2008 8:17:10 AM  Chris  Bradenton, Florida  Please tell me where the closest place is that I can purchase Watneys Red Barrell Ale. I can not seem to locate it anymore. Thank you! 
11/7/2008 5:27:54 AM  Alan Gammans  Beamsville, Ontario, Canada  In the early sixties I was the featured actor in a series of commercials for "Watneys Red Barrel" under my stage name. Eddie Siguard. Does anyone know how it might be possible to obtain copies? (If they still exist). They would have been made with film of course - not video tape have no idea who the production company was. The agency I worked through "Kiska" has not been around for many years. Any help for a mature gentleman interested in his own past!!! Thank you. Alan Gammans 
11/16/2008 5:57:15 PM  Debra Scott  Des Moines , Iowa  Where can I buy Watneys Beer in Des Moines Iowa? My husband loves the beer but have been unable to locate any. Please let me know ASAP. Thank you. 
11/18/2008 4:50:46 PM  Don Stephenson  Los Angeles, California  I need to know where I can purchase Watneys in L.A. I've been calling everywhere. It used be all over the place. 
11/24/2008 5:04:44 PM  jim barlow  Calgary Alberta  Does anyone know where I can purchase Watneys in calgary Alberta canada. This was once my favorite beer. 
1/13/2009 12:15:26 AM  Nev Smith  Singapore  Anyone know where I can get this beer in Singapore. I thought it went out of production 20 years ago! 
1/30/2009 6:50:23 PM  Iowa  re: buying Watney's in Des Moines, IA. I would try Beer Crazy in Urbandale (by Douglas and 100th/Urbandale Rd.) or Spirit Boulevard in Ankeny (on Delaware). 
2/10/2009 2:11:03 PM  Chuck Eberhardt  Pueblo, Colorado  Where can I purchase Watneys Red Barrel Looking in Pueblo & Colorado Springs and Denver Colorado or Santa Fe & Albuquerque New Mexico Can I purchase it from a website online Thanks - Chuck  
2/27/2009 3:54:53 PM  Westbrook  Denver, Co  My question is, Is Watneys still sold in the U.S., if it is, where can I buy it If not, why isn't it? 
3/1/2009 10:11:34 PM  Eric Deters  Topeka, KS USA  where in Kansas can I buy this beer 
4/8/2009 10:51:24 AM  Matt Snyder  Toledo, OH  I run a beer and wine shop in Toledo, Ohio and was curious if Whatneys Red Barrel Beer is available in the state of Ohio and if so, what distributor has the rights to this product? 
4/18/2009 7:51:33 PM  steve  miami,fl  Where can I get Watney's here in fl. I first had watney's at SHAPE HQ' Belgium in 1974. It was available here until a few yrs ago' but I haven't been able to get it for the last few years. 
4/28/2009 10:37:18 AM  Bryan  Elk Grove, CA  I miss my Watney's!! Can anyone help? 
5/3/2009 6:29:26 AM  Corren Young  Seminole, FL  Well I see plenty of people asking the same question on your msg board. I don't see the one answer they all want. Can it be purchased anywhere in the U.S.? 
5/21/2009 10:34:30 AM  Pops  Metro Washington DC area  I remember it well and my shop was one of the few in DC that carried Watney's. I still have a Red Barrel neon in my basement. Back then it was distributed wholesale in DC by House of Wines. I've been out of the buisness for quite a while and have zero luck in finding a local importer or distributor.  
6/2/2009 11:54:38 AM  doug  citrus heights, Ca.  i live in citrus heights, Ca. where can I buy watneys beer. 
6/28/2009 7:26:50 AM  Les Houston  North Dakota  Last had a Watneys Red Barrel in MIldenhall, England in 1974! I have aquired a taste for imported lager again and remember how great Watneys was! Where can I find it in the upper Midwest? Thanks for any help! 
7/29/2009 4:31:28 AM  dave  forest of dean  Does any one know when red barrel was first sold in the u.k. this will clear up a discussion from our local working mans club, where 2 chaps reckon they were drinking red barrel in the 50`s & another chap who reckons that it was not for sale in the U.K. until the 60`s ?? 
7/30/2009 3:57:46 PM  Tom Hufford  Nashville TN  I would like to see how I can get Watneys in Nashville. Thank you 
9/26/2009 6:41:55 PM  Brian Johnson  Denver,CO.  I'm like everybody else, looking to buy some Watneys in the Denver area. What gives? It's the best beer I've ever tasted. 
10/16/2009 4:29:10 PM  dlux  LA California  Watneys is my favorite beer, but its gone 
7/30/2010 3:31:11 PM  cj perusich  apopka,florida  Where can I find watneys in central florida? 
2/8/2012 9:04:34 PM  Jay Closterman  Vermont  Is Whatneys Red Barrel still brewed? If so, where may I find it? It has been a long time. Jay 
8/14/2012 2:08:28 PM  Melinda  Ohio  Can you get Red Barrel in Ohio? If not, where is the closest place to get it? 
10/6/2012 4:49:56 AM  Geoff  Norfolk UK  Watneys RED BARREL is no more, the bean counters of Watney Mann decided it would be a good idea to do away with Red Barrel, make a new concoction and call it Watneys Red, hoping the gullible people of the UK would not notice the difference. Unfortunately for Watney Mann, we did realise the difference and what was once a great drink was changed to a load of rubbish. PLEASE DO NOT CONFUSE THE 2 
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