Bought beer..

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  1. Feb 11, 2019 #61

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    Or we could do a Gunge mercy mission and send homebrew. Might need to send a keg each rather than a bottle each though.
     
  2. Feb 11, 2019 #62

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    Don't waste your money, drink trappist beer!
     
  3. Feb 11, 2019 #63

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    I think Gunge is hypnotising us into sending him beer having been part of a top secret government project on mind control.
     
  4. Feb 11, 2019 #64

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    Some of those beers used to be good though. What's really galling is buying stuff you used to like and finding they've messed around with it. Can anyone point to any 'big name' ales that are still reliable? Subjective, I know...
     
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  5. Feb 11, 2019 #65

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    This exactly. 'Things' certainly ain't what they used to be. Ah well...
     
  6. Feb 11, 2019 #66

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    Brewery develops a good beer.
    Beer lovers try it, enjoy it.
    The beer sells well.
    Brewery tries to increase production to keep up with sales.
    Brewery bought out by Marston's or similar.
    Shops and pubs now flooded with the beer, which sells.
    Beer now tastes like sh!te.

    I'm sure we can all think of several examples that have followed this path.
     
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  7. Feb 12, 2019 #67

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    It’s called the Marston’s - Greene King effect.

    Fullers still produce good beers (well, most of them are good), but they’ve just sold their brewery business, so I expect the Griffin Brewery to be flats within 5 years and the beer to be made in Milton Keynes or something.
     
  8. Feb 19, 2019 #68

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    Not be long before my stocks are up to sustainable levels. Meanwhile I had a bottle of Old Peculier and a bottle of Proper Job the other day. Do you guys consider those 'worthy'? The OP was alright. The PJ, if I had made it myself, would be considered a failure and gone down the plughole. Dreadful.
     
  9. Feb 20, 2019 #69

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    Yes as I don't make my own so have nothing to compare it to, it reminds me of the time hi-fi were the big thing my mate had a very expensive system and I had an decent but lower price set up I was impressed by the sound quality of his but not enough for me to sell miney and get a better one and mine still sounded amazing compared to low priced systems they sold in highstreet shops.
     
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  10. Feb 20, 2019 #70

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    I don't think that's much of a step up in quality, personally. I would suggest going to a decent bottle shop rather than Tesco and looking out for something by Rochefort, Struisse, Rodenbach, Founders, Kernel, Cloudwater, Mikkeller, Evil Twin etc but I have a feeling that confirmation bias would lead to you tipping those down the sink as undrinkable swill also.
     
  11. Feb 20, 2019 #71

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    I presume that they are at the upper end of the price scale so no, they wouldn't have gone down the sink, having forked out in the first place. Like Chippy's hifi pal, you could spend more in the hunt for John Bonham's squeaky drum pedal, or live in ignorance at the wonders you're missing but save a load of cash. I can hear said drum pedal loud and clear but then I do have the best audio set up in the world, and like my beer it was all pretty much devised and made by myself. There's even more beer snobs around these days than there were hifi ones in the 70s...
     
  12. Feb 20, 2019 #72

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    Hey if you don't want to spend the money on decent beers that's fine by me, but I'm afraid that invalidates your opinion on the overall quality of craft beers.
     
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    Do you live near the Grainstore Brewery then @bobukbrewer ?
     
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    There's nothing wrong with Proper Job, its a very popular beer down here. Mind you, being bottle conditioned, it does have to be poured proper.
     
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    I think proper job is by far the best supermarket IPA you can get others don't come close. Best bitters on the other hand the big breweries do a fairly well on. Nothings as good as home brew though.
     
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    Proper Job is a nice beer, but IMO Vocation’s Life & Death is much better, albeit pricier.
     
  17. Feb 21, 2019 #77

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    I'm sure I have tried that before but can't remember, BTW looking it up it seems Tesco do 2 x 4 x 330ml for £9
     
  18. Feb 21, 2019 #78

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    Apart from running out, which has just happened asad1 I will occasionally pick a bottle of something that "looks interesting" to try. For example, I've just picked up a couple of Brewdog's I've not tried before (5AM & Elvis).
     

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