Mr. Tea

"can't soundclash" according to a VERY HARD MAN
Ha, that was a catty Pernod reponse. As a beer aficionado you should just punch me in the jaw.


Beery brawls are slightly less fulfilling when conducted virtually, I find.
 
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Slothrop

Tight but Polite
Forget arguing about if Dark IPA makes sense, how about India Session Ales!

I quite like his objection re the social role of session beers - they aren't just beers that you can drink half a dozen of without falling over, they're beers that are good enough but balanced enough that you can keep on the same thing all night, and subtle enough that they don't keep demanding your attention all the time. This ties into what I was going on about earlier re the price thing, and the difference between beer as a well crafted but functional social lubricant and beer as an attention-demanding art-thing.

That said, there's also a place for big, complex, weird, full-flavoured beers that you can drink half a dozen of without falling over. Several of the aforementioned Oakham beers being a case in point, in fact...
 

Patrick Swayze

I'm trying to shut up
the day i realised canned 9+% super lager tastes nicer than weaker stuff thanks to the extra sugar was an epiphany for me
 

Mr. Tea

"can't soundclash" according to a VERY HARD MAN
the day i realised canned 9+% super lager tastes nicer than weaker stuff thanks to the extra sugar was an epiphany for me

Ah yes, the extra sugar. That'll explain the peculiar appeal these beers hold for the differently housed.
 

Patrick Swayze

I'm trying to shut up
Ah yes, the extra sugar. That'll explain the peculiar appeal these beers hold for the differently housed.

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Drink out of sight of children and pregnant women.
 

Mr. Tea

"can't soundclash" according to a VERY HARD MAN
On a somewhat tangential note, can Swedish cider please just fuck off? Overpriced, syrup-sweet shite. It's basically alcopops for hipsters.

Also, 'cider' (from anywhere) that's brewed with anything other than than apples. If it's brewed from pears then it's perry, not 'cider'. If it's brewed with fucking strawberries and blackcurrants then it's really just alcoholic Vimto for kidults who don't like the taste of alcohol.
 

Mr. Tea

"can't soundclash" according to a VERY HARD MAN

There's some interesting stuff here, but this:

They are an acidified aqueous suspension of collagen derived from the swim bladder of certain fish, along with sodium metabisulphite. Does it sound like something you want added to your beer?

is a pretty specious argument - I mean, isinglass-fined beer does not, after all, taste of fish or lead to mass outbreaks of sodium metabisulphite poisoning. Moreover, virtually any food or drink ingredient can be made to sound harmful or gross if you describe it in a certain way ("Did you know DIHYDROGEN MONOXIDE is found in 100% of MALIGNANT TUMOUR CELLS????").
 
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viktorvaughn

Well-known member
Sadly can't do either cos i'm on hols from tomorrow morn.

On September 21 though there is an IPA festival at William IV where each brewer contributes and IPA based around a specific colour (no idea how exactly this will work..)
 

Patrick Swayze

I'm trying to shut up
Sadly can't do either cos i'm on hols from tomorrow morn.

On September 21 though there is an IPA festival at William IV where each brewer contributes and IPA based around a specific colour (no idea how exactly this will work..)

I'm tempted to reach one and get drunk before low end theory tonight but pretty broke so not sure it's a particularly cheap way to drink. Wish there wasn't an entry fee as well as having to pay for the booze.
 

Slothrop

Tight but Polite
TBH I can't really be arsed heading down to London and then paying to get into a beer festival when I can get loads of beers locally that I haven't tried or even heard of before.

GBBF on friday night is meant to be on the grim side anyway - office party night, absolutely heaving, a lot of the interesting stuff gone anyway...
 

Mr. Tea

"can't soundclash" according to a VERY HARD MAN
I'm tempted to reach one and get drunk before low end theory tonight but pretty broke so not sure it's a particularly cheap way to drink. Wish there wasn't an entry fee as well as having to pay for the booze.

You could just do what a mate of mine (once a perma-inebriated Irishman, now sadly somewhat reformed) did at GBBF a few years ago, i.e. smuggle in four cans of Carlsberg in a plain blue carrier bag.
 

Patrick Swayze

I'm trying to shut up
You could just do what a mate of mine (once a perma-inebriated Irishman, now sadly somewhat reformed) did at GBBF a few years ago, i.e. smuggle in four cans of Carlsberg in a plain blue carrier bag.

lol yeah I'll take some cider and blackcurrant in while I'm at it
 
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