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Does seem an industry-wide thing now, though, this hipster marketing schtik. Pretty tiresome, imho, but it obviously works. Just all seems a bit cynical to me, though, just give me a pint of hoppy ale, ffs, you can keep your fizz, half measures and (cough) 'punk ideologies', i don't drink cask ale to look cool, i drink it because it tastes nice and helps stave off the crushing loneliness.
But I am a HUGE fan of Beavertown... am I hypocrite?
because beavertown make DELICIOUS beer
whenever I've had a Brewdog I've been like 'yeah this is decent, can't see myself paying over £5 for a pint of it though' but whenever I have a Beavertown the cost completely it tastes like a premium beverage.
I think Brewdog is all marketing tbf... really obnoxious & shitty marketing.
It's the vinyl of this bullshit.
buy a pint of beer for over £5 and FUCK THE SYSTEM
so it's basically, whatever you want to call it. Carling could start calling their brand of tap water craft beer if they wanted
interesting in the US, they have laws in place that you can only call yourself a craft brewery (or call your product craft beer, can't remember which) if you make fewer than 3,000,000 barrels in a year. for context, Brooklyn, who are sodding everywhere in the US and the UK, clock in at around 250,000. so it's not a small operation
course, the difference is, and why the US seem to be better at it, is that you can get a 6-pack of good beer for $10-11, roughly £7. even a 6-pack of your cheapest self-branding-as-craft good beer over here's starting at double that and going up from there
I bought a few tins from B&M Bargains for 50p. It tasted like shandy, as you'd expect for 50p from B&M Bargains.
On Farringdon Road? So, so good.
is there a craft beer bar named after the infamously poorest (and often flooded) part of New Orleans?
It's a cool place.
attempts to create value based on the ideas/work/lifestyle of a less well-off one.
so there we go.
although it probably sums up the shoreditch of 10 or so years ago.
somewhere around n16/stokey/finsbury park/arsenal. preferable if it's not gonna get attacked by sixth form dickheads.
Founders All Day IPA is probably one of the best out there.
Literally no difference between craft beer and carling. Anyone who says different is trying too hard
not even trolling
that they pour by pulling that lever 5 or 6 times and you wait for it to settle and take a taste and it just tastes like drainwater
when I've thought ooh ill try one of these local things. always rank. Probably some of the lagers are nice but most of them taste really dark too. I don't even like staropramen
you'd like craft beer too?
unpopular opinion, but I'm happy with a pint of carling, me
you were lying? but...why would you lie on the internet?
im not really bothered for pedantics this afternoon and the internets no place to sit on the fence. I just haven't liked any one of these craft beers that ive paid through the nose for. To be fair, as I do with every post on this site, I wrote it in ten seconds and then pressed enter, so its not going to be Shakespeare or even necessarily make sense, but I stand by the position that the ones ive had have been rank and all tasted exactly the same - like flat, slightly tepid drainwater. I'm utterly baffled by the folk coming along like seasoned wine tasters stroking their chins and pontificating on the hoppy bittery notes of these new ales that seem to just taste like all the old ales that no one used to like, because they were rank
but we've re-packaged it to make it fashionable and doubled the price.'
It's not true
Pretty sure my granddad never drank a lemon and thyme saison.
Pastelism- Salty Gose
Wit Fit- Wit
Ajna- Sour wild ale
Yellow Belly- Peanut Butter Biscuit Stout
Deep Rainbow Valley- Wild Saison
Better Half- APA
Yellow Belly Sundae- Peanut Butter Biscuit Stout aged in bourbon barrels.
My grandad wouldn't have drank any of them
Or is there some magical drinking establishment that has all of those?
Either from my Rainbow Project box, monthly mikkeller box or the buxton delivery i got last week
in my fridge, having to resist the temptation of drinking it alone. hard fucking work.
A man walks into a bar, sits down and orders a drink. The barman gives him his drink, accompanied by a bowl of peanuts. To his surprise, a voice comes from the peanut bowl. "You look great tonight!" it says, "You really look fantastic.... and that aftershave is just wonderful!"
The man is obviously a little confused, but tries to ignore it.
Realising he has no cigarettes, he wanders over to the cigarette machine. After inserting his money, another voice starts speaking to him, this time from the machine. "You're the stupidest, most idiotic man I've ever met. You stink too, and you're almost as ugly as your mother."
He wanders back to the bar but the beer starts cracking wise. "Did you hear the one about the peanuts and the cigarette machine? David Cameron can go fuck a pig."
By now, the man is extremely confused. He turns to the barman for an explanation.
"Ah yes sir," the barman responds, "The peanuts are complimentary, the cigarette machine is out of order, and the beer is rebellious, anti-establishment and witty."