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    Craft beer - call it what you like but I ain't drinking stuff that has been tainted by chilli, chocolate or fruit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy Ven View Post
    Craft beer - call it what you like but I ain't drinking stuff that has been tainted by chilli, chocolate or fruit.

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    I had a pint of craft beer last night.

    Odds and Sods by the Bored Housewife Brewery. It had a velvety texture and a lavender aroma with a hint of copydex. It was ok but there was an overpowering aftertaste of used matchstick.
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    Well having read all of these replys i am firmly in OldBoots camp.

    I am not willing to pay £5 for a pint of fizz and also buy a Pork Pie for another Fiver,i noticed on another thread about a new Craft bar opening in Brixton guess what food they are doing yes you all guessed right Pork Pies and Scotch Eggs no doubt with it being down south they will be even more expensive than the ones on sale in Brewdog Nottingham.
    So if you are lucky when you visit the new craft bar in Brixton you might get a bit of change out of £15 quid for a pint and a Pork pie.

    Ill stick to a Spoons for a fry up and a pint for less than a fiver.

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    I thought I might give this subject a bit of a whisk.....

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    "like sucking on a handful of rusty nails and paracetamol that still taste of beer" - the perfect description of the freezing cold half of Dead Pony Club I nearly drank at BrewDog in Nottingham recently.
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    I can only speak of my own experience of "Craft" beer which is the keykeg options in the Leyton William IV.

    Firstly, the term "Craft" beer has now become completely meaningless as it is totally subjective.
    I would describe Brodie's Big Mofo Stout or Dalston Black IPA as probably Craft beers, but a Camden Town lager as definitely not.
    Generally it seems to be used as an excuse to ramp up the price of the product.

    Secondly it doesn't have to be expensive. In the William the keykeg options are £3.30 a pint which is 80p more than the cask and 70p more than the cask guests. If the beer in question is the 10.5% Big Mofo Stout or the 7.0% Dalston Black then even for a right old skinflint like me I'm reasonably happy.

    Thirdly it doesn't HAVE to be gassy. One of the problems with keykeg is that is is possible to gas it up and you won't know until you try it. Some of the keykeg products I have tried have come up gassy like a proper keg or a bottle. I never bother with them a second time.

    Fourthly keykeg is COLD. This can be a bonus in really hot weather (anyone remember what that is like?). I tried a new 5.2% APA today which has actually been brewed for bottling. It just didn't work for me as the chilling made it tasteless and thin. To me the ones that work are the strong dark ones. I've had Dalston Black on both methods of dispense in the last six months and to be honest I prefer the keykeg.

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    Saw a craft beer in the Craft beer co Brixton last night
    Siren/Pizza Port collab called Big Inflatable Cowboy Hat 10.5
    the reason I knew it was craft beer ? easy £9.90 a pint.

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    Quote Originally Posted by london calling View Post
    Saw a craft beer in the Craft beer co Brixton last night
    Siren/Pizza Port collab called Big Inflatable Cowboy Hat 10.5
    the reason I knew it was craft beer ? easy £9.90 a pint.
    I guess you didnt have any then, absoloutly ridiculous price.
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    Over priced, over cold, over fizzy, over here -HOP SOUP!
    "At that moment I would have given a kingdom, not for champagne or hock and soda, or hot coffee but for a glass of beer" Marquess Curzon of Kedlestone, Viceroy of India.

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