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    Quote Originally Posted by Rex_Rattus View Post
    On the subject of the Craft Beer Co, I was in their Islington outlet last week and of the eight pumps in use six were showcasing Tiny Rebel ales, and another two had on their house ale and a stout. Of the eight pumps not one had on a medium strength brown bitter (not everyone's cup of tea but I like them). Obviously only a minor disappointment compared to mobyduck's dispiriting Clapham experiences, but a bit niggling nonetheless.
    Craft beer co fest had Weird Beard -boring brown beer 7.2 (maybe not quite what you were looking for) cheers john

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quinno View Post
    To be fair, a few years ago finding a Tribute on pump was still a pleasing experience and for a while it was on my fantasy bar line-up as I thought it was a lovely beer. Admittedly it's perhaps now too widespread and suffers as a result (as well as increased competition) but it still hits the spot when good in a way Bombardier never can.

    Completely agree about Cottage though. And Archers, back in the day...
    I started boycotting Cottage beers about 4 years ago and boycotted Archers about 3 years before they closed. Absolute dross. I still rate a pub a bit lower if it has a Cottage beer on as personally think they must know little about beer or care little for the customers.

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    Just back from long weekend, which included a visit to Canterbury. My disappointment was The Foundry Lunchtime Sunday, just soulless, may be fine for CAMRA note takers but as a pub it just fails for me. Review & photos will follow in due course
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    Quote Originally Posted by london calling View Post
    I started boycotting Cottage beers about 4 years ago and boycotted Archers about 3 years before they closed. Absolute dross. I still rate a pub a bit lower if it has a Cottage beer on as personally think they must know little about beer or care little for the customers.
    Can't stand Cottage myself. Always brewing "new recipes" which seem little different to ones gone previously. Good landlords locally in Somerset generally can't stand them either. They sell at very low prices and deliver nationally themselves as a lot of the local market won't use them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mobyduck View Post
    My disappointment this week was arriving as planned to visit the Craft 100 beer festival at their Clapham outfit today at about 5.30, something I had been looking forward too all week, to be confronted by a 100 metre queue just to get in,decided to abort and go to plan B and make an overdue visit to the Priory Arms which as it turned out was another disappointment, (Review to follow soon).
    Anyone else had plans go wrong recently?
    I liked the look of the Craft 100, too, but decided it might be a little busy. I didn't count on it being that full, though! A good job that a bit of random internet browsing turned up the Over the Hop Festival at the White Horse, Parsons Green - there's more of the same next month and it was well worth the visit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brewguru View Post
    Can't stand Cottage myself. Always brewing "new recipes" which seem little different to ones gone previously. Good landlords locally in Somerset generally can't stand them either. They sell at very low prices and deliver nationally themselves as a lot of the local market won't use them.

    "puts blunt axe down, finish grinding later"
    I am amazed that they get into so many london pubs considering their reputation. Cheapness is the main selling point.

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    My local beer shop has an inexplicable attachment to their beers. Or, rather, beer - it is all just the one that they muck around with a bit, then put a different steam loco on the clip, isn't it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mobyduck View Post
    My disappointment this week was arriving as planned to visit the Craft 100 beer festival at their Clapham outfit today at about 5.30, something I had been looking forward too all week, to be confronted by a 100 metre queue just to get in,decided to abort and go to plan B and make an overdue visit to the Priory Arms which as it turned out was another disappointment, (Review to follow soon).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mobyduck View Post
    My disappointment this week was arriving as planned to visit the Craft 100 beer festival at their Clapham outfit today at about 5.30, something I had been looking forward too all week, to be confronted by a 100 metre queue just to get in,decided to abort and go to plan B and make an overdue visit to the Priory Arms which as it turned out was another disappointment, (Review to follow soon).
    Anyone else had plans go wrong recently?
    Another thing is they charged £3 for a glass and no refunds.Rip off imo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by london calling View Post
    Another thing is they charged £3 for a glass and no refunds.Rip off imo.
    Ouch.
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