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    Sounds disastrous but, if they leave the brewing alone, the addition of Dark Star to Fullers outlets would be most welcome.

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    I've always rated Fuller, Smith and Turner,apart from the closure of Gale's, but I don't know the underlying history of that. At least, they didn't sell to a multinational mega keggery.
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    Can't say I'm happy about this.
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    I think Hophead has suffered quality wise in the last couple of years possibly due to increasing production, now with Fullers involved production could double, I can only see quality suffering further.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trainman View Post
    Sounds disastrous but, if they leave the brewing alone, the addition of Dark Star to Fullers outlets would be most welcome.
    It will come at a price. You can be sure Fullers will want to make their money back.

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    That's good news.Might get a pint of London Pride in the Evening Star to kick start our pub crawl.

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    The pubs have a different ownership structure, which will be unaffected by the brewery takeover.

    A few years ago, there were consistency problems with Hophead, but the current head brewer made it his priority to deal with that. I'm not aware that this has not been fixed?

    I think that it's Hophead itself that Fullers are most keen to get their hands on (it's been suggested elsewhere that they've been able to see just how much of the stuff The Harp gets through).

    Dark Star are promising us even more small batch brews this year; I'm sure you can expect to see these at The Harp and some of the other favoured Fullers pubs. I hope that won't restrict these specials in the current free trade and Dark Star pubs.
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    I can only look upon it as a total bloody disaster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aqualung View Post
    I can only look upon it as a total bloody disaster.
    Would you really be happier with AB InBev, Molson Coors, Heineken, Carlsberg, etc?

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