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    Quote Originally Posted by rpadam View Post
    Would you really be happier with AB InBev, Molson Coors, Heineken, Carlsberg, etc?
    No, but I would prefer they remained independent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aqualung View Post
    No, but I would prefer they remained independent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulOfHorsham View Post

    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 guess we'll see how much of the Dark Star range and specials are being regularly brewed in 2023 - my guess is that there will be fewer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quinno View Post
    I guess we'll see how much of the Dark Star range and specials are being regularly brewed in 2023 - my guess is that there will be fewer.
    You wont lose that bet, we know exactly what will happen as we have the example of Gales, so that's just a dumbed down version of Hophead being brewed in Chiswick and the brewery, in leafy Sussex of course, sold for housing. You might see the odd special badged as Dark Star.

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    It was not a hostile takeover the Dark Star owners wanted to cash in and Fullers are a perfect fit.Fullers will not dumb down or change any beers as they know they will sell well in Fullers pubs.Fullers know they need a bigger range of beers in their pubs and now they will less rely on guest beers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by london calling View Post
    It was not a hostile takeover the Dark Star owners wanted to cash in and Fullers are a perfect fit.Fullers will not dumb down or change any beers as they know they will sell well in Fullers pubs.Fullers know they need a bigger range of beers in their pubs and now they will less rely on guest beers.
    Neither was Gales, King and Barnes or Ridleys. the only difference here is that the brewery owner rather than the shareholders are lining their pockets. I don't trust Fullers any more than GK or Marston let alone the Global Abominations. Dumbing down Fullers beers is a silly concept as people that drink their beers are already dumb to pay the prices they charge in their pubs but mysteriously not in supermarkets where they are priced the same as all the other stuff.

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    "Sussex brewery Dark Star has confirmed that some of its"
    https://www.morningadvertiser.co.uk/...ller-s-Brewery
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    Quote Originally Posted by hondo View Post
    "Sussex brewery Dark Star has confirmed that some of its"
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    I went to the Partridge on Saturday and Dark Star no longer run it. An updated review will appear soon. I don't trust Fullers and I can see Dark Star being flushed down the toilet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hondo View Post
    "Sussex brewery Dark Star has confirmed that some of its"
    https://www.morningadvertiser.co.uk/...ller-s-Brewery
    Hophead might not be across the whole Fullers estate yet (so says the article) but it was certainly in https://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/22408/ last night and I'll lay a fair bet I was drinking the Chiswick batch. That said, it was still a very good brew.

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