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    Quote Originally Posted by Mobyduck View Post
    the fellas obviously a clown,
    There are many who think "keeping" a pub is some sort of hobby. In a way it was in times of old when it was the sort of thing retired army and police officers, having a pension to fall back on. Those days are, of course long gone.

    The same sort of people express outrage when a tradesman charges them £100 for half a day's work - "my mate's girlfriend's cousin would do it for a couple of pints" - you know the sort of thing. They have no idea of the costs and complexities of running a business. Mind you, many who do try running a business haven't, hence the number which fail within months.

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    I emailed my MP asking this question as soon as the pub closure was announced, still waiting for a reply from the Treasury. I also asked under what legislation this was done, I don't expect an answer to that as there wasn't any until 2pm the next day. As ex- Judge Jonathon Sumption said yesterday, there's too much acting on what Boris etc say at press conferences and not enough following the law at present.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldboots View Post
    I emailed my MP asking this question as soon as the pub closure was announced, still waiting for a reply from the Treasury. I also asked under what legislation this was done, I don't expect an answer to that as there wasn't any until 2pm the next day. As ex- Judge Jonathon Sumption said yesterday, there's too much acting on what Boris etc say at press conferences and not enough following the law at present.
    The Government Guidance is on the Charles Faram's website.
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    Destroying spoilt beer during coronavirus (COVID-19)

    https://www.gov.uk/guidance/destroyi...3S31Ghmhn8kDp0
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    Quote Originally Posted by hondo View Post
    Destroying spoilt beer during coronavirus (COVID-19)

    https://www.gov.uk/guidance/destroyi...3S31Ghmhn8kDp0
    Begs a few questions, like what about beer bought through a wholesaler?


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    Quote Originally Posted by oldboots View Post
    Begs a few questions, like what about beer bought through a wholesaler?

    There's a thing called the Alcohol Wholesaler Registration Scheme - I would imagine they would have an Authorised Company Representative: read brewer as wholesaler too.

    Yes of course they are making a lot of this up as they go along, I doubt there's been a lot of planning done on what happens if all the pubs are shut overnight for an indefinite period.

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    If there is any bright side to the current situation, if it had happened 10 or even 5 years ago we would have been restricted to a few specialist online outlets or a supermarket diet of the likes of bottled Pride, Hobgoblin and Gloom Bar. The Old school may not agree (I'm getting old but didn't go to school much), thank God for Craft beer and tins.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mobyduck View Post
    If there is any bright side to the current situation, if it had happened 10 or even 5 years ago we would have been restricted to a few specialist online outlets or a supermarket diet of the likes of bottled Pride, Hobgoblin and Gloom Bar. The Old school may not agree (I'm getting old but didn't go to school much), thank God for Craft beer and tins.
    I rarely get bottles now as cans are so much lighter. I noticed during the panic buying it was mostly boxes of dross that disappeared. Stuff worth drinking was in plentiful supply.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mobyduck View Post
    If there is any bright side to the current situation, if it had happened 10 or even 5 years ago we would have been restricted to a few specialist online outlets or a supermarket diet of the likes of bottled Pride, Hobgoblin and Gloom Bar. The Old school may not agree (I'm getting old but didn't go to school much), thank God for Craft beer and tins.
    Spot on, I've just finished another 5L mini-keg of Rudgate delivered straight from the brewery, this is cask beer in a can and as long as you get through it in short order the quality is good, not up to a pub but better than small pack beers. I supplement the mini-kegs with bottles and cans from a couple of specialists on-line and local breweries.

    Quote Originally Posted by Aqualung View Post
    I rarely get bottles now as cans are so much lighter...
    made from amazingly thin metal, I just step lightly onto an empty can with my size nines and it's flat ready for the recycling collection, takes up very little space which is good as we, as a family, are getting through a few cans at present. Sadly my son hasn't caught up with his beer ordering and keeps pinching mine
    There are many diseases,
    that strike people's kneeses,
    Covid19! is one by name
    It comes from the East
    Packed in bladders of yeast
    So the Chinese must take half the blame.

    Apologies to Spike Milligan

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