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    Default Pub news of the day

    Real ale 'enjoying rise in sales'

    A study showing Real Ale sales up. Hopefully this means pubs will be keener to sell Real Ale.

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    I put the growth down to my mate, JB, he can shift some pints, i tell you
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Archivist View Post
    I put the growth down to my mate, JB, he can shift some pints, i tell you
    Given they put it down to women in the article, can he also pretend to be a she .

    Don't tell him I said that

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    My Mrs was drinking Chilli Choclate Stout at the Telford beer festival on Saturday , it was yuk

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    thats it - stick chocolate on everything and the ladies will go for it - sales up 100%
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    I was in two minds as whether this should start a new thread or not.
    Oggwyn's post about Chili Chocolate Stout started me thinking about weird stuff that gets put in beer these days.

    Since the popularity of "lets all go around the world at someone else's expense" cookery programs some strange concoctions have emerged.Should beer really contain Chocolate,Coffee, Chilies,Ginger,Exotic Fruits ( or even exotic animals) and the rest of the stuff being chucked in by modern brewers? I suppose that it is only to be expected that the new breed has among st its ranks individuals who wish to think " outside the Box" and update a centuries old craft. Of such progress is born.

    Even continental hop variety's are being grown and used in this country. I accept the addition of local wild fruits and berries as traditional but personsally they are not to my taste.

    Are we in danger of loosing the taste of ordinary mild or bitter in much the same way as we are loosing the old style drinking house ?

    ( by" ordinary" this would take into account local tastes and preferences.

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    Add chocolate to anything and you will get Dave to try it.

    I actually think adding different things is fun, I don't think the traditionals will go away. Isn't it normally the way that these brewers have a few core brands and then some seasonal tipples that are the ones they play with? As someone who knows nothing about RA I have a tendancy to just go for the most interesting looking name or pump clip, so these gimmicks play nicely into getting me to buy their drinks.

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    I to am attracted to an interesting pump clip or intriguing name which I suppose makes me a Real Ale Tart. Owing my loyalty to none and always after another . Arwkrite ...You are a right trollop. ( Hangs head in shame while at the same time making cows eyes at a sexy new beer clip.)

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    Hmmm, well.....

    I suppose I'd be classified as a tart for looking out for ales or breweries that are new to me (whereas a mate prefers to either stick to what he knows, or stay with the same beer throughout the evening).

    On the other hand, there's no way you'd find me ordering something with what I'd think of as an absurd or embarrassing name and I do think that some brewers contribute to the beard & sandles image with their beers.

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    I'll agree with you Paul. Anything rude or crude puts me right off. It would appear to be aimed at those with an immature sense of humour such as in Uni. bars.. Good beer does not need that sort of promoting.
    On the other hand I can appreciate subtle , dry humour. My trouble is that there are so many good beers to taste and I am fast runing out of time available.

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