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    "many breweries began experimenting with weaker beers in anticipation of a price-driven surge in popularity"

    http://www.independent.co.uk/life-st...o-2332087.html
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    As long as there is some flavour to them they should be ok. We have had some around 3% that were great to drink, but they need to have something going for them.

    The worse one I had was Bewdog Nanny State 1.1% at Dudley beerfest a couple of years ago and it was horrid. Nothing to it and not enjoyable as a drink at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hondo View Post
    "many breweries began experimenting with weaker beers in anticipation of a price-driven surge in popularity"

    http://www.independent.co.uk/life-st...o-2332087.html
    Whilst many pubs, including my local, charge as much for lemonade as 4 % plus ale I wonder just how popular this would be? It would be strange to find low strength beer cheaper than lemonade


    PS, the lemonade is out of the hose thingy, not some branded bottle
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    I didn't like pubs charging the earth for coke and lemonade drinks when they picked up a Tesco 2 litre bottle (under 20p?) in view of the customer to pour it out.

    Point taken though, can't see beer of any ABV coming cheaper than the non alcoholics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gillhalfpint View Post
    I didn't like pubs charging the earth for coke and lemonade drinks when they picked up a Tesco 2 litre bottle (under 20p?) in view of the customer to pour it out.

    Point taken though, can't see beer of any ABV coming cheaper than the non alcoholics.
    The margin is even more astronomical with postmix machines, which, after the apparatus has been paid for, involves about 2p worth of concentrate for a pint of fizzy drink. I guess it subsidises the beer a bit.

    I think the biggest take-on you ever see anywhere is that between a small cup of tea and a large, where you still only get one teabag but can easily pay 70 or 80p for about 100ml of extra hot water.

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    Well, I for one, will not be bribed into drinking half beers........... 'hic'
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    "the ‘People’s Pints’ — could be a huge boost to the licensed trade. "

    http://www.morningadvertiser.co.uk/n.../article/91369
    its all in the taste
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    Default Lite Beer

    "There will be a lager available called Golden Lite and a smooth beer available called Greengate Lite. Golden Lite will also be available extra cold in some venues."
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    I saw Fullers' new 2.8% offering, ironically named 'Mighty Atom', for the first time in the Old Bank of England the other day, though I couldn't quite bring myself to try it. Wondered if anyone else had?
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    Tried Brodies 2.8% Summer Stout at the King William IV during the week - not unpleasant, but decidedly 'thin'.

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