DiS Beer Wankers 2019


#121

FFS, days after I was praising Fullers for their craft credentials.


#122

Do you have any bottles of Vintage Ale still knocking about?


#123

Two bottles each of the 2015, 16, 17 and 18 I think.


#124

Just went to grab a few of the '18 but they’ve all gone. Probably a good thing to hang on to!


#125

I feel I’ve still seen them round in a few Waitrose, I’ll give a shout if I see any.

I actually got mine this time from Wholefoods in Kensington, they were a few quid cheaper than Waitrose (and have an amazing beer selection generally).


#126

Ah fuck. Never mind the beer, I hope they don’t mess with the pubs.

If they sell off the Basketmakers, I’m kicking off.


#127

Anyone know if their pub business is separate from the brewing business?


#128

Clearly says on the article Fuller’s will be concentrating on their pub and hotel business. So I’d be very surprised

Also found out a couple of weeks ago, slight tangent, that Dark Star no longer own the Evening Star, the other 2 pubs they had


#129

Yes, they’re keeping the Pubco entirely separate, the brew co is what Asahi takes over. There’s a larger question about how good the pubs will remain to be if the beer they rely on is now effectively brewed by someone else though…


#130

I’d like to imagine they’d leave the operation as it is, but would not be surprised if the brewing operation changed


#131

It’ll probably impact their London pubs more. I’ve never bought a pint of Pride in the Basketmakers (or the Charles Napier, or Grand Central for that matter).


#132

My Dad is fuming about this.


#133

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#134

Only had one IPA over 8.5% that I actually enjoyed, the rest seemed to alcoholic basically. That said I’m at an Eviltwin takeover tonight where there is a a few 10%s and 13%-er so I’ll definitely get to test my theory fully …


#135

Then youve not had enough IPAs over 8.5% :wink:


#136

The Tool lychee 9% DIPA was delish, that’s it though :man_shrugging: Any recommendations?


#137

Verdant’s See The Physics is the best straight-up one I’ve had.

Also remember enjoying Siren’s Beast From the East which was like 11%


#138

Had the Siren Kentucky Tickle Monster which was 16.3% (a TIPA, so depends on if that counts as an IPA in yr world, it does in mine)


#139

Can’t think of ones in consistent production
But
Chubbles
North x het uil
Magic rock human cannonball and variatipns
Half acre - deep space
Evil twin Molotov cocktail.


#140

Brighton wankers, is anywhere good down Hove way?