Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Don't Say You Weren't Warned

How much is too much?

What would you pay for a beer?

There are different ways of saying it and whether you think craft beer bars are expensive or not, the bar staff have a duty to tell you how much a pint of beer costs if they think it will cause a problem.
For instance, the staff at The Rake and Tap East are instructed to tell customers, especially those who aren't regulars, how much the beer will cost them and generally also ask if that's alright. Regulars usually know when something will be pricey and even they will welcome the warning sometimes.

£7.23 at Olympic venues - don't say you weren't warned.
Now, most customers take this the right way and appreciate that maybe they weren't quite ready for the amount they're paying and having someone give them the choice because of the price is welcomed.

Some people react like tossers and treat the bar staff like servants, waiving them and their warning away.

Usually these idiots are trying to impress someone by flaunting their wealth and try to make the person serving them look small or more pathetic than them. Fools, each one.

So where do you draw the line?

So how much is too much?

How high is the price where you complain you weren't warned about it?

Monday, 30 July 2012

Mans Best Friend

A real woman is a mans best friend.

She will never stand him up & never let him down.

She will reassure him when he feels insecure and comfort him after a bad day.

She will inspire him to do things he never thought he could do,

She will enable him to express his deepest emotions and give in to his most intimate desires.

She will make him feel confident and sexy, seductive & invincible,
.....no wait....

...I'm thinking of beer....

It's fucking beer that does that,


Thursday, 26 July 2012

Olympics Delivery Disruption SHOCKER!!

I saw this article in The Publican's Morning Advertiser this morning and let out a big sigh. Isn't it a bit late to be warning people their deliveries might be disrupted during the games? I was emailing customers months ago warning them about this stuff! The quote from the British Beer and Pub's Association spokesman is also frankly bizzare.
To claim that only pubs on or around the ORN(Olympic Route Network) will have their deliveries affected is just wrong. As someone who works for a beer distribution company I can tell you that deliveries are being affected all over London.
Whoever this spokesman is, please extract head from arse, old chap.

I do agree with most of the article though, particularly the part about customers not talking to their suppliers. There seems to be a lot of reluctance for businesses to move their delivery times and some of these businesses do not seem to realise that they are on the ORN! You really can tell who has done their homework and who has not! For those of you that have, well done, you are on my Christmas card list. For those that haven't, sigh.

Enjoy the games.

Sunday, 22 July 2012

Beer Social

How many true friends do you have? People that you can say anything to? Talk about anything with? Share the highs and lows of life with?

***Brighton Beach
When it comes to beer, I have to say, not many. I've met a lot of people through my job but not many of them would I class as a real friend. Don't get me wrong I've met a lot of people that I admire, respect and like but when it comes to talking about anything other than beer or breweries we don't really share very much in common.
I do have a few friends I've met through work, indeed I met my beautiful wife when she was hired at the pub I was working at but in all honesty they(actual friends) are few and far between.

This is probably because I'm not the most social of people*, I find it remarkably hard to get on with people, any of you that follow me on twitter or read this blog regularly will know I can be a bit rude impatient intolerant direct**.

So what's the point? Not sure really, I started out wanting to make the point that I get bored at beery functions because I'm not very social but what you don't see are the four paragraphs that I've deleted off this particular post because they started getting a bit introspective and morose.

I suppose the only thing I'm really trying to say is that I get bored of only talking about beers, breweries, brewers and the like. People who don't get bored of talking about one topic the whole time must be mental. Of course I enjoy it sometimes but let's say, just for shits and giggles, next time you see me, ask me a question that's not about the beer I'm drinking or the name of the brewers pet budgie or whether or not the beer would taste better served from cask, keg, can, bottle or witches tit because at this moment, I really don't care.

This probably sounds quite churlish to you but isn't there more to people than beer?

*cue sarcastic or snide remarks.
**cue more sarcastic or snide remarks or just plain name-calling.
*** Brighton Beach, 2007 and no we didn't care what mass produced shite we were drinking, it was all about the laffs.

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Guest Blogging

Not being content with simply blogging about beer, I've guest blogged on NateDawg's Booze, Beats and Bites Blog.


Photo from : http://news.daylife.com/photo/052ZaYr5yFehC?__site=daylife

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Get a Life

In the interests of clarity, this is a 'No trolling' blog. My last post on NateDawg seems to have brought out some rather uninteresting and frankly unsavoury characters.

I have deleted every message myself because frankly that was abuse and this blog has no place for it.

Keep it to your late night forums, douche bags.

Get a life.