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21-07-2020, 18:54   #16
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Well to be fair, we have beer tossers to thank for the increased variety available these days, so lets not write them off altogether.
Yeah but now I can't find Harp on tap anywhere, not worth.
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You can't blame them for trying to promote their own and one won't kill ya. When in Rome.. anyway Guinness is overrated prefer Murphys or Beamish.
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The people who go on about beer snobs are far more numerous and far more annoying then the actually small amount of genuine beer snobs.

I've met one lad in my life who was a complete beer snob. One. I've met about fifty blowhards going on about beer snobs.
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Yeah but now I can't find Harp on tap anywhere, not worth.
Carlsberg with a dash of windowlene - almost as good

You should head up north for your hols - lots of harp still in the pubs up there.
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Beer is an acquired taste, so you might as well acquire a taste for cheap beer.
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I'm not a big drinker anymore cause I hate the hangover, but I just couldn't say no to a bag of guinness tonight.
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If you are in a pub, the only staff whom you want to encounter is bar staff / waiting staff to serve you what YOU want to order. You don’t want sales people pushing X product on you... if I’m in a car dealership, I expect sales people, in the pub, I don’t.

If I’m in x establishment and I ask for a Guinness, the next words from the servers mouth I expect to hear is “certainly, coming right up”... I don’t want to hear... “ hold on, well we have this oyster stout from the west called Achill Sound, I think you’ll like the robust and creamy flavor which..”... my reply.. “you’ve never met me , you don’t know what I like or don’t like, now re-adjust your copping the fûck on antenna back to what I just told you I actually wanted, not what you think I ‘might’ want !”

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You should head up north for your hols - lots of harp still in the pubs up there.
Nice! Do they also have bass on tap? Nordies are spoilt.
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To be fair to this lad he was probably told to push their own stout as it naturally would have a much much higher margin.

Some microbreweries do suffer from a lack of consistency in quality, you will occasionally get one that tastes like feet.
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Reminds me of the one time and the only time many years ago a barmaid suggested a dash of blackcurrant in my pint of Guinness. It was turning into a Mrs. Doyle scenario when eventually she said if I didn’t like it she’d get me a fresh pint.

One gulp and ‘twas disgusting, even a fresh pint did nothing to get rid of the aftertaste
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Other than a pint of plain, the only other alcoholic beverage worthy of wetting my beak is a cold Weissbier - they've had a chequered past the old Germans but they do make an exceedingly delicious beer.
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Reminds me of the one time and the only time many years ago a barmaid suggested a dash of blackcurrant in my pint of Guinness. It was turning into a Mrs. Doyle scenario when eventually she said if I didn’t like it she’d get me a fresh pint.

One gulp and ‘twas disgusting, even a fresh pint did nothing to get rid of the aftertaste
Blasphemy...
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If you are in a pub, the only staff whom you want to encounter is bar staff / waiting staff to serve you what YOU want to order. You don’t want sales people pushing X product on you... if I’m in a car dealership, I expect sales people, in the pub, I don’t.

If I’m in x establishment and I ask for a Guinness, the next words from the servers mouth I expect to hear is “certainly, coming right up”... I don’t want to hear... “ hold on, well we have this oyster stout from the west called Achill Sound, I think you’ll like the robust and creamy flavor which..”... my reply.. “you’ve never met me , you don’t know what I like or don’t like, now re-adjust your copping the fûck on antenna back to what I just told you I actually wanted, not what you think I ‘might’ want !”

That sounds very sharp. Why cut the ground from under some poor young wan or lad doing their best?
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I was down West over the weekend for a few days holiday, and visited a pub on the Friday night as it has a good reputation for seafood.

No ordering at the bar these days, so some dork with a ginger beard and a load of tattoos came down to take our order. I asked for a dozen oysters to start, and a pint of Guinness. 'We have an excellent selections of stouts and porters in the bottle, as well as our own house stout if you'd prefer that instead', he said upon hearing my order.

'No you're grand, dude', I answered back.

'I can bring down a sample if you like. It's much more flavoursome than Guinness'.

'Grand so', I said, 'but make sure the Guinness is a decent pint as I'm rasping here with the thirst'.

Down comes my pint of Guinness, and I horse it into me like it's my last. Eventually a sample of their own house stout arrives down with my oysters. It tastes like bovril, cabbage water, and what I'd imagine a fungal toe infection tastes like. Disgusting.

Why do beer snobs always want to push their overpriced muck on punters? Like there's a few craft beers I like, especially that Galway Hooker stuff, but I'll try them in my own good time. This is the second time something like this has happened to me in the past year, and I'm wondering why beer snobs just can't get over the idea that the majority of people want the beer they want?

The Guinness was lovely btw, and I polished off 8 of them within the time we were allowed stay in the pub.
Maybe he didn't want you drinking English beer?
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Drink Guinness in Irish pubs 90% of the time but my god some of the craft beers are amazing. I only drink craft or smaller brewer beers at home for pure taste and strength, pissy watered down lager is sickening to me.

Generally do beer tours in any country i go to and taste their local beers, some of these beers go back hundreds of years, especially trappist beers.

People that only drink Heineken or something are seriously missing out on whats on offer and i don't just mean the craft beer buzz that has risen the past 10 years, look at well established beers from around the world and not just Diageo, Heineken or Carlsberg

Guess i'm a beer snob so do love the Guinness though so i'm not completely lost to giant companies pumping out flavored water for the masses
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