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I have some sad news to relate to you all, Grolsch will no longer be sold in the UK

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I have some sad news to relate to you all, Grolsch will no longer be sold in the UK

Old 12th Nov 2019, 12:02
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Too much Keo beer - many times, physically ill? Too much Grolsch - thumping headache!

I was seriously pleased when the Wall came down, and those 4 a.m. phone calls finally stopped?!
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Get a whole lot of crates in a Chinook.

Think some Basingstoke offies must have gone bankrupt.
The landlord of the Water Witch pub ended up with his back yard overflowing with crates.
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The good news is at least in Morrisons in England one can buy three 660cl bottles of wobbly for a Fiver.......
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Sainsbury's own brand Czech beer is actually brewed in Prague, whereas all the beers they sell with Czech sounding names are manufactured in the UK, choice of names for the processes is deliberate.
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Originally Posted by Saintsman View Post
l agree. Most ‘foreign’ beers that are brewed in the UK are usually a poorer version of the real deal.

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In fact it's not only beers. The British-produced versions of soft drinks (sorry, I'll wash my mouth out later...) like Coke and various other fizzies seem grossly over-gassy, so the overall taste is of the straight-up-your-nose CO2, rather than a more subtle tingle that mainland Europe seems to prefer and that doesn't mask most of the taste.

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I used to work close to M4 J 11 Reading west right by the big brewery there. every day . Different day different tankers different beer-all made in the same place with same water and probably the same materials just with small variations but then I am not a fan of 'foreign lagers' that have brewed in UK in small letters on the label. For that reason and the fizziness I prefer some of the continental products especially Czech where my son lives who have an extrordinarily wide range of local beers alongside the well known names . Because its national obsession quality is always very good and highly competitive price wise , 6 x 500ml in supermarket being the best value as one brewery or another has special deals on and a six pack can be had for about 1 euro 50



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Not mine, lived near the Jever brewery and walked through their yard many times.
Mind you at age 13 was not a heavy drinker.
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Old 14th Nov 2019, 09:18
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Originally Posted by pax britanica View Post
I used to work close to M4 J 11 Reading west right by the big brewery there. every day . Different day different tankers different beer-all made in the same place with same water and probably the same materials just with small variations but then I am not a fan of 'foreign lagers' that have brewed in UK in small letters on the label.
Trouble with most of the big breweries is it's all about maximising profits - quantity over quality. Their brewers are little more than cooks working to a script. A relation of mine works for a successful microbrewery who make some of the most stunning craft beers I have ever tasted. They were interested in mass producing one of their popular beers, but without losing the quality which so often happens once you cross the line into mass production. They approached one of the big breweries about a potential partnership and went to have a look around. They realised that, although the big firm had the necessary kit many times over, they didn't actually have the skills to produce it. Nor were they prepared to expand their knowledge. Not prepared to sacrifice their good reputation, the microbrewery had to knock it on the head unfortunately.

Very rare that I drink a UK-produced lager these days, there's just no going back with the amazing variety of craft beers now available.
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