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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 11th Nov 2019, 15:25
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I have some sad news to relate to you all, Grolsch will no longer be sold in the UK

That bastion of beers, the mainstay of RAFG is gone...… the news could drive a grown man to alcohol

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Old 11th Nov 2019, 17:05
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I'll definitely miss those old lever top bottles, but not the hangovers......
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Cool

Ah yes, giggling beer. Down to the Trevvy in Venlo for several crates (the deposit on the crate was more than the beer) for the Friday beer call.

A Dujardin and coke man me - Grolsch was the only beer that DIDNT make me ill...
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I think this is the UK brewed version, which I was led to believe was brewed to "British tastes". Not the same stuff as you can get in Holland. Don't think it will be missed.
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I think this is the UK brewed version, which I was led to believe was brewed to "British tastes". Not the same stuff as you can get in Holland. Don't think it will be missed.
l agree. Most ‘foreign’ beers that are brewed in the UK are usually a poorer version of the real deal.

In fact most mass produced beer and lager is not as good as the smaller batched, which is probably why craft beers are so successful (even though they can cost a great deal more).
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Good old Grolsch. When the NAAFI started selling it in Gutersloh, we could buy a crate, drink the beer, then export the empties back to UK and make a profit by claiming the deposit.
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Grolsch, the staple food when I was at Uni
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Originally Posted by ShyTorque View Post
Good old Grolsch. When the NAAFI started selling it in Gutersloh, we could buy a crate, drink the beer, then export the empties back to UK and make a profit by claiming the deposit.
Ah yes, recall filling the boot of the (tax free) car up with crates of this to give to folks back home as Xmas presents (wasn't easily available in UK then) and leave them to get the deposit back. As I recall they were 40p a bottle in the NAAFI and most off licences in the UK gave you 50p deposit for an empty! Mind you I do recall drinking with a Dutch guy once who said that Grolsch to them was "...the same as your Watney's Red Barrel", i.e. throwing beer!
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never mind, there is always Wobbly Warsteiner ,,,,,,,,,,,,, I hope
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never mind, there is always Wobbly Warsteiner ,,,,,,,,,,,,, I hope
And Bitburg ! both 1.49 pounds sterling NOT brewed in stoke on trent either...
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Originally Posted by langleybaston View Post
never mind, there is always Wobbly Warsteiner ,,,,,,,,,,,,, I hope
Be aware......this alternative to, or in conjunction with Groslch at the time, depending entirely on your location and company that is.... now comes in....ready for this ?........an alcohol free version !......scandal ! sacrilege !. defamation !

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Originally Posted by Chris Kebab View Post
Ah yes, recall filling the boot of the (tax free) car up with crates of this to give to folks back home as Xmas presents (wasn't easily available in UK then) and leave them to get the deposit back. As I recall they were 40p a bottle in the NAAFI and most off licences in the UK gave you 50p deposit for an empty! Mind you I do recall drinking with a Dutch guy once who said that Grolsch to them was "...the same as your Watney's Red Barrel", i.e. throwing beer!
Then stocking up on 5p coins for the 1DM machines

or so I'm told
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Originally Posted by Chris Kebab View Post
Ah yes, recall filling the boot of the (tax free) car up with crates of this to give to folks back home as Xmas presents (wasn't easily available in UK then) and leave them to get the deposit back. As I recall they were 40p a bottle in the NAAFI and most off licences in the UK gave you 50p deposit for an empty! Mind you I do recall drinking with a Dutch guy once who said that Grolsch to them was "...the same as your Watney's Red Barrel", i.e. throwing beer!
When it was first sold, in the very early 1980s, it used to cost the equivalent of 17p a bottle. Then we got 30p back on an empty bottle in UK. It was better to drink the beer overseas because there was no customs restriction on how many crates of empty bottles you could import.
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I was a Wobbly man, Grobbly gave me to much of a sh!t in the mouth morning.
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Originally Posted by Sloppy Link View Post
I was a Wobbly man, Grobbly gave me to much of a sh!t in the mouth morning.
Wot he said!
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Wot he said!
Grolsch the mainstay of RAFG? Filthy,fizzy stuff & Dutch to boot! Wobbly is the stuff!
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Grolsch the mainstay of RAFG? Filthy,fizzy stuff & Dutch to boot! Wobbly is the stuff!
Maybe, but with Grolsch you could get your mates to drink the beer, get a proper beer* in return and still make a profit. Win, Win!

*But hopefully not "Wobbly" ...it earned the nickname for a reason!
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Ah yes, recall filling the boot of the (tax free) car up with crates
Get a whole lot of crates in a Chinook.

Think some Basingstoke offies must have gone bankrupt.
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GOOD! - It always gave me a headache!

I stick to Wobbly, Veltins and Erdinger...
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Or Jever Pils, that used to turn your poo black..
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