These bloody video's from EBBC12 take an age to put together and I am not even sure they are worth the time. That said, I said I would do it so I am bloody well going to finish them.
To fill in time, here are two beers I had grabbed in Tesco recently when they started stocking craft beers. They have excellent deals on, temporary though they might be. Don't ignore your independent off-licence though.
I grabbed Brewers Dark because I like dark beer and it was new from a brewery I don't know. Only after I put it in the trolley did I see it was "one of those 2.8% beers". I had Guinness 2.8 and while it is drinkable, it just misses so much (even for Guinness) and we are not just talking about alcohol.
The only part of my notes that stand out is "Absolute shit but at 2.8% it's a decent session beer. I imagine it's best served cold like I had it". So there you have it. Apparently it used to be 3.5% so I can only hope it was a little better. They would have been better bringing out a 2.8% version for those who want it and leaving the 3.5% alone, or maybe it made no difference.
Can one drink an entire pint of 2.8% beer and not be over the legal limit? Can one drink two in an hour and a half and still be OK? Just curious about that, I have never looked in to that as I tend to just avoid or at most I will have a half if not going to drive for an hour.
Shipyard IPA is obviously forgettable because I thought it was still in my fridge. TheBeerNut talked about it recently. I will not go in to much detail but it was just bitter orange pith. Metallic notes. This could be a shepherd neame beer with extra hops.
I had the export recently and it was also dull. So between the two of us we have had 3 Shipyard beers and they have been, well utter crap. Is there a three strikes rule in beer?