Now I'm not one of those pub-goers that screams "Trading Standards" at every minor infraction of some petty rule but this poster did catch my eye. It seems to be saying Guinness, John Smiths Extra Smooth and Strongbow are lagers.
Evidence of the cheapo shoddiness rather than an attempt to deceive I would think.
Yes, observant readers, this does mean I've set foot in a Wetherspoons again. All in the line of duty. I'm sorry.
But seriously folks, I'm doing a bit of research – and you can help.
To save me poring through countless websites and publications could you kind people provide me with names of any UK breweries that have come into existence in the past year or so since the credit crunch thingy?
I suspect it is a lower number than in previous years or CAMRA would have been trumpeting it as evidence of the alleged success of their "campaigning", instead they chose to trumpet that they have recruited (or bamboozled) their one hundred thousandth member.
[BTW 100,000 in base 19 is EB03. Doesn't sound quite so exiting does it?]
There you have it. The odd one out is LAGER. Who would have thunk it?
Imagine a beer festival, maybe in Germany or the Czech Replublic. Imagine the wordsearch in reverse: ale is the odd one out. How would that be perceived by CAMRA types? The organisers would be accused of outright ignorance, and worse. Imagine the chorus of indignation: "What about ale's multitude of splendiferous variations - e.g. Golden Ale, Best, Light Bitter, Barley Wine, IPA, Mild, Porter, Old Ale, Stout?" they would splutter.
Looking on the brightside, "Wordsearchgate" has
given me an excuse to embed a video of one of my heroes.