April 02, 2020
Just a quick update from the team: it has been eight days since we closed our doors, we can't remember the last time we had so much time off! Today is decorating day for me, what else is there to do during the end of the world?? Davin and Jay have been crazy busy with Brewbitz, so if you are looking for a new hobby in the end times check out >>> https://www.brewbitz.com/) <<<< I will be doing a crossover review of the cider I have been making with the help of Brewbitz tomorrow.
Today's beer is the Denver milk stout from Bad Co. Started in 2014 with a passion for american style beers and the current craft brewing renaissance in the UK. Bad Co have been expanding and constantly adapting and won many awards. They also brew some exclusive beers just for ASDA, how rock n roll!
The beer packs plenty of flavour for a £1.25 can, cocoa nibs and a bitter sweet roasted coffee flavour are very prominent, coupled with a cautious amount of lactose for mouthfeel. Personally I would of liked to see this in a 440ml can. The branding is a bit plain and boring but as complaints go that is nothing. The beer is worth try.
The issue is not with the beer but with the pricing strategy of supermarkets for alcohol (and other products). It is often sold at a loss to draw people in and serves to push down the price of beer for the wider market. This has a knock on effect for pubs, bars and restaurants who are forced to keep drink margins down. Which does not help struggling venues, as this leads to closures and the brewery who are forced by the large supermarkets to make a product to a cheap price and standard. The only people who lose out are the public, with shit quality products and small pubs treading water or closing down.
After all this virus b*****ks is over we need to revert back to supporting our local shops, bars and restaurants, we need to eat local and support local businesses.
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