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    Sunday, 11 November 2007

    Pissed On A Quid

    I stumbled across this article today where a 'journalist' gets pretty drunk on £1 worth of nasty supermarkt lager.

    I have a few questions:

    1. Even though the lager is clearly rubbish, do you not get the impression that she feels superior to beer drinkers and that her four times a week wine fix is altogether much more worthy.

    2. How can supermarkets get away with selling beer at 44pence per litre?

    3. What sort of point is The Daily Mail trying to make?

    4. Why is his woman such a lightweight? If she gets pissed on 3 and a bit pints of 3% lager then I dread to think what a good bottle of red would do for her. She probably drinks Lambrusco Light.

    5. Should I care? Actually I know I shouldn't, but it's a slow news day.


    Kieran Haslett-Moore said...

    Here in NZ the Society Of Beer Advocates (an organisation rougthly in the mould of CAMRA, and of which Im the vice president) are monitoring how the media always choose beer when presenting negative alcohol stories and wine when presenting positive ones.

    Partially its a class issue, but its also that the wine industry have learned to position and market themselves as a wholesome good product, while many beer brands have aimed more or less for the gutter.

    The Beer Nut said...

    Though for you, Kieran, that could be because rather more of your GDP comes from wine rather than beer (unfortunately: damn you, non-exporting NZ breweries *cough*Emerson's*cough*). Wine is objectively more economically important than beer.

    Have you checked if more negative meat stories are about beef than lamb?

    Zythophile said...

    SOBA - I love it. Think we might have to nick that ...

    Kieran Haslett-Moore said...

    One glance at Ratebeer seems to suggest that Richards beer is getting out there. I was at a SOBA pub meet tonight and we tried his new seasonal Pale Ryder, and yes it has been suggested that there is already an award winning Kelham Island beer of the same name. The beer was awsome very english tasting , something that is
    A unusual for Emersons and B doubly surprising considering his unconventional grist includes pale rye malt, and oats among other things.

    As for the economic importance of wine verses beer, yes Beer Nut you definitly have a point.

    If anyones interested in SOBA we have a web presence at

    The Beer Nut said...

    Well it's not getting out here :x Hopefully writing this will cause bottles of Old '95 to spontaneously generate in one of my local haunts, just to embarrass me...