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Message: 14
Date: Tue, 15 Jul 2003 14:02:59 +0100
From: "Gazza Prescott" <gazza.prescott@lineone.net>
Subject: Re: Re: Dorset brewery closure announced today

"If there is a pub buying (shark feeding) spree smaller breweries will not
be able to survive as in the 60's/70's"

I don't think the beer and pub market is the same as it was then. True,
we need some guest beer legislation too!

"Possibly but then we are back to square one again. Coachhouse Mild & Bitter?"

Why? they don't sell mild now, i assume they will still maintain getting
micro beers of any style.

"If the pubco's can alter the market profile to match their supply mechanisms
they will."

true, but they won't be able to brainwash everyone in every pub; "you can't
fool all the people all of the time" is a pretty good comment here. They
may want to sell rubbish, but if some of the customers don't let them then
they may rethink.

"Brewpubs should last if only for their charm."

That's a bit patronising! Some of the best beers are from brewpubs - try
the Red Lion beers from Ossett! They don't all make rubbish/mouldy socks
tasting stuff like Blue Anchor anymore!

Gazza
Message: 15
Date: Tue, 15 Jul 2003 14:47:16 +0100
From: Dave Guest <lbx109@coventry.ac.uk>
Subject: Re: Re: Dorset brewery closure announced today

> "Brewpubs should last if only for their charm."
>
> That's a bit patronising! Some of the best beers are from brewpubs - try
> the Red Lion beers from Ossett! They don't all make rubbish/mouldy socks
> tasting stuff like Blue Anchor anymore!

Arguing from the punters point of view it is a valid point. Brewpubs as they are
now, used to be Homebrew pubs which equated to "bung a few cans of Acme best
bitter concentrate into a vat & Bob's your uncle" to the average punter. I like
brewpubs & have tried most of them including the Red Lion. My local one even has
Homebrewd(sic) Ales across the front of the building & charming it is too.

Dave Guest

Message: 4
Date: Wed, 16 Jul 2003 10:58:42 +0100
From: "Gazza Prescott" <gazza.prescott@lineone.net>
Subject: RE: Re: GBBF List

I need 3, maybe 4 from that list, and a few on the "new" beers bar. Not
really worth going down there for. Saying that, Red Lion Chardonnayle is
on (allegedly) - that's tempting!

Gazza

Message: 8
Date: Wed, 16 Jul 2003 11:33:46 +0100
From: Dave Guest <lbx109@coventry.ac.uk>
Subject: Re: Re: GBBF List

Quicker & cheaper to phone & pop across to Ossett & while you over there you will probably pick up several more in Wakefield, Dewsbury & Huddersfield.

Dave Guest

Gazza Prescott wrote:

> I need 3, maybe 4 from that list, and a few on the "new" beers bar. Not
> really worth going down there for. Saying that, Red Lion Chardonnayle is
> on (allegedly) - that's tempting!
>
> Gazza
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