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So in their bid to reduce anti social behaviour the entertainment complex Star City have decide to create a super strong lager. Only in the West Midlands!!!
Barr, yeah weird, bought it at New Oscott so assumed there was a local link, but it's FourPure, hence London ?!
sossidge21/02/2020 18:10

Barr, yeah weird, bought it at New Oscott so assumed there was a local …Barr, yeah weird, bought it at New Oscott so assumed there was a local link, but it's FourPure, hence London ?!


Huh?

This has been rolled out nationally to the larger Tesco stores. They also have one by Magic Rock, and a 440ml can version of Brewdog's hazy jane.
what tesco mate ? how many left cheers
postmaster21/02/2020 18:13

what tesco mate ? how many left cheers


Princess Park, about ten left at 15:30, not much else on offer tho apart from the usual 8 cans for £9 (or 12 piston head cans)
BarrGunter21/02/2020 18:08

So in their bid to reduce anti social behaviour the entertainment complex …So in their bid to reduce anti social behaviour the entertainment complex Star City have decide to create a super strong lager. Only in the West Midlands!!!



BarrGunter21/02/2020 18:08

So in their bid to reduce anti social behaviour the entertainment complex …So in their bid to reduce anti social behaviour the entertainment complex Star City have decide to create a super strong lager. Only in the West Midlands!!!


Full range includes
Birchfield Barley Wine, Aston Absinthe and Lozells Lager.
old_mikefield21/02/2020 18:11

Huh?This has been rolled out nationally to the larger Tesco stores. They …Huh?This has been rolled out nationally to the larger Tesco stores. They also have one by Magic Rock, and a 440ml can version of Brewdog's hazy jane.


but normal price is £3 for this
you'll note from the receipt that I paid for three bottles of the £2.05 brewdog Collab with my veryme codes, but then chucked eight cans of this in for luck. If I stop commenting in about an hour you'll appreciate the reason why
7.4% so that's one can and out for me these days
luke.o.zade21/02/2020 18:34

7.4% so that's one can and out for me these days


out for the count, or out to the pub? yep, horses for courses, my last beer deal went to -50 coz the abv was too low!
ShaqArif121/02/2020 19:18

Why would you think that? Is it due to being ignorant?



I would imagine so! Having studied in Birmingham for my under grad, the city will always mean something to me! Love the place and its diversity.
ShaqArif121/02/2020 19:18

Why would you think that? Is it due to being ignorant?


Triggered
Edited by: "old_mikefield" 21st Feb
Still £3 in my Tesco
sossidge21/02/2020 18:44

out for the count, or out to the pub? yep, horses for courses, my last …out for the count, or out to the pub? yep, horses for courses, my last beer deal went to -50 coz the abv was too low!


Yeah out for the count, I'm a bit of a lightweight these days now I'm getting on a bit.
7.4% that's daily recommend limit in a can.....these modern ales are practically promoting alcoholism!!
Keith_Moon22/02/2020 02:22

7.4% that's daily recommend limit in a can.....these modern ales are …7.4% that's daily recommend limit in a can.....these modern ales are practically promoting alcoholism!!


Unlike those “unmodern” beers they sell at 45 cans for £20
Keith_Moon22/02/2020 02:22

7.4% that's daily recommend limit in a can.....these modern ales are …7.4% that's daily recommend limit in a can.....these modern ales are practically promoting alcoholism!!



These strong craft beers tend to be a lot more expensive than non-craft beers. I think the usual price for this one is £3. The amount of alcohol per penny is pretty poor compared to most beers, so this would be a poor choice for anyone wanting to get drunk cheaply.
holdendeforge22/02/2020 08:02

Unlike those “unmodern” beers they sell at 45 cans for £20


There are decent ales which are around 4-5% - Doombar, Old Speckled Hen, Old Thumper, Fourth niner.....at least you can sink a few pints without passing out!
Lots of comments about price and strength, but does it taste good? 7.5% puts me off a bit I have to say, as I like the subtle hoppy flavour in IPA's.
Rob, yeah, enjoyed it... but I do like a strong beer. It isn't as dark as I expected and is a little fruity. 3.66 on untappd, which is pretty high. Recommended at the price
I just wonder are they strong so that when/if you become homeless you can fit in with other tramps with the first mouthful?
Keith_Moon22/02/2020 09:10

There are decent ales which are around 4-5% - Doombar, Old Speckled Hen, …There are decent ales which are around 4-5% - Doombar, Old Speckled Hen, Old Thumper, Fourth niner.....at least you can sink a few pints without passing out!


But they are totally different things. This is a DIPA, so by it’s very definition the abv is going to be high. It’s not designed to be a session beer.
Keith_Moon22/02/2020 09:10

There are decent ales which are around 4-5% - Doombar, Old Speckled Hen, …There are decent ales which are around 4-5% - Doombar, Old Speckled Hen, Old Thumper, Fourth niner.....at least you can sink a few pints without passing out!


I used to drink and enjoy all of these and thought anyone who paid £3 for a can of beer to drink in the house must have more money than sense.

Then a bought one to see what all the fuss was about. Then a few more. Now, I only drink craft beers and wouldn't thank you for any of the beers you mentioned.

The higher ABV means that you don't need to drink a gallon of the stuff to get nice and fuzzy.
abarthman22/02/2020 21:12

I used to drink and enjoy all of these and thought anyone who paid £3 for …I used to drink and enjoy all of these and thought anyone who paid £3 for a can of beer to drink in the house must have more money than sense.Then a bought one to see what all the fuss was about. Then a few more. Now, I only drink craft beers and wouldn't thank you for any of the beers you mentioned. The higher ABV means that you don't need to drink a gallon of the stuff to get nice and fuzzy.


"Craft beers" a term invented to charge Peaky Blinders hipsters stupid momey for a drink.....Britain has been making ales for hundreds of years, now people make 'micro breweries' and charge stupid money selling rubbish infused with essence of Daffodils, it's absolutely pathetic.

If you knew anything about ale making process then you'd know putting it in a can is absolute sacrilege. From your comment it's clear all you care about is getting ratted as quick as possible which has nothing to do with the quality of the ale.

I can promise you one thing, Ringwood Brewery will still be standing in 20 years and making Old Thumper, the maker of this rubbish, Star City, won't......
Edited by: "Keith_Moon" 22nd Feb
abarthman22/02/2020 21:12

I used to drink and enjoy all of these and thought anyone who paid £3 for …I used to drink and enjoy all of these and thought anyone who paid £3 for a can of beer to drink in the house must have more money than sense.Then a bought one to see what all the fuss was about. Then a few more. Now, I only drink craft beers and wouldn't thank you for any of the beers you mentioned. The higher ABV means that you don't need to drink a gallon of the stuff to get nice and fuzzy.


Jeez I was right, look at the description of the Brewery, couple of dudes go travelling and think they can brew quality ale and shove it in a can, as long as it looks hip the Hipsters will oblige.....
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Edited by: "Keith_Moon" 22nd Feb
Keith_Moon22/02/2020 22:17

"Craft beers" a term invented to charge Peaky …"Craft beers" a term invented to charge Peaky Blinders hipsters stupid momey for a drink.....Britain has been making ales for hundreds of years, now people make 'micro breweries' and charge stupid money selling rubbish infused with essence of Daffodils, it's absolutely pathetic. If you knew anything about ale making process then you'd know putting it in a can is absolute sacrilege. From your comment it's clear all you care about is getting ratted as quick as possible which has nothing to do with the quality of the ale. I can promise you one thing, Ringwood Brewery will still be standing in 20 years and making Old Thumper, the maker of this rubbish, Star City, won't......


Well done. This is is the stupidest comment I’ve ever read on this site. Enjoy your medal. You clearly know nothing about canning beers.
holdendeforge23/02/2020 16:28

Well done. This is is the stupidest comment I’ve ever read on this site. E …Well done. This is is the stupidest comment I’ve ever read on this site. Enjoy your medal. You clearly know nothing about canning beers.


Whatever Trevor I know enough
Keith_Moon23/02/2020 17:04

Whatever Trevor I know enough


I’d suggest there’s much more you could learn. Open your mind, and your tastebuds a little. In terms of adventure and creativity you’re more Tony McCarroll than Keith Moon!
holdendeforge23/02/2020 19:55

I’d suggest there’s much more you could learn. Open your mind, and your tas …I’d suggest there’s much more you could learn. Open your mind, and your tastebuds a little. In terms of adventure and creativity you’re more Tony McCarroll than Keith Moon!


Keith Moon was an amazing drummer, that's why I love him....his personal life was an absolute tragedy driven by alcohol (I read his biography) & he drove his band mates insane with his drunk antics. Moon had a horrible relationship with booze, so not something to celebrate.

Anyway, I love exploring new ales, I.just find this new craft ale and micro brewery trend a bit tiresome. However, maybe something has changed in the canned world I'm not familiar with so I'll give a canned IPA a whirl and see if I eat humble pie!
Keith_Moon23/02/2020 20:04

Keith Moon was an amazing drummer, that's why I love him....his personal …Keith Moon was an amazing drummer, that's why I love him....his personal life was an absolute tragedy driven by alcohol (I read his biography) & he drove his band mates insane with his drunk antics. Moon had a horrible relationship with booze, so not something to celebrate. Anyway, I love exploring new ales, I.just find this new craft ale and micro brewery trend a bit tiresome. However, maybe something has changed in the canned world I'm not familiar with so I'll give a canned IPA a whirl and see if I eat humble pie!


Cool! It has changed, that’s the whole reason you’re seeing more cans and why certain top bars in the country (Mojo for example) are now can only.

The “craft ale micro brewery thing” isn’t really new, it’s a bit of media spin. Independents have had great success in the USA for years. Stores there have cold storage so everything is kept as it should be until it’s in the consumers hand.
Yes there’s endless spin and gimmicks, yes smaller breweries have sold out to big beer, yes some folk are WAY too nerdy about this. But go drink a range of Verdant beers at £4-8 a can tell me you honestly don’t think that’s value for the product vs a £1 bottle of Bombardier.

Personal tastes will vary of course but don’t discount some very passionate and talented small businesses just because a (very small) section of the consuming audience annoy you.

Sours and Stouts are two things I actively avoided until I actually tried and realised how much I enjoyed them!

If I could suggest two great “gateway” beers then Donzoko Helles is one of the best lagers going (albeit expensive to some at £4-5 a can - but bear in mind this is a one man operation really) and Northern Monk New World in Morrisons is a brilliant IPA and will cost £10 for 8 330ml cans.
holdendeforge23/02/2020 20:16

Cool! It has changed, that’s the whole reason you’re seeing more cans and w …Cool! It has changed, that’s the whole reason you’re seeing more cans and why certain top bars in the country (Mojo for example) are now can only. The “craft ale micro brewery thing” isn’t really new, it’s a bit of media spin. Independents have had great success in the USA for years. Stores there have cold storage so everything is kept as it should be until it’s in the consumers hand.Yes there’s endless spin and gimmicks, yes smaller breweries have sold out to big beer, yes some folk are WAY too nerdy about this. But go drink a range of Verdant beers at £4-8 a can tell me you honestly don’t think that’s value for the product vs a £1 bottle of Bombardier. Personal tastes will vary of course but don’t discount some very passionate and talented small businesses just because a (very small) section of the consuming audience annoy you. Sours and Stouts are two things I actively avoided until I actually tried and realised how much I enjoyed them!If I could suggest two great “gateway” beers then Donzoko Helles is one of the best lagers going (albeit expensive to some at £4-5 a can - but bear in mind this is a one man operation really) and Northern Monk New World in Morrisons is a brilliant IPA and will cost £10 for 8 330ml cans.


Nice one, I'll certainly open my mind up then! I'll start with that IPA you mentioned. I guess the reason in cynical is been to one too many trendo bars charging £8 for a pint of over hoppy ale under some trendo name! But you're right that shouldn't dissuade me from trying new stuff. Cans being ok genuinely new to me, so I'll take some humble pie on that. Thanks for the recommendations
Keith_Moon23/02/2020 20:23

Nice one, I'll certainly open my mind up then! I'll start with that IPA …Nice one, I'll certainly open my mind up then! I'll start with that IPA you mentioned. I guess the reason in cynical is been to one too many trendo bars charging £8 for a pint of over hoppy ale under some trendo name! But you're right that shouldn't dissuade me from trying new stuff. Cans being ok genuinely new to me, so I'll take some humble pie on that. Thanks for the recommendations


Brilliant mate! That’s what it’s about, I’m genuinely not one for the hype, I just live a great beer. For me, the best supermarket beer going is Lost Cosmonauts by North. It’s only in certain Tesco though, generally the bigger ones I think.

We are blessed with some amazing breweries so spoilt for choice. Try stuff and make your own mind up. There’s two camps, those who hate big beer (often with good reason) and those who hate “craft” because of supposed wankery (sometimes justified!). Just enjoy the beer without any of the rubbish behind it!
holdendeforge23/02/2020 20:16

Cool! It has changed, that’s the whole reason you’re seeing more cans and w …Cool! It has changed, that’s the whole reason you’re seeing more cans and why certain top bars in the country (Mojo for example) are now can only. The “craft ale micro brewery thing” isn’t really new, it’s a bit of media spin. Independents have had great success in the USA for years. Stores there have cold storage so everything is kept as it should be until it’s in the consumers hand.Yes there’s endless spin and gimmicks, yes smaller breweries have sold out to big beer, yes some folk are WAY too nerdy about this. But go drink a range of Verdant beers at £4-8 a can tell me you honestly don’t think that’s value for the product vs a £1 bottle of Bombardier. Personal tastes will vary of course but don’t discount some very passionate and talented small businesses just because a (very small) section of the consuming audience annoy you. Sours and Stouts are two things I actively avoided until I actually tried and realised how much I enjoyed them!If I could suggest two great “gateway” beers then Donzoko Helles is one of the best lagers going (albeit expensive to some at £4-5 a can - but bear in mind this is a one man operation really) and Northern Monk New World in Morrisons is a brilliant IPA and will cost £10 for 8 330ml cans.


agreed on New World, well worth checking out (tho the website indicates it’s not on multibuy offer at the mo, so currently £13 for eight cans?)
sossidge23/02/2020 20:54

agreed on New World, well worth checking out (tho the website indicates …agreed on New World, well worth checking out (tho the website indicates it’s not on multibuy offer at the mo, so currently £13 for eight cans?)


Always seems to be on multi buy in store, sure it’s a permanent thing but online does seem to be weird at times for all supermarkets in terms of consistency with in store offers
Vocation life & death ipa, give it a whirl 8 x 330ml cans for £9 tesco and worth every penny!
Keith_Moon22/02/2020 22:17

"Craft beers" a term invented to charge Peaky …"Craft beers" a term invented to charge Peaky Blinders hipsters stupid momey for a drink.....Britain has been making ales for hundreds of years, now people make 'micro breweries' and charge stupid money selling rubbish infused with essence of Daffodils, it's absolutely pathetic. If you knew anything about ale making process then you'd know putting it in a can is absolute sacrilege. From your comment it's clear all you care about is getting ratted as quick as possible which has nothing to do with the quality of the ale. I can promise you one thing, Ringwood Brewery will still be standing in 20 years and making Old Thumper, the maker of this rubbish, Star City, won't......


I tried, but you are obviously stuck in your ways and blinkered. Enjoy your Old Thumper.
Keith_Moon22/02/2020 22:20

Jeez I was right, look at the description of the Brewery, couple of dudes …Jeez I was right, look at the description of the Brewery, couple of dudes go travelling and think they can brew quality ale and shove it in a can, as long as it looks hip the Hipsters will oblige..... [Image]



Trust me, I am the polar opposite of a hipster and I often mock them, but they drink some cracking craft beer!.
abarth - you might have got an old notification.... I think that we all came together a bit and realised that we all like beer, and that's the main thing ? ! x
abarthman24/02/2020 18:28

Trust me, I am the polar opposite of a hipster and I often mock them, but …Trust me, I am the polar opposite of a hipster and I often mock them, but they drink some cracking craft beer!.


I've eaten some humble pie now as another chap on here has schooled me on the changes in Craft ales, especially around canning! I'm gonna check out some IPA he recommended....so I apologise for being a d*** 😃
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