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#41 hindle xiii

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 01:59 PM

Dats wot I sed.


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Posted 17 April 2013 - 02:07 PM


Dats wot I sed.


Understood. It was a general suggestion to all fans.

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#43 hindle xiii

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 02:16 PM

Understood. It was a general suggestion to all fans.

That's ok then, now you take the left side of the pennines and I'll take the right.

 

Onward, real ale soldiers.


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#44 gazza77

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 02:48 PM

As much as a like a decent ale, given it's an 80 mile round trip for me by car to home games, it really doesn't matter to me what alcohol is on sale. :(


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#45 gingerjon

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 02:56 PM

Clubs needs to make a profit.

 

They should sell whatever they can store cheaply and sell in quantity for profit.


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#46 l'angelo mysterioso

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 03:22 PM

Clubs needs to make a profit.

They should sell whatever they can store cheaply and sell in quantity for profit.

True
But other sporting and social organisations seem to manage this
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#47 gingerjon

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 03:34 PM

True
But other sporting and social organisations seem to manage this

 

It is true that certain other sports seem more obsessed with catering than with the quality of the on-pitch product.


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Posted 17 April 2013 - 06:21 PM

It is true that certain other sports seem more obsessed with catering than with the quality of the on-pitch product.

well aye

 

but the people turn up and they spend their cash.


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Posted 17 April 2013 - 07:32 PM

The demand appears to be growing......people seem to be growing tired of the same old pishy Carlsberg etc, even young lads seem to be turning to Ale rather than lager these days

 

On Radio 2 a couple of weeks ago there was a business report that said that sales of golden ales and beers had overtaken larger in pubs.



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#50 Padge

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 08:04 PM

well aye

 

but the people turn up and they spend their cash.

Also, why can't we have the best of both.



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#51 Kenny Bania

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 08:16 PM

Hemel had Red Kite from the Vale Brewery on for the Gateshead game, which was interesting.

Tasty too; hope that one stays for a while.

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 08:20 PM

On Radio 2 a couple of weeks ago there was a business report that said that sales of golden ales and beers had overtaken larger in pubs.

 

Really? Didn't know that....I'm just going off observations of my friends and work colleagues....we're all in our early 30's....and everyone seems to be right over the whole lager/cider thing.....some of my younger brother's mates are also getting a whiff and they're mid-20's......a few yrs ago it seemed only blokes in the 40yrs+ range were into real ale



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Posted 17 April 2013 - 08:34 PM

Come to Hemel. Amazingly well looked after beer. And a free house so always an interesting choice on tap.

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 06:46 AM

It'd be nice to have some linkup between clubs and their local breweries, but is the demand for real ale enough, compared to the lager market?


Good point, but the real ale market has consistently seen growth over last few years, whilst all other drinks have been in decline.

Basically it is extra work for the clubs to put real ale on,
•It takes longer to pour and serve - you can't really have several pints prepoured.
•It needs to be kept well - not a problem if you know what you ae doing but a lot of people ( even in the trade) think you need so kind of degree to to this.
•there can be a lot of wastage since once the cask is opened it last about 3-4 days max, and the barrel can't be moved so any left over will not be ok for the next match and cannot be sold.

So the are a lot of issues that the clubs really don't want to be bothered serving real ale at matches. Also considering the prices at matches I don't think many people will be prepared to pay any big supplement on a pint.

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 08:30 AM

Clubs needs to make a profit.
 
They should sell whatever they can store cheaply and sell in quantity for profit.

Hence Carling in Plastic bottles at £3 or £4 a pop, which is recycled back from the toilets
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#56 Dave T

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 10:26 AM

Lots of snobbery around beer - I find it a very strange thing.

 

People will drink what they are happy with. Carlsberg would never be my beer of choice, but at matches if I fancy a lager I will have a couple.

 

Drinking Ale is no more sophisticated than drinking lager, I enjoy the odd ale and trying new ones when I am out, but 90% of the time I would go for lager. Live and let live.



#57 l'angelo mysterioso

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 10:51 AM

Lots of snobbery around beer - I find it a very strange thing.

People will drink what they are happy with. Carlsberg would never be my beer of choice, but at matches if I fancy a lager I will have a couple.

Drinking Ale is no more sophisticated than drinking lager, I enjoy the odd ale and trying new ones when I am out, but 90% of the time I would go for lager. Live and let live.

Nobody is saying witchpiss shouldn't be on sale as well
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#58 Dave T

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 11:03 AM

Nobody is saying witchpiss shouldn't be on sale as well

:lol:  fair enough.



#59 gazza77

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 11:04 AM

Nobody is saying witchpiss shouldn't be on sale as well

 Exactly. Wider choice is what would be nice.

 

As an aside, I remember being told many moons ago about how the human body is an amazing thing; it can turn a pint of a quality bitter into a premium Australian lager. :D


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#60 l'angelo mysterioso

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 11:41 AM

Exactly. Wider choice is what would be nice.

As an aside, I remember being told many moons ago about how the human body is an amazing thing; it can turn a pint of a quality bitter into a premium Australian lager. :D

when the kangaroos toured in I think 1990 they were sponsored by castle mains XXXX
The players were given gallons of the stuff for free
One of the Australian players remarked at how amazed he was that sebody could train a cat crouch over an empty beer can
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