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#61 Lobbygobbler

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 08:45 PM

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.


I would have said the same perhaps 10 years ago, but after turned approx 30years old I got more into ales. I just got fed up with soapy tasting stella and Kronbourg etc despite obviosly enjoying getting leathered.

I think real ale tastes better and is more interesting to drink. Drinking cold lager is good in high summer but really it is to either cool down or get lagered or both.

Real ales all the way for mine. No reason not to do it. A huge beer tent should be at every ##### rugby ground!

#62 hindle xiii

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 07:50 AM

A huge beer tent should be at every ##### rugby ground!

(I dare not tell him there's one at Odsal...)

 

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#63 Dave T

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 07:56 AM

I would have said the same perhaps 10 years ago, but after turned approx 30years old I got more into ales. I just got fed up with soapy tasting stella and Kronbourg etc despite obviosly enjoying getting leathered.

I think real ale tastes better and is more interesting to drink. Drinking cold lager is good in high summer but really it is to either cool down or get lagered or both.

Real ales all the way for mine. No reason not to do it. A huge beer tent should be at every ##### rugby ground!

I agree there would appear yo be a market for it so the clubs should certainly look at it. Not sure how practical a beer tent is - if it was outside the ground they wouldnt have a license.

You get plenty of fancy ales and ciders etc in bottles nowadays, surely a couple of guest beers cpuld be tried each week?

I expect the margins are higher on carlsberg and tetleys!

#64 John Rhino

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 04:11 PM

Well the big union clubs do it
It's a question of having skilled bar staff

 

Yeah I worked in a pub for a few weeks once so know a little about keeping ale (not much though!)

My point was if the place is only open every fortnight you might have a problem keeping tapped barrels hence the comment about SL clubs. If the bar is open every day (union clubs?) then no problem.


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#65 Li0nhead

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 07:10 PM

Cannot seem to get a decent bottle of wine at grounds either...



#66 Bob8

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 07:26 PM

Copenhagen RLFC have linked up with The Black Swan beer bar, which have plans to bring beer to their games next year.

http://www.blackswanbar.dk/

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#67 TomHemelStags

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 07:56 PM

Again with wine, ale and lager come to Hemel to get good beer!

#68 Ponterover

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 08:17 PM

I rarely drink at games, don't have the bladder capacity and end up missing too much action (that may be more info than you needed).

However, despite my love of a decent ale, it does take a while to do properly and I doubt I'd have the patience (nor would those in the queue behind me), so I'm happy with some Aussie lager etc.

Agree with the comment about wine, never even seen any for sale anywhere. I'd be more tempted by a glass or three of Prosecco than I am by either ale or Aussie swill.

#69 Hemel Rugby League

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 08:25 PM

As well as the usual range of lagers(Carlsberg, Becks Vier, Stella £3.10 pint) we offer seven days a week:

 

Cask Ales

Greene King IPA (a session ale) £2.20 pint

Vale Brewery (Buckinghamshire) Red Kite premium ale (£2.80pint)

We vary our cask ales from time to time

 

Cider

Kingstone Press Draught (£3.10 pint)

Kingstone Press 50cl Pet (£3.10)

 

Wines

Single Serve

Chardonnay

Pinot Grignio

Sauvingon Blanc

Rose (Zinfandel)

Merlot

All at £3.10 for 175 ml

 

Sparking

Cremant de Bougogne (Pinot Noir & Chardonnay)

Rose

Both at £12 for 75cl

 

We also offer:

Coffee

Cafe Creme

Cappucino

Moccachino

Hot chocolate

 

As well as a top value pre-match meal!

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#70 Ackydave

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 09:37 PM

As well as the usual range of lagers(Carlsberg, Becks Vier, Stella £3.10 pint) we offer seven days a week:
 
Cask Ales
Greene King IPA (a session ale) £2.20 pint
Vale Brewery (Buckinghamshire) Red Kite premium ale (£2.80pint)
We vary our cask ales from time to time
 
Cider
Kingstone Press Draught (£3.10 pint)
Kingstone Press 50cl Pet (£3.10)


 
Wines
Single Serve
Chardonnay
Pinot Grignio
Sauvingon Blanc
Rose (Zinfandel)
Merlot
All at £3.10 for 175 ml
 
Sparking
Cremant de Bougogne (Pinot Noir & Chardonnay)
Rose
Both at £12 for 75cl
 
We also offer:
Coffee
Cafe Creme
Cappucino
Moccachino
Hot chocolate
 
As well as a top value pre-match meal!
(Booking essential - limited availability)

Class!

if Hemel can do it, why not others? I can't drink very much these days but I do enjoy a pint or two of good ale.
Someone mentioned London pride earlier in the thread which drew a mixed response; personally I love it.

There's room for the good beer and the witches urine (not so sure about the Aussie sat pee tho)

#71 Padge

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 09:43 PM

Class!

if Hemel can do it, why not others? I can't drink very much these days but I do enjoy a pint or two of good ale.
Someone mentioned London pride earlier in the thread which drew a mixed response; personally I love it.

There's room for the good beer and the witches urine (not so sure about the Aussie sat pee tho)

I presume Hemel have a 7 day a week club house on the ground. Its a bit trickier with a stadium bar, but not impossible.



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#72 hindle xiii

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 06:33 AM

Hemel for Super League!

 

I think the reason they can do this is because, with the greatest respect, they aren't catering for thousands. The reason these ales are better is because they aren't done in mass production nor on the cheap.

 

But I'm all for it, if clubs can build a fanbase on another footing then the two (booze and rugby) could grow together.


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#73 gingerjon

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 06:35 AM

I'd be more tempted by a glass or three of Prosecco than I am by either ale or Aussie swill.

I'm not sure I'm man enough to drink a flute of fizz at the rugby.
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#74 Robin Evans

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 06:40 AM

I'm not sure I'm man enough to drink a flute of fizz at the rugby.

That's something I only do indoors, behind closed curtains....
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#75 gingerjon

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 06:43 AM

That's something I only do indoors, behind closed curtains....

Balls. I've seen your YouTube channel.
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#76 hindle xiii

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 07:06 AM

I'm not sure I'm man enough to drink a flute of fizz at the rugby.

It's all they do on the Cross-Code forum.


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