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Wednesday 23 July 2008 5.46pm
I didn't pour the unopened bottles of J+B Rare and Tanquerary down the sink, but AFAIK I haven't bought any of their brands since.
Thursday 24 July 2008 11.13am
they do a lot of alcopops, I thought maybe that was were you might fall foul.... ;-)
Thursday 24 July 2008 3.29pm
surely guinness is guinness???? and im confused about the problem serving it cold.you wouldnt want a warm beer, would you?
Thursday 24 July 2008 5.18pm
Guiness (the company) claim that the production process, transport, storage, and serving all all uniform such that anywhere that serves guiness, it should be perfect, and exactly the same. This isn't true, as depending where it's made, the water used is different, and transport, storage, and serving although not differing by much do affect the final taste.

There's a distinct difference between warm beer, cool beer, cold beer, and nearly freezing beer. I personally don't like beers at the 0-2 deg scale as I end up with a cold numb hand - which negates however pleasant the pint happens to be. Real ale is nicer warmer, though not too warm, else it's too easy to drink quickly, and get horribly drunk. Lager should be cooler, and cider, i've decided, is better 'over ice', on a hot day.

after all that though it's mostly down to personal preferrence.
Thursday 24 July 2008 6.36pm
boroughpaul wrote:
surely guinness is guinness???? and im confused about the problem serving it cold.you wouldnt want a warm beer, would you?

Guinness Extra Cold is "Guinness for people who don't actually like Guinness". At the lower temperature, the more complex (i.e. bitter) elements of the flavour are suppressed.
Thursday 24 July 2008 7.19pm
hmmm...well in australia beer served above 3 deg is called "hot" !! and the story goes any warmer it's only fit for englishmen to drink
jw
Friday 25 July 2008 8.27am
Bought some cans of guiness from the costcutter on Borough High Street down towards the police station.

They were fizzy!!

Also bought a bottle of vodka there the other week and it wasn't vodka at all but just water - they even changed it so must have known
Friday 25 July 2008 1.47pm
Er, time to speak to Trading Standards?
jw
Friday 25 July 2008 6.26pm
Yep - i have put a call in to them - need to chase it up as I didn't have the street address.

But people - be warned!!!!
Friday 25 July 2008 8.53pm
Many years ago, I used to make a lot of home brewed beer. One of the tricks of the trade was to buy a bottle of Guinness, and carefully pour off the liquid and leave the yeast sediment in the bottle. To this would be added a spoonful of malt extract and a spoonful of sugar and then be topped up with water. This would enable a culture of the yeast to be grown which after a few days, would be established enough to get the next batch of home brew going. It was a cheap and effective way to get your hands on a good quality genuine brewers yeast.
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