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Why is it...

On 25 May 2012 at 6:08pm Smiled wrote:
...that you can't buy cold beer in Tescos?
On 25 May 2012 at 8:34pm thirstygal wrote:
because tesco in lewes is s**t .
On 25 May 2012 at 8:46pm Angry wrote:
I put mine in the fridge.
On 25 May 2012 at 9:14pm the old mayor wrote:
Because they dont want people opening and drinking them while they shop, (they do!) drink them outside the shop.or in the car park.
On 26 May 2012 at 1:38am Local wrote:
Me thinks people who would drink cans of lager in a supermarket car-park probably don't care whether the cans are cold or not...
On 26 May 2012 at 10:34pm KENDO CASTER wrote:
Do what i do, when you first get there, go and get your beers and then go to the frozen veg isle and hide your beers under the frozen veg bags, right at the bottom, and then go do your normal shop. When you have done, go and get your beers, if youve left it long enough, they will be chilled.
On 27 May 2012 at 1:24am Alco-pop wrote:
Kendo-Caster, that is genius my friend!
Thirstygal, they is well sh*t, countrywide, not just Lewes.
On 27 May 2012 at 12:40pm Beer lover wrote:
Kendo caster...i think i love you. I want to marry you and have all your babies.
On 27 May 2012 at 2:45pm Clifford wrote:
Kendo Caster - Post of the Year, and it's not even half way through.
On 27 May 2012 at 8:01pm Miffed wrote:
I went to Tesco's for some some frozen veg, it tasted like beer.......what's going on?
On 28 May 2012 at 7:15am Sceptic wrote:
Try going for the smaller packs of frozen veg and not the lager ones.
On 28 May 2012 at 12:06pm Burp! wrote:
Much better is to go and get your cold beer in a pub rather than supporting the supermarkets undercutting prices with bel;ow cost selling and putting decent pubs out of business.
On 28 May 2012 at 8:00pm Sussex Jim wrote:
Why drink lager brewed in this country which is inferior to the same brand brewed on the continent anyway?
Go to a local pub, be sociable, and enjoy a good English ale!
On 29 May 2012 at 12:23am KENDO CASTER wrote:
And pay the rip off prices in the pubs. Laughable, I would rather get pi22ed at home.
On 29 May 2012 at 9:04am Pope wrote:
Dont get 2 pi22ed. Joke there somewhere.
On 29 May 2012 at 5:34pm brixtonbelle wrote:
we paid nearly seven quid for a pint and half of belgium lager in the snowdrop last week. much as i like going to the pub, i was completely shocked at the price. what happened to the idea of cheap local pint ? (went out in the victorian age probably, i know)
On 30 May 2012 at 2:47am Windymiller wrote:
brixtonbelle, might I suggest that your pint of beer is not going to be "local" if it's been imported from Belgium to England, and the import prices are going to push the price up? Plenty of genuinely local ales can still be bought for quite a bit cheaper than the Belgian imports (although I personally think paying the extra for a quality Belgian beer is usually worth it.)
On 30 May 2012 at 3:42am expat two wrote:
Indeed, as is their chocolate. Personally I'm a big fan of the Krieks.
On 30 May 2012 at 7:58am Windymiller wrote:
Treated myself a few months ago to an imported bottle of a limited edition Cantillon brewed in Burgundy casks. More expensive than I'd even like to mention on this forum, but my god it was worth it for something that heavenly.
On 30 May 2012 at 8:14am Pope wrote:
Whats the matter with a good old cup of English tea. Mind you in some restaurants it's almost the price of beer.
On 31 May 2012 at 10:07am brixtonbelle wrote:
Windy - i'm not suggesting my half was brewed locally, however even locally brewed beers are also expensive - is a beer brewed literally less than 100 yds from a pub worth over 3.50 a pint ?
Pubs evolved out of neighbours going to each others houses, front parlours etc to drink the home brewed ale. Look at the amount of tiny former pubs there are in Lewes (and elsewhere) that were originally just the front room of a workers cottage)
It might be now that the chain pubs and free houses are pricing so highly (yes i know, staff costs, rents, taxes etc) that we get a return to a sort of local/ homebrew type 'pubs' where friends and neighbours meet and drink in each others' homes, sample each others' brews etc - all done prvately and word of mouth to avoid pretty bureaucracy and regulations. Call them drinking clubs, underground pubs, whatever, it's an interesting idea.
On 31 May 2012 at 11:24pm expat two wrote:
I read somewhere that Lewes once had 70 public houses within the walls. Even in the days before TV, organised sports and PS2s that still sounds like a over saturated maket. I wonder are there even 70 shops in that same area now?

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