As BRAPA has already told you, the new Good Beer Guide is in the sticky (stop, Russ) hands of Privilege Club members, the brave souls who embody the spirit of the original CAMRA by going to dumpy pubs off the A14 and drinking quick halves.
One of my big challenges in GBG21, apart from the minor issue of pubs being closed or having to eat steak and chips in every one I visit, is whether to drink halves or pints.
Should I tip, if I’m not eating ? No, that’s against the Pubman Code.
So I’ve been drinking more pints than halves since the return of pubs, which as BRAPA will tell you is the Only True Way, albeit the way to financial and bodily ruin.
If I DO have a half, I really appreciate the landlord who serves it in a lovely pint glass. As you know, beer tastes better in a pint glass.
Here’s an example from yesterday. In pint glass, NBSS 4.5; in a half glass, NBSS 3.5 (possibly).
Of course, drinking halves leaves you exposed to the risk of THIS monstrosity.
And I’d readily pay an extra 50p to have my half served in a pint glass rather than those Cheshire gastropub monstrosities.
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