We’ve looked at one Burton classic beer; let’s look at the other one.
One of the big differences between Bass and Pedigree is the red triangle. That Bass sign is iconic, Pedi changes its image every decade and gets ridiculed for it.
I quite like the branding.
There, I said it.
To be fair, there’s probably not quite as many absolute classic pubs associated with Pedi as with Bass, and a lot of Pedi is to be found in the new Marston 2-for-1 family diners where it’s OK. Ish.
Here’s six (plus one) ways to enjoy a Pedi in 2020 (well, 2021).
Ideally, have it with warring poshos at the Welford Wharf. You’ll remember this one. Possibly against the rules in Tier 2.
In these Covid days, you might want to drink it in your own bubble at Hollington Raddle on the edge of the Peaks,
or in a Northampton estate pub with a Vanilla Espresso Martini chaser (bad idea).
More likely you want your Pedi and cob in a boozer with the Old Boys, like the Sawley Railway.
Last year I had birthday Pedigree in Henllan. The Father Christmas hat added at least 0.5 to the NBSS. I fear for my birthday this year (22 December, don’t forget).
Give me a choice and I’d pick the Wharf, just, but that’s only because when I drove BRAPA and Mark to this next one I could only lust after the crystal clear Pedi they were enjoying in one of England’s greatest pubs;
Weird company, great seating, and I could at least smell the sulphur.
So that’s half a dozen; here’s one for luck.
The Guvnor was keen to tell me his Pedigree was a bit “hazy”.
“Hazy ? Would you drink it then ?” said I, in wide-eyed innocence.
“Oh, yeah” chipped in the locals “best Pedigree anywhere“.
I’ll be the judge of that. I let him pour me a pint.
It WAS hazy. But it was also wonderful. Ask Life After Football.
And yes, those ARE the definitive handpumps.