PANIC BUYING IN THE MORRISONS BEER AISLE

I was woken at 6.30 this morning by a sharp nudge in the ribs (steady, Russ).

You need to go and do a big shop. But get me a coffee first“.

Yes, Mrs RM has fallen for the hysteria sweeping the nation following the French blockade. I can confidently say that the last French item I bought was this 7″ single;

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and have no need for those 750cl bottle of La Goudale or 2 day old baguettes.

But I do as I’m told, and lugged the Aygo down the hill to Hillsborough Morrisons.

Well, there was no panic buying. Perhaps because Northerners are less reliant on brie than London, perhaps because Morrisons are better at stocking shelves than Waitrose, perhaps because there’s a choice of a dozen supermarkets within a mile radius.

Occupying the old Artillery Parade Ground, Morrisons really is a pleasant shopping experience, and has some very shiny cans.

I took home a Buxton Axe Edge and Siren/Salt IPA for Mrs RM’s breakfast, but resisted the True Craft.

I DID, however, slip a four pack of Stones in the last possible gap in the trolley, to see what all the fuss is about. Let me assure you, it’s NOT the best beer from Burton.

I popped back on foot to explore Hillsborough a little further.

The “abandoned vehicle as art” is quite something.

Apart from the New Barracks itself, it feels a little under-pubbed, but they had barrels of Abbeydale round the back of the Queen’s Ground, which may just be ready to serve by the time pubs re-open.

The centre of the suburb, apart from the Subway and transport interchange, is the scary looking Loxley.

Oh, and the Spoons. Back in March, before our last pre-Lockdown football, it was standing room only in the Rawson Spring.

I’d have given anything for a pint of Doom Bar outside in the Container Bar today.

12 thoughts on “PANIC BUYING IN THE MORRISONS BEER AISLE

  1. “I was woken at 6.30 this morning by a sharp nudge in the ribs (steady, Russ).”

    Pfft. You doing the sharp nudge would have been cause for a double entendre. 😉

    “Yes, Mrs RM has fallen for the hysteria sweeping the nation following the French blockade.”

    Blimey! It’s the bum wipe shortage of March all over again!

    “But I do as I’m told”

    (snicker) Oh, wait… I’m in the same boat. 🙂

    “perhaps because there’s a choice of a dozen supermarkets within a mile radius.”

    That one!

    “and has some very shiny cans.”

    And some very shiny prices!

    “but resisted the True Craft.”

    At what appears to be almost 1/3 the price of some of those ‘fake’ craft cans. 😉

    “it’s NOT the best beer from Burton.”

    And, you’re Bass-ing that on what, pray? 🙂

    “The “abandoned vehicle as art” is quite something.”

    Maybe it’s just resting for the next Demolition ‘Derby’. 😉

    “is the scary looking Loxley.”

    Wasn’t that one of Robin Hood’s nicknames?

    “before our last pre-Lockdown football,”

    I see from that post that Mrs RM was considering Sheffield way back then! 😉

    “I’d have given anything for a pint of Doom Bar outside in the Container Bar today.”

    You could always buy that 4-pack in Morrisons and open one up just outside.* 🙂

    * – yes, it’s only 500ml but… close enough.

    Oh, and Happy Birthday!

    Cheers

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  2. “the scary looking Loxley”.
    There’s a Lower Loxley a few miles from me, two-thirds of the way towards the Vaults.
    And a Lower Loxley Hall just outside Ambridge

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