I decided to post about this as i had read Tandelman's Where there's Murk,there's Brass. http://tandlemanbeerblog.blogspot.co.uk/2017/09/where-theres-murk-theres-brass.html.
We were on our second day in Falmouth and starting to find out where pubs were and get on with doing all of them,i had warned my wife that we may bump into a crap overpriced craft bar at some point and have to drink some of it,she shrugged this off and did not think about it.
Well it came home to roost on a Sunday night while we were doing pubs in Falmouth.
We had had a walk up the Old High Street and a second visit to the Boat House,which my wife liked a lot,we were walking back down the High Street when we both spotted a court yard with what looked like a bar at the end of it,we had to go and see if it was a bar,it was so went straight in to what was at best a basic if not crummy two roomed bar,and even worse it was a craft beer bar.
The Hand Bar
|Photo taken by Alan Winfield|
My wife took a seat near the bar and i went to the bar to order two drinks,then i noticed a sign saying NO REAL ALES,there were also no handpumps,so not sure how they would serve it anyway,i was by now well out of my comfort zone as all of the keg fonts had beers on that i had never heard of and some far too strong for us,i was also lacking a beard which seemed to the order of the day here.
I then realised we were in a craft bar and i had to make a decision as to what to get to drink,i soon thought i would have a half as i did not have the fainest idea what i was about to order,i asked for two half of Verdant Some Fifty Summers as this was the weakest beer at 4.6%,it was poured and looked like sludge,we both stared at it,then i had a drink of this crap craft sludge,it tasted really bad like no drink i have ever had before,my wife took a sip and said what is this crap you have got me,i confessed i did not know,we were soon taking photos of the drinks as they looked so bad.
|Two halfs of Verdant Some Fifty Summers|
Not my normal type of post but mine and my wifes reply to what we think of crap craft beer.