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Nanny state attitude.

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Itisnoteasybeingdifferent Tue 04-Apr-17 18:32:42

Am in my local Spoons. There is a beer festival (of sorts) and one of the beers is an Abbot Confession. It is a very strong ale at 8%.

So they only allow you to buy a half pint at a time. (Because it is very strong). But they will sell a bottle of wine (12%) and one glass. Like 50% stronger and more than a pint a go)

Am I getting grumpy ony old age (60this year)

Sirzy Tue 04-Apr-17 18:36:33

although I can sort of see their logic you are right that really it doesn't make sense if they then sell a bottle of wine for someone to drink alone.

A firm reminder upon sale that it is double the strength of your average pint would be more understandable.

BernardsarenotalwaysSaints Tue 04-Apr-17 18:38:20

That makes no sense whatsoever if they're selling wine by the bottle. World gone mad.

JonStark Tue 04-Apr-17 18:42:21

I suppose it's because people know how strong wine is likely to be, but with beer or ale you're more likely to forget it's strong and down as much as usual?

I agree a reminder each time should be enough though.

ForalltheSaints Tue 04-Apr-17 18:44:07

I hope you said your prayers after the Abbot Confession. A Hail Mary and the Lord's Prayer twice at least.

Itisnoteasybeingdifferent Tue 04-Apr-17 18:47:33

Sorry, said no prayers. (Hic)

Actually... didn't buy said beer if we are going to be treated like children.

blackteasplease Tue 04-Apr-17 18:55:19

But presumably they wouls sell you two half pints? As though you were ordering for two people. and then could drink both yourself?

It js a bjt mad though.

Asmoto Tue 04-Apr-17 18:55:21

I agree with you OP. I'm a real ale fan and I think most people who trouble to buy real ale aren't out to get hammered as quickly as possible - they're savouring the experience. We need a [beer] icon on MNet, don't we? grin

Itisnoteasybeingdifferent Tue 04-Apr-17 19:24:30

Yes, they will sell two half pints. But not a pint. It is very poor thinking. I asked for just two drinks, a tonic water and the beer. So it is very obvious one of us would be drinking both half pints.

TheHedgehogCanNeverBe Tue 04-Apr-17 19:51:23

It a marketing tool...'ooh, this beer is so strong, and therefore special, we can only sell it in half-pints'.

kalinkafoxtrot45 Tue 04-Apr-17 19:54:33

Bloody hell, their heads would spin round if they came to Bavaria. We drink Starkbier by the litre and it's just as powerful.

Sirzy Tue 04-Apr-17 20:41:15

I bet buying two halves would have cost more than buying one pint too?

Biker47 Tue 04-Apr-17 21:00:35

Pint of vodka please...

Oneiroi Tue 04-Apr-17 22:54:50

Better not to drink there at all, given who owns it.

ByGaslight Tue 04-Apr-17 22:58:50

It's a marketing strategy.

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