Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Three Years Ago Today


I thought I'd look back on my blog on today's day in past years. Well in this instance three years ago. I was writing about a rant by a geezer from Marston's, which was wide ranging, but gave CAMRA a good kicking. There are some good comments from a guy called Woolpack Dave (whatever happened to him?) and a wide boy called Gazza.

Even if I say so myself, it is pretty good and the comments seem equally valid today.  We haven't moved on that much in three years. Or have we? Read it all here.

This day in 2008 I was singing Glasgow's praises, but the rant is far better.

13 comments:

Cooking Lager said...

Having read that along with the MA link, one point got missed due no doubt to the amusing swipe at the beardies.

I'm fond of knocking the RATs myself but the basic point was that the beer industry needs to cater for the silent majority of regular boozers, and not worry too much about a small niche of campaigning beer geeks.

He is right, there. 3 years on, beer geekery is a small niche of the market, not the market.

Bailey said...

This prompted me to see what we were saying three years ago: we were complaining about how cold and unwelcoming a country pub was.

Seems natural for geeks to push for an overall improvement in the market (in their view) while big companies push the other way.

Big brewers want to give the mass of punters what they want (very sensible) but also try subtly to convince those punters that what they want is the same thing that's most convenient/profitable for them to sell.

Velky Al said...

3 years ago I was coming to the end of my "Pub Week" series, and was opining about the wonders of U slovanske lipy and the glories of Kout na Sumave's lager. Ah, happy days.

Barry Masterson said...

Three years ago, I was drinking far to much Pils, and was about to embark on my first trip to Brussels, which was nice. I was also unaware of the adventure of buying a dilapidated farmhouse that was awaiting me. Ah, those days of innocence.

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Tyson said...

3 years ago I was planning to get pissed with some bloggeratti bigshot called Tandleman. Hmmm I see what you mean about not much changing.

RedNev said...

Three years ago I was two days off launching my beer and music blog. I note that my first beer-related post was a rant at Gordon Brown on beer duty, a topic I covered most recently a fortnight ago. So, you could say not much change there.

Simon Johnson said...

I was about to write the line "if I wasn’t into beer I’d be a sadder but thinner person"...

Kieran Haslett-Moore said...

That was 3 years ago? where the #$%^ did that time go?

Lucy said...

Hi there, I'd like to invite the good people of Tandleman's Beer blog to a product launch. Could someone provide an email address I contact you guys at? Thank you.

Tandleman said...

tandleman@yahoo.co.uk

Birkonian said...

Responding to your original post Rednev disparaged the name 'Top Totty'. What goes around...

Martyn Cornell said...

I see I was attacking the Chief Medical Officer’s proposal for a minimum 50p-a-unit price for alcoholic drinks. Not much changed in three years there either, then.