Thursday, 23 July 2015

Even More Murky News

I read in Jeff Bell's blog that Kernel are ceasing to be part of the Bermonsey Beer Mile, as they cannot cope with the hordes that descend on them, though they are continuing to sell their bottles directly from the brewery.  Not surprising as the whole Bermonsey Beer Mile thing has got out of hand.  When we used to go - and it is convenient for us so we went quite often at the beginning - but latterly we missed out Kernel as it was always packed and anyway, their expensive murky bottles and draft don't hugely appeal to me, or indeed, E.  Nor it seems to some of Jeff's commenters, one of whom describes their customers as "imbeciles".

Nowadays we stick to Southwark Brewing at one end and Fourpure at the other. It makes more sense just to enjoy the walk between the two and neither rip you off on price, or sell you beer that looks like electric soup. 

Kernel are seeking another solution for on sales.  Not surprising really as it must be quite lucrative for them and hard cash is always difficult to replace.   Ironically this comes as the Piccadilly Beer Mile in Manchester officially becomes a thing.

1 comment:

Beermunster said...

We've been down the mile 3 times I think in the past 18 months or so and have never once been into Kernel. Not because we didn't want to, but because by the time we got there, the queues were out the door. The last time we went (about a month ago) we did exactly the same as you, and only visited Southwark and Fourpure.

They may be at opposite ends, but both offer the types of beers I prefer drinking, seem to have more space, and crucially have more than one toilet. Add in a visit to Maltby St., which is conveniently situated about halfway down the mile, for food and it makes a pleasant afternoon out without the queueing.