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  1. Going tonight, for the first time ever on the customer side of the bar (I've finally retired from working beer fests).
  2. does the lack of sky sports make the beer taste better? No. Does it make drinking the beer a more enjoyable experience? Yes. You yourself have said many times you value the 'atmosphere' of a pub above the drink offer, well my personal 'Moon Under Water' offers peace and quiet. People shouting at televised hoofball or jangly fruit machines play no part in that. Not saying no pubs should offer that, just that I'm glad the pubs with good beer don't.
  3. did I say it was? But if you can't tell world class beers from homebrew then yours is pretty undeveloped...
  4. Went to the trade launch last night, really impressed. Taplist superb as mentioned (5 draft sours ), good can selection in the fridge, place looks really cool, really comfy sofa (note, that's my spot, so the rest of you aren't allowed to use it ). There's a small outdoor seating area, though no use to me as it's in direct sunlight...
  5. They're wendies, but we won't hold it against them...
  6. Open for a pre-pre-preview today to coincide with footy. Went to the trade pre-pre-pre-preview last night, it's looking good! Only 7 beers on last night (that all tasted of beer), the line-up for the proper opening is looking very good though! Good range of cans in fridge and a small but interesting range of spirits.
  7. I've long held that no beer was ever improved by a bourbon barrel... And islay barrels just taste of infection in beer. But some wonderful beers coming out of wine, rum, sherry and whisky barrels. Most of my wine barrels are Bordeaux...
  8. To each, his own... I suspect this taproom won't have such a thing, though I imagine they may have a generic brown beer
  9. Most of my favourite beers are <removed> crazy... But so are some of my least favourite! Goes with the territory. Make a beer with shedloads of tonka and vanilla and I'm all over it. Make it with ginger or cucumber and it can get in the sea...
  10. People still brew non-sour beers? Why?? A lot of what LI do is experimental and/or crazy, so nobody's gonna like em all... From what I gather the taproom will have more than just LI anyway - think they know that to compete on the Sheffield scene means not so much keeping up with the Joneses as keeping up with the Rutty/Crow/Shakey...
  11. curtains are on the 'to do' list - like any new business, they're seeing how things go and what needs tweaking
  12. post on instagram said they now have pork pies, quiches and sausage rolls
  13. Possibly semantics but I would only tend to call a beer 'pricey' if I considered it overpriced. So a carling for a fiver is pricey whereas the example given isn't, to me at least. BTW you can see more expensive draft beer than that in Brewdog any day, whether it's 'pricey' I'll leave to your judgement
  14. Been a few times now (Tues, Weds, Fri, Sat), never felt overly busy (though on Saturday night on particular group did decided to stand in the worst place possible, blocking off the room to the right as you walk in, despite plenty of room in the 'main' area). Outside is small yes, but well presented, and the pub is central enough that an actual 'garden' would be a pretty rare thing (I'm not aware of it actually claiming to be a garden - the social media refers to it as a courtyard). As for the price of the stout, come on, you know beers like that cost money! Like the Rutland, the Crow has a sensible pricing policy and is not a slave to GP%, I can guarantee you that beer would be a fiver a third minimum in Leeds, Notts, etc
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