At the outset then, all was looking good, as I made my first visit to my local 'Wethers'. The programme's were plentiful on the bar, as I plumped for the St.Peters Fruit Beer. A lovely, zesty, wheat beer. With strong grapefruit flavours. Refreshing in the extreme.
However, I have say I was most disappointed looking at the programme, and the range of beers available. Nowt wrong with the quality. It was the massive imbalance in strengths. Fifty beers and only four, yes four, under 4%! That's just a miserly 8% available under 4%ABV. And of course that will mean at some venues where they have, say eight on, there maybe no beers under 4%!
Half of the beers were 4.5% and over. Twelve 5% or over. Do you really think there should be three times more beers at 5% than under 4%?
In their defence there were some fine ales on. But they just have this obsession towards stronger beers. Surely a range of beers between 3.5% and 4.2% should have been more available. As this is the range that is very common when you visit the boozer? I will stand corrected if it's not!
|FRUSTRATED AT THE CHOICE|
That said, I am loathe to be too critical of the festival. It was just an observation I wanted to highlight. One you may agree with. One you may disagree with. I would be interested to hear your opinions in this matter. Feel free to comment. It will be most appreciated. :-)