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Antipodeans are coming

Posted: Wed 07 Feb 2018 17:57
by TonyGoodman
Not quite a wine topic. We have incoming antipodeans, certainly they will love some of the big heavyweight local reds however no doubt they will also want to investigate the local ales. Cap D'Ona will get a visit of course. Any others?

Posted: Wed 07 Feb 2018 18:13
by sue and paul
https://www.facebook.com/brasserielacanya/

An independant new brewer in Saint André

Posted: Wed 07 Feb 2018 18:15
by Helen
The Bear Brewery?

www.thebearbrewery.com

Posted: Wed 07 Feb 2018 19:26
by Helen
Beer-making seems to be on the 'up'.

I'd no idea there were so many:

https://www.infogreffe.fr/entreprises-d ... 066-1.html

Posted: Wed 07 Feb 2018 19:50
by Kate

Posted: Thu 08 Feb 2018 08:24
by Anthea & Tim
Also in 66130 Bouleternère http://www.biere-alzina.com

Posted: Fri 09 Feb 2018 11:43
by TonyGoodman
Goodness thanks all that's quite a list. It would make a rather nice summer project to drop into a few.

Posted: Tue 20 Feb 2018 13:31
by Santiago
Just take them to Le Chaudron, either in Bages or Mas Guerido.

Best selection of craft beers in the region, several on tap.

Posted: Wed 21 Feb 2018 11:13
by martyn94
Santiago wrote:Just take them to Le Chaudron, either in Bages or Mas Guerido.

Best selection of craft beers in the region, several on tap.
A night on the lash in Mas Guérido sounds glamorous. What’s the second prize? And who’s the designated driver?

Posted: Wed 21 Feb 2018 16:13
by Santiago
Have you been there Martyn? It's pretty impressive.
Live music, great tapas. Comfy sofas. Pretty buzzy after-work drinks.

Posted: Thu 22 Feb 2018 10:07
by TonyGoodman
martyn94 wrote:
Santiago wrote:Just take them to Le Chaudron, either in Bages or Mas Guerido.

Best selection of craft beers in the region, several on tap.
A night on the lash in Mas Guérido sounds glamorous. What’s the second prize? And who’s the designated driver?

Yes the lack of night buses is an issue. Do we have Uber in Perpignan?

Posted: Thu 22 Feb 2018 11:23
by Webdoc
TonyGoodman wrote:Do we have Uber in Perpignan?
Uber? You have more chance catching a ride home on the back of a Unicorn.

Posted: Thu 22 Feb 2018 18:38
by martyn94
Santiago wrote:Have you been there Martyn? It's pretty impressive.
Live music, great tapas. Comfy sofas. Pretty buzzy after-work drinks.
The inside looks very convivial, but the outside looks very much like a unit on an industrial estate (I can’t work out how to link the photos on Google). It looks a bit young for me (which is not hard): I no longer need after-work drinks, but before-work ones can be welcome, unless I am going up a ladder.

I was struck by the fact that one of the interior shots showed the sort of big “jugsâ€￾ of beer with a handle, which you normally very rarely see in France. That is reason enough to avoid the place if you’ve ever served in a pub which used them. They are popular with landlords (and a certain sort of customer, back in the day) because they are much tougher than straight glasses. The downside it that they would chip round the rim when damaged, when a straight glass would have shattered. And so they gave the next customer very nasty cuts to the mouth.

I used to work in a pub in my vacations, run by a notably tight manager (Flint by name, and flint by nature). I used to check them for chips as I washed them and throw the bad ones away. Maybe two a day. The boss used to look on in rage as I did so, but never dared say anything. Maybe he fished them out of the trash after I’d gone home: there were always plenty of bad ones next day.

Posted: Thu 22 Feb 2018 21:50
by TonyGoodman
Webdoc wrote:
TonyGoodman wrote:Do we have Uber in Perpignan?
Uber? You have more chance catching a ride home on the back of a Unicorn.
I'm not that fussy, do they take CC's ?

Posted: Sat 24 Feb 2018 16:55
by martyn94
TonyGoodman wrote:
Webdoc wrote:
TonyGoodman wrote:Do we have Uber in Perpignan?
Uber? You have more chance catching a ride home on the back of a Unicorn.
I'm not that fussy, do they take CC's ?
Bravo.