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Going to the London Olympics? Branded British real ale banned!

Discussion in 'Beer News' started by Todd, Apr 17, 2012.

  1. Todd

    Todd Founder (1,650) Colorado Aug 23, 1996 Staff Member

    Those looking to grab a pint of English Ale during the Olympics will be out of luck ...
    Read the rest ...
    http://siba.co.uk/2012/04/a-pint-of...-means-branded-ales-cannot-be-sold-at-venues/
     
  2. leedorham

    leedorham Champion (835) Washington Apr 27, 2006

    Bullshit but to be expected for the money machine that is the Olympics I suppose.

    We should totally boycott the royal wedding Olympics ;)
     
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  3. emannths

    emannths Savant (435) Massachusetts Sep 21, 2007

    Hardly much of a consolation, but...
     
  4. SauceBoss

    SauceBoss Aficionado (110) Florida Sep 17, 2010

    Its better than the green bottle stuff imo
     
  5. cavedave

    cavedave Poobah (1,035) New York Mar 12, 2009

    I guess if your Olympic teams are gonna get skunked, the beers you drink to console yourselves should be as well.
     
  6. That's lame, but to be expected in this world of big-$$$-£££ sponsorship deals. Any BAs going to the Games should just take the short walk over to Tap East in the huge mall right next to the Olympics site. Definitely the best selection I've seen in a shopping center.
     
  7. And here's me naively thinking that one the purposes of holding the Olympics in London is to showcase the Best of British...quite a rididulous decision, but at the end of the day, I suppose money talks.
     
  8. frazbri

    frazbri Advocate (695) Ohio Oct 29, 2003

    I'd expect nothing less from the Olympics. The stated purpose may be sports, but the real goal is money. (for both the institution and the individual committee members) Hopefully those who travel to this bloated event step outside the venues and visit the real England.
     
  9. NiceTaps

    NiceTaps Savant (480) New Jersey Nov 21, 2011

    Seperating the public from its money is a gold medal competition. The players change, the game does not.
     
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  10. Expected, but still a nauseating citation of the purely corporate interests that pervade and bloat this "elite sporting event". The World Cup's no different. Thank fuck I'll be in Ireland, Belgium and Holland for most of August.