Folks, - it's not often I get the complete sh!ts with our local brewers, and I try to support in any way i can, but time to let off steam. Point in question - a mixed six from a well-distributed craft brewer - sold at $12 (down from $24) from 1st Choice just before Fathers Day, and plastered all over the checkout area. I bought myself one thinking I couldn't go wrong. No dating, but the boxes looked fresh-as, and nothing to suggest old stock. WRONG!!!!! I received, for my sins, a completely flat wit, a lager that smelt of socks, a pilsener that tasted of yogurt...... I could go on with the rest of the six but won't. I have just checked my fridge to see the last staring at me and needed to put finger to keyboard, hah! My real problem with this is not my waste of money, it's that beer brewed/stored/whatever in this manner will take the craft movement back a decade. Some QA needed ffs!!!!! All the 'happy Dads' that were given something different for Fathers Day will nod sagely, smile, and go straight back to XXXX Gold, and I for one don't blame them. Mediocre craft will take down the good guys quicker than any of the Big Boys targeting them if this continues. Rant over. Discuss - QA or not to QA?