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

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  1. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,258) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    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 Defender (696) Apr 27, 2006 Washington

    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 Initiate (184) Sep 21, 2007 Massachusetts

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

    SauceBoss Initiate (0) Sep 17, 2010 Florida

    Its better than the green bottle stuff imo
     
  5. cavedave

    cavedave Poo-Bah (2,109) Mar 12, 2009 New York
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    I guess if your Olympic teams are gonna get skunked, the beers you drink to console yourselves should be as well.
     
  6. woosterbill

    woosterbill Poo-Bah (2,591) Apr 6, 2009 Kentucky
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    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. Bazza

    Bazza Initiate (122) Apr 29, 2008 United Kingdom (England)

    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 Defender (620) Oct 29, 2003 Ohio

    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 (925) Nov 21, 2011 New Jersey
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    Seperating the public from its money is a gold medal competition. The players change, the game does not.
     
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  10. ImperialStoat

    ImperialStoat Aspirant (246) May 20, 2009 Ireland
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    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.
     
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