Over the weekend, Boak and Bailey tweeted a telling little anecdote.
The immediate response is obviously that he needs to get himself some new mates, but it illustrates how the craft beer sector, despite its claims to “considered, mindful drinking” is not immune from this kind of laddishness. It also underlines why mainstream draught beers much above 5% ABV are so rare, as they offer an obvious come-on for irresponsible drinking.
Bloke tried to order a half of DIPA. Mates berated him for being “such a woman”. He now has a pint of 8%+ beer and looks sad.— Boak and Bailey (@BoakandBailey) June 16, 2018
Mind you, if you are going to drink pints of DIPA, it’s always best to make sure it’s someone else’s round.
Meanwhile, the beer and food pairing lobby have been coming up with their usual snobbery about how the worst thing that ever happened to beer in this country was the pint glass. It cuts both ways.