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messageRe: Dulwich Beer Dispensary
Posted by fishbiscuits September 06, 06:05PM

Applespider Wrote:
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> itís not
> exactly a tough ask with 5 buses stopping within 100m.

Oh gawd, I knew someone was going to mentioned the bloody buses!

176... pride of South London... envy of the World...

messageRe: Dulwich Beer Dispensary
Posted by malumbu September 06, 06:55PM

bradc07 Wrote:
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> malumbu Wrote:
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> -----
> > Good, overpriced, overcold overfizzy
> > over-flavoured beer. Enjoy.
>
> Clueless.

A rather accurate description. Hardly clueless, nor an adequate argument to the contrary. I expect your starting point was a bud light or a raspberry and gooseberry cider. Anything has to be better than that. Perhaps they may sell some stuff that isn't extra pale pale pale American hopped pale ale.

Over to you.

messageRe: Dulwich Beer Dispensary
Posted by malumbu September 06, 06:58PM

PS I was starting with a bit of banter. It's what people used to do in pubs before Twitter.

messageRe: Dulwich Beer Dispensary
Posted by Sue September 06, 07:00PM

Is this place going to be the sort of thing the Flying Pig started off as?

messageRe: Dulwich Beer Dispensary
Posted by fishbiscuits September 07, 11:21AM

Flying Pig was quite expensive, I think that's what put a lot of people off. East Dulwich wasn't ready for the £6 pint. I think, from memory, London Beer Dispensary prices are a bit more competitive.

malumbu Wrote:
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> Perhaps they may sell some stuff that
> isn't extra pale pale pale American hopped pale ale.

Just a few years ago, "craft beer" was practically synonymous with super-hoppy american style pale ale and IPA. But things have changed and as those styles have become mainstream, breweries have branched out. Sour beers like lambics, gueuze, gose, berliner weisse are quite popular at the moment. And besides... most people want a chilled beer in the summer!! Yes they're carbonated, but usually less than commercial beers. As the autumn, and eventual winter draw in, expect to see Marzen ("Oktoberfest" style), brown ales, dubbels, stouts, porters...

Also, not all craft beer is keg dispense. If you prefer cellar temperature, non-carbonated beer then most craft beer bars should several options on cask. Sometimes you can even get the same beer on both cask and keg, so you can compare the difference it makes to the mouthfeel and flavour profile. While some beers are better suited to keg, and others to cask, most of us have our preference. You can't really say one is categorically "better" than another.

messageRe: Dulwich Beer Dispensary
Posted by fruityloops September 07, 02:25PM

Crofton Park one is pretty reasonably priced.

Good beer.

Quirky non-bar bar.

And good burgers IIRC.

messageRe: Dulwich Beer Dispensary
Posted by Sue September 07, 06:20PM

Ooh, stouts and porters.

Bring it on!

messageRe: Dulwich Beer Dispensary
Posted by bradc07 September 08, 06:00PM

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messageRe: Dulwich Beer Dispensary
Posted by Sue September 08, 09:14PM

Eh?!

messageRe: Dulwich Beer Dispensary
Posted by bradc07 September 08, 09:30PM

malumbu Wrote:
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> PS I was starting with a bit of banter. It's what
> people used to do in pubs before Twitter.

10/10 for effort...

messageRe: Dulwich Beer Dispensary
Posted by cella September 09, 09:55AM

malumbu Wrote:
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> PS I was starting with a bit of banter. It's what
> people used to do in pubs before Twitter.

Dull - again. The dubious "banter" says it all - you always seem to be in a time warp.

messageRe: Dulwich Beer Dispensary
Posted by zerkalo September 09, 11:32PM

This is very good news if it's indeed true. ED has a number of very good bottle shops - Hop, Burns & Black, Bottlecave and even Mons cheesemongers who have a great selection of Kernel and Belgian bottles - but there aren't any pubs in the area for those who like good beer - the Ivy House and the Stormbird being the nearest options. London Beer Dispensary in Blockley is quite nice and it would be great to have a pub like that in the neighbourhood. Southey make some good beers too.

messageRe: Dulwich Beer Dispensary
Posted by Taran September 13, 09:15PM

Can confirm definitely opening up in what was once Barcelona a notice says that it will be opening on the 4th of October.

messageRe: Dulwich Beer Dispensary
Posted by Applespider September 13, 11:20PM

Thanks Taran for confirming and an opening date... I'm looking forward to it

messageRe: Dulwich Beer Dispensary
Posted by Flux capacitor September 14, 09:10AM

here is the aforementioned twitter confirmation link [twitter.com]

messageRe: Dulwich Beer Dispensary
Posted by JohnL September 14, 11:09AM

fishbiscuits Wrote:
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> Flying Pig was quite expensive, I think that's
> what put a lot of people off. East Dulwich wasn't
> ready for the £6 pint. I think, from memory,
> London Beer Dispensary prices are a bit more
> competitive.

The 6%+ stuff was - they had some 4% stuff that was cheaper and didn't give me a headache.

messageRe: Dulwich Beer Dispensary
Posted by Siduhe September 14, 12:17PM

There were a couple of installation vans from Heineken "Smart Dispense" (no, me neither!) outside the Barcelona yesterday so definitely looks like works are progressing.

messageRe: Dulwich Beer Dispensary
Posted by malumbu September 14, 12:47PM

Some more thoughts. Hadn't clocked where the Dispensary was (ie next to Mr Lawrences). An interesting comparison - the most traditional pub in the immediate area, the Brockley Jack with the wonderful theatre, sells the most dreadful beer (GK). BD has a reasonable range of proper ales yet the clientele generally goes for the more exspensive keg - hence all my comments on 'trendy and fashionable drinks'. The Jam Circus is as eclectic as all Antic places, and usually does three or four independent ales as a reasonable price.

I do object to the over dependence on over hopped American style IPAs. The Yanks generally stole European style beers, and ironically it was a Brit brewer, Peter Austin who helped start the whole micro-brewery revolution [en.wikipedia.org]). Much of the stuff we have from the 'States is produced in beer factories rather than artisan breweries. And the beer giants want their share of the craft ale market, eg Meantime brewery (akin to Ben and Gerry's ending up owned by Unilever).

An interesting alternative is the Canopy at Herne Hill. £3 a pint and an interesting selection of continental type beers (ie lagers) with less of a focus on the pales.

Apols for rambling.

messageRe: Dulwich Beer Dispensary
Posted by fishbiscuits September 14, 05:23PM

moanumbu: If you actually a) went to the one in Brockley or b) waited for the one in Dulwich I am sure you'd find that there was much more variety than just hoppy pale ales and IPAs.

Or, you can just keep on grumbling because some people have different tastes to you.

messageRe: Dulwich Beer Dispensary
Posted by malumbu September 15, 12:26AM

Thought it was quite a nice objective post thank you very much. In deed did go to the Dispensary hence my observation. It was once and haven't done a study on what range of beers they sell on a routine basis. The point about pale ales/IPAs is that it seems to be many places that focus on these. There is much more variety than that, and at times it's nice to have some subtle flavours too.

Trends/fashions do influence demands. Surely you must have clocked this. FFS fruit flavoured cider, that really can't be nice. Or a light (tasteless) Mexican 'style' beer with a lime in it. Hmmm. Better to be prepared to debate and to challenge rather than be supine and roll over.

messageRe: Dulwich Beer Dispensary
Posted by JohnL September 15, 09:58AM

malumbu Wrote:
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> Thought it was quite a nice objective post thank
> you very much. In deed did go to the Dispensary
> hence my observation. It was once and haven't
> done a study on what range of beers they sell on a
> routine basis. The point about pale ales/IPAs is
> that it seems to be many places that focus on
> these. There is much more variety than that, and
> at times it's nice to have some subtle flavours
> too.
>
> Trends/fashions do influence demands. Surely you
> must have clocked this. FFS fruit flavoured cider,
> that really can't be nice. Or a light (tasteless)
> Mexican 'style' beer with a lime in it. Hmmm.
> Better to be prepared to debate and to challenge
> rather than be supine and roll over.

Every so often a fruit cider with ice, or a bottle of Mexican with lime is OK but not my go to. We had Alchopops back in the day - they were horrible.

Gin is the flavour of the moment, although I've begun to notice a switch to spiced rum.



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messageRe: Dulwich Beer Dispensary
Posted by Dulwich Bruncher September 26, 05:14PM

The Dulwich Beer Distillery opens tomorrow evening (Thursday 27 September). Exciting stuff!
481 Lordship Lane London SE22 8JY (where Barcelona Tapas used to be)

messageRe: Dulwich Beer Dispensary
Posted by zerkalo September 26, 07:40PM

Actually it will not open until the 4th October according to them:

[twitter.com]

Dulwich Bruncher Wrote:
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> The Dulwich Beer Distillery opens tomorrow evening
> (Thursday 27 September). Exciting stuff!
> 481 Lordship Lane London SE22 8JY (where Barcelona
> Tapas used to be)

messageRe: Dulwich Beer Dispensary
Posted by Dulwich Bruncher September 26, 07:51PM

@zerkalo You're right! I must've misunderstood when I was chatting to them outside this afternoon. Thanks, you saved me from embarrassing myself when I turn up with friends tomorrow. Better quickly change my plans winking smiley

messageRe: Dulwich Beer Dispensary
Posted by NewWave September 27, 08:17PM

Sue Wrote:
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> jimbo1964 Wrote:
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> > It's not off the beaten track for people that
> live
> > there. Currently no pub between The Plough and
> > Forest Hill.
>
>
> Exactly.

Even if you live in goose green end a 176 and 185 bus go there its hardly off the beaten track when its on a main road near a major junction, the P4 from dulwich village stops nearby and the 197 from peckham rye vis Barry road.
In the summer it'll be a pleasant stroll too

messageRe: Dulwich Beer Dispensary
Posted by fishbiscuits September 28, 09:57AM

You are right. Obviously a prime spot, if it's near a major road junction.

Your handy list of bus routes further adds to the attraction.

Thanks.

messageRe: Dulwich Beer Dispensary
Posted by Nigello October 04, 04:39PM

Glad to see this and I wish it well but would hope that the signage is just temporary. The design is great but it doesn't fit over the old restaurant's sign and the other one has been tied onto another old sign.

messageRe: Dulwich Beer Dispensary
Posted by DulwichBD October 04, 05:38PM

Don't worry, we aren't done with the signage yet. It will be fixed soon smiling smiley

messageRe: Dulwich Beer Dispensary
Posted by DulwichBD October 04, 05:42PM

Hey folks. We are officially open and look forward to meeting you all soon! Please feel free to send any questions our way.

Love from the DBD team.

messageRe: Dulwich Beer Dispensary
Posted by fruityloops October 05, 10:24AM

Great opening night. Will be back!

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