Young Whisky

IvorW combobulus at
Mon Feb 20 13:14:51 GMT 2006

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jonathan Peterson [mailto:JPeterson at]
> Sent: 20 February 2006 13:02
> To: Perl M[ou]ngers
> Subject: Re: Young Whisky
> Also most of the usual Belgian suspects. Nice place, but not cheap. 
> Personally I find US microbrews tend to be too bitter and 
> dry. I remember 
> asking them why they had so many US specialty beers and so 
> few British. He 
> said it was simply because US breweries were willing to ship 
> him a crate 
> or two a month, and UK breweries weren't able or interested to handle 
> orders that small. Pathetic.
> Does anyone know why UK breweries seem incapable of decent 
> distribution?

This is because a cartel of beer wholesalers control the distribution. If you want to collect small orders directly from the brewery, they're usually quite obliging.

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