It had to happen sooner or later. Just when I was thinking how wonderful it is that I can get the best beer in the planet for under ten bucks a 750 ml bottle, I find out that the beer snobs have begun their assault. Beware!
Staff at Four High Petergate have added Deus to their drinks menu, ahead of their Beer And Food Matching event tomorrow night. Brewed in Buggenhout, in Belgium, and bottled in the Champagne region of France, the beer has a unique character and taste. At £30 for a 750ml bottle, it is not cheap, but Four High Petergate owner Lewis Hull is confident it will be a big hit with customers. "It's the kind of beer you would probably share between people, to try a different beer available," he said.Well I figure for about £30, with careful and thoughtful shopping, I am usually able to get maybe 14 great 750 ml US micros or 7 Belgian farmhouse wonders. I would think it would be less in the UK, where this scheme was hatched. Beware the beer snob beer. The same beer without the snobbery attached is a fraction of the price.