My husband was a professional horn player most of his life. One night, in the Spring, he was playing at a club. My allergies were bothering me very much and my hearing in one of my ears was popping in and out.
I climbed onto one of the tall bar stools at a table where the band was sitting. I bent down to put my purse on the floor. When I sat up, the room started spinning because of the vertigo I get sometimes during allergy season.
Last night of my long weekend where I have no work tomorrow, so I grabbed a 4 pack of Grolsch, a once nice brew that I hadn't had in a while.
The shysters have dropped the alcohol level from 5% to 4% like they did with Becks, and it tastes bloody awful.
I've been reading up on this outrage.
Grolsch is back as a 4% abv beer, instead of its previous 5% abv version. The lower abv reportedly “answers the call from UK consumers, retailers and publicans alike for a product that delivers great refreshment at a slightly lower abv”.
There are three bottles - a bitter, an IPA and a golden ale.
I'm trying the bitter, but when I opened the bottle, it fizzed up like Mount Vesuvius, and wouldn't stop fizzing for ages. I also noticed a lot of sediment in the bottle. I managed to salvage most of the beer, but did a bit of research because I don't want the squits this early in the day. Or at all really. Mrs M used a filter and poured the beer through that, it was slightly cloudy but that's OK, as is sediment generally. The warning sign is a smell of vinegar which it didn't smell of, and a taste not like it's supposed to taste. It tasted like bitter, so I have drank the 2/3 of a pint that didn't come out as froth.
I did ring FIL for advice as he would know, but he was "cooking an egg" apparently and never did call back.