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Is he selling eels as well?

Cod be!
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wow! now you'll conquer the world next grumpy!

congrats and pls save me a seat next time i'm in town
all the best and remember no drinking behind the bar.
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Awesome! Will try to swing by one evening this week. Are you planning on continuing the Thursday evening EF tradition at the new plaice?
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You and your fish jokes. Stop Carping on about them. We had a Whale of a time last night though. Only one customer complaint from a Sole guy who thought our selection was a load of Pollacks, but he was pretty well Battered by that time.

Not sure how many EFers came by, but we fully packed out so didn't get chance to talk to many customers. If you did, thanks, and I'll try to say hello next time.

Rappi Gold and IPA on tap almost sold out and the temp tap we borrowed for our Pilsner Urquell was not up to the task and almost burnt out under the strain, but our new 8 tap system should arrive on Monday.

You can't read much, but here's a shot of our magnetic menu board, and some of those bottled beer slats will have to be taken down today but we'll have some great bottled Dutch beers arriving by the weekend.



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You and your fish jokes. Stop Carping on about them. We had a Whale of a time last night though. Only one customer complaint from a Sole guy who thought our selection was a load of Pollacks, but he was pretty well Battered by that time.
Good try, but a whale is not a fish - it's a mammal, or did you do that on porpoise?

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Not sure how many EFers came by, but we fully packed out so didn't get chance to talk to many customers. If you did, thanks, and I'll try to say hello next time.
I walked by last night, as I generally do as it's on my way home, and it certainly looked full already. I'll probably pop in one night this week to say hello, and have a couple of sherbets.
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I walked by last night, as I generally do as it's on my way home, and it certainly looked full already.
packed like sardines was it?
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Re: The International Beer Bar - Zürich

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I get the barb, no point in hamouring it in even moray?

I'm going to drop by this evening, see you then!
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Look forward to a a nice pint in the latest watering ahole.
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Look forward to a a nice pint in the latest watering ahole.
That sounds like the aftereffects of a bad spicy meal.
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Old 11.12.2014, 13:03
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Plenty of Belgian beers on our list and sours from all over
You should definitely look into some of the lesser known and heavier Belgian stuff.

Duvels, Chimays, Quaks etc have become so hip as to be almost mainstream.
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You should definitely look into some of the lesser known and heavier Belgian stuff.

Duvels, Chimays, Quaks etc have become so hip as to be almost mainstream.
We'll be getting some unusual Belgian and Dutch beers in the next week or 2, and we're still waiting for our German brews, some of which will be exclusive to us in Switzerland.

We got a great review and 5 stars from Ron Orp this morning so looking forward to another very busy evening. Thanks for all the suggestions everyone!
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Wonderful.
I'm looking forward to coming around as soon as possible, if not earlier.
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Re: The International Beer Bar - Zürich

This is great news! And about time - I was starting to wonder when the whole microbrew trend happening in Ireland and elsewhere would reach us. Chopfab appearing in a few shops was a false start. I suppose it would take an independent entrepreneurial outsider to break the status quo. Kudos!

Nice to see some familiar brews like O'Haras and even nicer to see the unfamiliar ones! Looking forward to trying them all real soon.
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This is great news! And about time - I was starting to wonder when the whole microbrew trend happening in Ireland and elsewhere would reach us. Chopfab appearing in a few shops was a false start. I suppose it would take an independent entrepreneurial outsider to break the status quo. Kudos!

Nice to see some familiar brews like O'Haras and even nicer to see the unfamiliar ones! Looking forward to trying them all real soon.
You mean Switzerland a country that has what I think the most breweries per capita in Europe isn't doing enough? Chopfab is actually carried at every Coop I go to, and now coming down in price since it's intro. Almost in the same range as Qoullfrisch.
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Re: The International Beer Bar - Zürich

Number of breweries per capita is irrelevant when there is a dearth of real choice wherever beer is sold. This is what I refer to.
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Re: The International Beer Bar - Zürich

The problem with many conventional pubs and bars is they have tie-in contracts with single suppliers and the Carlsberg / Heinieken duopoly have basically wiped the market. Many people fail to realize exactly how many of their favourite (or not so favourite) brands are in fact owned by these, with most of the rest being owned by Inbev. A lot of the apparent choice some places are offering is in reality different labels from the same supplier. This is not just the case in Switzerland but in most of Europe including the UK.

There have been several well known (and some less well known) places that have been breaking the trend for some time though.
It's not as if you can't get variety if you try.

One of my favourites is Kaiser Franz on Rolandstrasse. But with that one being in walkable distance from Grumpy's new place, there's plenty of opportunity for pub crawls.
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Sure, I think it's well known that the large breweries acquired wherever they could. Hence the lack of variety.
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There have been several well known (and some less well known) places that have been breaking the trend for some time though.
It's not as if you can't get variety if you try.
If that is the case, then it has unfortunately not been my experience.

Anyway, thanks for the tip about the other bar.
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I get the barb, no point in hamouring it in even moray?

I'm going to drop by this evening, see you then!
Great plaice, excellent beer selection.

2 fins up. Will go back again soon!
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Great plaice, excellent beer selection.

2 fins up. Will go back again soon!
I thought you'd take the bait and come down from your perch, after all that sole searching.
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