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(Guardian)   The morning pint: another London mainstay circles the drain   ( theguardian.com) divider line
    More: Sad, Alcoholic beverage, Public house, early houses, City of London, market, Drink, central London, Market Porter  
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2017-06-21 11:05:15 AM  
"It's for people who've got a drink problem too, I suppose,"

Bingo. My 6AM eye-opener used to be the most refreshing pop of the day. I had to drink that one at home, though.
 
2017-06-21 11:17:32 AM  
Technically, the morning pint always ends up circling the drain.
 
2017-06-21 06:19:02 PM  
I wish they still sold small beer.

A good morning beverage. Fresh beer taste, complex carbs, relaxing fizz, not enough alcohol to be an issue.
 
2017-06-21 06:19:49 PM  
And no, Utah low alcohol beer doesn't count. That's just gross.
 
2017-06-21 07:53:51 PM  
I used to work third shift in the financial district, and there was a nice restaurant across the street from my  building that served a great breakfast, and I have to say that steak and eggs with a big beer is a nice way to end the day.
 
2017-06-21 07:55:03 PM  

doglover: I wish they still sold small beer.

A good morning beverage. Fresh beer taste, complex carbs, relaxing fizz, not enough alcohol to be an issue.


As a homebrewer session and small beers are what I've grown to love over time.  It's harder to get the balance right on them, but very rewarding to be able to sit down and hoist them back and not really be worried about numbers.

The plan for this Fall is to do a "yard party" with half yard glasses and Belgian-style pale ale's at the very low ABV.
 
2017-06-21 07:55:18 PM  
Meat has been traded at Smithfield for 140 years.
What about the Cock Tavern?
 
2017-06-21 07:55:49 PM  

doglover: I wish they still sold small beer.

A good morning beverage. Fresh beer taste, complex carbs, relaxing fizz, not enough alcohol to be an issue.


I'm not a big beer drinker, but traditional "small beer" is something I've always wanted to try.
 
2017-06-21 07:57:30 PM  

Metaluna Mutant: doglover: I wish they still sold small beer.

A good morning beverage. Fresh beer taste, complex carbs, relaxing fizz, not enough alcohol to be an issue.

I'm not a big beer drinker, but traditional "small beer" is something I've always wanted to try.


Small beer is still quite popular in Finland.
 
2017-06-21 07:59:40 PM  

Mock26: Metaluna Mutant: doglover: I wish they still sold small beer.

A good morning beverage. Fresh beer taste, complex carbs, relaxing fizz, not enough alcohol to be an issue.

I'm not a big beer drinker, but traditional "small beer" is something I've always wanted to try.

Small beer is still quite popular in Finland.


And Anchor Steam makes a small beer in the US.
 
2017-06-21 08:02:08 PM  
Chuck Brodsky at the Altamont Theatre--The 9:30 Pint
Youtube j947vrhlwos
 
2017-06-21 08:31:02 PM  
We make a British mild for our annual pig roast and crawfish boil. It ranges between 2.5 and 3 % abv and is very tasty. Since I have to cook the 100+ lbs of crawfish, it helps me not fall down around pound seventy-five.
 
2017-06-21 08:39:25 PM  
There was a pub named The Penny Black near where I live in Edinburgh, it opened from 6am to midnight. Closed a few years ago. It was one of those places that you went to at the end of a night, one last drink before home. An interesting clientele, some night shift workers, stand up comics, police, hospital staff, tramps, early rising alcoholics, tatterdemalian itinerants and bewildered tourists. I miss that place. I miss being young enough to go to places like that.
 
2017-06-21 09:16:40 PM  
That's a shame. I would hope someone would be kind enough to keep one of these bricks open for the tradition. I think they'd do well, imho.
 
2017-06-21 10:26:57 PM  
foundersbrewing.com
ABV 4.7%
 
2017-06-21 11:22:58 PM  
Grapefruit radlers make for a delicious breakfast drink.  Apple, pear or fruit ciders are good too.  Vodka and orange juice is a classic.

/occasional morning drinker
 
2017-06-22 12:20:35 AM  
I work 7pm-7am.  I wish there was a place where I could stop and grab a beer with other night shifters once in a while.  There is only one place I know of in the city that does that and it's the opposite direction from home.
 
2017-06-22 01:28:41 AM  
A place I used to work had 3 shifts (I preferred swing 2:30-11:00 or 3:30-12:00) when I did work graveyard (which was preferable to days) some of us who lived in the north end would go to 'Knapp's' to have breakfast (good food) & drinks (mine was brandy with a coffee back). They opened at 6:00 am every morning and the bar was crowded even that early in the morning ( shift workers, alkies, seniors with nothing else to do, etc.).

It always baffled me when people would think that being in a bar at that time of the morning was weird. Some people just didn't understand the concept of 'shift work'.
 
2017-06-22 02:10:00 AM  
All the early houses in Dublin are full of either clubbers, still off their boxes, or alcoholics, it's quite an eclectic mix.
 
2017-06-22 07:06:27 AM  

Spiralmonkey: tatterdemalian


You win today's vocabulary prize.
 
2017-06-22 07:41:01 AM  
Back in 2000 there was a pub in Darling Harbour in Sydney called the Pyrmont Bridge Hotel.  That was open for 23.5 hours a day, with half an hour closed to hose it down (and they did use a hose - the ground floor had rubber industrial matting down with holes in it to aid drainage) before the next day of revelry started.  I lived in Pyrmont in a house with 10 Irish friends and we spent quite a lot of time in there.  There was an excellent kebab place next door which helped with the enormous volumes of alcohol ingested.  You'd think a place with that much booze flowing would be a bit aggressive but I remember it as a very friendly place, full of laughter for the most part.
 
2017-06-22 07:56:53 AM  

Hassan Ben Sobr: [foundersbrewing.com image 360x360]
ABV 4.7%


Any one saying 4.7% is a session beer is an instant clue they know jack shiat about beer and Jack resigned last week.

Session beers top out at 4% maximum, closer to 3% is the norm

/But then it's probably not very close to an actual IPA either
 
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