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Update on the state of affairs in Bayern - update on Wales (possibly)
|Posted by Barry Roy Taylor on 2020-06-19 06:35:14|
|Like everything Covid in this strange country, it's impossible to tell you what might be going on in the world of pubs and beer. Since the pandemic hit, the reality that the Uk is actually four countries has become increasingly apparent, with Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and England pursuing different paths. It is really confusing because all four are subject to the Corona briefings given by sundry London government ministers (including the Prime Minister, occasionally) broadcast on TV every day at 5 pm, when we are given all the latest news of statistics and changes to regulations. Then, if you live outside of England, you have to pinch yourself and say 'Hang on a minute, none of this applies to me!'|
Confusing isn't the word for it. So, in my little part of this dis-united country, as of today, non-essential shops will be able to open (subject to all the usual health provisos of distancing, etc.) from next Monday and schools (well, some schools) from June 29 (for some children). But, as for pubs, restaurants, and the like, no news. Beer gardens or outdoor drinking areas of any kind are not thick on the ground in this part of the world, which doesn't help. Some places (like my local micro's) have been trying to keep going with outsales but I'm not sure how sucessful that has been.
So, we're reliant on online purchases and beer from supermarkets (the best mine can offer is Butty Bach, a nice bottle-conditioned beer from Wye Valley, which I drank while watching City thrash some London team) or off-licences. I did buy bottles of Asahi Pilsner and Budvar for Fred's virtual Stammtisch (because we were supposed to be in Prague at this time), plus (and this is desperation) a tin of malt, so there is now 17 L of Barry's homebrew bubbling away.
It's a funny old world (as Jimmy Greaves used to say)!
|Update on the state of affairs in Bayern - update on Wales (possibly) by JohnRatcliffe on 2020-06-19 09:56:19|
|Update on the state of affairs in Bayern - update on Wales (possibly) by Jason on 2020-06-19 10:01:55|
|Update on the state of affairs in Bayern - update on Wales (possibly) by Barry Taylor on 2020-06-19 14:22:40|
|Pivovarská Nalévárna U tří hrušek by FredW on 2020-06-19 22:03:12|
|Update on the state of affairs in Bayern - update on Wales (possibly) by Mosquit on 2020-06-19 22:22:41|
|Update on the state of affairs in Bayern - update on Wales (possibly) by Andrew H on 2020-06-20 01:16:45|
|Pivovarská Nalévárna U tří hrušek by Jason on 2020-06-21 07:09:59|
|Pivovarská Nalévárna U tří hrušek by FredW on 2020-06-22 22:42:47|
|Pivovarská Nalévárna U tří hrušek by Jason on 2020-06-24 05:47:19|