Author Topic: Whitstable Bay Pale Ale. Dud batches?  (Read 211 times)

TheLurker

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Whitstable Bay Pale Ale. Dud batches?
« on: April 30, 2021, 07:28:46 pm »
Anyone else had iffy cans of it? 

I've had several cans in the last 3 or 4 months where it has been cloudy and tasted off. Other cans have been fine. The latest dud was today.  Had to tip it away after only a couple of mouthfuls.  Annoyingly, the only other cans I have in the house are all the same batch so are probably also tainted.

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Re: Whitstable Bay Pale Ale. Dud batches?
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2021, 07:38:39 pm »
I'd have a whinge at Shepherd Neame. They're usually pretty reliable.
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Re: Whitstable Bay Pale Ale. Dud batches?
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2021, 07:46:50 pm »
Trouble is that cans are so flimsy these days that it is very easy to dent them on delivery to the store and produce a tiny crack.  I've had a couple of duff cans of Old Speckled Hen recently from our local convenience store.
Luckily the slightly further away (Not very) supermarket has it in bottles.  Which is nicer anyway.
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TheLurker

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Re: Whitstable Bay Pale Ale. Dud batches?
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2021, 09:24:40 pm »
Quote from: nicknack
I'd have a whinge at Shepherd Neame...
Aye, I've done that.   Just wondered if it was Waitrose's handling of their stock, or if others had encountered probs.  If other people were finding the same it would suggest a production issue rather than transit / storage.

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Trouble is that cans are so flimsy ... Luckily the slightly further away (Not very) supermarket has it in bottles.  Which is nicer anyway.
No evidence of damage to the can, contents still under pressure when I opened it.  Nowhere hereabouts seems to stock WBPA in bottles any more, not even Waitrose.
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Re: Whitstable Bay Pale Ale. Dud batches?
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2021, 09:44:41 pm »
Quote from: nicknack
I'd have a whinge at Shepherd Neame...
Aye, I've done that.   Just wondered if it was Waitrose's handling of their stock, or if others had encountered probs.  If other people were finding the same it would suggest a production issue rather than transit / storage.

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Trouble is that cans are so flimsy ... Luckily the slightly further away (Not very) supermarket has it in bottles.  Which is nicer anyway.
No evidence of damage to the can, contents still under pressure when I opened it.  Nowhere hereabouts seems to stock WBPA in bottles any more, not even Waitrose.


My local CoOp has it in bottles, perhaps yours does?

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Re: Whitstable Bay Pale Ale. Dud batches?
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2021, 09:50:05 pm »
Drink hipster beer fools, it's supposed to be cloudy. This Howling Hops pale ale looks like someone has dissolved a body in it. It's lush though.
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Re: Whitstable Bay Pale Ale. Dud batches?
« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2021, 07:35:36 am »
Definitely a QC problem at packaging - tell Shepherd Name, they won't be pleased there's an issue.

TheLurker

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Re: Whitstable Bay Pale Ale. Dud batches?
« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2021, 07:56:12 am »
Quote from: PaulF
My local CoOp has it in bottles, perhaps yours does?
Alas, no.  My local Co-Op is tiny, tacked onto the petrol station and has very little choice by way of bottled beers.  Hmmm, this should have been in 1st World Problems, shouldn't it?  :)
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