CAMRA men want weaker booze for fewer pence in pubs
Bitterwallet understands that beer activists (whoever they are) are calling on the government to scrap duty on beer that is brewed with less than 2.8% alcohol. They say it would knock as much as 60p off the price of a pint, even though it would be slashing the alcohol content by almost half.
But does such a brew even exist? Apart of course from in certain supermarkets, where piss-weak own-brand lager and bitter can be had for about a pound for four cans, presumably for alcoholic taxi drivers and people who like never getting drunk and urinating a lot.
Camra say that 55% of people surveyed say that they would be prepared to try a weaker brew, although it is not known if they also stated that they would spit it straight into the nearest bucket seconds later.
Becks and Stella Artois have launched 4% versions of their stronger brother-boozes while Carling went nuts and brought out their abominable 2% C2 drink. None of them have stormed to the top of the liquor charts.
How about you lot? Would you sacrifice alcoholic strength in order to save a few pence? And if any of you say ‘yes’, we’ll see you in the car park, where you’ll no doubt nimbly dodge our drunken lurches before you deliver a killer knockout blow to our chins.