Just like you, but different
Back in June, just after my birthday, I had a most unrewarding beer experience. This was the Funk Estate – “Oh Lordy!
And being as how beer makes you brave I called them out for it being flat and that I’d avoid them unless they called me.
They called me.
This came about when I got followed on Twitter by Funk Estate @FunkEstate, and I had some trepidation, because I’m not really a confrontational kind of chap, and I didn’t really want to get into a debate. Instead they’ve offered to replace my correctly identified faulty bottle of beer. Which is outstanding.
I don’t write this blog/diary for profit, sponsorship, or reward, (which should not stop you from trying to bribe me or send me free things), I write it for my amusement and indulgence.
So I’m torn between my own sense of why I do this, and the smile about getting something for free.
I’ve declined their offer of replacement, because I don’t want to compromise my very low standards, and because although an outstanding gesture from them I’m not exactly an ‘influencer’ judging by the number of readers I generally have. Plus I’d feel better about contributing to their sales rather than their costs.
I have friends (yes I have) who have had a much better experience with the Funk Estate beer than I have. although they too considered it’s ‘flatness’ a thing.
I’m off to the bottle shop to get a new bottle and I’ll write a new review, hopefully get back onside, and remove that barrier that’s got in my way of at least considering the Funk Estate- Funkn’stein thats on-tap at the Hopscotch beer company.