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.
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American Dark Lager
American Pale Ale
American Strong Ale
Belgian Strong Ale
Belgian Style Wit
Belgian White Witbier
Bière de Champagne / Bière Brut
Bière de Garde
Dunkel / Munich Lager
English Pale Ale
English Strong Ale
Flanders Red Ale
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At least they cared. Far too many businesses don’t seem to these days.
I know, it’s such a time investment and once you start you have to continue. I did email them, they emailed back, I’ll review their beer, and write some new words.
My first endorsementf for kind.
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