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Silly Pils, Silly Photos!

23 May

Beermerchants.com sell beer. A lot of nice beer. I’ve ordered beer from them before, it’s been prompt and I have been pretty satisfied with the service. Buying online does tend to put you on mailing lists and you do get a few mails from time to time. In the case of Beermerchants it’s not such a bad thing as the mails can keep you abreast of some developments in the beer world (i.e. new stuff they’re selling, or old). How else would I have been dumbfounded by the idea of Orval coming in cans.

Well, when I received their latest e-mail where they were doing a special offer on Silly Pils, I got a bit spooked out. The photo at the top of the ‘brewsletter’ looked as if it had been taken in my back garden. Closer inspection seems to reveal that it had been, on a table in front of my heather!

The thought of them sneaking round to do a photo shoot for Silly Pils while I was out crossed my mind but I quickly told myself not to be a plum. Then I realised… I’d posted the photo on this sight before!! They must have lifted it.

To be honest, it wasn’t exactly a great picture and they must have thought the same because they’ve done some rather nasty photoshopping on it!! However, I don’t know whether to be indignant that they are using it to make money from or take it as a compliment.

At the end of the day, I think I’ll just think nothing!



When Pils Cheer You Up – Rothaus and Silly Pils

1 Apr

To be honest, I’ve never been a massive fan of your pilsener.  It’s OK but it’s rare that I really enjoy it enough to warrant drinking it in the first place. Today was different. On days when you’re housebound there are few things that can give you a boost. Today was a housebound day, the pollen being too overwhelming to allow me to enjoy the sunshine outside. I went into the garage and pulled out two small bottles of pils – Rothaus Pils and Silly Pils, from Germany and Belgium respectively.

This one was outside

I’m not going to pretend that I thought they were the best thing I’d ever drunk or that they were the pinnacle of brewing because I don’t think they are. They did, however, bring a smile to my face and made me think that there is a little space in life for food or drink that we can just devote to the pleasure of the moment and not analyse too deeply.