Blog http://thebritishbeershop.ch//Blog.php Ch, ch, ch, changes! 4/27/2017 1:58:31 PM
With summer coming it seemed like a good idea to have a newer, fresher feel to things and I also have some exciting beers in the pipeline as well as an old favourite.......watch out for details.

Cheers,
Ray

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Anheuser InBev / SAB Miller - Comment 9/28/2016 1:52:52 PM The following press announcement was made this morning:

'Budweiser owner Anheuser-Busch InBev's £79bn takeover of rival SAB Miller is set to go ahead after the shareholders of both firms approved the mega-deal.

The deal is expected to be completed on 10 October and will create the world's largest beer firm.

Global regulators have already approved the deal, which AB InBev says will create "the first truly global brewer".

The enlarged group - which will produce almost a third of the world's beer - will take the AB InBev name.'

I think that this will be a disaster for beer drinkers as the quality of some of their products is at the very least questionable.

I remain committed to buying beer from independent and craft brewers, where I can speak to individuals and the brewers who produce quality products made with passion and which are full of character and flavour.

If like me, you are not comfortable with this type of mega-deal and you are tired of drinking tasteless cold fizz, then vote with your feet and wallets and support your national and local brewers. You will have a better drinking experience and they will benefit from the increased revenues. 

Cheers,
Ray

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BREXIT thoughts 7/7/2016 2:02:04 PM
Switzerland is in a similar position so it will be interesting to see if the result affects the rights of UK nationals living in the country. My feeling is that as there is nothing we can do to affect the result and whilst there are still a whole host of variables surrounding the exit, the country must simply roll its sleeves up and get on with the job in hand. Who knows, this may be the collective kick up the seat of the pants that the UK needs....

Of more immediate concern is how this may impact on the export market and will it make importing beer more difficult? It certainly lowers the costs associated with doing so which means that I can still pass on great and unusual beers at a reasonable price. 

I will shortly be receiving new stock from Badger Ales in Dorset and whilst I have had to include that old favourite, Tanglefoot, I have tried to vary the selection so that it provides a good cross section of styles and tastes. I am especially looking forward to trying the amber ale, Daring Diver and enjoying a glass of Morning Glory in the afternoon sunshine. This ale has a wonderful peachy flavour and aromatic nose that makes it a great summer beer.

These should help banish the Brexit blues and enliven the enjoyment of summer - now that it has finally arrived!

Cheers,
Ray

P.S. Anyone who knows me, knows that I hate the term Brexit which I have only used here as everyone understands it!

'You can't be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline. It helps if you have some kind of football team and some nuclear weapons, but at the very least you need a beer' - Frank Zappa

Perhaps there is hope after all.........

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Monday's Anzeiger Uster Interview 1/29/2016 2:39:35 PM

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Burns Night 1/17/2016 3:17:47 PM
Due to an undelivered order, I now have a few bottles of Fursty Ferret at CHf 1- per bottle. They may not be around for long so grab one whilst you can.

In the coming weeks I'm going to be sharing some recipes and ideas for using beer that will compliment and hopefully enhance your drinking experience....watch this space.

Cheers,
Ray 

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Seasonal thoughts 12/18/2015 12:14:07 PM
I have now implemented this and they are available to order through the shop. Go on spoil yourself and drink something of quality over the Christmas period. You may even be surprised how well some of the beers compliment the Christmas dinner.

With very best wishes for Christmas and the New Year.

Ray




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Rugby and beer tasting 9/28/2015 11:13:36 AM
If you haven't looked in yet, the pub has had a makeover and is now under new management. The menu has also had a few changes and there will be more to come in the weeks ahead.

I'm hopeful that we will be able to collaborate on a few things in the future, but watch my breaking news for more details.

Great win for Scotland in the rugby, looking forward to the Boks next Saturday!!

Cheers,
Ray

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STOCK CLEARANCE 5/25/2015 1:53:18 PM Happy drinking,
Ray

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Commonwealth Day 3/12/2015 8:00:49 PM
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Out & About 2/8/2015 5:57:16 PM I am currently enjoying some of the darker beers during this wintry and cold weather, with Poachers Choice, Black Gold, Blessed Thistle and Nessie's Monster Mash all proving to be good Winter Warmers. Blessed Thistle is currently on saleas it has a sell by date of the end of March, but will keep longer if kept cool and out of drect sunlight.
That's all for now, hope to see you soon.
Cheers,
Ray

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The British Beer Shop - Expat Expo 1/19/2015 2:07:27 PM
I will be there with all of the beers currently in stock and will be offering tastings. Come along and try something new, you might be surprised. 

The event take place from 11h00 to 17h00 at the Lorzensaal, Dorfplatz 3, Cham and i will be situated at table no. 22, just look out for the Union Jack! I hope to see you there.

Cheers,

Ray




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Burns Night and all things Scottish! 1/8/2015 8:48:32 PM Okay, so Christmas is over and many of you will have started January wanting to de-tox....well Burn's night, the celebration of Scotland's national bard, falls conveniently one month after Christmas Day! Why not celebrate with a pint or two of genuine Scottish Ale such as Nessie's Monster Mash, Trade Winds or Blessed Thistle. All of which I'm sure would have been approved by the man himself. 
 
Remember, the Cairngorm beers are all suitable for vegetarians, so even if you're not a fan of haggis, you can still sample an authentic beer.
 
I'll be piping in the guests and the haggis at the BSCC Burns night in the Zunfthaus zur Meisen on the 23rd, so I might see you there.
 
Don't forget, please pass the word around to anyone you know who might be interested, you are all my eyes and ears!
 
Slainthe Mhath,
Ray

P.S. Contact me if you would like to organise a tasting or to drop by and sample a few here.


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Christmas Silliness.... 12/12/2014 9:49:17 AM A Beery Christmas (t)Ale 

Christmas is coming,

Give thanks, the beers not flat,

It's time to put some zest,

Under poor old Santa's Hat!

 

He's visited the British Beer Shop,

With innocent intent,

But they all tuck in with gusto,

Before the night's half spent,

 

Landlord's the one for Santa,

As he feels that he's the boss,

But Santa's merry disposition,

Could be the children's loss,

 

Rudolf's getting merry,

His antlers are in a twist,

'It mush have been zat Tanglefoot',

'I'm fleeing rather p***ed'!

 

The sleigh is getting rowdy,

And the party's in full swing,

Presents flying everywhere,

That's really not the thing,

 

We won't disclose which greedy elf,

Drank all the Sheepshagger,

Suffice to say he's paid the price,

Santa's put him on the lager!

 

The elves are getting feisty,

Throwing Blessed Thistle down their throats,

They've gone and missed out Aberdeen,

And are heading for John O'Groats,

 

The beer is nearly finished,

Thankfully just in time,

Disaster’s been averted,

Before the clock’s struck nine,

 

The sleigh is flying faster,

The cold winds blowing snow,

At least they'll soon be sober,

Before the day begins to show,

 

The run has all been finished,

The Elves tucked up in bed,

But Santa’s skulking down below

In the reindeer shed,

 

 

 

He calls up the his favourite reindeer,

The one whose nose is always red,

‘Sorry Rudolf my old friend, no rest for us I fear,

 No bed for us, we’re in a rush, we’re not quite finished yet’,

 

‘The fridge is bare, we’re out of booze,

We’ve got to make one more stop,

I fear there’s nothing left to lose,

It’s to the British Beer Shop'

 

They both sneak quietly out,

Santa hooks up Rudolf to the sleigh,

Post haste they fly to Uster,

Before the break of day,

 

Fursty Ferret, Monster Mash,

Trade Winds and Landlord too,

Cairngorm Black Gold and Poacher's Choice,

Now there's a fine old brew,

 

Blessed Thistle, Tanglefoot and of course First Call,

They’re really cooking up, a cheery, beery, Christmas ball,

Hey! Santa don’t forget, the cases of Sheepshagger's,

The elves will only riot, if they’re forced to drink cheap lagers,

 

Santa's loaded up the sleigh,

And they take off in first light,

‘Merry Christmas one and all,

And have a festive, fun-filled night!’

 



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Winter approaching 10/22/2014 9:32:27 AM

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Online Shop Completed 8/31/2014 8:30:23 PM
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List of beers arriving soon 8/3/2014 4:10:04 PM

Cairngorm Brewery

- Nessie's Monster Mash

- Trade Winds

- Blessed Thistle

- Black Gold

- Sheepshaggers Gold

Badger Ales

- Fursty Ferret

- Tanglefoor

- Poacher's Choice

- First Call

Timothy Taylors

- Landlord

Cheers,
Ray



 



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Good News! 7/27/2014 1:19:00 PM
- Timothy Taylor's Landlord

From Badger Ales in Dorset:

- Tanglefoot
- Fursty Ferret
- Poacher's Choice
- First Call.

Cairngorm Brewery will be confirming their order this week, so watch  this space for further details.

If there are beers that you might like please let me know and I will try to order some for future deliveries.

Cheers,
Ray

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Almost at Nirvana! 6/8/2014 12:33:14 PM
This multiple award winning beer is a delight to drink and I am very exctied at the prospects of having it in stock.

Keep watching this space beer lover's, more news soon!

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From Beer to Eternity.. 4/17/2014 1:39:44 PM
As of yesterday, the Kantonpolizei officially gave The British Beer Shop its licence to sell alcohol. From now the foot is to the pedal and it's time to make things happen! My main challenge now is to get the product that I want into the country - easier said than done and I'm open to offers of assistance.

Anyway, for now watch this space as things happen I'll be blogging.

Yours in beer,
Ray



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