For most people, the local pub is all about the camaraderie; they get to meet their friends and neighbors after a long day at work and catch up. They even get to make new friends. But did you know that when it comes to both beer and wine, your pub has lots more benefits than the local wine stores or even government liquor stores? There are so many reasons why people love their pubs. For one thing, you can be yourself there; there are no dress code restrictions and unless there is someone you really want to impress you can wear whatever you like. Another reason why your local pub is a great choice for your wine, your beer and all other liquor is the fact that they usually have all the new stuff.
When local breweries come up with a new drink the first place they try it is in the local pubs. They know that if the locals like it there is a good chance that the drink will be received well far and wide. For you, this is a golden opportunity to find out what’s new and what’s good. Breweries insist on local pubs with good reason. Stocking new products in government stores and local wine stores is risky because they don’t have someone doing direct marketing for them. In the local, however, the bartender is there constantly recommending new drinks to patrons. It is, after all, in their interest to sell off as much stock as they have bought – they would otherwise just be tying up their money.
Buying your drinks from a pub as opposed to a liquor store comes with another distinct advantage – you get recommendations from patrons who have already sampled a beer or a particular brand of new wine. Maybe it has happen to you; you head to the liquor store, government operated or otherwise, and decide to try out a new brand. You have nothing to go on other than the advertisements. You get home and try it out only to find that it is complete swill that you just cannot stomach…well, that’s money down the drain. In a pub setting you don’t have to take such risks – by the time you get around someone will have tried out the new brands and they will tell you what is worth your dime and what isn’t.
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There is another benefit of getting your alcoholic refreshments from your pub – you get to eat something. Gastro pubs are the norm rather than the exception. Owners invest in providing food for several reasons. The first, of course, is that they don’t want everyone to get too drunk. If you eat something you hold your liquor better. The other reason why pubs provide meals is that you will drink more when you are drinking. The food mops up alcohol and stops you from getting drunk. To get tipsy you have to buy more alcohol.
If your local pub is not a place that you visit often it is time you tried it out; you meet new people, you get better quality beer and wine and you get to save yourself the trouble of preparing a meal once you get home. Check out the leading sports bar chain as well as liquor, cold beer and wine stores the next time you are in the greater Vancouver area at Samz Neighbourhood Pub – http://www.samz.ca.