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Toni and Adam Bellamy are 4th generation independent liquor merchants. Their family has been providing the public with quality wines and ales almost since the dawn of time. Purveyors of the most commodified of liquor products to the specialisations of each brother. Toni, wine. Adam, Beer. Our blog is to update you on current musings, opinions and events at Platinum Liquor.

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Does Size Matter??

You know how some beer stores or bottle shops boast about how many beers they have?

"we stock over 17,362 beers!".

This always seems great to hear and look at but, your reality strikes (and we all know I'm a big fan of keeping it realistic).

Just like Mika Hakkinan said about Ayrton Senna "it's all about the details, the tiny tiny details"

When I see the stores or bottle shops talk about how many beers they have, the first thing I think of is :

"I wonder how many ordinary old out of date German, Belgian and English beers they ordered in to get to that sky scraper amount?"

You know what I'm taking about. Especially terrible English Ales.

The amount of stores I've seen boast about a humungous beer selection and then when you look at it, three quarters of their selection is terrible 3.5% Enlgish bitters that are skunked because they are in clear glass 500mL bottles.

I like to think that here at Platinumn Liquor we have a modest selection.

It's tight, bright and hand picked to perfection.

No mucking about.

I don't waste my time on most (most) ordinary beer from Europe, that essentially is the business for children and women on that ever so fateful 'Fathers Day' present.

"Here you go pops, your an awesome dad, ay"

Here is you pack of 10 outrageously almost out of date clear glassed English beer, strong Belgian beer and German Pilsner.

I was always told size doesn't matter anyway. You know its what you do with it that counts.

Well, that's what me last girlfriend said.

Come to think of it, I haven't had a girlfriend in a while...

I've never talked about how BIG my selection is. That is just ungentlemanly

Ladies? Beer Folk? What do you think?


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  2. Whoops, sorry I asked!

    At least I'm not trying to drink a different cheap-arse beer every day this year.