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Wig & Pen for sale

By 12 April 2011 12

After many years, looming retirement has put the venerable Wig & Pen on the market.

Anyone wanna buy a pub?

http://www.beerandbrewer.com/BlogRetrieve.aspx?BlogID=3454&PostID=104160

[ED - On the bright side maybe my long banishment is coming to an end!]

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12 Responses to Wig & Pen for sale
#1
toriness10:52 pm, 12 Apr 11

*sad face* don’t go changing W&P (apart from allowing JB through the door)

#2
Deref7:23 am, 13 Apr 11

:-( End of an era. Best beer in town. I hope the new owner keeps up the tradition.

#3
Pommy bastard9:08 am, 13 Apr 11

Canberra’s only decent pub to shut? Say it ain’t so.

:-(

#4
johnboy9:11 am, 13 Apr 11

Well hopefully the purchaser will want to keep it going along current lines only friendlier to freakbikes and music.

#5
colourful sydney rac9:14 am, 13 Apr 11

Banishment?

#6
BimboGeek10:31 am, 13 Apr 11

Maybe the new owner will start brewing a cider or even a yummy rice beer, instead of acting like a knob about the fact that some people don’t eat wheat and barley!

#7
Thumper10:44 am, 13 Apr 11

Let’s hope for a small (ala Phoenix) stage out the back and live, original music.

Much like Filthy’s used to do before it closed.

#8
EvanJames2:01 pm, 13 Apr 11

Damn. Their APAs were absolutely stunning. That Rumpole stuff … (licks chops and goes off into a beer dream). I’d love to hear that the brewer is heading into bottled brewing. Their APAs would rival Little Creatures Pale Ale.

#9
astrojax2:21 pm, 13 Apr 11

let’s hope another artist wants to take it on for business as usual…

#10
Peptis3:31 pm, 13 Apr 11

The Rumpole isn’t an American Pale Ale (APA), it’s an English Pale Ale. They’re very different beers, but I do agree that the Rumpole is delicious.

#11
Holden Caulfield3:38 pm, 13 Apr 11

BimboGeek said :

Maybe the new owner will start brewing a cider or even a yummy rice beer, instead of acting like a knob about the fact that some people don’t eat wheat and barley!

As opposed to acting like a knob about the fact that some people choose to cater to a market that may not suit your needs?

#12
EvanJames3:44 pm, 13 Apr 11

It tastes very similar to most APAs I’ve had. Little Creatures PA is an APA, and I’m pretty sure someone in the W & P said they used Cascade hops, which is a classic APA hop. Similar to Sierra Nevada PA, except better than that. Didn’t taste like an English ale at all, to me, unless they gave me the wrong one. I asked for an APA, and they said Rumpole, and even noted that the name wasn’t terribly American.

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