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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
toriness 10:52 pm
12 Apr 11
#1

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

Deref 7:23 am
13 Apr 11
#2

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

Pommy bastard 9:08 am
13 Apr 11
#3

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

:-(

johnboy 9:11 am
13 Apr 11
#4

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

colourful sydney rac 9:14 am
13 Apr 11
#5

Banishment?

BimboGeek 10:31 am
13 Apr 11
#6

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!

Thumper 10:44 am
13 Apr 11
#7

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.

EvanJames 2:01 pm
13 Apr 11
#8

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.

astrojax 2:21 pm
13 Apr 11
#9

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

Peptis 3:31 pm
13 Apr 11
#10

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.

Holden Caulfield 3:38 pm
13 Apr 11
#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?

EvanJames 3:44 pm
13 Apr 11
#12

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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