Images of pubs serving main meals in beer pint glasses have been re-emerging online, with people vocalising their horror at the stunt.
The controversial initiative, which beer writer David Jesudason re-brought it to the attention of beer fans on Twitter last week, saw him state: “I’d like to enter this into the current Guinness discourse” alongside a shared link of the serve via the Daily Record.
According to reports, the “offensive” serve was found at The New Sydney Hotel, Australia and was first uploaded onto Reddit by user MostlyJustLurks via We Want Plates, a site that makes a global crusade against serving food in quirky ways and saw the image accruing 5.7k views and provoking 377 comments voicing the public’s mix of both upset and amused intrigue.
The pub restaurant, which served up its shepherd’s pie in a Guinness pint glass as an “’interesting” take on the classic pub grub has since received harsh criticism online after the serve went viral on social media.
The dish, which would set back patrons AU$26 (£14) for the pie which is on the venue’s mains menu, was labelled as a terrible take on what any guest should expect to receive in a Guinness pint glass.
People couldn’t believe it when they saw the snap, as social media users exclaimed their horror about the bizarre meal set-up, where one person reportedly said: “The only shepherds pie you have to consume using a soil sampler” and another exclaimed: “Jesus, Mary and Joseph the carpenter, I thought the worst thing I’d ever seen was chilli con carne made with baked beans. How wrong I was..” Others simply declared: “This has actually upset me.”
Many pub-going fans as well as beer drinkers have since joked that they have reported the post for its “offensive” nature and others have noted how the pub clearly states on its website that “we have always done things a little differently”.
Similarly to the Guinness pint serve, Twitter user @headcovers also shared an image that went viral via We Want Plates and admitted: “You can’t go wrong with a classic shepherd’s pie, unless you’re at the Old George Inn, South Cerney” alongside an image of a pie served up in a dimpled pint glass.
This article was originally published by the drinks business and has been shared with permission.