The exception that proves the rule
Oliver: “It's not going out on a limb to suggest that any beer that is described by its brewer as 'premium' is, in fact, not.”
Geoff said he “absolutely agreed”, and that most “premium” beers were quite the opposite, citing examples such as Boags Premium Lager and Crown Lager.
Geoff: “It's the exception that proves the rule about the use of the word premium.”
A discussion ensued about the origins of the term pale ale, and whether it described the colour of the brew or the malt used in its production?