Posts Tagged ‘Black Sheep’

Beer suffers relative to wine in several ways, for example when it comes to the pure number of books written about it, there are probably more books written on an annual basis about the northern wine regions of Italy than there are annual beer publications.  Part of the reason for this is that wine is […]

A pint of the black stuff used to mean just one drink to me, “Guinness”, but as I wrote a few weeks ago, I’ve seriously fell out of love with the stuff, and have actively been trying as many stouts and porters as I can over the past couple of months.  I’m only a couple […]

Last week I mentioned the two questions posed by one of my fellow bloggers boakandbailey, which, to recap were 1) In a strange pub with well kept mainstream cask ales, but a distinctive range of keg beers, which would you choose and  2) In the same circumstances, if there were mainstream keg beers, but an […]

This article is a re-edit of two previous articles I wrote for Pubpaper, but targeted at CAMRA members.  You can find the original articles here and here.  The PDF of the published magazine can be found here The world of real ale is reaching the crossroads.  We have travelled far enough up the road that […]

Following on from last weeks discussion of CAMRA, with all the benefits it confers to the industry as a whole, and it recent shortcomings.  We now need to discuss how we take real and craft ales into the next 40 years.   What is for certain is that we will need our big “brand name” real […]