Posts Tagged ‘CAMRA’

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 […]

The world of real ale is reaching the crossroads.  We have travelled far enough up the road that we are no longer a niche product for old men with beards and is accepted as a regular drink of choice across all sectors of the population, young, old, male, female.  We are gaining market share and […]

Last week I had the opportunity to visit Wetherspoons Beer Festival in Brighouse and sample a couple of the American Craft Brews I mentioned earlier in the month, and I am glad to report that they were both nice beers. The Mordue Red Rye Riwaka and Odell Ninety Schilling had a nice amount of hops […]

Over the last month, several brands have announced their decision to reduce the ABV of some of their key brands.  Budweiser Draft will reduce from 5% to 4.3%, while Brains are reducing their SA Gold from 4.7% to the same 4.3%.  I’m sure the price will not reduce any however.  The thought in the trade […]