Posts Tagged ‘craft beer’

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 […]

We all have our favourite breweries.  For mainstream lager drinkers they will be the likes of Molson Coors, Carlsberg or InBev who produce products such as Stella, Carlsberg, Coors and Carling.  If you like real ale, but stick to the larger brands, your choice may well be Timothy Taylor, Black Sheep or Copper Dragon if […]

CAMRA are bringing out a mixed bag of feelings this month in me.  Pushing me away from them is the rejection of the majority of the craft beer motions submitted by the working group which was set up to investigate the matter to its National Executive, although my annoyance is that one in particular was […]

The attack dogs have been put on a leash temporarily in the dog fight that was the craft / keg / cask / real ale war.  The troops are playing football in no mans land and managing not to put in two footed tackles.  This means we can get down to the important element in […]

We have now started to put the CAMRA vs Craft Keg issue into a short period of hibernation, although it will wake up rather quickly in an angry mood once the results of the working group reach members and the interested general public in a few months time.  It’s time for some peace and harmony […]

There has been much written both in the blogosphere among beer writers and in this paper by myself and the editor regarding CAMRA’s attitude to keg beer.  Their view on the subject is generally considered to be both unhealthy to the beer trade generally and being too inclusive given the craft keg beer revolution which […]