Posts Tagged ‘SIBA’

I start this week with a story. A couple of weeks ago I was stood outside The Brewery Tap on the station approach in Leeds.  Having spotted they had Magic Rock Dark Arts on tap, I checked they allowed families in without eating, and was minutes away from trying one of the Magic Rock beers, something I’ve not been […]

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 […]

I wrote last week regarding craft beer, and who qualifies as making such beers as being an impossible task.    It is easy enough to say which brewery (in our own opinion) makes really good beer most of the time, as there will almost always be a beer from a brewer that you don’t rate or […]

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 […]

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 […]