ben at bpfh.net
Fri Sep 28 11:57:44 BST 2007
On Fri, Sep 28, 2007 at 11:23:57AM +0100, Peter Corlett wrote:
>On Thu, Sep 27, 2007 at 06:50:49PM +0100, Kake L Pugh wrote:
>> On Thu 27 Sep 2007, Peter Corlett <abuse at cabal.org.uk> wrote:
>>> Is the Jerusalem Tavern *really* not listed in GBG2008?
>> Well spotted - I hadn't actually noticed that. In any case - no, it's not
>> in there.
>Let me guess, it's because they don't sell London Pride in there?
>CAMRA people are weird and prefer ticking boxes than having a few pints and
>deciding that they really like the pub they're in. I watched them deciding
>which pubs to put in the Guide based on a hurried-half pint as they tried
>every pub down the Fulham Road.
Personally, I've found CAMRA people to be quite a varied lot.
I suspect that the suspicion that some people feel towards the Jerusalem
Tavern (and St Peters as a whole) is fueled by statements like this:
"I couldn't understand why England, with its unique reputation for
traditional ales, didn't have a recognised brand, like Guinness in
Ireland or Budweiser in the US, a beer that everyone around the
world associates with us." - John Murphy
A company founded by marketeers with no previous brewing experience
is, in my opinion, unlike to endear itself to a real ale enthusiasts,
which can count a disproportionate number of explicitly prickly
individualists as members.
Speaking for myself, I've always thought that the beer was at best
nothing special and I've wondered why they were so popular among the
lipstick anti-capitalist sorority - given the brewery was started with
such an explicit cynical globalist agenda.
 Which I have absolutely no problem with, I just prefer to drink
other things I happen to find tastier.
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