Fwd: (Planned) Emergency Social - Friday 20th March, 6pm, Wenlock Arms

Tony Kennick 0995a06aaeaf6b70e79c3aafd6719329 at half.pint.org.uk
Fri Mar 20 12:47:32 GMT 2009

On Fri, Mar 20, 2009 at 10:29:47AM +0000,
the following was promulgated by James Laver:

> On Fri, Mar 20, 2009 at 10:03 AM,  <peter at dragonstaff.com> wrote:
> >
> > Off with me to the train station shortly, accompanied by fellow
> > card-carrying camranists.
> >
> The problem with CAMRA is that it's just not about the ale any more,
> it's about cellar temperatures, brand names and pump clips being lined
> up, to hell with the taste of the beer.

That might be true for your branch, but not for CAMRA as a whole, this
can be clearly demonstrated if you look at the newly crowned National
Pub of the Year in Sheffield (my branch).

> Cask Marque, on the other hand, takes a much more sensible approach.
> They try one of each ale and if they're all nice, they get to keep the
> Marque.

Now my perception of Cask Marque is that it is *they* who are far more
about cellar temperatures than total beer quality.

        Tony Kennick
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