Thursday, June 09, 2005
A survey of pub prices released today by CAMRA, the Campaign for Real Ale, shows the average cost of real ale has risen to 215p a pint, whilst the cost of a pint of lager has risen to 236p. Over 1,000 pubs were surveyed.
Check out CAMRA News: Beer Prices in Pubs Up By Over 4%
Wednesday, June 08, 2005
CAMRA Membership is the ideal present!
Never sure what to buy your Dad for Father’s Day? Searching for something different to the usual socks, tie, novelty slippers or a bottle of wine that you buy him? If so, then why not treat your Dad to a year’s CAMRA membership? For just £18 a year, or only £10 if he is over 60 year’s old, your Dad could join the other 76,000 beer lovers and become a CAMRA member and receive the following benefits:
- 12 issues of CAMRA’s lively, monthly newspaper ‘What’s Brewing’
- Free or reduced entry to over 150 beer festival around the country, including the Great British Beer Festival
- Discounts on all of CAMRA’s books
- Have the opportunity to actively campaign on local issues such as pub and brewery closures
- Plus many more seasonal offers from numerous companies
Just call CAMRA on 01727 867201 or visit the Join Us section on the CAMRA website. Please quote 'Father's Day Promotion' (if joining on-line, please enter 'Father's Day Promotion' in the special delivery section) to receive your Membership Pack in time for Father's Day
Is Dad already a member of CAMRA?
If your Dad is already a member of the organisation, then why not treat him to one of CAMRA’s beer or pub books. Visit the CAMRA shop for a full list of their publications.
Tuesday, June 07, 2005
Thirty years ago, Britain's pubs were dominated by a handful of major breweries. For some reason that escapes me, these companies seemed to believe that what British drinkers wanted to drink was bland beer that was fizzy and tasteless. From the brewer's perspective this had the distinct advantage that you could not tell one company's product from another's. This had the corollary that the biggest brewers would continue to dominate the market because there was, effectively, no choice...
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