Real ale sales rising in Britain, lager sales dropping

Real ale is making a comeback. Traditional beer, unsullied by the industrialisation of the 60’s and 70s has increased its market share to 20.6%. Not huge, but enough to stop lager growth for the first time in 50 years, Hopefully the tide has turned against mass produced cold fizz.

The new edition of the Good Beer Guide, lists more than 700 real ale brewers in the UK, the highest number since the  War, and four times as many as in 1971, when the Campaign for Real Ale (Camra) was founded in a last-ditch effort to save the proper beer from oblivion.

Read more at the Guardian of all places!


The best way to clear you palate after a wine tasting is with a nice pint of real ale. Livens up the taste buds and clears away the tannins.

Some times a beer hits the spot even better than personalised wine.

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