CAMRA chairman angry at BA magazine article

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SilkTork
beers 7340 º places 109 º 03:15 Sun 5/29/2011

Speech at CAMRA AGM



This involves the current heated debate in the UK about some people wanting "craft beer" to be adopted by CAMRA.

However, it would be interesting to know what the BA article was saying.

 
MagicDave6
beers 1 º places 1 º 03:47 Sun 5/29/2011

Bloody hell, CAMRA agm’s must be boring.

 
SaintMatty
beers 9754 º places 378 º 03:59 Sun 5/29/2011

I think the article was written by Tim Webb, although I’ve not read it.

 
JorisPPattyn
beers 13047 º places 88 º 04:35 Sun 5/29/2011

There’s a huge discussion going on presently on Martyn Cornell’s "Zythophile" blog.
It is a superb example of circle reasoning by people being afraid of everything that’s new.
"Was der Brauer nicht kennt, frisst er nicht", the Germans would say...

 
tdtm82
beers 1704 º places 138 º 08:46 Sun 5/29/2011

Originally posted by SaintMatty
I think the article was written by Tim Webb, although I’ve not read it.


Tim Webb wrote a fantastic piece on lambic in the generic newsletter recently and I fully agreed with him however the idiots writing back didn’t. I have quit CAMRA recently because attitudes like this. They are stuck in 1970’s.

Valetine needs to stop chucking his toys out of his pram. go to America and understand keg beer.

 
tdtm82
beers 1704 º places 138 º 08:50 Sun 5/29/2011

Originally posted by JorisPPattyn
There’s a huge discussion going on presently on Martyn Cornell’s "Zythophile" blog.
It is a superb example of circle reasoning by people being afraid of everything that’s new.
"Was der Brauer nicht kennt, frisst er nicht", the Germans would say...



thanks, Joris, beer writer in the know!

 
daveborn
08:53 Sun 5/29/2011

Does anyone have a better video of this? I can’t understand 90% of what he’s saying.

 
cgarvieuk
beers 35035 º places 453 º 09:29 Sun 5/29/2011

well i might as well plug my blog again.

Im with the Chairman on this. Until the Craft promoters can define craft beer as something other than beer they like, i think there’s a problem.


CAMRA isnt the Campain for Good beer its the CAMpain for Real Ale.
Real Ale has a clear definition and isnt about good or bad but about a process. But i go into it more in my blag :-)

http://make-mine-a-half.blogspot.com/2011/05/two-headed-beast.html

 
cgarvieuk
beers 35035 º places 453 º 09:30 Sun 5/29/2011

Originally posted by daveborn
Does anyone have a better video of this? I can’t understand 90% of what he’s saying.


as for a better video, i suspect it was just someone at the meeting with a mobile phone. So i doubt it

 
StefanSD
beers 2449 º places 57 º 10:14 Sun 5/29/2011

As for definitions, I though "craft brewery" is any independent brewery that produces less than 6 million barrels of beer a year, and craft beer/ale is their product. A term that is neutral and infers neither good nor bad brew (just like real ale). Can someone please enlighten me as to the controversy here?

 
kmweaver
beers 3208 º places 116 º 10:23 Sun 5/29/2011

Originally posted by stefanje
As for definitions, I though "craft brewery" is any independent brewery that produces less than 6 million barrels of beer a year, and craft beer/ale is their product. A term that is neutral and infers neither good nor bad brew (just like real ale). Can someone please enlighten me as to the controversy here?


This is the American definition. The discourse and history of things in the UK make it a completely different conversation.