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13-06-2012, 14:30
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http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-JxGqHSWxKu8/T9idDcIxxmI/AAAAAAAADQ8/T0RsLhinbHA/s320/IMAG0691.jpg (http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-JxGqHSWxKu8/T9idDcIxxmI/AAAAAAAADQ8/T0RsLhinbHA/s1600/IMAG0691.jpg)An interesting little snippet in the Publican's Morning Advertiser advises that cask has overtaken keg in the draught ale market in the UK according to the British Beer and Pub Association. That's great news for cask and yet again confirms that despite doom mongers, it continues to perform well in the UK pub market.

In further good news, it seems pub closures are slowing overall too and closer to home for this writer, at our CAMRA AGM last night our Pubs Officer was able to confirm the same is happening in my area, with a distinct decline in closures, as well as new openings of cafe/bar style venues and pub/restaurants. So maybe that corner is being turned, though as yet it is too early to say its all settling down. Nonetheless a touch of cautious optimism wouldn't be entirely misplaced.

Going back to doom mongers, I noted with some satisfaction that membership of my CAMRA branch is up over 25% year on year, with over 1100 members now under my wing. Attendance at meetings is up too, so maybe just maybe, there is life in the old CAMRA dog yet? I like to think so.

Of course, bubbles are there to be burst and good news is often followed by bad, but I feel quite pleased with these little bits of news, so I will celebrate tonight with a Meet the Brewer event (Hawkshead) with some of my members in one of my newest pubs. As well as locals, we expect over 25 members turning up to support the event.

CAMRA, despite all its critics is still good for the on trade business.

Also looking forward to presenting Hawkshead with an award for winning Regional Porter of 2011 with Brodies Prime.https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/8629758183547510158-2517081965871688709?l=tandlemanbeerblog.blogspot.c om

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