Unfined is Fine By Me
After watching the latest twitter debate I was planning on a spot of blogging today, until this link popped up from Chris Mair;
This pretty much sums up my feelings towards unfined beer and CAMRA. A well crafted and well looked after unfined beer adds a new dimension to the current beer market, and one that if done well I believe can improve the quality of beer being sold over the bar.
It also echoes my sentiments towards CAMRA. I am not against CAMRA, but their unwillingness to change to a modern beer industry is becoming more evident, which makes them less and less significant to me. They also seem to have adopted an almost dictatorship when deciding what consumers want through the production methods they promote and the selection at their beer festivals*, rather than let their members choose for themselves.
I believe that if their is a change within CAMRA, then it will take a generation of drinkers before this happens, so for the moment I choose to ignore.
*Some local CAMRA branches to put on very good festivals, which I do enjoy attending.