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  1. CAMRA = Fail | My great WordPress blog
    April 9, 2014 @ 10:15 pm

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  2. Dan
    November 7, 2009 @ 10:58 am

    So… you can’t find a beer in the UK you liked yet…

    I love Scotch Ales and we do intend to make one soon.

    I know its a small point, but try to get the story right

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  3. gary
    November 5, 2009 @ 11:14 am

    that was a great article. it’s cool to hear about the ideas, inspirations, and tribulations of a young and motivated brewer. i’m gonna have to pick up one of their beers and give it a try, i’ve seen a couple around but never tried one yet. cheers!

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  4. Whorst
    November 4, 2009 @ 10:07 pm

    It’s good to see an upstart brewery raising the level for the arts. Don’t really have a problem with traditional British beer. The problem is no one knows how to take care of it, thus warm vinegar ensues. Oh, big hello to all blogger scum out there!! Take Total Blessed Care!

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  5. Joe McPhee
    November 4, 2009 @ 6:00 am

    Great interview. I certainly hope to see this stuff at a better price point in the near future… I like the products, but it’s tough to pay three to five times what a bottle of American-brewed beer would cost.

    Charles, I don’t think that there is necessarily a denigration of the traditional beers of the UK, but CAMRA has certainly been guilty of saying that anything that falls outside of a given, fairly narrow, series of styles is no longer “traditional” and therefore is not good. When that is the only thing that has been hammered into the beer consuming public, anything that tries to push the boundaries a bit is perceived as flawed, even if it is a great product. I think that CAMRA has done a great job of preserving cask ale in the UK, but at the same time, I think there is room for the pendulum to swing a bit in the other direction.

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  6. Charles Hiigel
    November 3, 2009 @ 6:24 pm

    Why are we encouraging citizens of the great brewing nations to denigrate their own traditional beers? Session beers are only uninspiring when they are not well made and well-served, and shipped long distances.

    We in the United States have so much to learn from CAMRA on the pursuit of freshness, proper serving temperature and carbonation level. If our bars served more of our beers correctly and fresh, our brewers wouldn’t have to constantly try to one-up each other in flavor intensity.

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  7. brad
    November 3, 2009 @ 5:05 pm

    Great interview. The only beer I had of theirs was the Atlantic IPA and enjoyed it.

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