Saturday, 4 September 2010


Meanwhile, in the Midlands, Kammac, the only manufacturer of giant 100 litre casks is reporting brisk business. Due to small real ale breweries popping up all over the land, demand is the highest it has been for some time.

Speaking on the local BBC news, (what M&I presume is) a spokesman for Kammac said, 'any publican who is not selling a local real ale could be missing out on a real business winner here.'

According to the BBC report almost 2,500 British pubs closed last year, at the rate of 39 a week.

However, brewers are reporting positive results: a 17% increase in turnover last year and a 4% increase in production during the recession.

Can the UK's real ale boom mirror the craft beer revolution in the US? We sincerely hope so.