“ While I agree with so much of this, there's a rather hefty elephant in the room that's not been addressed by anyone, that of the tax on beer.
I don't personally believe that beer should be more expensive over the bar, it needs to stay at a level where it's affordable for the majority. For this to be commercially viable for smaller breweries though, the amount of Duty has to come down. Rather than getting Joe Public to pay more over the bar, we need the Government to take less.
But then, Joe's quite happy to pay more for a mass-produced yet consistent (poor) quality bottle of lager and always has been.
CAMRA have identified beer quality as something that needs addressing, but poor and short training courses have given some people the idea that they then know everything needed and they go off spouting misinformation. ”