In order to shorten the transition from beer posting to comment (hmmm...) and thus question raising, I have decided to post the most pertinent questions of the issues again. Am glad you have read the reasoning behind these queries in my last post but wonder, and indeed need to know, if my protestations are incorrect or flawed!?
Please therefore see if there is an answer to the below, and if so feel free to respond to the following teasers :
1.Would better beer keep more pubs open and halt the decline of beer sales in pubs?
2. Given that mega regional's real ale is less distinct, and widely available, is there sufficient quality in the overall market to sustain interest, appreciation and growth in real ale?
3.If not, will and should the real ale industry promote and embrace less bland more consistent beers or will it fold under a cloud of mediocrity?
4. Finally : are the most commonly found beers actually not worth drinking or are they simply a victim of their success?
I hope we can see if these are far flung irrational premises or predictions that rightly chill us to the spine and require addressing.
What do you think?
All the best