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Since this group is all but deceased, does anyone have any
recommendations for beer orientated discussion groups / forums?

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beerintheevening.com? has a link to a twitter feed.

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According to that site there are no beer festivals in the whole of the
UK in December/January.  Possibly not a well supported site.
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Alan
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I subscribe to some Yahoo Groups :

1] cask-uk

2] scoopgen  [if you're into scooping/ticking beers]

3] wetherspoons  [if you're into JDW's]

All worth having a look at.

TMJ

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This appears to have also become a beer tickers (train spotter) group
with the majority of posting provided by a single person giving tasting
scores for the beer he has drunk during the week.
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Alan
news2009 admac myzen co uk

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On Dec 10, 8:00am, M Platting <> wrote:
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There are lots and lots: unfortunately they tend to be specific to
certain areas of the country or certain angles of interest. This is
still the only forum for discussion of cask ale and pubs across the
UK.
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http://forum.camra.org.uk/




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All the camra contributors seemed to have left this group because they
didn't want to discuss camra's lack of support for real ale. They set up
a private group only open to camra members so the converted could peach
to the converted.

I suspect that a camera forum is more about promoting camra and not
about real ale and pubs.

And a quick look confirms the flawed thinking of an average camera forum
contributor. Don't any of them realise that to save a pub or a bus route
you have to USE IT on a daily basis and not just twice a year. That is
not going to happen with the camra membership alone where the active
membership in some areas can be counted on the fingers of one hand.

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Alan
news2009 admac myzen co uk

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Yes, and to get back to where this thread started, the same is true of
newsgroups and other fora. If an alternative to this group is sought,
well, what's wrong with this group?

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Ian

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Alan wrote:
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Pardon my stupidity here, but as I remember back in the 70's
the name CAMRA actually had something to do with Real Ale.

Is that no longer true? Is CAMRA now drinking Newkie Brown
or Stella instead??

chuck


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Who knows? They all went and formed their own secret group so they could
campaign amongst themselves.

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Alan
news2009 admac myzen co uk

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M Platting <> wrote:

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It's a shame.  I joined this group 13 years ago and it was very active
(and also, one of the best mannered of all usenet groups) then. I've
been to some very good pubs as a result of travelling around and asking
people's advice on this group before I go. There were lots of European
colleagues here too who could point you in the right direction if you
were going to the continent.

I think people just don't use usenet any more, except computer bods
maybe.

There's several local CAMRA branches that use Yahoo groups, but nothing
national / international.

I don't know if there'd be enough interest to start one?  I find it
slightly easier with Yahoo because the emails land in your inbox - you
don't need a newsreader.

Cliff
(Lancaster, UK)


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Have not yet found an alternative.

I really miss this group, especially just before any
trip over to West Yorks. Have to rely on my memories
of the last trip instead.

The interesting UK beers here in southeastern US have
been dwindling. We no longer get Old Peculiar or
anything near. Have not seen Coniston Old Man in
months.

Gotta believe that good beer sense/taste has died.


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There is a forum on the camra website, much of it open to non members

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Chris de Cordova (West Cumbria & Western Lakes) www.westcumbriacamra.org.uk
Egremont Beer and Cider Festival: October 29th, 30th
Whiutehaven Beer and Cider Festival: March 18th 19th 2011
www.cumbrianbreweries.org.uk for good craic on our beers!
www.westcumbriacamra.org.uk for good craic on our pubs!

I'm desperately trying to figure out why kamikaze pilots wore helmets.

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Which I mentioned earlier in the thread:

http://forum.camra.org.uk/
But you have to contend with Richard "chemical fizz" English :-(


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I'm sure there are far more "lurkers" on here who only  post when
asking/giving advice etc. rather than those who see it as a regular spouting
off opportunity.
In other words if you have nothing worth saying, keep it shut!!
That said, I always keep an eye on the group and enjoy much of its content.


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Why not let them talk about nothing same as they would in the pub?  A
totally silent group's a bit unwelcoming, like a silent pub.
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Sue  ]:(:)

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On 21/02/2011 18:06, Darkside wrote:
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Quite.

What about Roger Protz/Tom Cannavan's UK Drinks Forums Beer-Pages?

http://www.wine-pages.com/ubb/ultimatebb.php?ubb=forum;f=5
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Joe

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Probably because it's named "wine-pages.com"

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Alan
news2009 admac myzen co uk

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On 13/03/2011 21:01, Alan wrote:
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Did you click on the link?

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Joe

Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and
remove all doubt.
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