In article , firstname.lastname@example.org says...
I subscribe to some Yahoo Groups :
2] scoopgen [if you're into scooping/ticking beers]
3] wetherspoons [if you're into JDW's]
All worth having a look at.
In message , Jim
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.
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
Pat Ricroft, City of Salford, UK
In message , PeterE
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.
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??
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
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.
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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
Gotta believe that good beer sense/taste has died.
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
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.