Real ale fans won't represent all drinkers This is being reported in widely varying emphasis around the papers, with the Beeb taking a strangely negative stance! I think CAMRA should be congratulated for even asking the question. Real Ale is the pinnacle of the beer world when it's on form imo, but the idea of pooh-poohing other drinks and other drinkers is naff. Beer-wise I drink probably 75% (carefully-chosen!) European lager but wouldn't touch anything else but Real Ale in a pub if I know it's going to be well-kept. It needs to be protected and consumers educated. The whole nature of Real Ale, though, is that you can only really drink it in pubs, so the Campaign should perhaps be for Real Pubs - pubs with a range of quality drinks rather than mainly hawking stuff knocked up in a factory laboratory and marketed to the high heavens.