I enjoyed Keith Flett’s article “Real Ale, Craft Beer and Anti-capitalism” in the May issue of Socialist Review. The emergence of craft beer is to be welcomed and encouraged. But even the best craft beer can’t match a great pint from the wood. The infrastructure needed for great ale is complex and expensive. Well, it’s a pub! We must focus primarily on protecting and promoting real ale above all. Even the greatest victory can be reversed in time, especially when big business wakes up and sniffs money. We must stay vigilant and protect the gains we’ve fought so hard for.
Russ Chandler, London