I was a bit shocked today to see a feed on Facebook via the Official CAMRA page advertising the 'There's A Beer For That' Beer Club. The idea of this 'club' is that you can log on to Twitter at 7.00.pm every Wednesday and learn about a different beer style each week from an expert. Yes that is such a great way to learn about beer! Frankly I think it is utterly ridiculous.
If the big brewers want to spend stupid amounts of money to promote beer then let them but CAMRA is an organisation to promote real ale. I know that they approve certain bottled beers as 'real' but, let's be honest, real ale is always best when consumed in a pub and to promote real ale you have to promote pubs. They should not be giving any kind of promotion to such anti-social social media activities that will only encourage people to stay at home and drink in isolation.