I have to correct myself. I wrote some time ago that it’s a challenge to educate people on both side of the bar about beer. Well, the Publican shows that it’s not really necessary. They did a survey asking 500 licensees which brands they would want to stock if they were free to choose. The results might reflect a good sense of business, but it does certainly not mean any switch to quality to combat the recession:
5. John Smith’s
9. Beck’s Vier
Sure, you find plenty of cask ales in the top 50, but it’s the top ten that really matters here.