The Guardian published an interesting piece in the Life and Style section recently. It discuses the change in image of Real Ale over the last few years and the rise in interest from younger drinkers.
A worthwhile read, though one line in particular caught my eye:
...brewing boring brown bitters for old men.
I'm not sure the sentiment that, a bitter is boring if it is brown, nor old men only drink brown beer, really matches our experience over the years.
But a good article and worth a read. You can find it here: