Another interesting titbit has in What's Brewing has caught my eye. Amongst the motions for debate being put before the next AGM is this one from the Wessex region:
"This conference agrees that the ban on beers served from casks with cask breathers being listed in the Good Beer Guide is removed."
Is this the first crack in CAMRA's absolute opposition to any form of added CO2?
I remember when the debate about cask breathers was first raging within CAMRA and the arguments against were clearly bollocks. I'm sure some people were damanding the cellars of pubs in the Good Beer Guide should be inspected to ensure no cask breathers were present because you couldn't tell by tasting the beer. I thought if the beer tastes the same then what's the problem? Though I must admit I did have a sneaking respect for the level of fundamentalist mentalism being displayed I don't suppose it did much for CAMRA's image.
Whether this motion is passed remains to be seen but it's one to watch out for.