There is a regular criticism of those who write blogs about beer that they only write about bottled beer - sitting at home, cracking open esoteric bottles in their own company, pasting up photos and telling everyone what a great sensation it is.
I find it easy to drift into that category but I also feel I am a champion of the pub. Get out more ? - I always try to. Real ale is my favourite type of beer and it is only available in the pub. The pub is where I am most at home.
This week is the second Cask Ale Week when the beer and pub industry is encouraging more people to try a drop of Britain's National drink.
For me, and I guess most people who read here, every week is Cask Ale Week but if you have dropped in by accident, I ask you to put down your mouse, turn off the computer, get off to the pub and raise a glass of real ale to toast everything that's brilliant about beer. Cheers !