ALE Monthly No. 211 October 1981

Not What You'd Think

I see the publican of The Sun near RAF Cottesmore, Leicestershire, is puzzled that the presence of German aircrew training on Tornados has not led to an increase in lager consumption. Instead they are drinking Everards Old Original. Surprise, surprise. Old Original is probably far closer to real lager than the peculiar, tasteless, gassy, overcooled, weak liquid that the name is used for in this country.

The calls for a campaign against lager are perhaps a trifle misplaced for we should not be campaigning against real lager only against the use of the name for the curious concoction produced in this country. I take it that it's too late for a prosecution under the Trade Descriptions Act. Perhaps if they called it "lagerade" it would admit what it was and keep everyone happy.

Ale's Roving Reporter

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