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Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Welcome to the new West Country Ales blog!

Isn't technology a marvelous thing! I get the chance to do two of my favourite things and make it look like work. Namely, drinking beer....and talking about drinking beer.

Well, where to start? I suppose our marvelous governments latest round of taxes. Beer has escaped relatively lightly and why not? After all cider is now a recovering and ever more popular market and therefore an ideal victim for the vultures on high.

Does this extra 10% tax help curb binge drinking? Of course not. As we're all aware the supermarkets will merely absorb this cost and rub their hands in glee that yet another niche industry wil be put under undue pressure whilst they reap the rewards of drinkers heading to them for cheap booze. Absolutely crazy.

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