American brewers have made a history of eschewing tradition. Damn the torpedos—more hops, more alcohol, more flavor, more everything. But there are some elements of tradition that maybe we should revive during this holiday season, like real ale.
Bad Language Back in 1972, the oddly named Campaign for the Revitalisation of Ale decided it preferred the word “real” to describe its preferred forms of ale. To this day, UK media still use the word “real” to distinguish the authentic and elite from the mass produced and fake. A few years later, the Belgians