Why has there not been a beer drinkers' consumer organization arise in North America? Heck, Poland had a political party. Sure there are the internet chat groups and very accessible brewers as well as beer journalists but ought there not be a North American Beer Drinkers' Association like to CAMRA - or maybe something more appropriate to the regional mindset? Maybe Ralph Nader just doesn't like beer. Maybe we just don't like getting together than much.
The over-riding aim of the organisation is to ensure there will still be a wide choice of craft brewed beers available for future generations. "In a climate where the big brewers continue to get bigger and bigger and lose all contact with their original routes, axing local beer brands and closing breweries it is essential that the beer drinkers of Europe stand up for local quality beer and fight to protect and promote Europe’s beer heritage," said ECBU chairman Terry Lock.
By the way, the EBCU has a website and a news item about their new constitution but I don't actually see a copy of the constitution itself. Anyone have a copy?