But seriously folks, I'm doing a bit of research – and you can help.
To save me poring through countless websites and publications could you kind people provide me with names of any UK breweries that have come into existence in the past year or so since the credit crunch thingy?
I suspect it is a lower number than in previous years or CAMRA would have been trumpeting it as evidence of the alleged success of their "campaigning", instead they chose to trumpet that they have recruited (or bamboozled) their one hundred thousandth member.
[BTW 100,000 in base 19 is EB03. Doesn't sound quite so exiting does it?]