Beer

The BBPA says the proposed alcohol code is unfair on pubs

BBPA dubs government's alcohol code 'lop-sided'

By Emma Eversham

The British Beer & Pub Association has called the government's planned mandatory alcohol code 'lop-sided and unbalanced' because it focuses too heavily on pubs and not enough on supermarkets.

The second Draft House will open in February in Battersea

Charlie McVeigh to roll out The Draft House concept

By Emma Eversham

Pub operator Charlie McVeigh has announced plans to roll out his Draft House concept this year following the launch of his first beer-focused pub on Northcote Road in Clapham last year

Brewdog Tokyo can no longer be sold in pubs, bars or shops

18% Brewdog Tokyo beer banned from sale

By Emma Eversham

Brewdog's 18 per cent Tokyo brand beer has been banned from sale following complaints that a message on the label encouraged excessive drinking

A good summer may help beer sales

2010 may be tough for beer sales

By Gemma McKenna

A drinks analyst has made gloomy predictions for the coming months — with Christmas set to be 'at best flat' and the first part of 2010 'extremely tough'

The OFT's verdict has drawn mixed opinion from the pub industry

OFT to take no further action on pubcos

By Becky Paskin

The Office of Fair Trading’s decision not to take any further action following the Campaign for Real Ale’s super-complaint over pubcos and the beer tie has caused mixed opinion in the industry

Melanie Sykes supported the first National Cask Ale Week this year

Cask ale continues to grow in popularity

By Emma Eversham

The author of a report out today suggests that cask beer can offer publicans a 'lifeline' out of recession as it increases its share of the on-trade beer market

The campaign is leading the fight against the mandatory alcohol code

Over 7,000 pub-goers oppose alcohol code

By Becky Paskin

There has been widespread opposition to the Government’s mandatory alcohol code, as over 7,000 pub-goers sign up to the Axe the Beer Tax, Save the Pub campaign