Beer

Camra wants to raise awareness of the Great British Pub and encourage support for a beer duty freeze. Image courtesy of Camra.

Pubs and the Economy: Campaign launched to help beat January blues

By Luke Nicholls

The Campaign for Real Ale (Camra) has today launched a campaign to help the pub industry tackle the post-festive ‘hangover by promoting the benefits of pubs to the British economy and encouraging more people to use their local in January.  

Petra Wetzel had never had a pint of beer before she took over WEST, but now the managing director's beer is sold in outlets across the country

Petra Wetzel: Career Profile

By Emma Eversham

German-born Petra Wetzel gave up a career in law six years ago to save the restaurant, bar and brewery in Glasgow she'd bought for her ex-husband to run. A self-confessed new-born 'beer nerd' Wetzel has grown the beer hall considerably...

Keeping it real: Cask Ale now appeals to a broad range of drinkers; male and female, young and old

Real ale pubs ‘missing a trick’ by not providing tasting notes

By Luke Nicholls

With the 2014 Cask Report revealing that real ale is now outperforming the beer market, new research has found that licensees can still do more to encourage younger drinkers to try the drink, simply by providing tasting notes on the bar. 

The second BBPA Awards were announced at the organisations Annual Dinner last night

BBPA Awards 2013: Winners revealed at Annual Dinner

By Luke Nicholls

The winners of the second British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) industry awards were announced at the organisation’s Annual Dinner which took place at Park Plaza Westminster Bridge.