Shadow Small Business Minister Toby Perkins was speaking SIBA's BeerX conference earlier today

Beer tax argument heats up at BeerX event ahead of 2013 Budget

By Luke Nicholls

Labour may have to retain the controversial Beer Duty Escalator if it came into power at the next election as Shadow Small Business Minister Toby Perkins admitted to brewers at SIBA’s BeerX conference that they ‘can’t solve all the problems facing pubs’.

According to SIBA's Local Beer Report, pub-goers can now choose from around 3,200 permanent local ales in pubs across the UK

Lifeline for UK pubs: SIBA Beer Report raises a glass to local brewers

By Luke Nicholls

Amidst the ‘perfect storm’ of a weak economy, lack of support from Government and low consumer confidence, locally brewed beer has offered a lifeline to Britain’s pubs, with volume sales up by an estimated 6.8 per cent last year - in contrast with on-trade...

It might not be a comprehensive dictionary for publicans, but our A-Z of Pubs and Bars is a handy guide on some of the key terms and trends in the fast-moving industry

The A-Z of Pubs and Bars

By Peter Ruddick

While publicans might not be faced with as baffling a list of acronyms as hoteliers or as driven by fashion as some restaurateurs, our handy A-Z glossary of key industry terms and trends is a must-read for those looking to make a few pounds from a few...

Bedford-based brewer and pubco Charles Wells has announced a small profits increase across its estate of pubs

Charles Wells' pubs increase profits despite drop in turnover

By Peter Ruddick

Bedford-based brewer and pubco Charles Wells has revealed its financial results for the last year; its UK pubs operation has reported an increase in profits per pub of 3.8 per cent driven by a 1.2 per cent rise in like-for-like sales.

BrewDog's Ghost Deer, previously only available on draught in limited quantities is now being sold in 60ml bottles

BrewDog sells 28% ABV beer Ghost Deer in 60ml bottles

By Emma Eversham

Scottish brewer BrewDog is now selling its 28% ABV beer Ghost Deer in 60ml bottles in a bid to 'kill beer stereotypes' and teach drinkers that beer can be more than a 'pint of fizzy, apathetic, yellow lager’.

Keeping beer lines clean will help you serve the perfect pint


How to keep beer fresh

By Emma Eversham

With cask ales back in growth, publicans will be looking to stock more of them, but what is the best way to keep beer? Conrad Boucher of automated beer line cleaning system Beer Piper, underlines the importance of keeping beer lines clean to ensure pubs...