Craft beer sales have risen by 84 per cent for draught and 40 per cent for packaged in the past year

Brewing up a storm: Craft beer sales continue to climb

By Luke Nicholls

While many drinks categories in the UK on-trade are declining in sales, craft beer is bucking the trend, with a sales growth of 79 per cent in the past year equating to 74 million pints being sold in pubs and bars across the country.

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’.

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...

The inaugural industry awards gave a new dimension to the BBPA Annual Dinner

BBPA Annual Dinner & Industry Awards

By Luke Nicholls

The winners of the inaugural British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) industry awards were announced at the organisation’s Annual Dinner which took place at the London Marriott Grosvenor Square hotel last night.