Thursday, 24 June 2010

Week 25

Tony Halstead investigates how pubs in the south-west are benefitting from stay-at-home tourism by using a range of cask ales.
The Bristol Beer Factory is launching its first Home Brew Competition Winning Beer in the week commencing June 28th “Mountain Goat IPA” has been brewed with competition winner Richard Poole. Richard came to the brewery a couple of weeks ago to brew his beer with BBF Head Brewer Chris Kay. On Monday 28th June Richard [...]
Work has started on the fourth series of BBC 2’s award winning Oz and James adventures, except this time Oz Clarke has a new drinking partner: the comedian and actor Hugh Dennis (Mock the Week regular and actor in Outnumbered). Throughout the series our intrepid explorers will be collecting the best of British booze from [...]
The Inveralmond Brewery’s Ossian brand has been voted Champion Golden Ale of Scotland 2010 by the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA). This prestigious award was competed for by some of the most widely known and best selling beers in Scotland and Ossian came out on top after a comprehensive judging session in Aberdeen. Commenting on the [...]
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The Turks Head Golf Day which took place on Friday 11th June was a great success. In total the Turks Head, Alcester raised £2,000, which will be split between Macmillan Nurses and Breast Cancer Care UK. Wye Valley Brewery entered a team, made up of four of our lovely customers, see photo, left to right, Stuart from Kenilworth Golf Club, Guy from Apres, Julie, Wye Valley Brewery, Peter from Kings Heath Cricket Club and Jim from Edmunds Bar, Birmingham. Thanks to these guys for taking part and well done to…
Oxfordshire based Hook Norton Brewery has revealed a programme for 10 beer festivals at its tenanted pubs between 25 June and 1 October.
Bombardier survey shows that three quarters think going to the pub is a truly English trait Visiting a great English pub has been voted the most ‘typically English’ pursuit in a survey commissioned by Wells & Young’s’ ‘beer of England’ Bombardier. Of the 5,000 people asked three quarters (73 per cent) said that they considered spending time [...]
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- VAT increase means combined VAT and duty rates on a pint in the pub to hit £1 in New Year - VAT increase means up to 10p increase on a pint CAMRA, the Campaign for Real Ale, has today predicted that the impact of a VAT hike to 20% in January 2011 will force the rate of pub closure to increase above the current devastating rate of 39 a week. Mike Benner, CAMRA Chief Executive, said: ‘In the New Year, many pub goers will be hit with a VAT increase that will push up the combined taxation on a pint of beer…
Keith Bott, chairman of the Society of Independent Brewers. The Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) has welcomed today’s Emergency Budget decision not to raise beer duty, but has criticised the announced increase in VAT as “more of the same” failure to understand the impact on pubs. SIBA points out that, without a compensatory cut in beer [...]
Closure of the Budweiser brewery in Mortlake has been postponed until at least December 2011.