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Marston’s buys Thwaites’ beer division

Marston’s has agreed to buy the trading operation of Daniel Thwaites’ beer division for £25.1m.


Brown: The craft of defining artisanal beer

Beer writer Pete Brown learned a lot while on assignment recently, but despite asking experts and discovering those in the industry are unsure, his search for clarity on one subject goes on.

April Fools' Day! How the industry responded

So what was the industry's answer to the April Fools' Day question? See below for some of the top stories from across the web.

Heineken stands tall with new glassware

Heineken has introduced “taller, prouder” pint and half-pint glasses for its eponymous beer brand.

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Pub minimum wage 'offenders' hit back

Pub operators on the Government’s latest National Minimum Wage ‘name and shame’ list express anger and concern. Noli Dinkovski reports

Licensing Act: Offences now carry 'potentially unlimited' fines

Magistrates could hand out unlimited fines for offences under the Licensing Act 2003, following the removal of a cap on maximum penalties. 

‘Beer sexism’ not on CAMRA AGM agenda

The Campaign For Real Ale’s AGM will see policy discussions on the promotion of bottle-conditioned ale, an objective definition of a pub and action against late-night levies — but there is no place for a debate on so-called ‘beer sexism’ after a motion calling on campaign chiefs to take action...

Pubs 'will lose out' in next business rates revaluation

Pubs and restaurants risk losing out in the 2017 rating revaluation as the Uniform Business Rate (UBR) is likely to be set at 50p in the pound, a property advisor has warned.

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Carlsberg tells consumers to trust their tastebuds in new Export campaign

Carlsberg UK has launched an advertising campaign for Export on the back of consumer research that shows a preference for the taste of the bottled beer over its nearest rival, Stella Artois.

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