Roger Protz explains why the Celtic Beer Festival is becoming more successful each year and how more women are jumping on the bandwagon
01-Dec-2014 - The country deserves better than just leaving our dwindling pub stock to market forces.
13-Nov-2014 - Huge interest in craft beer is believed to have sparked a renaissance for spirits.
29-Oct-2014 - The new chief executive of CAMRA wants to double membership numbers. Roger Protz caught up with Tim Page.
15-Oct-2014 - Beer writer Adrian Tierney- Jones said to me: “We got the title right,” when the annual Cask Report was launched last month.
03-Oct-2014 - The family-run Red Lion in Snargate hasn’t changed much since the 16th century and that is exactly why it remains a charming pub.
17-Sep-2014 - On a trip to the Emerald Isle, Roger Protz rediscovers the wonders of a superbly crafted stout.
03-Sep-2014 - ‘Hop champion’ Ali Capper is determined to reinvigorate the decline in British hop growing, once described as ‘terminal’. Roger Protz finds out more.
06-Aug-2014 - When Roger Protz visited Belgium he discovered that it’s not only the First World War that joins our two nations but also our love of pale ale — so he...
25-Jul-2014 - Roger Protz extolls the virtues that make beer such a hit when it comes to matching it with food
11-Jul-2014 - Beer from oak casks pull trade from as far away as Hull to the Junction, in West Yorkshire, as Roger Protz discovers.
25-Jun-2014 - Robert Wicks at Westerham Brewery is keeping old traditions and species alive thanks to his passion for all things local. Roger Protz reports.
13-Jun-2014 - Such has been Colin Keatley’s success that there are now three Fat Cat pubs in Norwich, all shrines to the city’s long-lost breweries.
29-May-2014 - Hogs Back chairman Rupert Thompson goes back in time to protect the future of the brewery’s beers. Roger Protz joins him on the journey.
20-May-2014 - Sour beer may still be anathema to some brewers, but Elgood’s is breaking with tradition, reports Roger Protz.
06-May-2014 - Roger Protz reports on how the organisers of a ground-breaking celebration of beer and pubs could inspire other cities to stage similar events.
22-Apr-2014 - Roger Protz says we should all be inspired by the battle to save a much-loved pub in West Yorkshire.
08-Apr-2014 - Roger Protz on how retiring Budweiser Budvar UK PR man Denis Cox has fought tirelessly to plug the Budvar brand and protect it from the Americans.
20-Mar-2014 - Despite the closure of the Vaux brewery in 1999, a small team of former employees have been working to bring the brews back to life.
25-Feb-2014 - Kronenbourg's recent ad ban highlights the issue of ‘misleading’ provenance claims, argues Roger Protz.
11-Feb-2014 - The worldwide success of Trooper ale, allied to the expanded capacity of its new brewhouse, has allowed Robinsons to quadruple exports and boost investment across its pub estate. Roger Protz...
23-Jan-2014 - Roger Protz reports on how a significant figure on the pubs and brewing scene is thinking big and aiming high after being appointed chairman of West Berkshire Brewery.
03-Dec-2013 - Petra Wetzel has achieved jaw-dropping success with the German-style WEST brewery in Glasgow, and there is even more to come, as Roger Protz discovers.
15-Nov-2013 - Our brewers’ performance at the Brussels Beer Challenge demonstrated why we need to open up foreign markets and boost exports, says Roger Protz.
07-Nov-2013 - The architecturally stunning Nicholson’s pub estate — part of Mitchells & Butlers — launched its third beer festival of the year in mid-October, showing an ever-increasing dedication to cask, reports...