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Protz: A pub with a hairdresser

Roger Protz takes a ferry cross the Mersey to find Gallaghers pub, which has a hairdresser’s as a perm-anent fixture.

Head start: The Gallaghers had run two hairdresser's shops but were keen to operate a pub as well

Protz: In praise of beer with food

12-Mar-2015 - Roger Protz and Melissa Cole conduct a symphony of tastes over a three course lunch.


Protz: The Old Poets' Corner shows creativity works

02-Mar-2015 - Roger Protz visits a Derbyshire pub which has succeeded with a name change and a new range of beers.

Protz: Marble Brewery's sensational beers

11-Feb-2015 - Roger Protz visits the Marble Brewery for a nice Earl Grey and finds vegan principles as well.

Protz: Can Draught Burton Ale be saved?

29-Jan-2015 - Roger Protz looks at how Draught Burton Ale could survive and remembers the Publican's Morning Advertiser's journalist, Les Leonard.

Protz: Beer drinkers find their Eden

09-Dec-2014 - Roger Protz explains why the Celtic Beer Festival is becoming more successful each year and how more women are jumping on the bandwagon

Protz: Leaner does not mean better

01-Dec-2014 - The country deserves better than just leaving our dwindling pub stock to market forces.

Protz: Spirits renaissance from craft beer explosion

13-Nov-2014 - Huge interest in craft beer is believed to have sparked a renaissance for spirits.

Protz: CAMRA's on the right Page

29-Oct-2014 - The new chief executive of CAMRA wants to double membership numbers. Roger Protz caught up with Tim Page.

Protz: 'You don't need a ponytail, earrings or tattoos to be a craft brewer'

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.

Protz: It's been Doris’s day for 50 years at Snargate's Red Lion

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.

Back to the future with Guinness

17-Sep-2014 - On a trip to the Emerald Isle, Roger Protz rediscovers the wonders of a superbly crafted stout.

Hop-ping to the revival of a great British industry

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.

Ale fit to hail brave soldiers

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...

Beer’s some food for thought

25-Jul-2014 - Roger Protz extolls the virtues that make beer such a hit when it comes to matching it with food

Hearts of oak at the Junction pub

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.

A short hop to a new home

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.

New Fat Cat laps up success

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.

Digging for a local victory with Hogs Back

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.

Why sour beer is proving sweet for brewer Elgood's

20-May-2014 - Sour beer may still be anathema to some brewers, but Elgood’s is breaking with tradition, reports Roger Protz.

The rise and rise of Norwich City of Ale

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.

If your pub is threatened, follow the Fox

22-Apr-2014 - Roger Protz says we should all be inspired by the battle to save a much-loved pub in West Yorkshire.

A street fighter with Budvar in his blood

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.

Historic Vaux beers back in rude health

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.

World of confusion over lager

25-Feb-2014 - Kronenbourg's recent ad ban highlights the issue of ‘misleading’ provenance claims, argues Roger Protz.

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