Taking the strain: Thwaites will absorb additional costs rather than pass them on to pubs and their customers

Brewer announces price freeze for 250 pubs

By Nikkie Sutton

Lancashire-based brewer and operator Thwaites is freezing the price of its beer sold to its tenants across its 250 leased and tenanted estate, for the second year in a row.

Lessons in beer: the taproom will also function as a training centre for Cave Direct’s customers in the on-trade

Beer Merchants Tap announces opening date

By James Beeson

The Beer Merchants Tap, the new Hackney Wick taproom, bottle shop, training centre and blendery from beer distributors Cave Direct, is to open its doors on 24 February.

Rumour quashed: Colin Valentine dismisses 'chaos' claims led to retirement

CAMRA chairman is not 'bailing out'

By Nicholas Robinson

Outgoing Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) chairman Colin Valentine has dismissed rumours he is "bailing out" on the organisation, saying he is "quietly" confident the Revitalisation Project will succeed.

A new look? CAMRA to ask members if they're happy with proposals

CAMRA ‘widens scope’ to cover all beers and outlets

By Nicholas Robinson

Beer and cider campaign group the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) will aim to broaden its reach to cover all “quality” beer and cider types, and will move its focus from traditional pubs to more on-trade outlets.