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Illegal activity: kegs are the target of theft by organised crime (image; Getty/urbancow)

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Kegs caught in supply crisis

By Michelle Perrett

Keg supplies are being hit by the transport crisis that is ravaging the pub and hospitality sector.

Cask Ale Week: Pubs can promote their cask ale

Pubs urged to celebrate Cask Ale Week

By Michelle Perrett

Pubs are being urged to celebrate Cask Beer Week, which runs from 23 September to 3 October, to help boost trade in the wake of the pandemic.

Increase approved: the beer delivery drivers have accepted the new 4% pay offer (image: Getty/Monty Rakusen)

Draymen pay dispute settled

By Nikkie Thatcher

A pay dispute from 1,000 beer delivery drivers has now been settled after they voted in favour of accepting a higher pay offer.

Plan change: the strike action has been called off while a ballot over the new pay offer takes place (image: Getty/zoranm)

Beer delivery driver strike suspended

By Nikkie Thatcher

The planned strike action by 1,000 draymen, which was set to take place this week and next week has been postponed, following an improved pay offer from GXO Logistics Drinks.

Down the drain: many brewers have been forced to throw beer away during the coronavirus pandemic, with pubs being closed for a large proportion of the past year and a half

SBR changes leaves small brewers in limbo

By Nikkie Thatcher

Small independent brewers in the UK have been left in limbo, a year on from the Treasury’s changes to Small Breweries’ Relief (SBR), one trade body has warned.

Start date: the social media campaign launches next week (Monday 19 July), coinciding with lockdown measures in England being relaxed

Campaign launched to champion cask beer

By Nikkie Thatcher

A social media campaign has been created, coinciding with lockdown measures being relaxed in England, to help highlight the importance of cask beer.

Number crunching: the British Beer & Pub Association predicts more than 7m pints will be sold during the England v Italy game this weekend (image: Getty/Jonathan Knowles)

Pubs to lose out on £9m during England v Italy

By Nikkie Thatcher

While 7.1m extra pints are expected to be bought on during Sunday’s UEFA Euro 2020 final on Sunday (11 July), due to ongoing restrictions, the trade will miss out on £9m in beer sales, it has been predicted.

How can I get Heineken SmartDispense in my pub?

Free Heineken SmartDispense up for grabs

By Heineken

Heineken is giving twelve lucky operators the chance to win with SmartDispense over the next 12 months, inclusive of three years free services and line cleaning as well as additional staff training benefits and access to the Heineken Buying Club – all...

Bigger than forecast: BrewDog COO David McDowall outlined the demand for the brewer and operator's beer demand situation

BrewDog: ‘It’s been hold on to your hats time on supply’

By Georgi Gyton, MCA

BrewDog has managed to keep up with demand for its beer, but it has been “hold on to your hats time”, since hospitality reopened for outdoor trading last month (April), president and COO David McDowall told MCA’s The Conversation.

National reports: price increases in the on-trade hit the headlines of mainstream media publications this week (image: Getty/Moussa81)

Pubs consider price increases

By Nikkie Thatcher

A number of The Morning Advertiser's (MA) readers have increased their prices amid reopening this month (April), following months of closure.

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MA’s review of the week

Council enforcement at pubs ‘annoying’

By Ed Bedington

The Morning Advertiser’s Ed Bedington spoke with Steamin’ Billy Brewing Company boss Billy Allingham to discuss the most recent on-trade news.

Outraged reaction: the pub and brewing trade has said 'now is not the time' for talk of further regulations for venues (image: Getty/ DGLimages)

'Not the time' for mandatory calorie labels on pints

By Emily Hawkins

Reports of proposals to force large pub chains to display calorie labels on pints of beer have been dubbed “outrageous” and described as “costly and complicated” by the trade.

Beer waste too bitter a pill: ‘As I engage with my own customers, I’ve learned that many have decided to leave their real ale taps off for the foreseeable future’

Opinion

We need to talk about cask…

By Sarah John, director, Boss Brewing

Like so many of us in this industry, I share in the hope that is being pinned on Monday 12 April – for England at least, if not for my home country of Wales.

Pub pint pledge: 'Our partnership with WWF will give pub-goers another reason to feel good about enjoying a cold pint in their local,' UK director of marketing at Carlsberg, Emma Sherwood-Smith, commented

Carlsberg to make WWF donation per on-trade pint sold

By Stuart Stone

Carlsberg has pledged to offer a donation to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) for every pint of Carlsberg Pilsner and Carlsberg Export that is served in participating pubs when trading restrictions are lifted.

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