Emotional night: operator Kevin Shepherdson has described last orders at his pub, the Old Horse


Shutdown is ‘a strange new experience for us all’

By Emily Hawkins

Operator Kevin Shepherdson is usually the one asking customers how they are doing, however, in this uncertain time for pubs, roles have reversed and his regulars have been calling up to check in.

Hop Drop o’clock: brewer and operator BrewDog has rolled out a beer and food service in a number of cities

BrewDog launches beer delivery offer

By Emily Hawkins

Scottish brewer and pub operator BrewDog has relaunched its beer delivery service, delivering drinks and a food menu to customers' doorsteps via an app.

Fair play: brewing bodies demand parity with pubs on grants and an allowance to make off-sales


54% of independent brewers unable to access Government support

By Stuart Stone

Both the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) and Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) have called on the Government to offer brewers the same level of support as pubs after a majority of beer makers revealed they’ve been unable to access state support.

Duty bound: pubs can claim money back for ullage but need to follow the recommended beer destruction instructions


BBPA outlines beer destruction rules during Covid-19 crisis

By Stuart Stone

The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) has released HMRC-approved guidance to help pubs destroy beer without an authorised company representative from a brewery or supplier present during the Covid-19 emergency.

Post-crisis warning: people will remember those who helped and those who put themselves first


Pandemic could mean a reboot for humanity not just hospitality

By Andy Slee, chairman of Black Sheep brewery

The fact you’re reading this means pubs and beer play an important part in your life. And, as such, during the past few weeks, we have all had to reassess the meaning of ‘important’, so my thoughts go out to any of you directly affected by Covid-19.

Help is at hand: Diageo has a host of phone lines and online streams to help its customers

In association with Diageo

Diageo shows strong commitment to sector

By The Morning Advertiser

Diageo has unveiled help for its customers through phone lines so they can access financial assistance, equipment care and also live online training.

Pay cut: BrewDog co-founders and its senior team are reducing their salaries to help protect jobs


BrewDog co-founders forgo 2020 salary

By Nikkie Thatcher

Scottish brewer and operator BrewDog co-founders James Watt and Martin Dickie will be sacrificing their salary for 2020 in a bid to protect jobs at the business amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

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