All-Party Parliamentary Beer

Political fortunes: MP Andrew Griffiths (left) receives his award from Brandon Lewis MP

APPBG names its esteemed Beer Drinker of the Year

By Fred A'Court

An MP who has done much to change the political fortunes of beer for the better has been named Beer Drinker of the Year by the All-Party Parliamentary Beer Group (APPBG).

Pubs raise £125,000 through quizzes

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Pubs raise £125,000 through quizzes

By Nikkie Sutton

Volunteers behind the non-profit organisation PubAid are counting the funds raised after they set out to host the World's Biggest Quiz in February this year.

Young chef contestant Robert Yuill explains his recipe to judge Paul Dickinson

Pub chefs face off in parliamentary award finals

By Daniel Woolfson

Pub chef finalists in the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) and All-Party Parliamentary Beer Group’s Parliamentary Pub Chef awards faced off in a tense cook-off.

Beer Group MP: 'We won over beer, many would say we lost over pubs'

Beer Group MP: 'We won over beer, many would say we lost over pubs'

By Andrew Griffiths MP

Just like the Forth Road Bridge, where famously workmen on completing a new coat of paint have to start all over again at the other end, so the work of the All-Party Parliamentary Beer Group begins again at the start of the new Parliament.

Imbibe Live introduces Beer Safaris

Want to go on a Beer Safari?

By PMA editorial

Returning to Olympia next week on July 1st & 2nd, Imbibe Live launches a brand new visitor experience - Beer Safaris.

(l-r) British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA) chief executive Brigid Simmonds, Andrew Griffiths MP, Keith Bott of Titanic Brewery, Robert Humphreys and Christine Cryne of Campaign for Real Ale, at the event hosted by the BBPA, Society of Independent Brewers and CAMRA, at the event

Brewers toast beer duty cut campaigners

By Ellie Bothwell

Brewers thanked the MPs who helped campaign for a second penny off a pint in last month’s Budget in time-honoured tradition – by brewing a beer for them.

Andrew Griffiths:

Cheers to George and this pro-pub Government

By Andrew Griifiths

George Osborne – the beer drinker’s champion. True, not the first thought that might have gone through your mind on the day the Chancellor set foot into Number 11 four years ago. Yet after the Budget last week, I do not think it an exaggeration to say...

Robert Humphreys has been honorary secretary of the group for 21 years

Robert Humphreys to step down from Parliamentary Beer Group

By John Harrington

Robert Humphreys is to step down from his role of honorary secretary of the All-Party Parliamentary Beer Group after 21 years, which he has held since the group’s formation in 1993, the Publican's Morning Advertiser has learnt.

Industry bigwigs rush to be seen with the pub trade's new poster boy

Sinking pints with the Chancellor and beer industry bigwigs

By Snifter

Snifter lifted many pints in celebration of the beer duty escalator scrap and a penny off a pint at the Westminster Arms last night, with none other than the Chancellor George Osborne (well, along with many others at the same party).

Mulholland in House of Commons coat calamity

Mulholland in House of Commons coat calamity

Pub campaigning MP Greg Mulholland got himself into a spot of coat-related bother following a Parliamentary drinks reception last week, Snifter can shockingly reveal.

Pulling power: MP Jessica Lee at the Stanhope Arms

More MPs get behind the bar as part of 'MPs in pubs' campaign

By Adam Pescod

More MPs are getting behind the bar of their local pub as part of the ‘MPs in Pubs’ campaign, launched by the All-Party Parliamentary Beer Group (APPBG) last year, and supported by the Publican’s Morning Advertiser.

Time to act on excessive consumption, says health minister Anne Milton

Milton: "we do not want to be killjoys"

By Michelle Perrett

The Government does not want to be “killjoys” but has to act against excessive alcohol consumption, claims health minister Anne Milton.

Warning: BBPA's Mark Hunter calls on gov't to save industry

Survival of industry at risk, claims new BBPA chairman

By Michelle Perrett

The “alarming rate” of pub closures and the decline in beer volumes is a “wake up call of epic proportions”, claims British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) chairman and Molson Coors chief executive Mark Hunter.

Michael Kheng, MP Karl McCartney and staff

Lincoln MP gets behind the bar

Lincoln MP Karl McCartney completed a shift at the Cloud Bar in Lincoln to get a greater understanding of the pub trade, working behind the bar, serving food and learning the ropes as a cellarman.

MPs have failed the trade

Politicians 'failed the pub industry'

By Michelle Perrett

Politicians have failed the pub and brewing industry, admitted chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Beer Group (APPBG) Andrew Griffiths MP.

Alan Meale: knighthood

Knighthood for former APPBG chairman

By Michelle Perrett

Alan Meale, founder of the All-Party Parliamentary Beer Group, has been granted a knighthood in the Queen's Birthday Honours List.

Griffiths: new beer group chair

Beer Group chair: I'll give pubs clout

By Michelle Perrett

The new chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Beer Group has promised to increase the trade's "political muscle" in Parliament. Andrew Griffiths,...

Brokenshire: listening to the trade

Brokenshire receptive to pub trade lobbying

By John Harrington

Fourteen hundred submissions have been made for the Government's consultation on licensing reform - as trade chiefs step up their lobbying to get the...

Top priority is ti defend what's already protected like the FA Cup

Speak up for more free sport on TV

By John Harrington

The trade is urged to speak out to make more sport free-to-air in pubs, by All-Party Parliamentary Beer Group chairman John Grogan.