Brewers

Whitbread: selling four pubs

Whitbread to sell four pubs

By The PMA Team

Whitbread has instructed Christie + Co and Gerald Eve to jointly market four pubs including three Brewers Fayre venues.

Protz: brewers should plan for a hot future and consider producing beers that can be consumed in quantity

How low can abvs go?

By Roger Protz

Just because some ales are lower in abv, it doesn't mean they must be lacking in taste, says Roger Protz. On a day of blistering heat in London last...

Pub gardens are packed out in the sun, like the White Horse in Tilbrook

Pub trade soars in sizzling summer sun

By MA editorial team

The scorching weather has sent sales at pubs soaring, according to licensees and brewers. As Britain bakes in temperatures as hot as the Bahamas...

Jumping to it?

Jumping to it?

By Hamish Champ

To the untrained eye it could look as if brewers and pub operators have been falling over themselves to do right by their licensees in the wake of...

Plans to introduce a £50 deposit scheme have hit the buffers

Keg deposit scheme put on hold

By John Harrington

Plans to charge licensees deposits on kegs have "hit a brick wall" and brewers will now focus on other measures of preventing thefts.

IFBB chairman Paul Wells: believes the tie keeps regional diversity alive

The solid virtues of the tie

By Andrew Pring

Remove the tie, and you say goodbye to real ale and family brewers, Independent Family Brewers of Britain chairman Paul Wells tells Andrew Pring.

Siba: volumes contniue to grow

Independent brewers: volumes up 10%

By John Harrington

Independent brewers continue to outperform the overall beer market, with the local brewing sector up 10% in 2008 and brewers predicting a 15% rise...

Protz: why do brewers agree to such deals?

Economics of the mad house

By Roger Protz

It seems obvious that rising prices and duty do no one any good in the long term — neither brewers nor Brown & Co — so why do they persist, asks Roger Protz.

Protz: we need a definition for lager

Lager's new cold war

By Roger Protz

Modern techniques mean that true lagering is in danger of disappearing, says Roger Protz.

The tie that binds

The tie that binds

It's understandable that many licensees see the tie as some malicious device invented by landlords to make their lives as painful as possible. But it...

The rise and rise of women

The rise and rise of women

By Andrew Pring

Women have been the backbone of the pub trade for centuries. Their husbands and partners may have been the name over the door and played the...

Coughing up for kit

Coughing up for kit

Who will fund dispense equipment for cask, as volumes shift from the national brewers towards a growing plethora of regionals? Noli Dinkovski reports

Cask ale sales set to return to growth

Cask ale sales set to return to growth

By Tony Halstead

Cask-ale volumes are predicted to return to growth within the next few years as regional and independent brewers continue to gain market share from...

Mighty marketing?

Mighty marketing?

Advertising is key to ale's growth - but are brewers getting it right? The dwindling marketing budgets afforded by some of the national brewers to...

Brewers supply water to flood victims

Brewers supply water to flood victims

By John Harrington

Britain's brewers are supplying tankers normally used for the transport of beer to provide safe drinking water for communities affected by the...

MyShout

MyShout

In the trade's parallel universes, ensure revenue comes before volume, says Tony Jennings We all know there's an on-trade and an off-trade, and that...

THE AGENTS

THE AGENTS

Konrad Szymanski Humberstones I have sold pubs in all sorts of markets, through the good times and the bad times. I was about when the brewers were...

Business Opinion

Business Opinion

with James Crawfurd-Porter Brewers must keep an eye on their kegs Casks and kegs must be the most enduring eco-friendly packaging of modern times....

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Pubs face keg deposit charges

By Tony Halstead

Licensees could be charged a deposit of between £10 and £20 for each beer keg or cask delivered to their premises unless the trade finds ways of...

Drink talking

Drink talking

Last night in Strangers' Bar, a regular haunt of many an ale-loving MP, I was pondering which real ale to choose from the guest ales on offer. After...

Row erupts over Progressive Beer Duty

Row erupts over Progressive Beer Duty

By John Harrington

Angry family brewers say the Government must scale back the generous tax breaks that are helping smaller brewers steal their market share. They also...

A seller's market

A seller's market

Michelle Perrett takes a look at how the pub property industry has changed in the last 30 years.In 1975 Jaws hit our movie screens, Fawlty Towers was...

In good Company

In good Company

When the Beer Orders came into force in 1989, it was a real shake-up for the Worshipful Company of Brewers one of Britain's oldest trade bodies....