Cask Ale

Super cool: Doom Bar goes for extra chilled appeal

Sharp’s trials Doom Bar Extra Chilled

By Nicholas Robinson

Molson Coors-owned Sharp’s Brewery is trialling its iconic Doom Bar brew as an extra-chilled variant because the brewer claims more consumers prefer cooler pints.

Perspective: CAMRA's new national chairman Jackie Parker is looking to the future

OPINION: ‘Judge CAMRA on the actions of the majority,’ says Jackie Parker

By Jackie Parker, CAMRA national chairman

The dust has yet to settle on what will go down in history as one of the Campaign for Real Ale’s (CAMRA) most turbulent weekends, but new national chairman Jackie Parker's outlook for the the organisation’s future is optimistic and she also has some...

Slowdown: the number of wet-led pubs has fallen by almost 20% in five years but the rate has slowed from 6% in 2014 to 3% in 2017

Wet-led sales are on the up

By Nikkie Sutton

Drink-focused venues may have been the hardest hit in recent years, but they are beginning to fight back, latest figures have shown.

Election hopeful: Nicholas Hair called for CAMRA to act as a 'disruptor' and called for an end to the tied pub system

CAMRA election hopeful targets increased political presence

By James Beeson

Nicholas Hair, regional young members' co-ordinator for the Kent branch of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) vowed to increase the organisation’s political influence as he seeks election to its national executive.

Big change: Colin Valentine (l) and Tim Page (r)

CAMRA bosses outline the organisation’s future

By Nicholas Robinson

A need to know the whereabouts of the Campaign For Real Ale’s (CAMRA) ‘mojo’ immediately intensified following the consumer organisation’s announcement last month that it plans to recognise all ‘good-quality’ beers and ciders, instead of focusing on cask...

Don't waste it: make sure you're not pouring profits down the drip tray with these handy tips

Why pubs are pouring profits away with bad head

By Georgina Townshend

Pubs are unnecessarily pouring profits down the drain by falling short of a full measure, according to cellar management trainer and Cask Marque assessor Day Harvey.

Knowledge gap: Make sure you hop on the right line when it comes to improving cellar skills

Cellar skills: banish common mistakes many staff still make

By Georgina Townshend

For some staff, the pub cellar is ‘out of sight out of mind’. But unless you want off ale and ice cream beers, it’s a space that should be treated with respect. The Morning Advertiser (MA) joins a cellar management training course

Long heritage: the King Arthur pub doesn't take plastic payment and only serves two beers

My Pub: The King Arthur, Worcestershire

By Phil Dixon

A new pub that doesn’t take plastic payment and only serves two types of beer – it can only be a Bathams pub. The Morning Advertiser journeyed to the Black Country to see how the brewery, which trades on its long heritage, has taken what it does best...