Good News

James Lousada: 'the beer revolution is not just about triple-hopped IPAs'

Beer renaissance is good news for the UK on-trade

By James Lousada

I have a confession to make: I am a beer person who loves wine. Not only have I spent some of my career working in the wine industry, but I even enjoy a glass every now and then. It was over a glass of wine that I paused to reflect on the wine and beer...


E-cigarettes: the politics of vaping

By Phil Mellows

For some time now I’ve been stalking the subject of e-cigarettes, writes Phil Mellows. Vaping, as they call it, since users inhale nicotine-laced vapour rather than smoke, may not be drinking but it does offer an intriguing insight into society’s attitude...


The beer innovation imperative

By Phil Tate

This is a defining period for beer. It needs to fight for share of throat to resist the multiplicity of trends that currently threaten it. The good news? That our brewers and producers are clearly up for the battle, argues Phil Tate.

Pete Brown is feeling positive about 2012

Positive trends prevailing

By Pete Brown

This is my last column of the year, and I find myself looking back on 2011 as an unexpectedly good year in many ways for the beer and pub world, and feel ing curiously optimistic about 2012. No, don’t laugh.



The Queen's speech unveiled two bits of good news for pubs. She confirmed the Government intended to go ahead with legislation to reduce regulatory...