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Dispute: relations between Marble and CAMRA have deteriorated this year

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CAMRA issues response to Marble GBBF ‘blacklisting’ claims

By James Beeson

The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) says it has found “no evidence” to back-up Manchester-based Marble brewery's claims its beers were blacklisted from The Great British Beer Festival (GBBF) earlier this month. 

Crafty: Beer Hawk launches bespoke beer website

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Craft beer growth relies on wholesalers becoming easier to use

By Nicholas Robinson

Craft beer penetration will never increase dramatically unless wholesalers become more flexible and easier for the on-trade to use, Beer Hawk’s head of trade Russ Clarke told The Morning Advertiser.

Next move: licensees reveal what CAMRA should be doing in the next 12 months

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What licensees want from CAMRA

By James Beeson

Campaigning to further reduce beer duty and improving education around cellar management are just two things pub landlords want to see the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) do more of in the future.  

Snubbed: None of Marble's range of beers will appear at this year's GBBF

Manchester brewery hits out at GBBF snub

By James Beeson

One of Manchester’s leading cask breweries has been told its beers “are not good enough” to appear at this year’s Great British Beer Festival (GBBF), according to its head brewer. 

New look: Harvey's Brewery at the Great British Beer Festival

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GBBF: Harvey's reveals new look

By Nikkie Sutton

East Sussex brewery Harvey's unveiled its new look at the start of the Great British Beer Festival yesterday (9 August).

The Great British Beer Festival 2013 runs until 17 August

Video: Great British Beer Festival 2013

By Gurjit Degun and Ellie Bothwell

The annual Great British Beer Festival, organised by the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA), took place between 13-17 August. The Publican’s Morning Advertiser team popped down on trade day to speak to some brewers and find out more about the beers on offer.Take...

Great British Beer Festival 2013 pictures

Picture gallery: Great British Beer Festival 2013

By Mike Berry

The annual Great British Beer Festival, organised by CAMRA, returned to London's Olympia this year. Visitors – including those on the opening trade day – could take their pick from over 800 different real ales, ciders and foreign beers. Our picture...

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London 2012 Olympics: Toast the Games with the best of British beer

By Greg Mulholland

Well, here we are, the culmination of this quite remarkable summer of Jubilee, sport and rain — the London Olympics. Last Friday’s wonderful opening ceremony focused on much that is associated with London, England and the UK. Yet amid the sponsors’ logos,...

Jennings: GBBF could be moved around the country

It's time to sell GBBF to the wider world

By Tony Jennings

The Great British Beer Festival is becoming a venerable British institution but could benefit from a bit of a rethink, says Tony Jennings.

Cheers: The Great British Beer Festival opens it doors on Tuesday 2 August

Making a good fest of it

By Robyn Black

The mud-free Great British Beer Festival opens its doors on 2 August and we've got the complete low-down, Robyn Black reports.

Free tickets are now available

GBBF trade tickets now available

By Michelle Perrett

Licensees and brewers can now apply for free tickets for the Great British Beer Festival (GBBF) trade day on Tuesday, 2 August.

Brewer's Rserve No.2

Fuller's ale with a twist

By Robyn Black

Fans of fine ales were treated to a sneak preview of the new Fuller's Brewer's Reserve No.2 beer at the Great British Beer Festival last week. Only...

GBBF: 66,922 people enjoyed a pint

'Record-breaking' attendance at GBBF

By John Harrington

The Great British Beer Festival defied gloomy expectations as visitor numbers jumped by 3,000 on last year, leading to a "record-breaking" event.

Earl's Court: GBBF venue

GBBF sales are up by 32% already

By Gemma McKenna

Ticket sales for this summer's Great British Beer Festival are up by 32% on last year, and organisers are hoping for a bumper event. Last year, more...

Hardman: paid tribute to membership

Camra membership tops 100,000

By Ewan Turney

The Campaign for Real Ale (Camra) is celebrating its 100,000th member on the day the Great British Beer Festival kicks off.

Protz: Media hooked on bad news

Beer's good-news blackout

By Roger Protz

Cains' demise has eclipsed the Great British Beer Festival in the gloomy media.

GBBF: Numbers down this year

Beer festival sees dip in visitors

By John Harrington

Attendance at this year's Great British Beer Festival was down 10% on 2007, reflecting the overall downturn in pub visits, but bar sales remained at a good level.