Great British Beer Festival

Age of enlightenment: building on cask’s established reputation is the challenge facing ale aficionados

What lies beyond the ale?

By Pete Brown

At the start of this month we launched the latest Cask Report. You may have noticed it — the page after page of coverage it received in this magazine was hard to miss.

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.

Simmonds: covenants not needed

Government stance on covenants slated by BBPA

By Michelle Perrett

The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) claims the Government's new consultation into restrictive covenants is at odds with its drive to cut red tape.

Real ale rises for first time

Number of people trying real ale rises

By Michelle Perrett

The number of people drinking real ale for the first time has risen by 40% in the past five years, research from CAMRA has revealed.

Great British Beer Festival: gets underway today

One in two drinkers have tried real ale

By John Harrington, M&C Report

The number of UK drinkers trying real ale has risen by 40% since 2006, with more than 200 new breweries opening in that time, says the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA).


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