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US craft beer exports are booming Pic: Brewers Association

US craft beer exports boom

By Mike Berry

US craft beer exports in 2014 rocketed by 35.7%, with the UK the third fastest-growing market, according to new figures.

Brigid Simmonds: 'I hope as many people as possible send a message to their MP about this vital issue for beer and pubs'

BBPA launches website to strengthen campaign for beer duty cut

By Ellie Bothwell

The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) has launched a website providing new data on the positive impact of beer and pubs on jobs and the local economy, to make a compelling case for a third cut in beer duty in the Budget.

Al Murray's Pub Landlord will take on Nigel Farage for the South Thanet constituency

'Pub Landlord' to take on UKIP's Farage

By Naomi Larsson

Al Murray’s Pub Landlord promises to “save the British pub” as he takes on Ukip leader Nigel Farage in the general election.

Liberation chief executive Mark Crowther: New chapter for both businesses

Liberation Group acquires Butcombe Brewery

By Mark Wingett, M&C Report

Liberation Group, the Channel Islands-based brewer and pub operator, has secured a foothold on the mainland with the acquisition of Butcombe Brewery, the Somerset-based brewer and pub operator.

The BBPA said unused stocks of beer from the World Cup had skewed the figures

Annual beer sales up but on-trade slides

By James Wallin, M&C Report

Off-trade beer sales continued to drive growth as the on-trade slipped 0.7%, according to the British Beer & Pub Association’s Quarter 3 Beer Barometer.

George Osborne and WSTA chief Miles Beale

WSTA honours George Osborne for duty cuts

By Ellie Bothwell

The Wine & Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) has formally thanked Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne and chief secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander for their support in abolishing the alcohol duty escalator in the 2014 Budget.

WSTA's Miles Beale said pubs should consider the spirits opportunity

WSTA chief urges pubs to grasp spirits opportunity

By Mike Berry

Spirits are part of the answer to a vibrant and profitable on-trade, yet many pubs are missing out on their potential, according to Miles Beale, chief executive of the Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA).

Brigid Simmonds has urged the Government not to go any further with regulation

BBPA chief fears 'huge costs' of statutory code

By John Harrington

British Beer & Pub Association chief executive Brigid Simmonds has said she fears the creation of an unnecessary and costly “Government quango tsar” overseeing the tenanted pub sector.

Hawthorn Leisure now has 363 pubs

Hawthorn Leisure buys 88 R&L pubs

By Mark Wingett

Hawthorn Leisure, the group set up with the acquisition of 275 pubs from Greene King, has announced the acquisition of 88 tenanted and leased pubs from R&L, the pub portfolio formerly part of property tycoon Robert Tchenguiz’s property empire in a...

The World Cup is a business opportunity for pubs

World Cup tips for pubs - FREE download

By Nigel Huddleston & Adrian Tierney-Jones

Publicans should make the most of the money-spinning opportunity afforded by the World Cup, with fans likely to head to the pub to watch matches. As The Publican's Morning Advertiser discovers, it’s time for pubs to cash in.

More than 700 Punch pubs have already signed up for the workshops

Punch hosts World Cup workshops

By Ruth Williams

Punch Taverns is inviting its tenants to join one of 47 workshops across the UK to ensure its licensees get the most out of the World Cup.

There are plans to expand the Chilli White brand

Expansion planned for Chilli White

By John Harrington

The Drinks Group, a vehicle formed out of remains of the former Yellowhammer estate, is looking to add further sites under its Chilli White restaurant and bar brand.