Stouty McStoutface steals show at beer festival

In a result that sounds as though it should be an April fool, the best brew of the CAMRA Gloucester Beer Festival 2017 was… Stouty McStoutface.

UK alcohol duty rates to rise with inflation

The Chancellor of the Exchequer has announced that alcohol duties will increase, with inflation, lifting a freeze on beer and spirits duties which had been imposed in 2015.

London council protects 120 pubs in UK first

Wandsworth Council has become the first in the UK to formally protect its pubs from being turned into shops or flats by removing permitted development rights on 120 pubs.

Beer in a can approved as real ale

A Bristol brewery is the first to have its canned beer recognised as real ale by the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA).

Pub closures slowing in the UK

February 3rd, 2016

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