Beer

Social Drinking

The benefits of social drinking

New research, which shows that moderate alcohol consumption with friends at a local pub may be linked to improved wellbeing, has been published in the journal Adaptive Human Behaviour and Physiology. While most studies warn of the health risks of alcohol consumption, researchers at the University of Oxford have looked at whether having a drink may play a role in improving social cohesion, given its long association with human social activities. Combining data from three separate studies – a questionnaire-based study of pub clientele, observing conversational behaviour in pubs, and a national survey by the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) – [...]

Cask ale week launch

Cask Ale Week 2015

Cask Ale Week is in full swing All over the country breweries and pubs are running events and promotions to celebrate Britain’s national drink. From beer festivals and tutored tastings to new brews and free pint offers, there is a wide array of activities. This year the Week takes on a special significance. Findings of the recently published 2015 Cask Report show cask beer, or ‘real ale’ drinkers to be the lifeline of tens of thousands of British pubs. They visit more often, and over the course of the year, spend nearly double the average.* “Cask Ale Week is a great [...]

Cwtch Champion Beer of Britain

CAMRA name their Champion Beer of Britain

Cwtch from Tiny Rebel has been crowned Champion Beer of Britain at the Great British Beer Festival After over a year of local tasting panels and regional heats leading up to the finals, the Campaign for Real Ale, CAMRA, has announced that today Tiny Rebel’s Cwtch has been crowned the Best Beer in Britain at the Great British Beer Festival, Olympia, London. The Newport brewed real ale was named the Supreme Champion over a host of other finalists in ten different beer categories (Bitters, Best Bitters, Strong Bitters, Golden Ales, Milds, the Speciality class and also the winter beer styles of [...]