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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 [...]

Growth of real ale

Real Ale Drinkers a ‘Lifeline’ to Britain’s Pubs

2015 Cask Report Reveals Growth of Real Ale – and Extent of its Importance to Pubs The newly published 2015 Cask Report shows that amid Britain’s booming interest in food and drink, sales of real ale, with its ‘natural’ credentials, are growing. The research also shows that cask drinkers are more valuable to pubs than any other drinkers. The Report, by renowned beer writer and industry commentator Pete Brown says that cask ale drinkers visit the pub twice as often as the average pub-goer. Their annual spend on food and drink in pubs amounts to £967. This is:- almost double [...]

GBBF: Champion Beer of Britain 2009 – All the Winners

Overall winners Champion Beer of Britain – Rudgate, Ruby Mild (York, North Yorkshire) Second – Oakham, Attila (Peterborough, Cambridgeshire) Third – West Berkshire, Dr Hexter’s Healer (Thatcham, Berkshire) Mild category Gold – Rudgate, Ruby Mild (York, North Yorkshire) Silver – Bank Top, Dark Mild (Bolton, Lancashire) Bronze – Highland, Dark Munro (Birsay, Orkney) Bitter category Gold – Surrey Hills, Ranmore Ale (Guildford, Surrey) Silver – Butcombe, Bitter (Bristol, Avon) Joint Bronze – Humpty Dumpty, Little Sharpie (Reedham, Norfolk) Joint Bronze – Triple fff, Alton’s Pride (Alton, Hampshire) Best Bitter category Gold – Southport, Golden Sands (Southport, Merseyside) Silver – Buntingford, Britannia (Royston, Hertfordshire) Joint Bronze – Evan Evans, Cwrw (Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire) Joint Bronze [...]