Posts by: Roger Protz

Champion brewer blown away by ‘whirlwind of problems'

The closure of Kelham Island brewery in Sheffield – famous for its Pale Rider beer – has sent shock waves through the industry and the ranks of beer l...

Adding Edge to birthday celebrations

Suffolk brewer Adnams chalks up 150 years of brewing in 2022 and is celebrating the milestone by brewing with one of America’s leading craft breweries...

Spreading the mild message

There’s much ado about mild this month. A beer style that once seemed destined for the knacker’s yard is making a spirited comeback with major promoti...

Big boys have arrived in Ukraine

On my first and so far, only visit to Ukraine I booked into my hotel in Kiev, went to the terrace for a beer and found myself sitting under a Stella A...

Mild Magic conjured up in North-West

CAMRA branches in North-West England are planning a major campaign to boost mild ale in April and May with a series of events called Mild Magic.

Brewer’s welcome boost for cask beer

At last some good news on the cask beer front. One of our major regional brewers, Black Sheep in the Yorkshire Dales, is launching a major campaign to...

Landlord lifts Doom gloom

I took a break from driving last month at a pub on the Beds/Bucks border fittingly called the Travellers Rest. It’s an old coaching inn with beams, lo...

Fight to save ‘national treasure’

CAMRA members in St Albans are leading a campaign to save a pub described as “a national treasure” as the first branch of the Campaign was formed ther...

Kent’s great survivor keeps it local

Goachers is a great survivor. The brewery was launched in 1983 by Phil and Debbie Goacher and it’s not only one of the country’s oldest small independ...

Have a beer and save the planet

Drink beer and help save the planet?  It’s a serious question – so serious that I was delighted to see CAMRA had launched a Drink Greener scheme to co...


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