Posts by: Roger Protz

Global giant cuts strength of best-selling ale and ups price

Heineken UK, Britain’s biggest brewer, is cutting the strength of its major ale brand John Smith’s Extra Smooth, allegedly to encourage moderate drink...

Don't dump on our ale heritage

The Carlsberg Tour of Destruction goes on. Not content with closing three breweries, the Carlsberg Marston’s Brewing Company is now wielding the axe a...

Fancy a Bass?

We’re losing pubs, we’re losing breweries and we’re also losing something less tangible – our brewing heritage. With around some 2,000 breweries in op...

Does Ringwood’s demise prove cask is in decline?

The Carlsberg Marston’s tour of destruction rolls on with the beer-and-pubs juggernaut announcing the closure of its Ringwood plant in Hampshire. Six...

Fresh twist for old beers

Ancient beer styles are being revived to great acclaim and, encouragingly, they are produced by large breweries that are prepared to add small batch a...

Mixed fortunes for cask beer

The new owners of Parish brewery, Bruce Cooper and Charlie Gamble, will warm the proverbial cockles of your heart. They’ve bought the company in Burro...

For brewing heritage, hop on the Eurostar

Belgium and Britain are two countries united by a love of fine beer. The Belgians treat beer with the respect given to wine and the pride in its brews...

Crooked House fiasco shines spotlight on threatened pubs

It’s rare for the plight of a British pub to grace the pages of the New York Times or newspapers in New Zealand but the shocking destruction of the Cr...

Bottled classic under threat

Worthington’s White Shield, a potent link with the India pale ales of the Victorian period, is another historic beer style destined for the brewery gr...

Global brewers are destroying brewing heritage

Global brewers are hell-bent on destroying great beers and breweries. In Britain, Heineken has closed the Caledonian Brewery in Edinburgh on the groun...


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