Posts by: Roger Protz

Fight now to halt catastrophic cask sales fall

I had half an hour to kill waiting for a train at King’s Lynn station following a visit to Elgood’s brewery in neighbouring Wisbech so I crossed the r...

Brewers abhor a vacuum

We were supping fine beer from the Navigation Brewery in the Cross Keys in Nottingham and the man sitting next to me said that when he moved to the ci...

Cask beer is on the up

Pardon my alliteration, but real ale is remarkably resilient. During lockdowns and pub closures, there were concerns that cask beer was heading for th...

BrewDog's sour taste

It was all going to be so refreshingly different – a brewery turning its back on “industrial lagers and stuffy ales” and offering bright new beers for...

Axed Strong Suffolk bounces back

Greene King has axed and then rapidly reinstated its heritage beer Strong Suffolk Ale. The demise of Strong Suffolk was signalled by the brewery’s qua...

Problem drinking? Brits are actually quite moderate drinkers

As regular as a red London bus, another report has come trundling along about “problem drinking”. It repeats the media mantra that the Brits consume t...

Make real ale special

There’s many a slip twixt cup and lip, but the lockdown is coming to an end, we will be able to sup inside pubs and beer will once again be gushing in...


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