Posts by: Roger Protz

The good, the bad and the ugly of our pubs

The pub trade is reminiscent of one of those old Spaghetti Westerns – the Good, the Bad and the Ugly. We saw the ugly side last month when spokesmen f...

Success in fight for historic CAMRA pub’s future

CAMRA members in St Albans are cheering the news that the future of the pub where the Campaign’s first branch was founded is more hopeful thanks to it...

Wet-led pub’s dilemma

The Covid pandemic continues to throw a long shadow over the embattled British pub. And it’s “wet-led” pubs that are feeling most of the pain – that’s...

Black cloud refuses to shift

I’m grateful to Rupert Thompson, boss of Hogs Back brewery in Surrey, for lifting the large black cloud hovering over my head. Hard on the heels of th...

Heineken axes historic Callie

Edinburgh’s Caledonian brewery is to be axed by Heineken, ending more than 150 years of brewing that included winning Champion Beer of Britain with De...

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.


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