Xmas gift ideas for the beer lover

With the festive season upon us once more, there are a hundred and one things to think about, particularly for those in the hospitality industry. With so much happening and the sense of anticipation palpable in every pub, restaurant and hotel around the country, we know that any assistance is useful, particularly when stuck for… Read more »

Xmas gift ideas for the beer lover

Serving real ale makes real sense

In the course of our work bringing the perfect pint to the Great British public, Beer Piper necessarily has a lot of contact with publicans, breweries and beer distributors and it is a source of continuous confusion that we hear a lot of publicans are still nervous about serving real ale. Some believe it is… Read more »

Serving real ale makes real sense

Beer Piper beats a path to Poland

Enjoying beer as we do, it was only a matter of time before Poland’s well established and flourishing craft beer scene became an object of huge interest at Beer Piper HQ. With our latest BP4 model already a fixture at one of Warsaw’s more high-profile establishments and meeting place for beer aficionados, this year has… Read more »

Craft Beer Poland

Remember, remember…beers dedicated to November

Cold November nights, and particularly the days surrounding the 5th November, are a gift for publicans that can create a warm, welcoming atmosphere in the bar. The hearty comfort food and deeply flavoursome ales, often spicy, fragrant and strong, offer you a chance to showcase your seasonal best. Breweries have often been keen to produce… Read more »

Remember, remember…beers dedicated to November

Cask Marque sets the cask ale agenda

With its recent publication of the 2018 Cask Report, Cask Marque has laid out in quite exhaustive detail the evidence for investing in the future of cask ale and the current tide of opinion in the on-trade industry. At Beer Piper, we’ve dedicated more than 30 years to saving labour for busy publicans and in… Read more »

2018 Cask Report

In praise of British porter beer

Autumn offers the perfect backdrop to darker ales, brimming with toasted, malty flavours and a weightier proposition to contrast with the light pilsners and pale ales that may have become your summer staples. For the new season, its back to black as we praise the complexities of the great British porter. In many drinking circles,… Read more »

In praise of British porter beer

British Food Fortnight 2017

The national British Food Fortnight, positioned to focus on the harvest season, occurs at the end of this month giving pubs and restaurants the opportunity to demonstrate their commitment to locally sourced food & drink and cook up a storm with some of the best produce in the world. We think there are some real… Read more »

British Food Fortnight 2017

Winners at The Great British Beer Festival 2017

Last month saw the 40th Great British Beer Festival organised by CAMRA at London Olympia showcasing 900 real ales, ciders and perries. With so much choice and variety currently on offer in the UK, it’s a tough job for the judges to select the best of the best but tasting the wares from the the… Read more »

Winners at The Great British Beer Festival 2017

Keeping customers after the summer

As the summer months fizzle out with less predictable weather there are bound to be a few nights when numbers will have dwindled and the draw of the garden is less appealing. We’ve compiled some hints for livening up the indoor bar area and maximising the interest in your business. Community charity events Remaining central… Read more »

Keeping customers after the summer

Strange brews and cool beer facts

The world of brewing has seen some incredible innovations over the centuries and brewers are always looking to stand out from the crowd. Inevitably, strange recipes and seemingly far-fetched facts are to be found around the world. The world’s best-selling beer If you thought that the ubiquity of huge brands such as Budweiser and Carling… Read more »

African elephant balancing on a beer barrel.