Art For Beer’s Sake

The opportunity to feast our eyes on a little colour while we enjoy our favourite beverage does not go amiss and whatever some may say about letting the beer speak for itself breweries must, of course, be able to differentiate themselves from their competition. Given the number of breweries vying for our attention it is… Read more »

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A Good Hygiene Rating Is Vital To Pub Survival

High levels of hygiene in pubs and restaurants is fundamental to good practice but reports suggest that the Local Government Association of Council leaders in England is pushing for an extension to legislation which will see pubs as well as other food outlets forced to display their hygiene rating prominently. The ratings, issued by the… Read more »

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Glass styles to match your beer

More than simply a vessel for conveying liquid, the beer glass can be manufactured in a multitude of styles and is designed to maximise the enjoyment of certain characteristics in your beer. Beer lovers have never known a better time to sample different varieties in the wake of the craft movement. Some landlords have embraced… Read more »

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5 Smart Phone Apps for Beer Lovers

A few weeks ago we featured our favourite beer bloggers, those who are renowned for their entertaining writing skills, their knowledge of the subject and their unshakeable commitment to the world of beer. As we said at the time, the internet has made everyone a critic with easy access to a forum; no longer are… Read more »

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5 beer bloggers you should be following

It is said that everyone is a critic but the egalitarian nature of the internet has allowed the normally “Average Joe” to achieve a prominence and renown that those of us growing up a decade or more earlier found much more difficult. The world of beer has opinions galore, from the verbose bar hanger who… Read more »

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What you need to know about hops

Everyone knows that hops are a key ingredient in the world’s most adored and revered beverage but have you ever considered what makes the unique characteristics of hops so important to our beer? With tens of thousands of varieties of beer created annually, it would be impossible to try every one that is brewed but… Read more »

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Demand leads vegetarian beer evolution

Despite a relatively small but growing percentage of people in the UK claiming to be vegetarian there is an increasing trend among brewers to establish vegetarian credentials for their produce with vegetarian beers and vegan beers a talking point among craft brewers. To the uninitiated, the idea that beer isn’t already vegetarian given that it… Read more »

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How often should draft beer lines be cleaned?

If cleaning beer lines is a hated job among bar owners it is for two very good reasons; the amount of beer wasted equals money down the drain and the amount of time that is dedicated to it. However it is clear that if neglected it can prove catastrophic to a business. The question of… Read more »

How often should beer lines be cleaned

Technology designed to help bar owners manage their businesses better

With the introduction of the National Living Wage on 1st April, it is publicans that again have to be particularly smart to maintain a healthy profit within their businesses. The Publicans Morning Advertiser was quick with their tips and suggestions on how to manage the bar better in light of wage increases for staff. While the… Read more »

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Pubs that clean their lines regularly are cleaning up on profits

In an official report published recently it was found that cleaning beer lines effectively had a massive impact on bar profits. The survey found that only 71% of beer lines in the more than 9,000 pubs in the UK taking part in the survey were cleaned sufficiently to yield projected volumes of beer. This equates… Read more »

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