Archive for the ‘Pub Paper’ Category

I’ll start this weeks column with a quick note regarding the forthcoming takeover of the London based Meantime Brewery by SABMiller.  Announced a couple of weeks ago, the move is symptomatic of what is happening in the trade on the other side of the Atlantic.  Large brewing concerns want their piece of the Craft Beer […]

As soon as the legislation regarding large pub companies having to offer “Market Rent Only” tenancies passed late last year I predicted there would be a move by these companies to a managed estate where the “landlord” is merely a manager who is an employee of the pub company.   Currently it operates over 5000 pubs […]

Pubpaper 805 – Brewdogs’ Equity for Punks 4

Posted: 23rd April 2015 by santobugtio in Pub Paper, Writing

Brewdog get a lot of mentions in this column, in fact out of the 234 articles I have done for Pubpaper, 43 have mentioned the Scottish brewery, about 1 in every 6 and this week I’ll be increasing the hit rate for mentions even more! They made the news last week due to the announcement […]

Pubpaper 806 – UK vs US Craft Brewing Scene

Posted: 22nd April 2015 by santobugtio in Pub Paper, Writing

I’ve discussed over the last few weeks the Craft Beer sector of the market and several times I’ve mentioned that to see where the UK craft beer scene will go, it is good to look at a country about 10 years ahead of us when it comes to the craft scene, this country being the […]

Imagine this.  Your pub has been around for close to 100 years and is considered a classic example of the pub architecture of the time, complete with tiled exterior and signage.  Inside the historical layout, fixtures and fittings have been maintained from when it was built unlike most pubs of its era.  Your pub is […]

Brewdog are the biggest craft brewery in the UK at the moment from a commercial point of view.  In 8 years they have grown from a 2 man operation brewing 55 pallets of beer a year to a company owned by 15,000 shareholders, turning over nearly £30 million per year and employing 360 people.   Their […]

This week, a catch up on the world of beer.   Lets start with the good news that the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment (New Clause 2) Bill, otherwise known as the law which will allow large pub company tenants the right to move to a Market Rent Only (MRO) agreement, where they can buy beer […]

Pubpaper 801 – The Streets (and Pubs) of London

Posted: 28th March 2015 by santobugtio in Pub Paper, Writing

Last week I had the pleasure of spending 3 nights in London, giving me plenty of time to explore the city and its pubs.  A few points for the uninitiated, you very quickly get used to the fact when you order a pint of a decent ale or beer, you will get very little change […]

Pubpaper 800 – Will Craft Keg exist in 10 years?

Posted: 14th March 2015 by santobugtio in Pub Paper, Writing

As a big fan of craft beer, this seems a strange question, but it comes off the back of a bet I’ve had with a local real ale pub landlord. I’ve been bet that “Craft Keg will not exist in 10 years”, that it’s fad will have passed. It is only a small wager, £10 […]

Pubpaper 799 – Leeds Beer Haunts

Posted: 10th March 2015 by santobugtio in Pub Paper, Writing

Last week, I had the pleasure of a day visiting various drinking establishments around Leeds instead of sitting at my desk for the day.  I’ve not been over in the city drinking for a while, so was pleased to see it is still keeping up its real ale and craft beer credentials.  A couple of […]