Archive for the ‘Pub Paper’ Category

Many of you who drink around the Calderdale area and surrounding areas will be familiar with Bloke From Hull.  You’ll have seen the doodles pinned up similar to the one show on this page unusually with some unique modifications.   Certain pubs like the Cross Keys in Siddal has quite a collection of the drawings.  In […]

Last week SABMiller finally agreed to accept the AB InBev offer of $107 billion to take over the company.   However as part of the deal and to reduce the merged company’s domination in North America, SABMiller will sell their stake in MillerCoors, who produces and distributes Miller Lite, Blue Moon and Coors Lite.   The buyer […]

Last week, it was announced that the lease of the Puzzle Hall Inn in Sowerby Bridge would not be renewed by the current management team and would be available for a new tenant in January 2015.  The incumbent, Simon, has ran the Puzzle Hall for 5 years now and during that time it has gained […]

Pubpaper 831 – Pubs from a non-drinkers eyes

Posted: 29th October 2015 by santobugtio in Pub Paper, Writing

It takes time to adjust to being a non drinker in a pub world.  To be honest it took me a few weeks after my treatment started to start going back to pubs, but there was the social element I missed and of course when guests are up visiting it is only fair they can […]

Pubpaper 830 – AB InBev – SABMiller takeover

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

For the last month AB InBev, the largest brewing operation in the world has been trying to woo the owners of SABMiller, its nearest competitor and after a number of offers the board of SABMiller has accepted an offer of £44 per share and will recommend the takeover to its shareholders. This merger will create […]

Pubpaper 828 – The “Non Pissup” in a Brewery

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

Every year Munich runs Oktoberfest, a 16 to 18 day beer festival which hosts 5.9 million visitors, drinking 7.7 millon litres of beers collectively in 2015.   The public festival has been in existence for just over 200 years.  Over these two centuries it has transformed from an event to promote local Bavarian Agriculture into a […]

Pubpaper 827 – Cask Report 2015-2016

Posted: 2nd October 2015 by santobugtio in Pub Paper, Writing

This week, I’ll be covering the 2015-2016 Cask Report, the year report written by Pete Brown on the state of health of the cask beer market published a couple of weeks ago.   In summary the demand for cask ale is growing, albeit slowly at 0.2% per year, but this compares to a fall of 1.1% […]

Pubpaper 826 – Pubs and Community

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

There are sometimes moments which absolutely define what a local pub is about, those little things which may seem significant in the overall flow of life, but links people over the communal pint.   I was sitting in my local pub, The Cock and Bottle early evening on Friday, relaxing over beer.  There is a great […]

Pubpaper 825 – Going Dry, Post Vine Cheer and Mergers.

Posted: 20th September 2015 by santobugtio in Pub Paper, Writing

I’d like the start this week thanking everybody who I have spoken to since my column regarding my diagnosis of cancer was published a couple of weeks ago.  I’ve had nothing by positive sentiments from those people in the trade I know and pub customers who know me by face and of course those online. […]

Pubpaper 824 – Children in Pubs and Hypocrisy.

Posted: 11th September 2015 by santobugtio in Pub Paper, Writing

This week I return to the subject of children in pubs, a topic I have not discussed for a while.   This was prompted by an experience last weekend at a newly opened bar.  But first some background, my general attitude is that a pub landlord has a perfect right to set his or her boundaries […]