Archive for February, 2011

“People have become disillusioned with bland, uninteresting beer,” That is the thought of James Watt, one of the co-founders of the BrewDog brewery.  I agree with him on principal, but I think he is taking the argument too far when he states “this could be applied to 95 per cent of the country’s cask ale […]

This week the latest pronouncement in the Budweiser trade name war was released. For those of you not in the know, both AB InBev (who make American Budweiser) and Budvar (Czech Budweiser) lay claim to the name in various areas of the world. In the UK, there is the unusual situation of both companies simultaneously […]

I normally try to avoid leading with what is the main news of the week, but this time I will make an exception, with two pubs in Hebden Bridge closing within the same week. Neither of the pubs are considered the jewels in the crown of the town pub scene. The first, “Shoulder of Mutton” […]

Pubpaper 592 – Beer Glorious Beer

Posted: 3rd February 2011 by admin in Pub Paper, Writing

How would you feel about your local MP or Councillor turning up and pulling a pint at the local. Your reactions to this would vary according to your political point of view, from a warm welcome to the pint being swiftly returned minus the glass. To mark British Tourism Week in March, the British Beer […]