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March 2015 - Cask Marque

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Marston’s takes over Thwaites beer division

Marston’s PLC is to acquire the trading operations of Thwaites’ beer division,including Wainwright and Lancaster Bomber ales. The total cash consideration is £25.1 million excluding working capital and is expected to complete on 17 April 2015. Marston’s...

Cask Beer Uncovered – Martyn Cornell Review

I was talking to Pete Brown, author of the annual Cask Report, at the launch of Cask Beer Uncovered, the £2m e-learning initiative for bar staff launched this week. His favourite local, Brown said, had a licensee who was fanatical about his cask ale, and looked after...

What’s in a beer?

The Brewers of Europe have announced a major voluntary move from brewers to list ingredients and nutrition information on their brands per 100ml, in line with the legal requirements for all non-alcoholic drinks, including non-alcoholic beer. The information will...

Adnams beer sales up 10%

Adnams has today published its Report & Accounts for the 12 months to 31 December 2014, showing sales of £66.0m and a £3.8m operating profit. Adnams reported a growth in beer volumes approaching 10%. Commenting on the performance in 2014, Jonathan Adnams OBE,...

New Cask Beer Uncovered e-learning launched

The future of cask beer quality and dispense receives a massive boost today with the launch of Cask Beer Uncovered, a new e-learning programme targeted at staff in the hospitality industry. Kris Hopkins, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Communities and Local...
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