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Brewer, Doer, Force Majeure
Brewer, Doer, Force Majeure

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The real tie.
Getting micro-brewed beer onto keg taps in outlets is no easy task. It occurs to me that in actual fact this is a far greater barrier to growth of small independent craft breweries than PubCos or any other form of hard tie. "There's been an interesting blok...
The real tie.
The real tie.
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A catatonic beer industry
After several years of careful consideration as to the future of Hardknott and in particular after I have examined the beer industry very closely it is my sad duty to inform you that our brewing facility at Millom will very shortly cease production. It simp...
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A catatonic beer industry
After several years of careful consideration as to the future of Hardknott and in particular after I have examined the beer industry very closely it is my sad duty to inform you that our brewing facility at Millom will very shortly cease production. It simp...
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SIBA - The Voice of British Brewing?
I may well get my arse whooped for this. Yes, I'm going to discuss SIBA AGM again in this publicly accessible medium. My robust defence is that those in favour of the current direction of SIBA can, and do send their points of view out to all members. We, th...
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Who should be allowed as members of SIBA?
SIBA started life as the Small Independent Brewer's Association. Some people don't think that matters. I think it matters a lot. SIBA was set up to try and tackle a specific problem in the beer industry; the beer tie, and the barrier that creates to access ...
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The state of Micro-Brewing
There is a lot wrong with the beer industry. "What?" I hear you say, "There are loads of breweries out there, and the choice is fantastic" "Not only that" you are bound to continue, "The Government has fixed the problem of the beer tie by forcing pub compan...
The state of Micro-Brewing
The state of Micro-Brewing
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Is it good to do collaborations with Family brewers?
There are a lot of burning issues I could blog about at the moment, but there is one I need to get out of the way urgently. In the wake of Fullers buying Darkstar does the reader think that our collaboration with Fullers has been good or bad for the image o...
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Popularist Masculinity and Beer.
I took the piss out of the pub owner the first time I saw it on the bar. I know him well enough to take the piss, I guess he's a mate and a good customer. In any case, he rips the piss regularly, especially when I'm trying to play pool, so I didn't feel muc...
Popularist Masculinity and Beer.
Popularist Masculinity and Beer.
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Urban Underground
It's taken a while, perhaps even best part of 50 years, but I've got to the point of realising I am not normal. It seems the world is a mass of homogeneity and I mostly don't fit into any of it. But then, what is normal? Normal, when referring to the charac...
Urban Underground
Urban Underground
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Chips should be brown
I do like chips. I also like roast potatoes. Pies with a thick crisp pastry are also quite lovely. Fresh baked bread with lashings of butter melting through that gooey yeast-formed lattice of heartening carbohydrate, all held together with a nice, crunchy b...
Chips should be brown
Chips should be brown
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