Beer Tax Escalator ePetition hits 100,000 mark

Almost 5 months ahead of the closing date, the ePetition has hit it’s target, triggering a debate in the House of Commons on the annual 2% rise in beer tax that has led to a 42% tax hike since 2008.

For more details see the article today in the Publican’s Morning Advertiser.


Super Regional Meeting in September

HQ have recently announced Super Regional Conferences. There are six of these mega-meetings happening around the country this year, in London, Leeds, Birmingham, Altrincham, Bristol and Darlington and will happen from September to November this year. From the CAMRA website:

The purpose of these Conferences is to act as another channel of communications to enable members to understand more about how we work and the preparation of campaign planning, particularly to those who do not manage to get to the Members’ Weekend and AGM.

The meetings require registration so plan ahead if you want to attend. Our local meeting is at the Bartons Arms in Birmingham (144 High Street, Aston, Birmingham, B6 4UP) on Saturday the 29th September.

It’s worth noting that all of the meetings are open to all members, you don’t just have to go to the one in your region.

World’s Biggest Pub closes for another year

Well, that’s it for another year. The Great British Beer Festival closes it’s doors until next year.

For those not familiar, over 800 cask and bottle ales, ciders and foreign beers all “crammed” into the Olympia in Hammersmith. Lots of food, entertainment and a nice break from a certain sporting event happening in the Capital.