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Sandi Toksvig to host the 2014 BBPA Annual Dinner & Awards!


BBPA is delighted to announce that the host for this year’s BBPA An...

#freeze4beer – keeping the pressure on


It’s just over three weeks until Budget 2014. The BBPA team has been busy campaigning, and providing members with campaign tools. With 900,000 working in our industry, we can make a real difference in our call for a duty freeze.

Get social to get healthy


Unlike women, who often don’t need much of an excuse for a chat, new research suggests that men are having a bit of trouble keeping up with their close friends.

Conservative Party Conference – points of note


The first point well worth flagging is, of course, the picture above. The Chairman of the BBPA's North West Executive, Richard Kershaw of Joseph Holt, arranged for the Chancellor, Rt Hon George Osborne MP, to receive the North West Beer Drinker's Champion award at Conference.

Pubs are GREAT reaches the world (’s end)…


For many tourists, whiling away some time in a pub with a pint is a holiday-must-do when visiting the British Isles. And, whether visitors are walking in the magnificent Peak District, marveling at the grandeur of Chatsworth House or taking in the wonders of the Tate, there is always a GREAT British pub to visit just around the corner.

Summer’s here – let the (new improved) Beer Genie guide you...


It’s hot. The weather’s fantastic. People are kicking into holiday mode and they’re thinking about beer. A beer at a BBQ, a beer with your picnic, a beer on the beach, or a beer in the beer garden – they’re all pretty high on the agenda as soon as the thermometer nudges 30C. In fact, walking through the City this lunchtime and peering through the windows, it was clear that most of London’s office workers would give their eye teeth to up sticks and grab a beer somewhere sunny.

John Sergeant to host the 2013 BBPA Annual Dinner & Awards!


Our host for this year's event is a unique media personality, with decades of his life spent covering hard news. He later put in the hours on that slightly less high brow TV institution, Strictly Come Dancing. I, for one, cannot forget his grace and poise...

BBPA - Bringing British beer to the world’s best chefs


As part of the annual Dîner des Grands Chefs, held in Paris and New York in previous years, Raymond Blanc hosted Grands Chefs from around the world at his mind-blowing Michelin starred restaurant, Le Manoir Aux Quat’Saisons, in Oxfordshire.