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Guidance on flood damage in pubs

This document gives advice for the clean-up of pub cellars and equipment following contamination with flood water.

Brewing Green 2013

The UK brewing sector has met its 2020 carbon emissions target eight years early and is on track to achieve its 2020 target for improved water efficiency. The impressive figures are revealed in Brewing Green 2013, a new report published by the BBPA. The sector is also making significant progress in reducing excess packaging and waste.

Grain to Glass

From barley and hops in the field, to the glass of beer in your local pub, the chain of industries behind this unique British product has a major impact on economic and social life in rural Britain.

Brewing green/Our commitment towards a sustainable future for Britain's beer

Brewing Green/Our commitments towards a sustainable future for Britain's beer is a landmark document which both outlines progress made and sets new challenges for Britain's brewers in the future.

Container Management Background

Almost 50% of UK beer production is sold in kegs or casks which, when empty, are returned to the brewery for re-filling. The average life-span of a draught beer container is 15 years. Thus, the industry enjoys one of the most environmentally-friendly means of transporting beer to the consumer. Kegs and casks are returnable assets and form an integral part of the beer dispense system. A number of initiatives have been put in place to ensure containers (which may have been misappropriated) are recovered and returned to their owners. (See

Pubs: Taking Action on Waste

Waste is a key issue for pubs. Food waste represents a cost to the Pub Sector alone of £357 million each year including food procurement, labour, utilities and waste management costs, or £2,100 per tonne.

Keg and cask colour bandings

Since 1978 the BBPA has maintained an informal container colour band registration scheme on behalf of UK brewers.

Keg and Cask disposal and scrapping accreditation

An industry accredited and audited system for disposing of casks and kegs is essential to reduce the risk of misappropriation and enhance the chances of a successful prosecution in the event of illicit handling and disposing of containers.

Local impact of the beer and pub sector

Oxford Economics were commissioned in November 2010 by the British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA) to estimate the local impact of the beer and pub trade. The local estimates have been provided in an accompanying spreadsheet model. This report and executive summary set out some of the key findings at a national and regional level.

Looking after your kegs and casks

Missing Kegs and casks cost our industry £50 million each year.

Hygienic Management of Cellars and Cleaning of Beer Dispense Lines

Guidance on how to manage cellar hygiene, as well as the cleaning and maintenance of beer dispense systems.

Alcoholic Ingredients Relief: BBPA briefing note for pubs

Food retailers may be able to reclaim duty paid on alcohol products used in their food.

Transport and deliveries during the Olympics

London’s hospitality sector faces many challenges during the Olympics. The Olympic Route Network stretches through most of central London and also to outlying venues.

BBPA Licensee Checklist - Allergens

The information below is designed to inform licensees on the requirement to declare allergens in non-prepacked food (which includes draught beer and other drinks).

Alcohol Wholesaler Registration Scheme

HMRC have published a briefing pack for businesses affected by the Alcohol Wholesaler Registration Scheme.

Gas Safety in the Cellar

Attached is a 2013 revision of Technical Information Sheet 9. The checklist in this note guides in identifying cylinders that are safe to use.

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