from Breakingviews:

Foster’s gets full measure from SABMiller

September 21, 2011

By Quentin Webb
The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

Newcastle Brown — a tale of two cities

October 15, 2009

HEINEKEN/EICHHOFSobering news from Tyneside.

Scottish & Newcastle brewery is to end production of the iconic “broon” at its plant in Gateshead and transfer it to Tadcaster in North Yorkshire in the face of falling sales. Gateshead is to close with the loss of 60 jobs.

Cameron calls time on cheap beer

September 8, 2009

House of parliament Where can you get the cheapest pint in London? In a bar in parliament, according to David Cameron.

What is killing the traditional British pub?

July 22, 2009

British pubs are closing at a rate of more than 50 a week, according to industry figures. The number of watering holes shutting up shop increased by a third in the first six months of 2009 to around 52 every week.

A good budget?

March 12, 2008

darlin2.jpgThe headlines say it was a budget that hit drinkers, smokers and gas-guzzlers.

Chancellor Alistair Darling hiked up the usual “sin taxes” in his first budget.