Woodcote Brewery Tour

Join us for a virtual tour of Woodcote Brewing’s new brewery and a tasting of their beers. Held in conjunction with Redditch & Bromsgrove branch of CAMRA this event will be held online at 7.30pm on Tuesday 23rd March 2021 Will Taylor from Woodcote Brewing will talk about his beers and provide an opportunity for… Continue reading Woodcote Brewery Tour

What’s Wrong With My Beer?

Food or heat generating equipment in the cellar - not a good idea

If you drink in pubs, it is likely that you have had a beer that you were unhappy with. It may have looked or tasted wrong, or even been undrinkable. This can apply to beer from a bottle, can, keg or cask. However, cask beer is live and requires additional care, so it is more… Continue reading What’s Wrong With My Beer?

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Conditioning Cask Beer

Understanding beer conditioning is vital for your cellar manager and it makes sense for your bar team to be aware of this important process too. Setting up cask beer on a stillage is ideally done as soon as it arrives in your cellar. Ideally you will place your cask on a sprung loaded auto-tilting stillage.… Continue reading Conditioning Cask Beer

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Getting the most from a stocktake

“Oh no, I have to be up early for the stocktake tomorrow!” – a familiar cry heard from many a licensee. None of us really like the inconvenience but my advice is to embrace every stocktake because they produce a wealth of information which can substantially reduce your costs and so boost your profits. Naturally… Continue reading Getting the most from a stocktake

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Get your numbers right

There are lots of reasons why you might consider putting on an extra beer in your pub. After all, it makes sense to give your customers choice. Not everyone likes a straw coloured, citrussy beer. It would be nice to make that customer who keeps asking for a dark beer or plum porter happy. Plus,… Continue reading Get your numbers right

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Sell more beer!

A licensee attending one of the ‘Day of Beer’ training days I was running at Wye Valley Brewery came up to me at lunchtime and said that I had an impossible job. I asked what he meant. “Well, it is great that you are working with brewers to improve beer quality Brett, but I have… Continue reading Sell more beer!

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