13 March 2013
Concern as beer tax hikes leave £150 million ‘black hole’ in the Budget – in letter to The Times today, 39 beer and pub industry chief execs call for change in policy The Treasury is facing an alarming £150 million ‘black hole’ in the Budget this year, due to excessive increases in Beer Tax, it has been revealed.
31 January 2013
A new film highlighting the importance of a beer tax freeze in the March Budget was released by the British Beer & Pub Association today. The film ‘The Beer Story - Calling Time on Duty’ highlights the vital role the brewing and pub industry plays in the economic and social life of Britain, and includes interviews with a host of people who make this £19 billion industry such a key part of the economy – in every part of Britain.
21 January 2013
No-one looks forward to their Haggis, neeps & tatties as much as our very own piece of Scotland - Senior Brewer, Stewart Main. And he knows exactly how to celebrate Burns Night!
"A Burns supper is a celebration of the life and works of Scotland’s national Bard. An Evening of song, poetry, music and of course great food and drink.
22 November 2012
Shepherd Neame chief executive, Jonathan Neame, has called for the Chancellor, George Osbourne, to support investment and growth in the pub market. In a letter to the editor, published in today’s Daily Telegraph, he calls for “escalator” taxes to be reviewed annually.
There is also support from The Sun newspaper read more here
26 October 2012
Brewers at Shepherd Neame have deciphered coded 19th century brewers’ logs to create two new beers, a Double Stout and an India Pale Ale. The recipes were originally written in a cipher to avoid their being copied and taken to rival breweries.