Today (3rd June) the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) has launched the first episode of its new podcast, The Beer & Pubcast.
Made by the trade for the trade, the newly launched podcast will speak up for Britain’s beer and pub sector, exploring issues and topics that affect brewing and pub businesses across the UK.
In the very first episode of The Beer & Pubcast, the British Beer & Pub Association’s CEO Brigid Simmonds, and Director of Public Affairs David Wilson, discuss the pertinent issues facing brewers and pubs at present.
Hosted by Adam Batstone, a shareholder of the The Craufurd Arms, Maidenhead, an award-winning community owned pub, the first episode of the podcast explores the impact of taxes such as business rates and beer duty on pubs, as well as the role of pubs in communities and on the high street. The episode also touches on the potential effect Brexit might have on Britain’s beer and pubs, as well as the export potential of British beer around the world.
Future episodes of The Beer & Pubcast will be aired on a monthly basis. Upcoming episode topics planned for the podcast include brewing, pubs and the environment, the future of British beer exports, the future of cask ale, and many more.
Future episodes of the podcast will also feature external guests from across the beer and pubs industry, as well as government.
Brigid Simmonds, Chief Executive of the British Beer & Pub Association, commented:
“Made by the trade for the trade, The Beer & Pubcast will speak up for Britain’s beer and pub industry. From business rates to Brexit, it will discuss the most important issues of the day for brewers and publicans, making it an essential listen for those wanting to know more about the issues our sector faces and understand in more detail some of our policy asks.”
For further information, please contact:
Nick Lawrie, Digital Communications Manager: 020 7627 9156/ 07824 359 013
David Wilson, Director of Public Affairs: 020 7627 9151/ 07557 405 815
Adam Beazley, Communications & Campaigns Officer: 020 7627 9155 / 07507 836 708
Notes to editors:
The British Beer & Pub Association is the leading body representing Britain’s brewers and pub companies. The Association is more than a century old and was originally founded as the Brewers’ Society in 1904. Our members account for some 90 per cent of beer brewed in Britain today, and own around 20,000 of the nation’s pubs.
The Beer & Pubcast is available to listen to on the BBPA website at beerandpub.com/beer-and-pubcast and on Soundcloud. The BBPA has plans to host the new podcast series on iTunes in the future as well.