NEWS & VIEWS – 15th August 2022
280 Year Old Pub On The Brink
Let’s start with a story from The Guardian which reports about a pub that is closing in Bath, where the energy bills have outstripped staff costs!
Also on the subject of UK pubs, the Morning Advertiser reports from a survey which found that cash now accounts for less than 25% of pub transactions. Just one of many examples where Taprooms have been trend-setters in UK Hospitality.
Meanwhile, the Mexican President (known to his friends as AMLO) has decreed that the Macros must curtail their production of mass produced Mexican lagers in the North of the Country due to the drought.
Finally this week, Jeff quotes from an Oregon State University study looking at Hop Terroir which found that hops such as Mosaic and Cascade differ not only whether they’re grown in Oregon or Washington, but depending on the farm or even the location on the farm.