ALE Spring 2002 No. 305

Cask Marque Update

In March Cask Marque announced the next phase in its campaign for beer quality: a Distributors Charter to help ensure beer arrives at pubs in the best possible condition.

For instance, all deliveries to pubs must be at least 14 days before best before/sell by dates to give the licensees enough time to let the beer settle and mature.

This may cause difficulty for one of the Cask Marque corporate members, a certain pubco which is rumoured to source short-dated beer so as to be able to flog it cheaply.

Awards

According to the Cask Marque Web site, these pubs have been awarded Cask Marque recently:


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