Alyn & Deeside MP Rallies for Regional Beer

Mark Tami MP is supporting a Parliamentary motion bemoaning the ever increasing consolidation of pub and wholesaler ownership which is having an adverse effect on regional distinctiveness and consumer choice.

Mr Tami said, “Over 70 per cent of pubs are prevented from selling beer from small local brewers and there are even cases of publicans allegedly been intimidated when they have attempted to sell local and regional beers.

This goes on to have an adverse effect upon competitiveness, stifles local distinctiveness and means that our regional tourist industry suffers.”

The motion, signed by nearly seventy Members of Parliament, also supports the call by the Campaign for Real Ale and the Society of Independent Brewers for a full investigation by the Office of Fair Trading into the practices used by the large pub companies, multinational brewers and associated wholesalers to prevent small local brewers selling their beers locally