JD Wetherspoonâ€™s cuts to beer prices signal â€śa race to the bottomâ€ť, according to the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA).
The pub company announced last week that it was reducing the cost of a pint of real ale by an average of 20p, with more than 600 pubs serving a pint of Ruddles (brewed by Greene King) for ÂŁ1.69.
A further 160 pubs will be offering a pint for ÂŁ1.59 or less, including 36 pubs that will be serving a pint for ÂŁ1.39.
SIBA chief executive James Calder wrote an open letter to Wetherspoon chairman Tim Martin which he described the move as a â€śsignificant concernâ€ť for independent craft brewers.
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