Chancellor Jeremy Hunt has announced that the duty charged on draught beer in UK pubs will remain frozen from 1 August, providing a break for pub owners.
The government will also increase "draught relief" on beer, keeping the rate of duty on draught beer and cider up to 11p lower than the charge on cans or bottles purchased in supermarkets.
Conversely, taxes on stronger alcoholic products, including wine and spirits, will increase in line with inflation from August.
The duty on a typical pint in pubs will remain the same.
The change aims to support the hospitality industry and "the great British pub".
In his speech, Hunt commented, "from August 1 the duty on draught products in pubs will be up to 11p lower than the duty in supermarkets, a differential we will maintain as part of a new Brexit pubs guarantee.
British ale may be warm, but the duty on a pint is frozen."
The Independent reported that the change will apply to "every pub in Northern Ireland" due to the Windsor Framework.
Meanwhile, Macro Matters observed, "the move is aimed at appeasing UK drinkers ahead of the World Cup and boosting revenues for pubs and the UK hospitality industry, particularly after food and drink prices rose 3.9% in May."
While The Independent reported on the tax break positively, Macro Matters highlighted the government's motive for the change, describing it as an effort "to appease UK drinkers ahead of the World Cup," and to boost revenues.