Beer Today http://beertoday.co.uk British beer news, blog and events listings, updated daily Tue, 06 Dec 2016 08:58:14 +0000 en-US hourly 1 76251598 Marston’s appeal for home brewsters http://beertoday.co.uk/marstons-home-brewsters-1216/ Mon, 05 Dec 2016 10:00:37 +0000 http://beertoday.co.uk/?p=40891 Marston’s is inviting local home brewers into its brewery to form a home brewing club. The DE14 Home Brew Club will be for those in...

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Marston’s is inviting local home brewers into its brewery to form a home brewing club.

The DE14 Home Brew Club will be for those in and around Burton-on-Trent who want to share their passion for brewing, experiment with new styles and flavours, and tap into the knowledge of master brewers. The group has already attracted 22 members to its private Facebook group.

Marston's logoThere are no entry requirements, other than that members should be currently home brewing or looking to start. Attendees are encouraged to bring samples of their home-brewed beers for a tasting session with Marston’s master brewers.

On December, from 7.30pm, for a couple of hours, there will be a meet and greet session with Marston’s master brewers, including head brewer, Patrick McGinty. Afterwards, the group will spend the evening tasting home brews and some of the new beers brewed on Marston’s nano kit. Beer snacks will be provided by local delicatessen Abbots Deli.

Patrick McGinty said: “We are pleased to say that more than 15 brewers have confirmed their attendance so far, but given that women were the original home brewers before the industrialisation of brewing we are surprised that none have expressed any interest. We have three female brewers here at Marston’s so we would welcome the presence of some enthusiastic home brewsters to the club.”

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Tasting of new Goose Island beers in Bristol http://beertoday.co.uk/new-goose-island-beers-bristol-1216/ Mon, 05 Dec 2016 09:57:41 +0000 http://beertoday.co.uk/?p=40901 Goose Island Beer Co is hosting an evening at a Bristol bar to showcase two new additions to its portfolio of brews. The American brewer...

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Goose Island Beer Co is hosting an evening at a Bristol bar to showcase two new additions to its portfolio of brews.

Goose Island Green LineThe American brewer will be at the Beer Emporium in King Street, Bristol tomorrow (December 6) from 5-8pm where there will be a chance to taste 4 Star Pilsner (5.1% ABV) and Green Line Pale Ale (5.4%).

There will be a chance to chat to Pioneer Brewing Co’s Mark Bishop and accredited beer sommelier Jonny Tyson and the Institute of Brewing and Distilling.

The first 20 people to arrive at the venue will receive a free Goose Island jute goodie bag.

For more information, contact Mark on 07976 860355 or e-mail mark.bishop@ab-inbev.com

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Sharp’s teams up with Camel Valley on Pilsner http://beertoday.co.uk/sharps-camel-valley-pilsner-1216/ Mon, 05 Dec 2016 09:53:46 +0000 http://beertoday.co.uk/?p=40906 Sharp’s Brewery’s senior brand manager, James Nicholls, tries the beer with Camel Valley’s Sam Lindo Sharp’s Brewery has launched Camel Valley Pilsner, a collaboration between...

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Sharp’s Brewery’s senior brand manager, James Nicholls, tries the beer with Camel Valley’s Sam Lindo

Sharp’s Brewery has launched Camel Valley Pilsner, a collaboration between the award-winning Camel Valley’s head wine maker, Sam Lindo, and Sharp’s head brewer Andrew Madden.

This unique partnership has seen the two drinks specialists experimenting at Camel Valley Vineyard, a short distance from the brewery in Rock, North Cornwall, to produce a clean, crisp and lightly hoppy Pilsner fermented with Camel Valley sparkling Brut yeast.Camel Valley Pilsner is a limited-release beer with production limited to 1,000 bottles in 2016 due to its extensive production process.

The Pilsner was brewed at Sharp’s Brewery, then fermented for two weeks using traditional Pilsner yeast, before being aged on a bed of Saaz leaf hops for 40 days. Once the beer was in prime condition, it was then transported to Camel Valley Vineyards in the picturesque Camel Valley, near Bodmin. Sam and his team then bottled the Pilsner into traditional Champagne style bottles and reseeded this with their sparkling Brut yeast.

The beer was aged for six weeks in the bottle resulting in a final product that has all the refined qualities of a great Pilsner with a crisp, clean bitterness and the lemony fruit aroma from the Saaz hop. The yeast addition and secondary fermentation has added a second layer of fresh fruit on top of the Pilsner aroma and also added the effervescent fizz synonymous with the celebrated wine style.

Planting its first vines in 1989, Camel Valley Vineyard is an independent family company and has achieved phenomenal global success with its award-winning wines and sparkling wines.  Sharp’s Brewery, which started as a microbrewery just over 20 short years ago, has seen a swift rise to success and is now brewer of the best-selling cask beer in the UK, Doom Bar, and holder of more than 70 international brewing awards.

This Sharp’s Brewery collaboration with another celebrated award-winning Cornish producer follows hot on the heels of this summer’s creation of The Hopster — a limited edition gin created with Tarquin’s of the Southwestern Distillery, near Padstow. That special contemporary take on a classic London gin is distilled with aromatic Pilot, Cascade and Crystal hops in tiny batches using three unique copper pot stills called Tamara, Senara and Ferrara at Southwestern Distillery’s headquarters, just outside Padstow.

Sharp’s head brewer, Andrew Madden, said: “Camel Valley Pilsner is an idea that we have had for a while and it’s great to be working with another award-winning Cornish business, based just a few miles away from our home in Rock. We’re all so excited about the final product, which is incredibly clean and crisp, and we are delighted to be collaborating on a project to join the worlds of exceptional Cornish beer and wine.”

Sam Lindo, of Camel Valley Vineyard, added: “Collaborating with Sharp’s Brewery to produce this very special Camel Valley Pilsner has been a wonderful and fascinating experience and I’ve learnt a lot about the different philosophical approach between the winemaker and brewer.

“In winemaking we are very fatalistic on how the wine will turn out,  and with brewing it’s a more pre-empted process, so it’s great to get Sharp’s brewer, Andrew, into this fatalistic approach … this has been a discovery process.

“With our wine yeast, we know we get a floral character and it really enhances the Sharp’s Pilsner, and we are really pleased that it has blended so well. We are all really looking forward to giving people something extra special in time for Christmas.”

The Camel Valley Pilsner will be available to savour at The Mariners Public House in Rock (a partnership between Sharp’s and Nathan Outlaw) and available to buy from Sharp’s Brewery shop in Rock, and online at www.sharpsbrewery.co.uk while limited stocks last.

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Shepherd Neame buys Village Green group http://beertoday.co.uk/shepherd-neame-village-green-1216/ Sat, 03 Dec 2016 14:54:04 +0000 http://beertoday.co.uk/?p=40844 Shepherd Neame has announced the acquisition of Village Green Restaurants Limited from Alex and Helen Bensley for a total consideration of £11.85m. Village Green operates five...

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Jonathan NeameShepherd Neame has announced the acquisition of Village Green Restaurants Limited from Alex and Helen Bensley for a total consideration of £11.85m.

Village Green operates five freehold pub restaurants in and around Maidstone and Ashford, in the company’s Kent heartland. All the pub restaurants will be operated under Shepherd Neame’s managed pub division. The last audited accounts for company, for the year ending October 31, 2015, showed annual turnover of £6.6m and operating profit of £0.9m.

The acquisition is in line with Shepherd Neame’s strategy to acquire high-quality sites with unique character in landmark or high-profile locations, and to develop its offer to enhance the customer experience through great fresh food.

At the same time, the company’s existing revolving credit facility has been extended by £25m to £45m taking total committed banking facilities to £105m.

Shepherd Neame chief executive, Jonathan Neame (pictured), said: “We are delighted to welcome the team from Village Green Restaurants Limited to Shepherd Neame. Over recent years we have transformed our pub profile, greatly developed our food offer and enhanced the experience for our customers, and this is another important development in our strategy.

“We are hugely impressed by what Alex and Helen and their team have achieved and we look forward to continuing their great work.”

Alex Bensley, chief executive of Village Green Restaurants said: “Helen and I are proud of the business we have built and delighted to pass the baton to a local, longstanding family business such as Shepherd Neame.”

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Wadworth celebrates quality throughout estate http://beertoday.co.uk/wadworth-quality-estate-1216/ Sat, 03 Dec 2016 14:53:03 +0000 http://beertoday.co.uk/?p=40849 Wadworth operations director, Rupert Bagnall (right) with apprentice of the year, Matthew Rae Wadworth recognised its stand-out pubs and people from its managed and tenanted pub...

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Wadworth Best of Best awardsWadworth operations director, Rupert Bagnall (right) with apprentice of the year, Matthew Rae

Wadworth recognised its stand-out pubs and people from its managed and tenanted pub estates at its annual Best of the Best Awards. The event took place at The Bear Hotel, in Devizes.

Wadworth chief executive, Chris Welham, said: “The Best of the Best Awards provides a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the successes of our dedicated tenants and managed house teams. Winners have been chosen throughout our estate for their continued commitment to making their customers’ days and ensuring their pub is the very best in their area.

“It’s a fantastic atmosphere, with managers, business partners and team members from across the company all joining to celebrate together. I’d like to thank everyone at Wadworth for their continued passion, commitment and dedication.”

The winners

Apprentice of the year

  • George Inn, Bath; Matthew Rae

Managed house, best team member

  • Winner: Tailors, Cheltenham; Steve Bagshaw
  • Silver: Fox & Hounds, Reading; Charmaine Goldman

Pubs in bloom

  • Elite winner: Golden Lion, Winchester; Derek & Brid Phelan
  • New entrant: Plough Inn, Bodicote; Andre and Heidi Antonow

Community pub of the year

  • Winner: Beehive, Yeovil: Mark Phillips and Vikki Harringdon

Tenanted trade, best retailer

  • Winner: Bayshill, Cheltenham; Lisa Barnes
  • Winner: George Hotel, Nunney; Gordon Hedges and Derya Akyol

Managed house, best marketing pub

  • Winner: Barge Inn, Seend; Ashley Harlow and Abi Vince
  • Silver: Crown Inn, Devizes; Jim Lynch and Tim Bean

Special recognition award

  • Winner: Kings Arms, All Cannings; Ricard Baulu and Virginia Long

Tenanted trade, best newcomer

  • Winner: Millers Pond, Sholing; Simeone and Alan Taylor
  • Silver: Queens Arms, Chew Magna; Sally and Andrew Valentine

Managed house, best newcomer

  • Winner: Fox and Hounds, Reading; Miles Teece and Jane Tilsley
  • Silver: Green Dragon, Marlborough; Matt Humpheries

Tenanted trade, best food pub

  • Winner: Trigger Ponds, Bucknell; Harrwood and Jo Warrington
  • Silver: Rose and Crown, Trent; Michael Rust and Nick Lamb

Managed house, best food pub

  • Winner: Colesbourne Inn, Colesbourne; Trevor and Liz Johnson
  • Silver: Tailors, Cheltenham; Suzanne Thompson

Tenanted trade, perfect pint

  • Winner: Forrester Arms, Frogham; Jayne Gillin and Jade Philburn
  • Silver: Lord Nelson Norton, Sub Hamdom; Mark and Helen Lysandrou

Managed house, perfect pint

  • Winner: Wheelwrights Arms, Hurst; Daryl and Katie Cooper
  • Silver: Goat and Tricycle, Bournemouth; Ami Smith

Business partner of the year

  • Winner: Golden Lion, Winchester; Derek and Brid Phelan

Best manager

  • Winner: Pheasant, Chippenham; Richard Jennings
  • Silver: Cleveland Bay, Chandlers Ford; John and Jane Whitfield
  • Highly commended: Bartons Mill Pub & Dining, Old Basing; Ray Turnbull

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Sensitive updating for George and Dragon http://beertoday.co.uk/sensitive-updating-george-dragon-1216/ Sat, 03 Dec 2016 14:49:00 +0000 http://beertoday.co.uk/?p=40857 Licensees Gary Chadwick and Carol Drummond (pictured) have welcomed back regulars to The George and Dragon pub, in Beaumaris, Anglesey, following an extensive refurbishment that...

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Licensees Gary Chadwick and Carol Drummond (pictured) have welcomed back regulars to The George and Dragon pub, in Beaumaris, Anglesey, following an extensive refurbishment that looks to emphasise the pub’s unique history and architecture.

The grade II listed pub, which stands on Church Street, dates back to the early 15th century. According to records, the original structure was built around 1410 in the aftermath of the Owain Glyndwr rebellion before being rebuilt about 200 years later as what’s believed to have been a merchant’s house. Many of the original architectural features remain, including some of the finest 17th century painted and decorated trusses and beams in North Wales.

Neil Robinson-Stanier, director of Robinsons Brewery, said: “The George and Dragon is believed to be one of the oldest pubs in Robinsons’ estate so, when dealing with such a historic building, it was obviously of the utmost importance to ensure that any refurbishment remained sympathetic and allowed the deconstruction of the building’s fabric to explore its evolution and history. This, alongside the important considerations to develop a scheme that works for a licensee in 2016, were all part of the challenges in this investment.”

Working closely with the Isle of Anglesey Borough Council and Gwynedd Archaeological Planning Service, Robinsons’ in-house design team transformed the pub in six weeks. The original oak beams and panelling have been stripped of gloss paint to restore them to their former glory, imposing fireplaces which, potentially, date to the early 17th century, were uncovered and are once again in use, and an original salvaged bar counter has become the focal point of this proud pub. 

The pub’s new L-shaped panelled bar has five new copper hand-pulls ready to serve a rotating range of Robinsons’ cask ales, including Dragon’s Breath, a unique golden 4.1% ABV golden ale which was created to mark the re-opening of the pub.

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The story behind Pilsner Urquell Tankovna http://beertoday.co.uk/story-pilsner-urquell-tankovna-1216/ Sat, 03 Dec 2016 13:37:00 +0000 http://beertoday.co.uk/?p=40839 The post The story behind Pilsner Urquell Tankovna appeared first on Beer Today.

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UK agency Purple Creative has produced a coffee table book, called Well Served Here, to amplify the success of Pilsner Urquell Tankovna beer and the people who have been trained to pour it perfectly over the last five years.  

Pilsner Urquell started promoting its revolutionary tank beer system in 2011 to serve beer as fresh as it is in its brewery cellars. Tankovna is unpasteurised beer delivered direct to bars within 48 hours of the brewery in Pilsen. Ignoring conventional packaging and serving methods, the brand created ‘tank bars’ showcasing the actual steel tanks used to store the beer. This idea has since been much copied.

Purple has been involved in the project right from the start, and the agency’s work spans several different activities, from creating a new global brand identity and guidelines in 2012, to activating on- and off-trade strategies, developing tactical activations and events, running global workshops and working directly with local markets and bars, to the research, creation and production of the book, which is being shared with present and future Tankovna bars. The book is also given as a tool to potential/ future tank bars, to inspire, create a business case and show the importance of craft for PU.

Co-founder and creative director of Purple Creative, Steve Bewick, said: “This has been a once-in-a-career project. Pilsner Urquell started a beer revolution and it’s still being revolutionary today. Since 2011, we’ve helped the brand transition from an over-marketed ‘me too beer’ to one built on its truths.

“The strategy has been to target beer drinkers that give a shit about where things come from and how things are made, rather than people that don’t really care. This came at exactly the right time, as the US craft beer movement expanded across the globe. This five-year project has resulted in increased market share, but it has also made the brand relevant again and put it back in its rightful place as the grandfather of all Pilsner style beers.

“And all we’ve really had to do is tell the truth. This turned out to be easier said than done and a massive challenge to traditional ways of marketing. The global marketing team were up for that challenge and we’ve worked closely with them on every aspect of the brand to achieve success.”

The book came about after Steve and the brand team were chatting over a pint (or two) of Pilsner Urquell. They thought “why don’t we take a writer and photographer on the road across Europe to visit the very best examples of tank bars and the people that are serving the beer right?”

Eva Stanikova, global marketing manager at Pilsner Urqell, said: “Purple are more than a creative agency — they have become our brand partners. They care just as passionately about our beer as we do. They totally understand our brand and have become a true extension of our team.

“Hopefully, this book captures just how proud we are of our beer and how far the brand has come in the last five years of tank beer and the Tapster programme — we are overjoyed with the result.”

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Purity Perro Tonto pays tribute to an old friend http://beertoday.co.uk/purity-perro-tonto-1216/ Sat, 03 Dec 2016 13:18:11 +0000 http://beertoday.co.uk/?p=40853 Purity Brewing Company has launched a limited edition barrel-aged brew to commemorate its record breaking awards success over the last 12 months. Perro Tonto is...

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Purity Brewing Company has launched a limited edition barrel-aged brew to commemorate its record breaking awards success over the last 12 months.

Purity Perro TontoPerro Tonto is a sherry cask-aged, premium amber ale — a celebration of success and the finer things in life. It has also been dedicated to a much-loved character from the brewery’s past.

This limited-edition brew comes in corked Champagne-style 750 ml bottles and has been crafted using premium Maris Otter, Crystal, clack and wheat malts, hopped with Pilgrim and Cascade then aged in authentic Spanish sherry casks for six months. It has aromas of sweet dry fruits of raisins and rich Christmas cake.

The name Perro Tonto is Spanish for ‘silly dog’ and is also Purity’s tribute to the catalogue of perils which befuddled its much-loved Useless Bloody Urchin (UBU), who left for the great sunset in the sky — it’s a tip of the sombrero to that maverick dog whose spirit still guides Purity to this very day.

Perro Tonto is limited to just 900 bottles which will each be individually numbered and available both from Purity Brewing Company’s shop and online at www.bottleshack.uk

Purity co-founder and managing director, Paul Halsey, said: “2016 has been incredible for Purity and we are immensely proud of our record-breaking list of awards.

“A major part of our development over the last 11 years has been how to achieve absolute consistency and pure quality throughout the business, and our limited-edition beers are a great way of showcasing the skills of our brew team. We were delighted by the feedback we received for X & Gnarly in previous years and we love presenting our limited edition brews in 750ml bottles. It gives a real sense of occasion when you twist the cork on a fine barrel aged beer.

“Perro Tonto is a stunning beer for our loyal Puritans and it is great to pay homage to our former canine friend, too — salud amigo!”

Director of brewing, Flo Vialan, added: “I am incredibly proud of our awards and this latest limited-release beer. These brews allow the team to experiment and truly showcase the talent and skill we have and I cannot wait to get mine open over Christmas!”,

In an exciting year for the brewery, Purity’s ethic of brewing with a conscience has seen it retain its Made in the Midlands Sustainable Manufacturer of the Year title, while the growth of the brand and the quality of the beers has also seen the brewery achieve a record breaking year of national and international award success.

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Pete Brown named beer writer of the year http://beertoday.co.uk/pete-brown-beer-writer-of-year-1216/ Sat, 03 Dec 2016 12:52:42 +0000 http://beertoday.co.uk/?p=40865 Author Pete Brown has been named beer writer of the year 2016 at the British Guild of Beer Writers‘ annual awards ceremony. The award represents...

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Author Pete Brown has been named beer writer of the year 2016 at the British Guild of Beer Writers‘ annual awards ceremony. The award represents a hat trick for Pete, who perviously took the title in 2012 and 2009.

Beer writer of the year is the top award in the guild’s annual competition for writing about beer and pubs, which this year received more than 150 entries across nine categories. Pete won two categories — for the best writing in trade press and in national media — on his way to the top prize.

Breandán Kearney, last year’s beer writer of the year and chairman of judges for the 2016 competition, said: “The awards recognise the UK’s most talented communicators about beer and pubs across a range of channels, from books to blogs, press to podcasts. Judges had difficult decisions to make in choosing the finalists and winners from a field of high-quality entries.

“We’re delighted that prizes have been awarded not just to established beer writers, but to new, less-known communicators, as each entry is judged on its merits and its ability to further the guild’s mission of extending public knowledge and appreciation of beer and pubs.”

He added: “Pete Brown is a worthy beer writer of the year. Whatever he’s writing about, he is unfailingly authoritative, not just about beer or pubs, but the wider world in which they sit and the history that has shaped them. He has a talent for finding the most interesting nuggets in material, and spinning them to create stories that won’t just appeal to the already-converted, but which will pull in a broader audience.”

One of this year’s judges, Dave Myers, of Hairy Bikers fame, said: “There is some seriously good writing about beer and pubs out there and discovering it was a delight. The best writers combine a sure grasp of their subject matter with a talent for storytelling, so as a reader you want to taste the beer they’ve drunk, visit the pub they’ve been to or meet the brewer they’ve interviewed.

“Many of the winners and finalists are producing outstanding work that deserves to reach a wider audience and I hope that the added recognition from the awards helps to secure this.”

Breandán and Dave were joined on the judging panel by: Rebecca Smithers, consumer affairs correspondent at The Guardian: Kate Nicholls, chief executive of the Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers; and Roger Ryman, head brewer at St Austell Brewery.

The awards ceremony also saw the guild’s brewer of the year title go to Richard Westwood, managing director of Marston’s Brewing Company. Richard has worked in the brewing industry for 40 years, rising from lab technician at Wolverhampton & Dudley to take the helm at the UK’s largest brewer of cask ales.

Presenting the award, Guild chairman, Tim Hampson, said: “Richard is committed to producing classic beers such as Pedigree and Banks’s Mild, while retaining the traditions of the five breweries owned by Marston’s.

“In addition, he has encouraged the development of innovative new beers, such as the company’s Revisionist and single hop ranges. He has worked in collaboration with other brewers and is constantly looking for new ways to ensure all beers are served as brewers want them to be served.

“But more than this, Richard cares about beer drinkers. He has empowered consumers by encouraging them to have a greater understanding of the importance of the ingredients of beer.”

The winners and runners up in each category were announced at the Guild’s annual dinner, this year held at the Park Lane Hotel on Piccadilly. More than 200 guests enjoyed a four-course dinner prepared by the hotel’s head chef Andrew Bennett, with each dish accompanied by a specially selected beer: Bad Seed Brewery’s Hefeweizen; Beavertown’s Black Betty IPA; Serpent, from Thornbridge Brewery; and Ampleforth Abbey’s Dubbel. Other beers from the awards’ sponsoring brewers were sampled before and after dinner.

The winners

Brewer of the year: Richard Westwood, Marston’s

There’s A Beer For That award for best beer broadcaster: winner, Radio 4’s The Food Programme; silver award, Lucy Stevenson and Louise Mulroy

Badger Ales Award for best young beer writer of the year: winner, Jacopo Mazzeo; silver award, Joshua Farrington

St Austell Brewery award for best beer and travel writer: winner, Mark Dredge; silver award, John Holl

Guild award for best beer writer, corporate communications: Carlsberg UK

Shepherd Neame Classic Collection award for best beer and food writer: winner, Mark Dredge; silver award, Adrian Tierney-Jones

Caledonian Brewery award for best beer communicator, online: winner, Jonny Garrett; silver award, Will Hawkes

Fuller’s 1845 award for best beer writer, trade media: winner, Pete Brown; silver award, Nigel Huddleston

Adnams award for best beer writer, regional media: winner, Alastair Gilmour; silver award, Susan and Judith Boyle

Molson Coors award for best beer writer, national media: winner, Pete Brown; silver award, Sophie Atherton

The Michael Jackson Gold Tankard for beer writer of the year 2016: Pete Brown

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CAMRA club of the year finalists revealed http://beertoday.co.uk/camra-club-year-finalists-1116/ Thu, 01 Dec 2016 09:07:53 +0000 http://beertoday.co.uk/?p=40768 The post CAMRA club of the year finalists revealed appeared first on Beer Today.

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The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) has revealed its club of the year finalists, committed to quality real ale.

The Albatross Club, in Bexhill, Dartford Working Men’s Club, Cheltenham Motor Club and Leyton Orient FC Supporters Club all hold their own beer festivals throughout the year and boast a wide range of well-kept real ales.
The CAMRA club of the year competition is run in conjunction with Club Mirror magazine with the simple aim of finding the best clubs serving real ale most committed to quality real ale — those which offer a fantastic atmosphere, welcoming surroundings and, most importantly, top-quality real ale served in great condition. Clubs are nominated by CAMRA branches across the country and judged by a panel of volunteer CAMRA members throughout the year.

John Holland, CAMRA’s national club of the year co-ordinator, said: “It is a fantastic achievement to be considered one of the top four real ale clubs in the country. We are seeing more and more clubs making quality real ale a priority, which makes the competition stronger than ever.

“Clubs play a huge role in many local communities across the UK. They provide a safe, social environment in which to enjoy a pint with people who you know and trust. They can help people build and strengthen social networks and can be a lifeline in times of need. To be a part of a club is to be part of a family.”

The four finalists were presented with a commemorative plate yesterday at the Club Mirror Awards night. They will then have to wait until spring next year to discover which will be named CAMRA’s club of the year.

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