Scarborough launches an ale festival

By: JimOldfield

July 8th, 2016

CAMRA’s Scarborough branch is about to launch its inaugural Scarborough Real Ale, Cider & Arts Festival, in conjunction with The Campaign for Real Art. The fest will take place from October 13-15 in the Old Parcels Office at the town’s station. The organisers are thinking big, with a planned list of 60 real ales and Read the full post…

Wye-ever not.. 24,000 pints come to Hereford beer festival!

By: JimOldfield

July 5th, 2016

They’re a thirsty lot in Hereford… and this weekend they will be proving it once more, by sinking a staggering 24,000 pints at the town’s 12th CAMRA Hereford beer festival! Beer on the Wye XII takes placed in a huge marquee alongside Hereford Rowing Club, which over the three-day weekend will play host to more Read the full post…

Scunthorpe serves up a bevvy of real ales!

By: JimOldfield

July 4th, 2016

The 19th Scunthorpe beer festival hits the road this year, with more than 25 real ales on the stocks for a four-day extravaganza! The ales stretch from the East Midlands and Yorkshire to Greater Manchester and the North-West, and they will be served up alongside ciders, perries and hot and cold food. Limited-edition, stemmed half-pint Read the full post…

Ride a white horse… to cider heaven!

By: JimOldfield

July 1st, 2016

Leamington Spa’s White Horse is turning its taps to APPLE for nearly two months… with a huge Craft Cider Fest. The pub will put on some 20 ciders, between July 3 and August 30. Among them will be two exclusive new brews from USA-based brewers Docs, on draught… the dryish Hard Appple Cider and its Read the full post…

International Brewing Awards adds cider categories

By: JimOldfield

July 3rd, 2012

The International Brewing Awards is to add two cider categories to next year’s competition, after a flood of requests from brewers and cider makers. The world’s oldest brewing competition will now also feature categories are for apple cider and for cider incorporating other fruit, juices or flavours. Both will be divided into classes based on Read the full post…

Beer at last year’s prices – three cheers for Dewsbury ale fest!

By: JimOldfield

May 17th, 2012

It will be a home and away festival when Yorkshire’s Heavy Woollen District CAMRA branch opens its third Dewsbury and Heavy Woollen Beer and Cider Festival next Thursday (May 24)… with its prices pegged to last year’s levels! The event, inside Dewsbury Town Hall, will major on the best beers that Yorkshire has to offer Read the full post…

Scrumpy pals take Surrey cider to GBBF

By: JimOldfield

May 9th, 2012

Surrey’s first-ever cider entry to CAMRA’s Great British Beer Festival has come from two friends and back-yard brewers from Guildford. Martin Pollock, 37, and Pete O’Connor, 30, have been making cider in their back gardens for three years. They noticed a gap in the market for cider from Surrey, set up as Pete’s Pollocks – Read the full post…