Whitsun Bank Holiday Weekend - Pub Beer Festivals
Two pub Beer Festivals we have been informed of. NOT CAMRA Events, so we cannot endorse them, but Good Pubs so worth looking at.Bricklayers Arms Bishops Stortford starts it's Festival Midday Friday 24th May, and runs all weekend. 16 Beers from Mighty Oak, Nethergate (Growler Brewery) & Colchester Brewery. Live band Friday eve.
Queens Head Allens Green starts it's festival 5.30pm Friday 24th May and also runs all weekend. 23 beers from Banks & Taylor, Colchester, Cottage, Crouch Vale, Elgoods, Farmers, Idle Mauldons, Nelson, Nethergate, Old Cannon & Wolf breweries.
3rd to 6th May 2013 Green Tye Beer FestivalAnother non-CAMRA beer festival, but run by the Prince of Wales Green Tye. Now in it's 20th year, has gained a reputation as one of the first and best pub run festivals in the area, for beer, atmosphere and music.
19th to 21th April 2013 Pub Beer Festival at Queens Head Allens GreenWe have been advised that the Queens Head Allens Green is holding a mini beer festival 19-21 April. Not a CAMRA beer festival - info here is just for information, but the follwoing beers will be on sale:-
London Fields Black Path Porter 4.2 : Hackney Hopster 4.2 : Love not War 4.2 : - Shoreditch Triangle 6.0
Mighty Oak Dragons Bane 4.0 : Maldon Gold 4.0
Adnams Ghost Ship 4.5
13th to 17th August 2013 The Great British Festival - London Olympia
29th March 2013 Half Moon, Bishops Stortford Announces Discounts to CAMRA MembersThe Half Moon is the latest pub to offer discounts to card carrying members, Charles Wells Bombardier & Caledonian Deuchars IPA have 15p off, while all other Real ales have 35p off. Valid CAMRA membership card must be shown to gain the discounts. The Half Moon is located at the North end of North Street, Bishops Stortford, handy for the Town Centre. Open all day every day. There are two bars, remember to check the beers available on the blackboards, in case the ale of your choice is in the other bar.
25th March 2013 Branch Pub of the Year Presentation to The Rising Sun at High Wych
Monday 25 March saw Branch Chairman Brendan Sothcott present Garry, Sharon and Daughter Lauren the Branch Pub of the Year Award. The pub has been in every edition of the Good Beer Guide except the first, (CAMRA did not cover this area then). It has always only served real ale on gravity, and never used a hand-pump. Always has been a great Real Ale pub, which also serves as a valuable community asset. Long may it continue!!
20th March 2013 George Osborne Today proved that not all Politicans are evil all the time
The branch are pleased to announce their Pub of the year as follows:-
1st Place - Rising Sun High Wych
2nd Place - Queens Head Allens Green
3rd Place - Woodbine Inn Waltham Abbey
15th to 17th March 2013 - Mini Beer Festival at Allens Green
Sawbridgeworth have launched a new beer called Gold Extra and ABV of 4.5%. Believed to be a stronger version of their popular Sawbridgeworth Gold. We await comments back from those who have tried it.
22nd March 2013 - Evening starting about 6.00pm
Herts &Essex Borders Branch Meeting at the Woodbine Inn Waltham Abbey. All Welcome to this meeting, where we try and keep the formalities short and the social bit long. At this meeting the Branch will be selecting our annual Pub of the Year. Votong on the Pub of the Year is for members only and a membership card is required to vote, but others welcome to watch.
3rd March 2013 - 7.30-11.00pm
CAMRA announces 25 Years of Campaigning for Real Cider & Perry
|As well as Promoting Real Beer CAMRA has for the last 25 Years promoted real Cider & Perry, with this once almost extinct drink now ever growing in popularity.|
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