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CAMRA Beer Olympics 2012… the winners!

By: JimOldfield

June 27th, 2016

The Trawlerboys of Lowestoft’s Green Jack Brewery netted silver at the CAMRA Beer Olympics, with their best bitter coming in just behind Coniston’s No 9 Barley Wine, as the runner-up in the Champion Beer of Britain (CBOB) contest this afternoon. Trawlerboys is a 4.6 per cent ale, described as “a rich, malty and fruity copper-coloured Read the full post…

Get your CAMRA branch on here!

By: JimOldfield

June 25th, 2016

Want to get you branch news on Hand-Pumped? Just CONTACT US and we will give you your own page – so that the world can see what your branch is up to! And the best thing is, it’s totally FREE… What’s more, you can talk to other branches via our great new CAMRA forum. So Read the full post…

There was only one goal in this game… quaffing real ale!

By: JimOldfield

November 13th, 2012

It was the highlight of the drinking season in a South Yorkshire town… Rotherham’s first-ever CAMRA ale festival, featuring the launch of the town’s first new brewery in decades – and all staged in the town’s brand new, £20m soccer stadium. And as a sell-out crowd enjoyed a single goal – to sample a selection Read the full post…

Real ale meets its match… at footy stadium sell-out!

By: JimOldfield

November 13th, 2012

Real ale has met its perfect match in Rotherham – where drinkers went in droves to the new football stadium to score a pint at the town’s first official CAMRA festival. A sell-out crowd turned up at Rotherham United’s New York Stadium at the weekend – but sadly for the Millers, they were only there Read the full post…

CAMRA unveils Britain’s best-looking boozers at Pub Design Awards

By: JimOldfield

November 8th, 2012

Britain’s best looking pubs have been unveiled this week, as CAMRA picks its champions for the annual National Pub Design Awards. A judging team of architects, historians and pub campaigners have scoured the UK for the hostelries with the best “vision, imagination and a level of restraint in their design”, and have returned with four Read the full post…

Magna rustles up cash!

By: JimOldfield

October 21st, 2012

By Alex Vessey October 21 2012 It seems drinking is good for health, if you live in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, where real ale lovers sank so many pints at this year’s Magna beer festival, they raised enough surplus cash to re-write their own record books and give £40,000 to local health charities. Now organisers of Read the full post…

S Yorks brewery and ale fest both launch… in New York!

By: JimOldfield

September 27th, 2012

A South Yorkshire town’s beer festival AND a brand new brewery are about to be launched just a couple of miles away… in New York! Rotherham’s Chantry Brewery will produce its debut ales, at the first ever real ale festival to be run by the town’s CAMRA branch. And the whole thing will take place Read the full post…

Drink more beer, win more prizes in Birmingham!

By: JimOldfield

September 3rd, 2012

Birmingham CAMRA has come up with the offer of a lifetime for Brummie beerophiles… The more ales you drink, the more PRIZES you win! The CAMRA branch has set up an ale trail involving 50 top pubs around the city. And there will be prizes for beer buffs who manage to cover 30, 40 or Read the full post…

Bentley’s Brew remembers Louth CAMRA hero

By: JimOldfield

September 3rd, 2012

Louth & District CAMRA branch will remember their former founder member and chairman, with a special commemorative brew. Bentley’s Brew will mark the passing of much-loved CAMRA man Jeff Bentley, who died in July. The ale will be brewed at the Fulstow Brewery, above the Gas Lamp Lounge in Louth, with brewer Phil Ellis guiding Read the full post…

Another year – another festival of great ale!

By: JimOldfield

August 30th, 2012

When Hand-Pumped offered two free tickets for this year’s Great British Beer Festival, in assocation with CAMRA, reader Adrian Pearce was lucky enough to come out of our hat first. And London-based Adrian was kind enough to share his good fortune – by writing a first-person review of his day out… complete with pictures. Here Read the full post…