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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…

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…

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…

Real ale is good for the liver-y!

By: JimOldfield

October 21st, 2012

Hettie the horse demonstrates how real ale is not only healthy, but also good for the liver-y… as she tucks into a half of best local bitter in Rotherham! Hettie downs a half, watched by Magna 2012 organiser Stephen Burns (left) and chairman David Watkin. And there’s some real healthy horse-sense behind this picture – Read the full post…

Super Hooper saves a beer contest!

By: JimOldfield

October 8th, 2012

A SIBA regional beer competition looked a doomed victim of the evil 2012 weather – until south London publican Jamie Hooper stepped in to save the day. The brewers’ institute’s South East contest was washed out when the summer floods hit Tonbridge Rugby Club, rendering the grounds – and in particular the SIBA contest marquee Read the full post…

Sheffield ale trails launched

By: JimOldfield

September 30th, 2012

Sheffield’s ongoing bid to be Britain’s real ale capital is being back by a new Real Ale Trails venture, in which beer lovers tour pubs AND breweries. Each trail will take in some of the city’s best beer pubs and include either a brewery tour or a tasting session organised by a local brewer. Local 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…

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…