Spring 2018 POTS
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Nominations to be with the secretary by noon on March 20th. You must give a reason for your choice (not just “it’s a good pub with real ale”) and not have any personal interest in the pub. Your nomination must include your name, address and membership number.

POS Spring 2018

Nominations need to be sent to : Secretary@Bradfordcamra.org.uk

Meetings & Socials
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All start at 7:30pm unless otherwise stated

(Please note new starting times for some events)

Everybody welcome, please note different times for socials!

Wed March 14th – Winter POTS Presentation Rose & Crown (Sunbridge Wells) 8.00
Wed March 21st – Branch Meeting at the New Beehive 7.30
Wed March 28th – Bingley : Myrtle Grove 7.30, Library Tap
Wed 4th April – Re-arranged social at the Corn Dolly 8.00
SAT 7th April – George, Cullingworth (13.30 or 14.00 67 bus from the Interchange), New Inn, Denholme from 16.15
Wed 11th April – Baildon : Malt Shovel 7.30, Junction 8.30
Wed 18th April – Branch : Caroline Street Social Club, Saltaire 7.30
Wed 25th April – Minibus : Guide, Hainworth and Flappit (7.30 from the Interchange)

Advance Notice of the AGM Wed May 9th, venue to be confirmed nearer the time.

Beer Festival 2018
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Bradford CAMRA wishes to thank everyone who attended and supported our recent Beer Festival held at Victoria Hall, Saltaire from 22- 24 February 2018.  We are pleased to report that the Festival was a huge success with a record-breaking attendance of over 3200 people  over the three days.  Over that period, festival-goers consumed nearly 12,000 pints of high quality ales from West and North Yorkshire independent breweries and a selection from small brewers in Devon, Cornwall and Somerset.  In addition, they downed 900 pints of cider and 500 pints of international beers.

The event was staffed entirely by over 100 CAMRA volunteers who spent a total of over 1500 hours during the 7 days we occupied the Festival venue.

The sum of £683 was raised by attendees for the nominated Festival Charity  –  Cancer Research UK

Beers of the Festival

Attendees voted for beers of the festival across a number of categories.  The results are as follows:

Best Mild   –   Sunbeam –  White Chocolate Pale Mild

Best Beer up to 4% – Eagles Crag – The Pale Eagle

Best Beer 4.1% – 4.5% – Box Social – Gentlemans Nectar

Best Beer 4.6% – 5% – Bingley – Mosaic

Best Beer 5.1% – 6% – Timothy Taylor – Cook Lane IPA

Best Beer over 6.1% & Champion Beer of the Festival – Bad Co.- Crazy Ivan

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Beer List
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Bradford Beer Festival   –   Cask Beer List  2018
Ainsty York Assassin 4.9%
Bantam Best 4.2%
Bad Dishforth Crazy Ivan 8.0%
Burnt Ends 6.7%
Bad Seed Malton Outlaw 4.6%
Chocka Hop 5.5%
Beat North Curry, Somerset New Wave 4.5%
Cosmic Pop 6.0%
Beespoke Shipley Crowthers Blackpowder Porter 5.4%
Bopperlula 4.2%
Bingley Wilsden Big DIPA                   V 7.4%
Mosaic 4.6%
Black Tor Exeter, Devon Blonde 3.8%
Resolution 4.4%
Blue Square Morley Abyss Dark Porter 4.8%
Moonlight Blonde 4.0%
Box Social Brewing Newcastle Gentlemans Nectar 4.2%
Metanoia 6.0%
Bradford Bradford Geronimo Pale 4.2%
Hey’s Gold Premium 4.5%
Bridgehouse Sandbeds Easy Tiger 6.1%
Pale Bandit GFA 4.0%
Briscoe Otley Astraluna 4.1%
Chippend’Ale 4.3%
Bude Bude, Cornwall Porthbud Unleashed 5.5%
Summerleaze 4.7%
Castle Lostwithiel, Cornwall Moat Mild 4.4%
Once A Knight 5.0%
Clearwater Bideford, Devon Proper Ansome 4.2%
Honey Beer 3.7%
Eagles Crag Todmorden The Pale Eagle 4.0%
The Eagles has Landed 4.6%
Exeter Exeter,Devon Avocet 3.9%
Ferryman 4.2%
’fraid Not 4.0%
Darkness 5.1%
Exe Valley Silvertown, Devon Fryer’s Thirst 4.3%
Silverton Ruby 5.4%
Fish Key Looe, Cornwall Hop2it 4.0%
Red IPA 4,9%
Five Towns Wakefield Cranachan 5.2%
Il Gigante Buono 4.3%
Ghost Baildon D.Va 4.6%
Sylvanas 4.9%
Goose Eye Crossflatts Blonde 4.4%
Great Heck North Yorkshire Divine Intervention 4.5%
Vanilla Wheat Stout    V 5.4%
Holsworthy Ales Clawton, Devon St George 4.1%
Hop on the Run 5.0%
Ilkley Ilkley Blonde, 3.9%
Fireside, 4.2%
Tribus Lupulus v3.2, 4.4%
XPA 5.0%
James & Kirkman Pontefract Pontefract Pale 4.2%
Priory Porter 4.5%
Leeds Leeds Monsoon IPA 4.1%
Gathering Storm 4.4%
Mill Valley Cleckheaton Black Panther Stout 4.6%
Mithril Richmond Year of the Dog 3.7%
Korean Winter 3.9%
Morton Collins Wakefield Star Citra 3.8%
New Lion Totnes, Devon Pandit IPA 4.9%
Totnes Stout           V 4.4%
Nomadic Beers Leeds Bandit                      V 4.8%
Freyja 4.9%
Noss Beer Works Lee Mill, Devon Church Ledge 4.0%
Ebb Rock 4.9%
Old Spot Cullingworth Winter Gem 4.7%
Milking it 3.8%
Ossett Ossett Gods Own Bitter 3.8%
Penpoint Launceston, Cornwall Cornish Gold 3.7%
An Howl 5.6%
Quantock Bishops Lydeard, Somerset Quantock Stout 4.5%
Plastered Pheasant 4.8%
Rat Huddersfield Rat Bag 3.8%
King Rat 5.0%
Pennine Well, N. Yorks Celtic Hill 4.0%
Revolutions Whitwood Swoon 4.5%
Marquee 5.4%
Ridgeside Meanwood, Leeds Baja         V 5.5%
Plato 3.8%
Riviera Stoke Gabriel, Devon RBC Best 3.9%
Porterhead 4.2%
Roosters Knaresborough Nelson Sauvin IPA 5.0%
Franklin 4.3%
Salamander Bradford Sneaky Stout 4.5%
Trump Card IPA 5.0%
Saltaire Shipley Citra 4.2%
Stateside IPA 6.0%
Scarborough Scarborough Hello Darkness 5.0%
Trident 3.8%
Settle Settle Ribblehead Bitter 3.8% –
10 Hop American Pale Ale 5.5% –
Small World Shelley, W. Yorks Secret 4.0%
Stod Fold Halifax Dark Robust Porter 4.8%
Jarrylo                        V 4.4%
Summerskills Plymouth, Devon Urban Brew               V 4.1%
Plymhop Bitter 4.3%
Sunbeam Leeds White Chocolate Pale Mild 4.2%
Foggy Morning 5.1%
Tapstone Chard, Somerset Sea Monster 4.2%
Hopwire 4.8%
Teignworthy Newton Abbot, Devon Scrum Down 4.1%
Cor Bugga 6.2%
Three Fiends Meltham, W. Yorks Moko Titi 4.6%
Tarn 51 Altofts, W. Yorks Altofts Blonde 4.0%
Drift 3.9%
Treeboom Shipton-by-Beningbrough, N. Yorks Yorkshire Sparkle 4.0%
Kettle Drum 4.3%
Timothy Taylor Keighley Cook Lane IPA 5.8%
Poulter’s Porter 4.8%
Dark Mild 3.5%
Tigertops Wakefield Brau haus, 4.0%
Hop Dictionary 4.6%
Wishbone Keighley Abyss2                 V 6.8%
Bruce 3.9%
Vocation Hebden Bridge Chop & Change 4.5%
Homegrown 7.4%
Yorkshire Dales Askrigg,N. Yorks Great Shunner 4.2%
Fors Abbaye (Deux) 8.0%
Yellow = Suitable for Vegans   (V)
Good Beer Guide 2019 – We need your nominations!
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The Good Beer Guide is CAMRA’s flagship publication and stands head and shoulders above all imitators due to the dedicated research and submissions by CAMRA members the length and breadth of the country.  Entries to the Guide are chosen solely by the local branch members, on the basis of a pub’s quality of beer over a twelve month period and we are asking Bradford members to nominate selections for inclusion in the Bradford branch allocation for the 2018 Guide.  All you have to do is select your pubs (up to a maximum of 20), enter them in the downloadable form below or simply list them in an email together with your name and CAMRA Membership number and then email to our GBG Officer at bradfordcamra@gmail.com  or by post to arrive no later than Wednesday 14th February to CAMRA GBG 2019, 32 Ashwell Road, Heaton, Bradford, BD9 4AU.    After all the nominations are collated, the branch committee will ratify the selections at the Branch meeting at the Brown Cow, Ireland Bridge, Bingley on the 14th February and the pubs will then be surveyed. Remember, only pubs in the Bradford Branch area can be included.  The Bradford Branch boundary is can be view by clicking here.  Bradford, Bingley (and rural areas), Shipley and Ilkley.

Please complete the form GBG 2019 Nomination Form and email to the address shown on the form.………

CAMRA Member Discount- Bradford Branch Area Pub List
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ANGEL Baildon
BOATHOUSE Saltaire
BRAU HAUS Morley Street, Bradford
BRADFORD BREWERY Bradford
BREWERY TAP Idle
CROWN Great Horton
GEORGE & DRAGON Apperley Bridge
HARE & HOUNDS Toller Lane
HOOPERS Wibsey
HOP Saltaire
MALT SHOVEL Baildon
POTTING SHED Bingley
RUMSHACK-A-LACK Baildon
THE EXCHANGE Bradford
Current LocAle Pubs List
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ACORN INN. Eldwick
ALBION. Greengates
ANGEL. Baildon
BAR T’AT Ilkley
BEER HOUSE Bradford
BIRCHES. Eldwick
BLACK BULL Clayton
BLACK HORSE Thornton
BLACK RAT Thackley
BLACK SWAN Frizinghall
BRADFORD BREWERY Bradford
BROWN COW. Bingley
BULLS HEAD Baildon
CAP & COLLAR Saltaire
CASTLE HOTEL Bradford
Chip & Ern Bingley
CITY GENT Bradford
CITY VAULTS. Bradford
COMMERCIAL INN Thackley
CORN DOLLY. Bolton road
CRESCENT Ilkley
FERRANDS. Bingley
FIGHTING COCK Bradford
FLAPPIT. Flappit Springs
FLYING DUCK Ilkley
FOUNDRY HILL. Bingley
FOX. Shipley
GAPING GOOSE Wibsey
GEORGE HOTEL Cullingworth
GLYDE HOUSE. Bradford
GUIDE INN Hainworth
HILL TOP Thornton
HOOPERS Wibsey
HOP Saltaire
JACOBS BEER HOUSE Bradford
JUNCTION Baildon
JUNCTION  West Scholes
LING BOB  Wilsden
LORD CLYDE Bradford
MIDLAND HOTEL Bradford
MILNERS ARMS. Eccleshill
MONKEY Great Horton
NEW BEEHIVE Bradford
NEW INN Thornton
OLD DOLPHIN Clayton Heights
PLATFORM 1 3/4. Bingley
POTTING SHED. Bingley
RAGGALDS Queensbury
RING O’BELLS Thornton
ROYAL HOTEL Clayton
ROYAL HOTEL Low Moor
RUMSHACK-A-LACK Bradford
SALTAIRE BREWERY TAP Shipley
SIR NORMAN RAE Shipley
STATION HOTEL Harecroft
SYMPOSIUM Idle
THE COBBLES Thornton
THE EXCHANGE Bradford
TURLS GREEN Bradford
WALLERS BREWERY Sunbridgewells
WHITE BEAR Idle
WHITE HORSE INN Thornton
WIRELESS BAR. Bradford
YARD Ilkley
Message from the Chairman
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Hi

Just to let you know that you have got me as Chairman for another year.

I would like to thank all thoughs who attended this years AGM, and in particular for supporting me and your committee over the last twelve months.

This is to be my last year as Chairman, I feel that no one should need to do the job any longer than that.

Above you will see the members of your Committee for this coming year and the positions they are taking on.

Branch Positions

Please give them as much support as you can.

Thanks

Brian

Chairman

Cider Pub of the Year 2017
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There have been 5 valid nominated pubs. These are:

Black Rat (Thackley)
Fanny’s Ale House (Saltaire)
Fighting Cock (Bradford)
Jacobs Beer House (Bradford)Peacock (Bradford)

In deciding on your choice you should also consider the following criteria which are the same as ‘Beer POTY.

Quality of cider/perry
Atmosphere/style/decor
Service & welcome
Clientele mix
Sympathy with CAMRA aims
Good value (not the same as lowest cost).

Members have until the next branch meeting (March 15th) to visit the pubs & consider their choice.  Voting will take place at the March Branch meeting. If you cannot attend please send your vote (one vote per person) which MUST contain – Pub/your name & CAMRA number to:

chairman@bradfordcamra.org.uk – Brian Mitchell by noon on 15th March.

Beer List
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These are the beers so far confirmed for the Festival.  Amendments will be posted as we get them.

Unfined beers suitable for vegans are marked UF

Cask Ales        
 Name Location Beer Name ABV Unfined
Livingston Talisman 4.10%
Alechemy Damona 5.30%
Ripley IPA 6.50%
Amber Amber Rogue 4.30%
Cummertrees, Dumfriesshire Wee Willy Wonky 4.20%
Andrews Supus Lupus 3.60%
Ashover, Derbyshire Moscow 9.50%
Ashover M Gyle 1000 7.40%
Baildon Sir Titus Salt Ale 4.00%
Baildon Highlights IPA 4.50%
Cowdenbeath Are You With Me 4.50%
Beath Mad World tbc
Shipley Clocktower porter 5.40%
Beespoke Plan Bee 3.80%
Wilsden Session IPA 4.20%
Bingley Heys Gold 4.20%
Bradford Coal Porter 4.80%
Bradford Brewery Malton Comet 4.30% UF
Brass Castle Black Russian 7.00% UF
Livingston Luxury IPA 4.10%
Edinbrew Super Stout 4.50%
Slaithwaite Sonar 4.30%
Empire Porter 4.70%
Wakefield Nelson IPA 5.10%
Fernandes Fintry, Glasgow Meikle Bin 4.10%
Fintry Stronend Black IPA 3.90% UF
Isle of Whithorn Wee McAsh Bitter 4.50%
Five Kingdoms Auf Wiedersehen Pet 5.30%
Wakefield Hello Space Boy 3.90%
Five Towns Blackout 8.80%
Peebles Winter Bank 4.50%
Freewheelin’ Stout 4.30%
Wirksworth, Derbyshire Jailbreak 4.50%
Gaol No Prisoners 5.70%
Baildon Reaper 4.40%
Ghost Hemsworth SmokeStacks 5.20%
Hamelsworde Hemsworth Challenger 4.00%
Bingley Pale Ale 4.80%
Hedge Row Sweet Michael 5.60%
Dronfield, Derbyshire The Mark 3.50%
Hopjacker Biére de Garde 7.40%
Ilkley Dinner Ale 3.30%
Ilkley Tribus Lupulus v2.0 4.40%
Hanging Stone 5.00%
Crossroads 5.40%
Mexborough If Tha Brexit Tha Fixes It 4.30%
Imperial /James & Kirkman Stout Wi Nowt Tekken Owt 6.00%
Imperial Pontefract Maid Marian Mild 3.80%
James & Kirkman Triple Chocolate Stout 5.60%
John O’ Groats Swelkie 4.00%
John O’ Groats Riccall, N. Yorks Jolly Stout 4.00%
Jolly Sailor Jolly Gold 3.90%
Baildon Golden Splendour 3.80%
Junction Glasgow Fly Half 4.60%
Kelburn Sunriser 3.40%
Red Smiddy 4.10%
Cart Blanche 5.00%
Leeds Three Swords 4.50%
Kirkstall Dissolution IPA 5.00%
Inception IPA 6.20%
Black Band 5.50%
Cumbernauld Mr. Beast, Red Rye Ale – 5.00%
Lawman Eldritch 6.00%
Carlton, N Yorks India Pale Ale 3.90%
Little Black Dog Altbier 4.20%
Golcar Tithe House Bitter – 3.90%
Lords Mount Helix West Coast Pale Ale – 5.00%
Liversedge Panther Ale 4.00%
Mill Valley The Dukes IPA 4.00%
Burnley Stray Dog 4.20%
Moorhouses IPA 4.30%
Dinting, Derbyshire Cursed Stones 3.40%
Mouselow Act the Goat 3.70%
Leeds IPA 6.10%
Nomadic Beers Best bitter – 4.40%
Cullingworth One for T’road 3.90%
Old Spot Spot Czech 4.30%
Ossett Willow 4.00%
Ossett Bakewell Noggin Filler 5.00%
Peak Ales IPA 6.00%
Huddersfield Rat’ll Be the Day 5.50%
Rat Castleford Hex IPA 6.00%
Revolutions Severina Vienna Lager 5.00%
Marsden Luna Bea 4.50%
Riverhead New Mills, Derbyshire Back to the Future 4.00% UF
Rock Mill Orangeytang 4.30% UF
Bradford Spectre Stout 4.50%
Salamander Periwinkle Porter 4.80%
Shipley Decennium 4.60%
Saltaire Stout No.5 4.20%
Stateside IPA 6.00%
Citra Pale 4.20%
Derby Happy People 4.20% UF
Shiny Rocket 7.00% UF
Shelley Winter Bank 4.00%
Small World Forres Findhorn Killer IPA 5.60%
Speyside Dark Sky Stout 4.00%
Edinburgh Copper Cascade 4.10%
Stewart Cross the Line 4.10%
Strathaven Usquebae 7.00%
Strathaven Teuchter 5.00%
Leeds Dusk 4.50%
Sunbeam Born in LS11 5.10%
Helios 5.80%
Orkney Dark Munro 4.00%
Swannay Scapa Special 4.20%
Bakewell Rattle Snake 6.50%
Thornbridge Crackendale 5.20%
Keighley Knowle Spring Blonde 4.20%
Timothy Taylor’s Dark Mild 3.50%
Golden Best 3.50%
Wakefield Indian Pale Ale 4.80%
Tigertops Union Pacific Class 4.90%
Ashby-de-la-Zouch Gone A’Rye 4.20%
Tollgate Red Storm 4.20%
New Mills, Derbyshire Test for Echo 5.00% UF
Torrside Combat Rock 4.50% UF
Ilkley IPA 5.50%
Wharfedale Keighley Lunar Zenith 3.70%
Wishbone Schwartz IPA 4.10%
Leeds Snap Dog 5.70%
Whippet Little Curre 5.20%
Lossiemouth 1806 5.00%
Windswept Clavie 5.50%
Nairn Blonde 4.00%
WooHa Porter 5.00%
International Draught Beers      
Brewery Location Name Style ABV
De Molen Bodegraven, Netherlands Vuur & Vlam IPA 6.20%
Amarillo Imperial IPA 9.20%
BrouweriJ Kees Middelburg, Netherlands Anniverary #2 Quadrupel 11.30%
Caramel Fudge Stout Imperial Stout 11.50%
Het Uiltje  Haarlem, Netherlands Propvol Goede Vooremens Berry Weizen 4.60%
Pivovar Bernard  Humpolec, Czech Rep Unfiltered Pilsner Pilsner 5%
Schneider Weisse  Kelheim, Germany Aventinus 8.20%
Flying Dog Maryland,  USA White Peach Saison Fruit Saison 5.90%
Firestone Walker California, USA Pale 31 American Pale Ale 4.90%
Dry & Bitter Gørløse  Denmark Citra Bale IPA 4.50%
Bavik-De Brabandere Harelbeke, Belgium Petrus Aged Pale Sour 7.30%

Ciders

Abrahalls (Bishops Frome, Herefordshire)

Thundering Molly, Medium (5.2%)

.Broadoak (Clutton Hill, Somerset)

Moonshine, Medium/Sweet (7.5%)

Grumpy John’s Cider (Shipley, West Yorks)

Dry, (6% abv)

Gwatkin (Abbey Dore, Herefordshire)

Kingston Black, Medium (6.5%)

Gwynt y Ddraig (Pontypridd, Glamorgan,

Wales)

Celtic Warrior, Sweet (5.5%)

Hecks (Street, Somerset)

Kingston Black, Medium (6.5%)

Hogans (Alcester, Warwickshire)

Panking Pole, Dry (6.2%)

Hurst View (Wheaton Aston, Staffordshire)

Dry (6%)

Oliver’s (Ocle Pychard, Herefordshire)

Medium (6%)

Rich’s (Highbridge, Somerset)

Legbender, Medium (6%)

Snailsbank (Bishops Frome, Herefordshire)

Tumbledown, Medium (5.2%)

Wilkins (Mudgley, Wedmore, Somerset)

Medium (6%)

Winkleigh (Winkleigh, Devon)

Sams, Sweet (6%)

Perry

Broadoak (Clutton Hill, Somerset)

Premium Perry, Medium/Sweet (7.5% abv)

Gwatkins (Abbey Dore, Herefordshire)

Farmhouse Perry, Medium (7.0%)

Ross on Wye (Broome Farm, Peterstow,

Herefordshire)

Perry, Medium (6.0%)

Gwynt y Ddraig (Pontypridd, Glamorgan,

Wales)

Two Trees, Medium (4.5%)

Fruit Wine

This year we are pleased to have a

selection of traditionally made fruit

wines from Skinningrove Country

Wines based in the old ironstonemining

village of Skinningrove on

the North Yorkshire coast. All the

wines are hand made

Apple (12%)

Dry white

Elderflower (13%)

Medium/dry white

Gooseberry & elderflower (14%)

Medium/dry white

Parsnip (15%)

Medium white

Raspberry & redcurrant (13%)

Dry Rose

Blackberry & elderberry (13%)

Smooth dryish red

Cherry (14%)

Medium red

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Bradford Beer Festival 2017
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Bradford Beer Festival 2017

Victoria Hall, Saltaire, Shipley

Thanks to everyone who attended Bradford Beer Festival 2017.  We welcomed around 3000 visitors who consumed over 10,500 pints of wonderful cask ales, 800 pints of cider and loads of international beers.  The Festival was staffed by 130 CAMRA volunteers, without whom the it just wouldn’t happen.  We hope that everyone enjoyed their visit and we have already booked Victoria Hall for 22 – 24 February 2018.  Put the dates in your diary now!

By popular vote of customers, the Beers of the Festival are as follows:

Mild                                                                      Ilkley Dinner Ale

Bitter 3,6 – 4,0%                                           Five Towns Hello Space Boy

Best Bitter 4,1 – 4,5%                                Timothy Taylor Knowle Spring Blonde

Porter / Stout                                                Salamander Spectre Stout

Premium Ale 4,6 – 5,0%                        Kelburn Cart Blanche

Strong Ale above 5,0%                            Five Towns Blackout

Overall Beer of the Festival                Timothy Taylor Knowle Spring Blonde

Congratulations to all of the above.

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Nominations for Bradford CAMRA Branch Cider/Perry Pub of the Year
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The nominations for Bradford CAMRA Branch Cider/Perry Pub of the Year are now open. Please nominate your favourite pub with reasons. You must also include both your full name and your CAMRA number. Please send by e-mail to either Tony Constable (Tony@Bradfordcamra.org.uk) or to branch secretary or Chairman. If you do not have an e-mail please contact the secretary or Chairman.

Nominations will close at the branch meeting in February. Members will then have until the March branch meeting to visit nominated pubs and to cast their votes.

A list of known pubs selling real Cider/Perry can be found on this website. Please note that other pubs may also sell real cider/perry and are also eligible. If you know a pub that is not on the attached list please let Tony know. …

Pub of the Season – Winners
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Below is a list of all POS winners back to 1992.  This information was very kindly collated and passed to me by Brighton Bill.

Bradford Camra “Pubs of the Season”
1992 AUTUMN CORN DOLLY
1992/3 WINTER SHOULDER OF MUTTON
1993 SPRING CASTLE
1993 SUMMER BREWERY TAP IDLE
1993 AUTUMN NEW BEEHIVE
1993/4 WINTER IDLE COCK
1994 SUMMER THE MELBORN
1994 AUTUMN BLUE PIG FAGLEY
1994/5 WINTER BROWN COW BINGLEY
1995 SPRING VICTORIA SALTAIRE
1995 SUMMER FIGHTING COCK
1995 AUTUMN CASTLE
1995/6 WINTER STEVE BIKO BAR BFD UNI
1996 SPRING THE QUEEN FAIRWEATHER GREEN
1996 SUMMER TAP & SPILE
1996 AUTUMN HAIGY’S
1996/7 WINTER CORN DOLLY
1997 SPRING VICTORIA SALTAIRE
1997 SUMMER IDLE W.M. CLUB IDLE
1997 AUTUMN FANNY’S ALE & CIDER HSE SALTAIRE
1997/8 WINTER FIGHTING COCK
1998 SPRING OLD BANK
1998 SUMMER GAPING GOOSE WIBSEY
1998 AUTUMN THE BRANCH SHIPLEY
1998/9 WINTER THE MELBORN
1999 SPRING SHIPLEY PRIDE SHIPLEY
1999 SUMMER THE GOLDSBOROUGH
1999 AUTUMN CORN DOLLY
1999/200 WINTER THE SUN SHIPLEY
2000 SPRING VICTORIA SALTAIRE
2000 SUMMER FANNY’S ALE & CIDER HSE SALTAIRE
2000 AUTUMN BAR T’AT ILKLEY
2000/1 WINTER HAIGY’S
2001 SPRING ROYAL OAK ECCLESHILL
2001 SUMMER SHIPLEY PRIDE SHIPLEY
2001 AUTUMN FIGHTING COCK
2001/2 WINTER SYMPOSIUM IDLE
2002 SPRING CASTLE
2002 SUMMER NEW BEEHIVE
2002/3 AUT/WIN BROWN COW BINGLEY
2003 SPRING BEEHIVE HALIFAX ROAD
2003 SUMMER FANNY’S ALE & CIDER HSE SALTAIRE
2003 AUTUMN OLD DOLPHIN QUEENSBURY
2003/4 WINTER FIGHTING COCK
2004 SPRING CORN DOLLY
2004 SUMMER HAIGY’S
2004 AUTUMN THE JUNCTION BAILDON
2004/5 WINTER MYRTLE GROVE BINGLEY
2005 SPRING BAR T’AT ILKLEY
2005 SUMMER RIVERSIDE ILKLEY
2005 AUTUMN FIGHTING COCK
2005/6 WINTER THE JUNCTION BAILDON
2006 SPRING CASTLE
2006 SUMMER SYMPOSIUM IDLE
2006 AUTUMN VICTORIA SALTAIRE
2006/7 WINTER CORN DOLLY
2007 SPRING HAIGY’S
2007 SUMMER THE ALBION GREENGATES
2007 AUTUMN MILNERS ARMS UNDERCLIFFE
2007/8 WINTER FIGHTING COCK
2008 SPRING THE JUNCTION BAILDON
2008 SUMMER FANNY’S ALE & CIDER HSE SALTAIRE
2008 AUTUMN SIR NORMAN RAE SHIPLEY
2008/9 WINTER BREWERY TAP IDLE
2009 SPRING THE ROYAL GREAT HORTON
2009 SUMMER THE WOODMAN MANCHESTER RD
2009 AUTUMN THE GUIDE INN HAINWORTH
2009/10 WINTER SIR TITUS SALT
2010 SPRING FIGHTING COCK
2010 SUMMER HAIGY’S
2010 AUTUMN MILNERS ARMS UNDERCLIFFE
2010/11 WINTER BREWERY TAP IDLE
2011 SPRING NEW INN DENHOLME
2011 SUMMER WHITE HORSE BURLEY-IN-W’DALE
2011 AUTUMN THE SPARROW BAR
2011/12 WINTER THE GEORGE CULLINGWORTH
2012 SPRING HAIGY’S
2012 SUMMER SIR NORMAN RAE SHIPLEY
2012 AUTUMN CORN DOLLY
2012/13 WINTER THE JUNCTION BAILDON
2013 SPRING OFF THE TAP BINGLEY
2013 SUMMER BULL’S HEAD BAILDON
2013 AUTUMN SALTS SPORTS ASSOC SALTAIRE
2013/14 WINTER NEW INN DENHOLME
2014 SPRING JACOBS
2014 SUMMER THE FOX SHIPLEY
2014 AUTUMN FLYING DUCK ILKLEY
2014/15 WINTER THE ALBION GREENGATES
2015 SPRING THE HOP SALTAIRE
2015 SUMMER CAP and COLLAR SALTAIRE
2015 AUTUMN THE RECORD CAFE’
2015/16 WINTER FIGHTING COCK
2016 SPRING MILNERS ARMS UNDERCLIFFE
2016 SUMMER COMMERCIAL + QUEEN’S HEAD THACKLEY + BURLEY IN WHARFEDALE
2016 AUTUMN THE STATION HARECROFT
2016/17 WINTER
Pub of the Year – Winners
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Below is a list of all POY winners back to 1993.  This information was very kindly collated and passed to me by Brighton Bill.

Bradford Camra “Pub of the Year”
1993  CORN DOLLY
1994  CORN DOLLY
1995  HAIGY’S
1996  CASTLE
1997  THE QUEEN FAIRWEATHER GREEN
1998  VICTORIA SALTAIRE
1999  THE MELBORN
2000  CORN DOLLY
2001  CORN DOLLY
2002  SYMPOSIUM IDLE
2003  SYMPOSIUM IDLE
2004  FIGHTING COCK
2005  HAIGY’S
2006  THE JUNCTION BAILDON
2007  THE JUNCTION BAILDON
2008  FIGHTING COCK
2009  THE JUNCTION BAILDON
2010  FANNY’S ALE & CIDER HSE SALTAIRE
2011  FIGHTING COCK
2012  THE SPARROW BAR
2013  FIGHTING COCK
2014  CORN DOLLY
2015  JACOBS
2016  THE HOP SALTAIRE
Local Pub Selling Real Cider & Perry
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BEER HOUSE – 22-24 North Parade, Bradford BD13JL

BLACK RAT – 530 Leeds Road, Thackley BD10 8JH

BLACK SWAN – Frizinghall, Bradford

BREWERY TAP – 51 Albion Road, Idle, Bradford, BD10 9QE

CRESCENT – Brook Street, Ilkley LS29 8DG

CAP AND COLLAR – 4 Queens Road, Saltaire, BD18 4SJ

FANNY’S ALE & CIDER HOUSE – 63 Saltaire Road, Saltaire BD18 3JN

FOX – 42 Briggate, Shipley BD17 7BP

FIGHTING COCK – 21-23 Preston Street, Bradford BD7 1JE

HOP – 199 Bingley Road, Saltaire, BD18 4DH

JACOBS – 14 Kent Street, Bradford BD1 5RL

JUNCTION – 1 Baildon Road, Baildon BD17 6AB

MYRTLE GROVE – 141 Main Street, Bingley BD16 1AJ

NEW BEEHIVE – 171 Westgate, Bradford BD1 3AA

NEW INN – Keighley Road, Denholm, Bradford BD13 4JT

NEW INN – 363 Thornton Road, Thornton, Bradford BD13 3JX

PEACOCK – 25 North Parade, Bradford BD1 3JL

PLATFORM 1 3/4 – Burrage Street, off Chapel Lane, BINGLEY, BD16 1GH

RECORD CAFE – 45-47, North Parade, Bradford BD1 3JH

SIR NORMAN RAE – Victoria House, Shipley Market Place BD18 3QB

SIR TITUS SALT – Morley Street, Bradford BD7 1AQ

SPARROW – 32, North Parade, Bradford BD1 3HZ

TURLS GREEN – Centenary Square, Bradford BD1 1HY

The above pubs are those within the Bradford CAMRA boundary. Cider is a seasonal product and as such there may be times when Real Cider and Perry may not be available.

LocAle
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CAMRA LocAle – is an accreditation scheme to promote pubs that sell locally-brewed real ale.   The scheme builds on a growing consumer demand for quality local produce and an increasing awareness of ‘green’ issues.

The LocAle scheme was created in 2007 by CAMRA’s Nottingham Branch, following the demise of local brewer Hardy &Hansons, to support the tradition of brewing in Nottinghamshire.

Everyone benefits from local pubs stocking locally brewed real ale…..

  • Stocking local real ales can increase visits to public houses
  • Consumers get to enjoy greater bee choice and locally brewed beer
  • Local brewers increase their sales and get better feedback from consumers
  • More money is spent and retained in the local economy
  • Fewer ‘beer miles’ results in less road congestion and pollution, reducing impact on the environment
  • Tourism due to an increased sense of local identity and pride – let’s celebrate what makes our locality different.…

Bradford Branch of CAMRA has relaunched the LocAle scheme and the updated participating pubs list is attached below.  We are delighted to promote local pubs who stock a local ale.  The list will also be published in our Tyke Taverner magazine.

CAMRA members can help by recommending more pubs in the Bradford Branch area – Bradford, Shipley, Baildon, Bingley, Ilkley, Menston, Burley-in-Wharfedale.  Just pop an email with your comments to locale@bradfordcamra.org.uk and we’ll follow it up – or come to our monthly Branch meeting where locAle is a standing item on the agenda.

Bradford Beer Festival 2016 – Beer Festival Winners
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Bradford Beer Festival

Beer Festival Winners

 

 

 

Up to 4% ABV

  1. Salamander Liquid Sister                               4,0%
  2. Tweed Hopster                                                 3,9%
  3. Hedgerow Bradford’s Wrath                       3,8%

4,1 to 5,0% ABV

  1. Timothy Taylor Over the Top                      4,3%
  2. Dancing Duck Wot the Duck                        5,0%
  3. Tiny Rebel Dirty Stop Out                             5,0%

Over 5% ABV

  1. Exit 33 Speyside Whisky Imperial Stout  7,0%
  2. Magic Rock Dark Arts                                      6,0%
  3. Wharfebank Manuel                                      5,5%

Mild

  1. North Riding Fat Lads Mild                           4,5%
  2. Golcar Chocolate Mild                                    5,0%
  3. Almasty Gingerbread Mild                           4,0%

Overall (on voting points only)

  1. Salamander Liquid Sister                               4,0%
  2. Timothy Taylor Over the Top                      4,3%
  3. Tweed Hopster                                                 3,9%
Bradford Beer Festival 2016 – Beer List (Updated)
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Brewery Beer % ABV
4Ts Columbus 3.5
4Ts Master 5.9
Abbeydale Black Mass 6.7
Abbeydale The Da Vinci Cod 5.0
Acorn Gorlovka Stout 6.0
Acorn Polaris IPA 5.0
Allendale Adder Lager 5.0
Allendale 11 Malt Porter 4.8
Almasty Mk V  IPA 4.1
Almasty Gingerbread Mild 4.0
Amber Ales American Amber 4.3
Amber Ales Imperial Stout 7.0
Ashover 1910 Porter 5.0
Ashover Milk Stout 6.0
Axholme Sahti 4.5
Axholme Stockwith Stinger 4.0
Aylesbury Brewhouse Kineticism 4.4
Bad Co. Comfortably Numb 3.8
Bad Co. Dazed & Confused 5.5
Baildon Highlights 4.5
Beespoke Shipley Stout 4.6
Bingley Winter Warrior 5.8
Blackedge EPA 3.7
Blackedge Dark Rum 4.6
Blue Monkey 99 Red Baboons 4.2
Blue Monkey Chump Chim In Nee 3.8
Bowness Bay Swift Best 3.8
Bowness Bay Esperance Abbey Ale 6.2
Brass Castle Pale Stout 6.4
Brass Castle Session Mini IPA 3.9
Bridestones Northern Brewer 4.2
Bridestones Milk Stout 4.6
Bridgehouse Holy Cow 5.6
Bristol Beer Factory Twelve Apostles 5.0
Chapelstreet Brewhouse American Pale 4.3
Cheshire Brewhouse Cheshire Gap 3.8
Copper Dragon Eye of the Dragon 3.9
Cullercoats Rocket Brigade IPA 5.5
Cullercoats First Gold 4.8
Dancing Duck Wot the Duck VIP 5.0
Dancing Duck Ginger Ninja 4.2
Dark Star Hophead Dry 3.8
Errant Flintlock 4.3
Errant Knight 3.5
Exit 33 Winter Pale 4.0
Exit 34 Speyside Whisky Imperial Stout 7.0
Fernandes Bramling Stoker 3.8
Fernandes Double Six 6.0
First Chop Doc 4.1
Fuggle Bunny Jammy Dodger 4.5
Fuggle Bunny Orchard Gold 5.0
Ghost Brewing Co. Reaper 4.4
Golcar Chocolate Mild 5.0
Golcar Ruddy Duck 6.0
Goose Eye Grand Slam Gold 4.7
Greene King New Horizons 6.0
Greyhawk Panners Gold 4.1
Hamelsworde Little Dipper 3.8
Hamelsworde Blacklegs 4.2
Happy Valley Blackout XO 4.4
Happy Valley Lord Maurice 3.8
Hardknott Brownian Motion 4.5
Hardknott Continuum 4.0
Hedge Row Bradford’s Wrath 3.8
Hedge Row Daisy Hill Blonde 4.0
Hesket Newmarket Red Pike 3.8
Hesket Newmarket Brim Fell 4.5
Hophurst 50 Gyle 4.4
Hophurst Mellors 3.8
Hopstar Saaz Blonde 4.0
Hopstar Off t’Mill 3.9
Ilkley Tribus 4.4
Ilkley Crossroads IPA 5.4
Ilkley Hanging Stone 5.0
Ilkley Rombald Red Ale 4.6
Irwell Works Breadcrumbs 3.6
Irwell Works Bonzo 6.4
James & Kirkman Victorian Stout 5.6
James & Kirkman Empress of India 6.0
Leeds Gingerbread Stout 4.3
Magic Rock Retrospect 4.8
Magic Rock Dark Arts 6.0
Milltown American Pale Ale 3.9
Mouselow Farm Flying Goose 4.2
Mouselow Farm Mouselow Mild 3.4
Muir House Malibrew 4.5
Muir House Around the World 4.9
Naylor’s Rose 4.0
Neptune Brown Ale 3.7
Neptune King of the Sea 4.7
North Riding US Session IPA 3.8
North Riding Brewpub Fat Lads Mild 4.5
Northern Monk Eternal 4.1
Northern Monk New World 6.2
Old Spot Tongue Tangler 4.0
Ossett Treacle Stout 5.0
Pheasantry Scottish 80/- 4.7
Pheasantry Ringneck 4.1
Prospect Prosperity #2 4.9
Prospect Pickaxe 5.0
Rammy Craft NS IPA 3.4
Rammy Craft Ruby Oatmeal Extra Strong Mild 5.7
Red Squirrel American Pale Ale 4.7
Red Willow Wreckless 4.8
Riverhead Sherbert Lemon 4.0
Salamander Isla’s Dream 3.8
Salamander Liquid Sister 4.0
Salamander Serendipity Stout 4.5
Salamander Regal Giant 5.0
Saltaire Belgian Red 7.2
Saltaire American Nut Brown 4.6
Saltaire Hop 256 5.0
Saltaire Cascadian Black 4.8
Sonnet 43 Bourbon Stout 4.3
Thornbridge Jaywick 4.8
Timothy Taylor Boltmaker 4.0
Timothy Taylor Golden Best 3.5
Timothy Taylor Ram Tam 4.3
Timothy Taylor Dark Mild 3.5
Timothy Taylor Over the Top 4.3
Tiny Rebel Cwtch 4.6
Trinity Belle Vue Blonde 4.2
Trinity Dreadnought 5.1
Tweed Hopster 3.9
Tweed Orange County IPA 4.3
Wharfe Bank Magellan 4.9
Wharfe Bank Manuel 5.5
Wharfedale Cascade 4.2
Wishbone Gumption 4.5
Wishbone Tartarus 5.9
Yorkshire Dove Stones 3.8
Yorkshire Spring Saison 4.5

 

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Bradford CAMRA Pub of the Year Nominations
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The Bradford branch of CAMRA is searching for its new Pub of the Year, and every member should try to play their part by thinking long and hard about nominating three pubs.
These pubs must be in the Bradford branch area, i.e Bradford, Shipley, Bingley, Ilkley but not Keighley or Addingham, and be considered as excellent examples of what we all expect these days from good pubs. The general criteria to bear in mind are:

Quality of the beer (and cider); atmosphere /style / decor; service and welcome; clientele mix; sympathy with CAMRA aims; good value.

Nominations will not be accepted from those with an interest in the pub, such as: Licensee; pub owner; paid employees; club committee members; trustees; anyone with a financial interest; family members of any of the above.

Please send your nominations for three pubs quoting your CAMRA Membership number to: campaigns@bradfordcamra.org.uk

These must be received by February 17th.

CAMRA National Pub of the Year 2015
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A Nottingham pub, which was derelict 18 months ago, has been named the best in the country for cider. The pub, ‘The Robin Hood and
Little John’, is in Arnold and dates back from 1750. The pub has become famous for its eight ciders and perries which are always from smaller
producers.…

Bradford Cider Pub Crawl 2015
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Bradford Cider Pub Crawl 2015

Sat Oct 31st

To celebrate Cider Month we have arranged a crawl round some of the pubs in Bradford  selling real cider. As you are aware they also sell real ale.

 Join us for all the crawl or just for one or two – you will be very welcome.

 Suggested Times & Meeting Up Places

 13.30 Meet at the Fighting Cock.
14.45 Sir Titus Salt
16.00 Jacobs
17.00 The Sparrow
18.00 The Record Café

Other pubs you may want to visit en route are :

New Beehive
Castle
Delius Lived Next Door
Turls Green

CAMRA National Cider & Perry 2015
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The winners of the CAMRA National Cider and Perry 2015 Championships have been announced at the Reading Beer and Cider festival.

Cider
GOLD (joint) – White Jersey, Orgasmic Cider Company (Herefordshire)

GOLD (joint) – Janet’s Jungle Juice, West Croft (Somerset)

BRONZE – Medium, Three Cats (Derbyshire)

Perry
GOLD – Two Trees Perry, Gwynt y Ddraig (Glamorgan)

SILVER – Snowy Owl, Raglan Cider Mill (Monmouthshire)

BRONZE – Perry, Snails Bank (Herefordshire)

More information on CAMRA’s national cider and perry campaigns can be found at www.camra.org.uk/cider

Many thanks,…

Branch Chairman stands down
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MORE THAN HALF MY LIFE

by David Boothroyd.
Personally celebrating 40 years of CAMRA and its campaigns
(originally published in Tyke Taverner in September 2011).

Memories? Millions. Successes? That’s for others to judge. Achievements? Think so – one or two.
Regrets? I’ve had a few; but then again…

So far as I can remember, the first Bradford branch meeting I attended was held upstairs in the Ferrands Arms in Bingley. You couldn’t do it now. The genial chairman at that time was Dave Beecroft. We became firm friends not long after; well, I had a car and he didn’t.
I did have experience of meetings at the Brownroyd Working Men’s Club, too. You can’t do that now, either.

The West Yorkshire branches had collaborated on a new beer guide but, at the last minute, the newly-created Kirklees branch decided they wanted to do their own. The guide was produced and was published under the title “A Guide to Real Ale in West Yorkshire (excluding Kirklees)”. The map of the region had a space where Kirklees reputedly was.

Kirklees was first out of the blocks, though, with a branch newsletter (“magazine” being too fancy a term in those days). It was called “Kegbuster”, presumably in homage to the work of cartoonist Bill Tidy, and surely a most apposite appellation when bearing in mind the work in which CAMRA was then engaged.
Dave Beecroft spurred the Bradford branch into action by producing, mainly by himself, a little tome called “The Bradford Boozer”. By today’s standards this effort was gloriously amateurish but, hey, this was all new ground back then. One of the articles within was a report on a recent football match between Leeds and Bradford branches. The reporter was none other than E.I.Addio, who noted that, while the Leeds branch scored more goals, Bradford beat them at supping afterwards. So a good result then.
I wrote a rambling article about some ale-related venture, and somehow found myself joining Steve Illingworth at the editorial typewriter. A cunning ploy by Steve, no doubt, as he soon made his excuses and left. There were not many issues afterwards (half a dozen or so, I suppose) because the next big dream was a magazine (a reasonably good term by now) for West Yorkshire.

Once again I think it was the Big Fella –Dave Beecroft – who coined the title “Tyke Taverner”, as being not biased towards any particular branch, yet definitely for Yorkshire. For some reason, I found myself in the Big Chair again. After a degree of inter-branch discussion, the first issue was published for August 1977. It had a cover price of 5p, and not many more pages. Yes, we expected readers to BUY our little gems in those days.
Anyway, the new shiny enterprise quite quickly became dull as, dare we say it, Kirklees decided to keep Kegbuster going, and the logistics of distributing a monthly (monthly, for heaven’s sake) publication collapsed. Other branches now began to try their collective hands at producing something more locally biased, and the result of that trail can be seen today.

Tyke Taverner morphed into being Bradford-based, and has stayed so ever since. It became New Tyke Taverner, then Free Tyke Taverner, before reverting to its original title. I packed in the editorship in the mid-eighties, only to end up with no rest as chairmanship of the branch came my way. After a series of editors in the interregnum, I was asked to take it on again in 1998. The reader will judge how it had developed since then.

Until the age of the Beer Orders and the whirlpools of change in the pub ownership stakes, every branch tried its best to produce a guide to the pubs in its area. We did our bit, and I was in the team to sort out the first one for Bradford in collaboration with Tim Moon, Dave Beecroft, and Gerry Garside. Early days again, so we were a bit behind current standards for a quality publication. It was all a bit home-made – especially the maps. The one for Keighley had the pubs’ numbers omitted from the map “for clarity”. A joyous decision, and no mistake.
Other were to follow, with increasing sophistication; the last one was published in 1995.

Back to the early days. My first Bradford beer festival was in 1976 (I just missed the first one in ‘75). This was held at the Dennis Bellamy Hall, a part of the University, and featured probably a dozen different beers – and bottled Guinness. It is important to note that it was referred to as a Beer Exhibition, a term some of the old-timers still occasionally use, as it was very much an educational enterprise. Some customers didn’t know what to expect; a few really did expect an exhibition, hardly imagining that drinking would be required.
These early CAMRA festivals were generally small affairs, but they quickly caught on, spread around the country, and became larger and more professionally run – although always, as now, by volunteers. Would it ever happen these days that a branch member returned an empty wooden kilderkin, to a small brewery over the Pennines, in his Hillman Imp? Thought not.
Our beer festival moved on to the main University buildings, then Queen’s Hall, University again, before settling at Victoria Hall in Saltaire. A truly wonderful venue, we all agree, and it is still too small to cope with overall demand. However, who would really want it to be much bigger? Discuss.

In 1982 the Bradford branch hosted the national CAMRA AGM. There were several firsts associated with this. It was the first to have all the conference notes in a single A5 booklet (Tyke Taverner experience coming in handy here). This booklet also had a curry crawl, complete with a glossary of curry-house terms. It contained two pub crawls, encompassing many pubs no longer with us: think Lancaster, Gladstone, Washington, Sheerbridge, and many more. Oh, how it pains to remember all those glories.
The AGM itself and its attendant beer festival were held on the University, and most attendees were put up in the students’ halls of residence. An amicable arrangement. Probably the most remarkable of the firsts was the fact that all planning meetings were held at chief organiser Gerry Garside’s house on a Sunday morning, with only tea and coffee available. I still think it amazing that, for an organisation that conducts its business on licensed premises, CAMRA does get a lot done.
But there’s even more. The whole event made a profit. Now, bewildered by this non-budgeted situation, our treasurer Phil Lawler, contacted Ian Dobson at HQ. He informed our then Chief Executive of our plight, and sought advice and direction. Ian must have been equally aghast, as he suggested we have a party. We did. Bet that wouldn’t happen today.

Now a word about Trough Brewery. Presumably seeking excitement, I volunteered to be the Liaison Officer with this organisation. For the full life of that brewery I spent some time with its idiosyncratic MD, Dick Priestley, and the rest of the staff. There is a well-worn phrase about piss-ups and breweries, and this was where it was real.
Meetings at the brewery in Idle were quite dry, and therefore short, but those in the Brewery Arms often went on for several hours, and involved more and more people. They also ended up covering subjects unusual for a BLO-to-brewer convention. Yes, yes – politics, religion, sport, local artists and playwrights, the number of new suits a gentleman should buy per calendar year, and so on. I believe I managed to submit coherent reports to meetings and the BLO co-ordinator. But I’m not absolutely sure.

There are many who will remember the late Nelson Firth. He became our branch treasurer in time, but before that he applied for a bookkeeping job at the brewery. Dick rang me and said, “There’s this fat bloke here and he wants a job. Says he knows you. Is he alright?” He got the job.
Nelson and the rest of the troupe were given beer tokens to use next door in the Brewery Arms – a nice gesture indeed by management. However, somehow the tax authorities got wind of this and demanded their bit of the benefit-in-kind. They did, but management paid it, not staff. The issue of beer tokens ended then.

Anyone remember a dark Trough beer called Blind Pugh? I think I suggested that name – rather than Black Spot or something else from Treasure Island. But it was toward the end of one of those “meetings”, so who knows?

Ah, a serious side. In 1984, the local prodnoses in the health police were threatening to outlaw the Autovac system. Now as we all know, this is a system oft used with handpumps, which recirculates beer around the pump and so produces a head we apparently desire in these parts. There was a suggestion that the head some of us experienced the day after might be caused by something that crept into the beer, and that the Autovac was to blame. We were all going to die.
I remember attending a meeting in a pub one afternoon, at which a health chief was challenged by pub licensees, who demonstrated that it was possible to serve beer using this system and not have it pouring all over their hands. A petition was arranged by the Bradford branch and publicans; this was presented to a startled Bradford Council meeting. The council members were persuaded not to just nod through this piece of nonsense. There was a meeting organised by the local publicans, which expressed the fear (as did we) that the breweries would use this as an excuse to rip out all handpumps. And then would real ale go?
Finally, at yet another meeting attended by council health officials, publicans and CAMRA, the principles were agreed whereby Autovacs could remain but a fresh glass was to be used every time, proper high-temperature glass-washing facilities were to be used, and bar staff were to be trained to wash their hands when returning from collecting glasses and so on. A victory.
Now I consider that to be real campaigning.

It is a moot point to many now whether Autovacs are needed; there is even discussion and some discontent surrounding the swan-neck spouts and current style of sparkler, but that’s for another day. And someone else.

It must be reported here that, in about 1977, the Bradford branch embarked upon a scheme in which CAMRA members from other parts if our nation came and stayed in Bradford for a few days. During this time, local members would escort them about our wonderful county, introducing them to the delights of our countryside, our heritage, our beers, our curries, and, of course, ourselves. This was the Real Ale Holiday, and it still going today as an annual event in July. For more years than she would probably care to remember it has had, as its principle organiser, Josie. And all agree – doing a great job.

Oh yes, and I met my wife in a pub. Actually, I still do, and often, but you know what I mean.…

Skipton Beer Festival 2015
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Ermysteds Grammar School, Gargrave Road BD23 1PL

Thurs 28th May 3pm – 10pm
Fri 29th May 11am – 10pm
Sat 30th May 11am – 10pm
FREE entry to CAMRA members at
all times, non-members £1.50 Thu,
£2.50 Fri, Sat. No advance tickets.
Hot & cold food, mild trail,
commemorative glasses, prize draws.
10 minutes walk from the
railway and bus stations.
Around 70 cooled real ales, cider
& perry, fruit wines and foreign
bottled beers…

Can you taste the difference?
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The Generation Zoo on the 6th June at Jacobs will be racking off identical beer into three casks: wood, metal and plastic.  After secondary fermentation in the cellar, it will then be made available for consumption, without disclosing the nature of its container.

Do you think you can identify which container it the beer came from?

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Bradford Beer Festival 2015
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BRADFORD BEER FESTIVAL

Victoria Hall, Saltaire

26th – 28th February 2015

YOU MISSED IT!!!

Winning Beers

Up to 3.9% – Hepworth  “Sussex” @ 3.5%

4.0% – 4.5% – Salamander “Blondie” @ 4.0%

4.6% – 4.9% – Titanic “Plum Porter” @ 4.9%

5.0% and over – Saltaire “Imperial Stout” @ 8.9%

Champion Beer of the Festival – Salamander “Blondie” @ 4.0%

CONFIRMED BEER LIST – 125
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BREWERY BEER % ABV
1648 Triple Champion 4.0
1648 Laughing Frog 5.2
Abbeydale Absolution 5.3
Acorn Kohatu IPA 5.0
Acorn Summer Pale 4.1
Acorn White Oak 4.8
Adur Velocity 4.4
Adur Steyning Special 5.5
Arundel Castle 3.8
Arundel Winter Nights 4.9
Bad Seed AmericanPale Ale 5.4
Bad Seed India Pale Ale 7.0
Baildon Auburn Flame 4.2
Ballard’s Nyewood Gold 5.0
Ballard’s Wassail 6.0
Baseline Dark Matter 5.5
Baseline Czech Me Dark Matter 4.9
Bedlam Golden Ale 4.2
Bedlam IPA 4.8
Bingley 1848 Stout 4.8
Black Jack Dragons Tears 5.2
Black Jack Solitaire 4.3
Bob’s Chardonnayle 5.1
Bob’s White Lion 4.3
Bradford Dirty Paw 4.5
Bradford Origin 4.2
Brass Castle Cliffhanger 3.8
Brass Castle Mosaic 4.3
Brighton Bier Diva’s Choice IPA 5.0
Brighton Bier No Name Stout 5.0
Bristol Beer Factory Sunrise 4.4
Burning Sky Porter 4.8
Burning Sky Plateau 3.8
Celt Experience Native Storm 4.4
Cheshire Brewhouse A Little Lupy 3.8
Crouch Vale Yakima Gold 4.2
Dancing Duck Ay Up 3.9
Dark Star American Red 5.8
Dark Star American Pale Ale 4.7
Dark Star Espresso 4.2
Dark Star Hophead 3.8
Downlands Bramber 4.5
Downlands Pale 4.1
Downton Quadhop 3.9
Filo Old Town Tom 4.5
Filo Cardinal Porter 4.6
Firebird Festive 51 4.8
Firebird Old Ale 4.5
First Chop Ava 3.5
First Chop Tea 5.0
Franklins Citra IPA 5.5
Franklins Mumma Knows Best 4.1
Fuggle Bunny Orchard Gold 5.0
Fuggle Bunny 24 Carrot IPA 6.0
Fuzzy Duck Golden Cascade 3.8
Fuzzy Duck Cunning Stunt 4.3
Gadds (Ramsgate) Seasider 4.3
Goldmark Vertigo Craft Lager 4.8
Goldmark Black Lion Porter 4.8
Great Heck Yakima IPA 7.4
Greyhawk Blonde Obsession 4.0
Hammerpot Red Hunter 4.3
Hammerpot Brighton Belle 4.6
Harveys Sussex Dark Mild 3.0
Harveys Best Bitter 4.0
Hastings Handmade 5 Galaxy 4.8
Hastings Handmade 17 Session 3.8
H. B. Clark Chelsea City Gent 4.2
Hepworth Sussex 3.5
Hepworth Prospect Organic 4.5
Hurst Keepers Gold 4.4
Hurst Oldland Sussex 3.7
Ilkley Gold 3.9
Ilkley Lotus IPA 5.6
Jarrow Westoe IPA 4.6
Junction Dark Thoughts 4.4
Kennett & Avon Pillbox 4.0
King Northern Lights 4.2
King Poachers Moon 4.1
Kissingate Stout Extreme Jamaica 6.0
Kissingate Toffee Cog 5.0
Langham Saison 3.9
Langham Arapaho 4.9
Liverpool Organic Best Bitter 4.2
Liverpool Organic William Roscoe 4.3
Long Man Long Blonde 3.8
Long Man APA 4.8
Naylor’s Googly 4.3
Naylor’s Liquor 4.4
Nook Blonde 4.5
Nook Cherry Stout 5.2
Norland Barnstormers 3.8
Norland Moorish Mild 4.0
Northern Monk Monacus NZ 4.5
Oates Bock 6.4
Oates Doppio Quattro 5.3
Old Spot Chocolate Orange 4.0
Old Spot OSB 4.5
Old Spot Spot Light 4.2
Otley (Wales) 05 Hop Angeles 4.8
Rectory Rectors Revenge 5.0
Rectory Parsons Porter 5.0
Rother Valley Blues 5.0
Rother Valley Level 4.0
Salamander Do Me A Favour 3.8
Salamander Blondie 4.0
Salamander Frozen IPA 5.0
Salamander Spectre Stout 4.5
Salamander Bright Black Porter 4.8
Saltaire Imperial Stout (XS Range) 8.9
Saltaire Celebration Ale 6.5
Saltaire Raspberry Blonde 4.0
Saltaire Triple Chocoholic 4.8
Taylor’s Timothy Boltmaker’s 4.0
Taylor’s Timothy Ram Tam 4.3
Titanic Iceberg 4.1
Titanic Plum Porter 4.9
Weltons Greenwood Goat 4.2
Weltons Hops & Heat 5.5
Wharfedale Wharfedale Best 4.0
Wharfedale Wharfedale Dark Mild 4.0
Wylam Bohemia 4.6
XT Six 4.5
Yorkshire Heart Lightheart Pale Ale 3.3
Yorkshire Heart Silverheart IPA 4.0
Bradford CAMRA Reaches Major Landmark
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In early November this year we finally reached 1,000 members, just short of our 40th birthday next April.

It has been a long and rather rocky road, but after much work by a number of our colleagues within the existing membership and constant badgering by myself making sure pub forms were in as many pubs as possible, we have at last made it.

We now rank 6th in the Yorkshire Region of 16 Branches, my next target is to move us the table slowly over the next twelve months.

If you wish to know more about joining us, Europe’s Largest Single Subject Campaign, and our 167,000+ members then click the link below.

Adrian Mellow

Branch Membership Secretary

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CAMRA National Cider Pub of The Year 2014
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Country charm shines through as Castle Inn wins CAMRA’s National Cider

Pub of the Year.

 

A traditional 16th century thatched roofed pub in a small Dorset

village has walked away with CAMRA’s top Real Cider award after being

named Cider Pub of the Year.

 

The Castle Inn, West Lulworth, has been crowned the best place in the

UK to enjoy a pint of Real Cider by CAMRA, the Campaign for Real Ale.

 

The pub has been run by the Halliday family for over thirty years –

Alex Halliday is the current landlord and the third generation of his

family to run the pub.…

CAMRA National Cider & Perry 2014
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Champion Cider & Perry 2014

CAMRA is delighted to announce that Sheppy’s, Medium, Somerset, and Oliver’s Perry, Herefordshire, won Gold medals at CAMRA’s National Cider and Perry Championships 2014, held at the Reading Beer and Cider Festival.

The full results are:

 

Cider

GOLD – Sheppy’s, Medium (Somerset)

SILVER – Dove Syke, Ribble Valley Gold (Lancashire)

BRONZE – Wilce’s (Herefordshire)

 

Perry

GOLD – Oliver’s (Herefordshire)

SILVER – Kent Cider Company (Kent)

BRONZE – Raglan Cider Mill, Snowy Owl (Monmouthshire)…

Branch History
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The West Yorkshire branch of CAMRA was created at a meeting-to-test-support in the Black Swan, Thornton Road, Bradford. This was in 1973.  Some people went to the Black Swan in Frizinghall, and were redirected.  Over the next two years or so, the other branch areas we now know split off, leaving Bradford to cover the newly created Bradford Metro district.  Later, the Keighley and Craven branch was formed, taking that part of the Bradford branch best served by that new branch to add to the huge rural area they now patrolled.  In the early nineties Addingham was annexed by Keighley, with Bradford’s agreement, for logistical reasons.

So Bradford branch celebrated 30 years in 2005, and will probably have a bit of a do in 2015 too.

The Bradford branch chairmen, leading the troops in this period of history are shown below. Note that the years are branch years, which start the AGM, usually held around May

1974       Phil Lawler

1975       Dave Beecroft

1976       Dave Beecroft

1977       Gerry Garside

1978       Dave Beecroft

1979       Dave Beecroft

1980       Alan Scriven

1981       Alan Scriven

1982       Alan Scriven

1983       Josie Boothroyd

1984       Josie Boothroyd

1985       Andy Sayers

1986       David Boothroyd

1987       David Boothroyd

1988       David Boothroyd

1989       David Boothroyd

1990       David Boothroyd

1991       Lu Cody

1992       Tez Burke

1993       David Boothroyd

1994       David Boothroyd

1995       David Boothroyd

1996       David Boothroyd

1997       Bill Arnold

1998       Mick Farrar

1999       Mick Farrar

2000       Mick Farrar

2001       Mick Farrar

2002       Kerr Kennedy

2003       Kerr Kennedy

2004       Kerr Kennedy

2005       Kerr Kennedy

2006       Mick Farrar

2007       Mick Farrar

2008       Mick Farrar

2009       Bill Arnold

2010       Tony Constable

2011       Tony Constable

2012       David Boothroyd

2013       David Boothroyd

2014       David Boothroyd…

Beer Festival 2014 – Best Beers
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These are the beers that you voted for as the best of the festival.

Voted best beer up to 3.7%

Marlpool Blind Boris

Voted best beer 3.8-4.2%
Joint winners
Ossett Dana / Irwell Works Costa Del Salford

Voted best beer 4.3-5%
Five Towns Roobarb

Voted best beer above 5%
Saltaire Dark Star Bock

Champion Beer of the Festival
Salamander Bright Black

Pub of the Year 2012 – The Sparrow, Bradford City Centre
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The Sparrow (Bradford City Centre) is Bradford Camra Pub of the Year 2012. Chairman David Boothroyd presented the recent award to a packed pub.

The competition for Bradford branch Pub of the Year 2012 was so close this year we decided to award the two loosing finalists an award. All three finalists fully deserved to win but unfortunately only one can – there is always 2013. The awards were to Yvonne at Haigy’s and to Sue at The Fighting Cock.POY-2012a POY-2012b POY-2012c

Pub of the Season Winter 2011/2012 – The George Hotel, Cullingworth
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Chris Thompson and Jo Storton of ‘The George Hotel’ in Cullingworth were presented with Bradford CAMRA ‘Pub of The Season’ for Winter 2011/2012. The pub has only been re-opened for less than a year and is the brewery tap for Old Spot beers which Chris is the head brewer and part owner.

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Autumn Pub of the Season 2011 – The Sparrow Bar, Bradford
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Bradford Camra presented The Sparrow Bar with the award of Autumn Pub of the Season 2011. The Bar on North Parade in Bradford was opened in May 2011 by Mark Husak and Les Hall. It serves 4 real ales and a selection of other foreign beers.POS-Autumn-2011a POS-Autumn-2011b

Spring Pub of the Season 2011 – New Inn, Denholme
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The Bradford Branch of CAMRA recently presented their Spring Pub of the Season award to Sean & Kirsty Garvey at the New Inn, Denholme. The couple, who are also involved with the Albion at Greengates and Dirty Dicks in Halifax, rescued the New Inn from closure and have transformed the pub into a comfortable and friendly local supporting micro-breweries, particularly Old Spot and Salamander.

Bradford CAMRA secretary, John Bell (pictured on the left) presented the award and congratulated the couple on their hard work in making the pub a great place to visit to drink locally brewed real ales at a good price.

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Pre 2009 Awards
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2009 Pub of the Year – The Junction, Baildon

2009 Spring Pub of the Season – The Royal, Great Horton Road

2009 Summer Pub of the Season – The Woodman, Manchester Road

2009 Autumn Pub of the Season – The Guide Inn, Hainworth

 

2008 Pub of the Year – Fighting Cock, Bradford

2008 Spring Pub of the Season – The Junction, Baildon

2008 Summer Pub of the Season – Fanny’s Alehouse, Saltaire

2008 Autumn Pub of the Season – Sir Norman Rae, Shipley

2008/9 Winter Pub of the Season – Brewery Tap, Idle

 

Pub of the Year 2007 – The Junction, Baildon

2007 Spring Pub of the Season – Haigy’s, Lumb Lane, Bradford

2007 Summer Pub of the Season – The Albion, Greengates

2007 Autumn Pub of the Season – Milners Arms, Undercliffe

2007/8 Winter Pub of the Season – Fighting Cock, Bradford

 

Pub of the Year 2006 – The Junction

2006 Spring Pub of the Season – Castle, Bradford

2006 Summer Pub of the Season – Symposium, Idle

2006 Autumn Pub of the Season – The Victoria, Saltaire

2006/7 Winter Pub of the Season – The Corn Dolly, Bolton Road

 

Pub of the Year 2005 – Haigy’s, Lumb Lane, Bradford

2005 Spring Pub of the Season – Bar T’at, Ilkey

2005 Summer Pub of the Season – Riverside, Ilkey

2005 Autumn Pub of the Season – Fighting Cock, Bradford

2005/6 Winter Pub of the Season – The Junction, Baildon

 

Pub of the Year 2004 – Fighting Cock, Bradford

2004 Spring Pub of the Season – Corn Dolly, Bradford

2004 Summer Pub of the Season – Haighy’s, Lumb Lane, Bradford

2004 Autumn Pub of the Season – The Junction, Baildon

2004/5 Winter Pub of the Season – Myrtle Grove, Bingley

 

Pub of the Year 2003 – Symposium, Idle

2003 Spring Pub of the Season – Beehive, Halifax Road

2003 Summer Pub of the Season – Fanny’s Alehouse, Saltaire

2003 Autumn Pub of the Season – Old Dolphon

2003/4 Winter Pub of the Season – Fighting Cock, Bradford

 

Pub of the Year 2002 – Symposium, Idle

2002 Spring Pub of the Season – New Beehive

2002 Summer Pub of the Season – Castle, Bradford

2002 Autumn Pub of the Season – Brown Cow, Bingley

2002/3 Winter Pub of the Season – Brown Cow, Bingley

 

2001 Pub of the year – Corn Dolly, Bradford

2001 Spring Pub of the Season – New Beehive

2001 Summer Pub of the Season – Castle, Bradford

2001 Autumn Pub of the Season – Brown Cow, Bingley

2001/2 Winter Pub of the Season – Haigy’s, Lumb Lane, Bradford

 

Pub of the Year 2000 – The Corn Dolly, Bolton Road

2000 Spring Pub of the Season – The Victoria, Saltaire

2000 Summer Pub of the Season – Fanny’s Alehouse, Saltaire

2000 Autumn Pub of the Season – The Bar T’at, Ilkley

2000/1 Winter Pub of the Season – The Sun Hotel, Shipley

 

Pub of the year for 1999 – The Melborne, White Abbey Road

1999 Spring Pub of the Season – Shipley Pride, Shipley

1999 Summer Pub of the Season – The Goldsborough, Bolton Road

1999/0 Winter Pub of the Season – The Sun Hotel, Shipley

 

Pub of the Year for 1998 – The Victoria, Saltaire

1998 Spring pub of the Season – The Old Bank (Hogshead Ale House), Bradford

1998 Summer Pub of the Season – Gaping Goose Inn, Wibsey

1998 Autumn Pub of the Season – The Branch, Shipley

1998/9 Winter Pub of the Season – The Fighting Cock, Preston Street

 

Pub of the Year for 1997 – The Queen, Thornton Road

1997 Spring Pub of the Season – The Victoria, Saltaire

1997 Summer Pub of the Season – Idle Working Mens Club, Idle

1997 Autumn Pub of the Season – Fannys Ale House, Saltaire

 

Pub of the Year 1996 – The Castle, Barry Street

1996 Spring Pub of the Season – The Queen, Thornton Road, Fairweather Green. Bradford

1996 Summer Pub of the Season – Tap & Spile, Sackville Street, Bradford

1996 Autumn Pub of the Season – Haighy’s, Lumb Lane, Bradford

1996 Winter Pub of the Season – The Corn Dolly, Bradford

 

1995/96 Winter Pub of the Season – Steve Biko Bar, Bradford University.…

Awards
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Throughout the year, Bradford CAMRA presents several Pub of the Season (POTS) awards together with an annual Pub of the Year (POTY).

Click here to view the current guidelines for the process to nominate and select the branch POTY.

Click here to view the branch POTY nomination form.…

Tyke Taverner
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The spring of 1998 saw David Boothroyd return as Editor and all editions have been very well received. It has since received several awards so the hard work put in by all those involved has not got unnoticed.

To read Tyke Taverner Online you will require Acrobat Reader to view and print. Which is available by clicking on the yellow logo.

 

The files are quite large – you may have to wait a minute or

so depending on the speed of your broadband service.

Cricket
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Bradford CAMRA C.C. has for many, many years been managed with unbounding enthusiasm by Josie & Dave Boothroyd. With the exception of a few weekends games are usually played on Sunday afternoons from April through until September.

Whilst it could be said the team has a nucleus of players any local CAMRA member who fancies a game is welcome to come along – Josie’s management skills are unquestionable when it comes to getting 11 players available each Sunday and regardless of your cricketing abilities I am sure you would enjoy the social event as a whole.

Home games are played at the ground of Idle Hepworth Cricket Club, Westfield Lane, Idle and usually 40 over matches. Captains vary each week – batting orders change and with few exceptions everybody will get a bowl with no more than 8 overs for any one bowler.

We have regular home & away fixtures against several teams in the York area together with one off fixtures against other CAMRA branches. Over the years fixtures have also included teams from the West Yorkshire Probation Service, Leeds University, The Brewery Tap Pub & Bowling Baptist C.C..

Whilst Josie’s fixture list is usually fairly well booked up prior to the start of the season we would always welcome hearing from any other CAMRA branch or organisation who fancy a game – travel to away games is not a problem within a 50/60 mile radius of Bradford and if nothing else it is a good excuse to try some of the local Real Ale although we do try and always have return matches whenever possible even if this alternates annually.

If you would like to take things further then please make contact with Josie Boothroyd by E-Mail or telephone on 01274-615483 to have a chat.…

National Cider Awards 2013
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The results of the 2013 CAMRA’s national cider and perry championships have been announced
following the competition at the Reading Cider and Perry festival.

Cider:

GOLD – Springfield Wobbly Munk, Monmouthshire
SILVER – C.J.’s Surprise, Gwent
BRONZE – West Milton, Dorset

Perry:

GOLD – Dunkertons, Herefordshire
SILVER – Gwynt Y Ddraig Two Trees, Glamorgan
BRONZE – Raglan Cider Mill Snowy Owl, Monmouthshire…

What are Real Cider and Perry?
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They are both long established traditional drinks which are produced from either apples (Cider) or pears (Perry) and are neither artificially carbonated nor pasteurised. Real Perry is produced from specially grown pears and can only be produced in low quantities. When the juice from the pears is fermented the drink produced is called Perry not Pear Cider. Whilst Real Cider can be found in a growing number of pubs this is rarely the case for Real Perry. As the products are natural it is possible that the actual alcohol may vary. The basic premise for production remains – simply pick and press the fruit, allow to ferment and enjoy.

CAMRA actively promotes the interests of those people who enjoy Real Cider and Perry.

A growing number of Pubs in our area sell these wonderful products.

There is a growing number of Cider and Perry products now being sold containing ‘flavourings’. Unless they contain only apples or pears they are not accepted by Camra as Real Cider or Perry. Some other products are also not considered to be Real Cider or Perry. To get an up to date definition please consult the Camra National website at www.camra.org.uk

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