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Real Ale, Cider and Perry Campaigning for 2019

Now that the nonsense that is “Dry-anuary” has been and gone and CAMRA’s AGM and Members Weekend has concluded, it‘s time to focus on the forthcoming campaigning activities to support real ale, cider and perry. A number of events have recently been announced by CAMRA for 2019 and you can show your support in the …

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1845 from Fuller’s is crowned the best bottled beer in Britain

Fuller’s 1845 has been crowned the Champion Bottled Beer of Britain in CAMRA’s prestigious annual award, recognising the best bottle-conditioned real ale in the country. The 6.3% strong ale was described by judges as rich and fruity, matured to perfection and easy drinking. Runners up include Temptation Imperial by Durham Brewery which took home Silver, …

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CAMRA launches three point plan to save the Great British pub with Mass Lobby Day

Hundreds of CAMRA members descended on Westminster last week to send a message to MPs about the very serious threats facing pubs. All agreed there must be urgent reform to business rates, Beer Duty and the Pubs Code to save the Great British pub from extinction. The Lobby Day day saw the launch of CAMRA’s …

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THE FIRKIN SHED IN BOURNEMOUTH NAMED CAMRA’S NATIONAL CIDER PUB OF THE YEAR

A former Blockbuster shop turned independent micropub has been named CAMRA’s  National Cider Pub of Year 2018. The Firkin Shed in Bournemouth is an independently-run pub, stocking the best selection of real ciders and perries, cask ales, mead and rum. In 2017, it won local Cider Pub of the Year and Beer Drinker’s Pub of …

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A NEW WAVE OF ‘SOCIALLY-CONSCIOUS’ BREWING HAS HIT BRITAIN, ACCORDING TO THE GOOD BEER GUIDE 2019

The Campaign for Real Ale’s Good Beer Guide 2019 reports a resurgence of independent breweries, with many putting social responsibility at the core of their business. Since its first publication in 1973, the Guide has annually examined the changes facing Britain’s beer and pub scene, which has seen the number of UK breweries rise to 2,500 — …

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SIREN’S BROKEN DREAM BREAKFAST STOUT IS NAMED THE BEST IN BRITAIN

Siren Brewery based in Berkshire has won the Campaign for Real Ale’s prestigious Champion Beer of Britain award, one of the highest accolades in the beer industry. Awarded on the opening day of the Great British Beer Festival at Olympia London, Broken Dream Breakfast Stout (6.5% ABV) scooped gold thanks to its deep and complex …

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