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Hitchin Beer & Cider Festival 2016

Festival volunteers are still welcome. So are cask sponsors.

Information about the festival will appear here:

http://www.camranorthherts.org.uk/beer-festivals/2016-hitchin-beer-cider-festival/

and on the dedicated festival website here:

http://hitchinbeerfestival.org.uk/

You can also follow the festival on Twitter @HitchinBeerFest

Less than one month to go!

Stevenage Beer Festival 2016 – a belated report

Thanks to everyone who attended the first Stevenage Beer Festival back in February.

The overall verdict was that it was a success although there are of course things we can learn for next time – and we’re certainly hoping that there will be a next time!

For those who wanted to know what the most popular[…Read on]

Branch events

Branch events are updated here to include those for the first half of May – including the minibus trip to judge the Hertfordshire Pub of the Year.

2016 Hertfordshire County Pub of the Year Competition Judging

You may have gathered by now that the Half Moon, Hitchin has been voted as our branch pub of the year.  The next round of competitions sees it against the other three Herts branch winners for the Hertfordshire POTY.

These are:

  • The Woodman, Wildhill
  • Land of Liberty, Peace & Plenty, Heronsgate
  • Queens Head, Allens Green

The county[…Read on]

Site maintenance

Please note that this site is being reviewed and content updated. Please bear with us while the new administrators work through it all!

Call for Volunteers for the 2016 Hitchin Beer & Cider Festival

Festival Dates: June 9th to 11th. More information can be found at http://hitchinbeerfestival.org.uk/
We are looking for CAMRA North Herts volunteers to help in set up (6th to 8th), serving at the festival etc (9th to 11th) and take down (12th). No previous experience required, and there are jobs for all skills and levels. Volunteers get free beer/cider[…Read on]

Stevenage Beer Festival – Ale and Cider Lists

Not long to go now to the first Stevenage Beer and Cider Festival! Here is the latest version of the Ale and Cider lists:

Ale list

 

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Brewery Beer ABV Style
1 Atomic Half Life 5.2 Golden
2 Barngates Cat Nap 3.6 Bitter
3 Binghams Brickworks Bitter 4.2 Best Bitter
4 Bradfield Brown Cow 4.2 Best Bitter

Stevenage Beer Festival – Volunteers required

This is the First Stevenage Beer Festival run by CAMRA. All Staffing is voluntary. We need 35 volunteers, every hour the Festival is open. Can you, as a CAMRA member, help?

All volunteers who work 4 hours or more will receive a festival T-shirt, a commemorative glass and beer tokens.

Please follow this link for our[…Read on]

The Awards Night

CPoTY Presentaion

The great and the good gathered at the Orange Tree, Baldock on Friday evening 28th August for the presentation of no less than six CAMRA awards! Tara receiving Cider of the Year award from Gill First up were two presentations to Apple Cottage Cider, our local cider producer, who won both the 2015 Hertfordshire Cider and Perry competitions which [...Read on]

All day Sunday opening – Began 20 years ago

Newsletter pic

How amazing, it’s only twenty years ago this year when pubs were first allowed to open all day on a Sunday. Prior to this they had to close at three and they could open again at seven, but on Sunday 6 August 1995 all that changed. Brian Mason, past Chairman of the branch reminisces “I remember it [...Read on]

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