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Hitchin Beer Festival – meet the team (part 2)

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Your foreign beer selection has been carefully selected by Julian Keogh and Malcolm Chapman. Julian and Malcolm have been sourcing beers for the foreign beer bar at Hitchin and Stevenage Beer Festivals for a number of years. We strive to bring our ever increasing number of customers a mixture of old favourites and new offerings to [...Read on]

Hitchin Beer Festival – meet the team

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Martyn Beer has led the team who have selected the cask ales available at the festival. He also sourced the ales for this year’s Stevenage Festival. He stated, “It is always a challenging task choosing a beer list. We decided to try to have as wide a range of beers as possible as well as increasing [...Read on]

May 2017 social events

May sees 4 events with two evening social visits around Stevenage (3rd May)  and Hitchin (24th May). We also have a minibus trip (13th May) taking in village pubs around Pirton, Great Offley, Ley Green and Gosmore. We also have a social event for all members where you can quiz our branch committee about what’s happening[…Read on]

Call for volunteers – Hitchin Beer Festival

Information about this year’s festival can be found at http://www.camranorthherts.org.uk/2017-hitchin-beer-and-cider-festival/ and http://hitchinbeerfestival.org.uk/. We plan it to be bigger and better.

Volunteering:
The festival is fast approaching so we’re now recruiting volunteers to help with a range of jobs:

  • setup (putting up the marquee – collecting and building the bars and stillage) 5th to 8th June;
  • the festival (front of[…Read on]

Hitchin Beer Festival – sponsorship

Beer & cider sponsorship

Sponsor a barrel at the Beer Festival for £100!

The sponsor’s advertisement is displayed on the sponsored barrel and in the Festival programme, & the sponsor’s name also appears next to the beer / cider in the programme.

The sponsor also gets 5 packages of free festival entrance + pint glass[…Read on]

Hertfordshire Pub of the Year – still time to vote!

Although the branch trip to visit the four Herts POTY candidates has taken place, individual branch members can still visit the pubs under their own steam and cast their own votes!

The four pubs in the frame are:

Hitchin Beer Festival – food

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Hitchin Street Food Monthly will be at this years Beer Festival with the following stalls – something for everybody! Kura Kura – Sri Lankan curries Cantina Carnitas – Burritos Tuck In London – Middle eastern wraps Toastielicious – Toasted Sandwiches Hitchin Rugby Club BBQ La Crêpe Franglaise – Sweet & Savoury crepes Soul Shack – Southern soul food

April 2017 social events

April social events are posted here.

They include the presentation of Branch Pub of the Year, a stroll around Baldock, and a minibus trip to judge the four Pubs of The Year across Hertfordshire!

Details also in the calendar and on social media.

Fighting to save North Hertfordshire pubs

Read about two North Hertfordshire pubs that are currently closed but that their local communities are working to bring back to life. Both pubs have now been given Asset of Community Value (ACV) status – that doesn’t automatically save them but gives the community the chance to prevent their loss.

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Annual General Meeting

Thanks to all who attended last week’s AGM.

Brief highlights:

* The next branch open meeting is at Craftys in Letchworth on 11 May.

* There will be a minibus trip to the 4 contenders for County pub of the year on 22 April

* We recruited 97 new members this year (so now 985 branch[…Read on]

Hitchin Beer and Cider Festival 2017

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