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A small creature that feeds mainly on rice-based meals and (good!) beer. Has been known to do web development for the pursuit of beer.

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Whittlesea Straw Bear Festival 2013

The Whittlesea Straw Bear Festival is fast approaching on the 11th-13th January – and the North Herts Branch annual social to this great event would be the held on the 12th (Saturday).

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Update for the annual Branch trip to the Whittlesea Straw Bear Festival 2013 and then GBG pubs in Ely, Cambridgeshire.

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Save Your Pint – Mass Parliamentary Lobby Day! 12-12-12

Save Your Pint - Mass Lobby Day 121212

Join us on the 12th December to lobby your MP and stop spiralling beer tax. Save your pint – stop the beer duty escalator! What: 100,000 signatures on the e-petition and a three-hour debate in Parliament, the mass lobby is now more important than ever to ensure Government stick to their commitments and review the damaging [...Read on]

Letchworth 2012 – A festival of firsts

Letchworth 2012 - ale bars & tombola

First of all, thanks to all the CAMRA volunteers for your time and The Green House for hosting the Letchworth Beer & Cider Festival.. There have been a number of ‘firsts’ on the 21st running of this festival, with the change of venue and the use of key kegs as notable examples. It has been [...Read on]

Hitchin Beer of the Festival Award Trip – Windsor & Eton

Windsor & Eton - Brewery Front

Windsor & Eton – Brewery Front The vote for the Hitchin Beer of the Festival went to Windsor and Eton Brewery for ‘Treetops’ a dark Stout. If you’re wondering, it is one of a series of three beers brewed for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee year, the Queen heard of her father’s death at the Kenyan safari [...Read on]

Preston’s Red Lion Pub of The Year Presentation

The Red Lion, Preston

The Red Lion, Preston The Red Lion at Preston, received the 2012 Pub of the Year award on Friday 22 June. The award was presented by Chairman Brian Mason to a packed pub, with many CAMRA members, locals and quite a few visitors. Ray and Jo have been there for three years having come from another pub [...Read on]

Hertfordshire Pub of the Year Mini Bus Trip 2012

Warming up at The Red Lion

On a sunny Saturday in May, a merry band of beer enthusiasts in a minibus accepted the challenge to visit the best of Hertfordshire pubs. To partake in ales at venues rated the best in their respective regions – oh such difficulties! A lovely day outside at The Red Lion In no particular order this dedicated crew [...Read on]

FestyCam Hitchin 2012

See you at the festival! It’s over! See you next year?

All our time-lapse videos from the festival are below – they can all be viewed in HD mode too if you choose. Day 1, day 2, and then the set-up. Alas we didn’t get a pack-up one because somebody slept in on Sunday morning… maybe[…Read on]

Sneak peak: Hitchin Beer Festival 2012 Set-Up

It begins (Hitchin 2012 setup)

*Whew*! Finally finished up the Hitchin Beer and Cider Festival set-up for the day. Thanks to the CAMRA and the Round Table volunteers – some who had started before the 8:30am opening – that helped! It’s looking like a very long and intriguing list of ale, cider/perry and foreign beer that I’m waiting in rabid [...Read on]

The beer, it beckons.. 2012 Hitchin Beer & Cider Festival


Just another reminder: (at the time of writing) it’s less than 10 days to go until..

2012 Whittlesea Straw Bear and Branch Social – final details

Whittlesea Straw Bear

Whittlesea Straw Bear

As promised, here are the final details and the itinerary for the annual visit of the ‘North Herts Branch’ to the ‘Straw Bear Festival’ at Whittlesea on Saturday 14 January 2012.

Though you can obviously make your own way there, a group from the branch plans to meet[…Read on]

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