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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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Winter is coming, bringing plenty of festivals with it!

A few winter beer festivals have come to our attention recently, so if you would like a little excitement leading into Christmas:

  • Polhill Arms Beer & Bangers Festival, Renhold, Bedfordshire: Thursday 10th to Sunday 13th November
  • Canary Club Winter Beer Festival, Hitchin Town Football Club: Friday 18th to Sunday 20th November
  • Orange Tree Winter[…Read on]

Call for Community Pub of the Year 2012 Nominations

We are seeking nominations for this year’s North Herts Community Pub of the year. These are pubs that support their local community through hosting sports clubs, supporting local charities, organising community events or just for being the centre of the local community. If you know of a pub that you think deserves this award please comment[…Read on]

2012 Whittlesea Straw Bear and Branch Social

1909 Straw Bear

Whittlesea Straw Bear 2012 When I saw the words “Straw Bear Festival” I must admit that I first thought it was a typo – too much ‘beer’ finding it’s way in my thinking perhaps? Actually, the North Herts Branch has been going to Whittlesea for many years – this year the Branch outing will be on [...Read on]

Your beer scores count! Get them in for 2013!

Good Beer Guide 2012

Ah, finally after the excitement of the Letchworth festival things seem to be slowing down a little in the lead-up to Christmas break. But that is the best time to start counting up beer scores for the year in time for 2013! If you have placed your favour in a branch pub (or two, or [...Read on]

It’s Starts Tomorrow! Letchworth Beer & Cider Festival Sneak Peek

Blackwood Stout (in oak) by Grain among the beer delivery

On Tuesday (20th of September), some of the members donated their time and manpower to help set up. I was there a little after 9am to see what I could assist with. Unexpectedly we had more hands than anticipated – and thus finished in good time! Sadly, this may be the last year the Letchworth [...Read on]

Minibus Ramble: South of Hitchin

Ale Fresco by Greene King

Another month past, another North Herts Saturday evening “minibus ramble” – which this time took the attendees through the lovely countryside settings of Gosmore, Chapelfoot, St Paul’s Walden and Preston to the south of Hitchin. Evenings like these are our attempt to get out to remote pubs in our branch area that may otherwise have [...Read on]

Nominate Your “Most Improved Pub”

Update @ Tue May 24th: The “most improved pub” nominations were pooled at the North Herts CAMRA branch meeting on May 23rd and those pubs with multiple nominations short-listed for the award. The contenders are:

  • The Orange Tree, Baldock
  • The Three Horseshoes, Willian
  • The Victoria, Hitchin
  • The Plough, Datchworth

We encourage members who know these pubs[…Read on]

A new look – website theme update

You may have noticed over the weekend that we have updated the look of the website. We’ve tried some seemingly trivial changes that hopefully would make it easier to use for all, which include:

Comparison of the new and old look

A new look for the branch website

  • Highlighting upcoming events on the front page – see the[…Read on]
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