Entries tagged “Hitchin”
We’re still recovering from Hitchin Beer & Cider Festival… we’ll digest the experience and publish a full festival report in the near future. For now however, here are the essentials… First – the news everyone waits for after a beer festival: who are the winners?! Hitchin 2013 Beer of the Festival:Bartrams, Comrade Bill Bartrams Egalitarian Anti Imperialist [...Read on]
Community Pubs Month - support *your* local It has nearly been a whole month since Hitchin Beer Festival, so you should have recovered well enough to be thirsty for another beer festival or two. This month we know of four pubs holding beer festivals: The Orange Tree in Baldock and The Lytton Arms in Knebworth this [...Read on]
One word summary: Success! Friday evening was crammed, over the course of the day we counted 1406 people entering the town hall. Saturday was steady but slower, 872 customers enjoyed the ales – bringing us to a total that trumps last year’s record by 104 people. Will the Hitchin festival ever shake its “runs out [...Read on]
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]
*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]
Just another reminder: (at the time of writing) it’s less than 10 days to go until..
Not long to go now!
Mark March 9th and 10th on your calendars for the Hitchin Beer & Cider festival. Held jointly by North Hertfordshire CAMRA and the Hitchin Round Table at the[...Read on]
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]
Redemption On Saturday June 4th a group of North Herts CAMRA members headed into London. We assembled at the Betjeman Arms in St Pancras station then made our way to the Tottenham Hale tube stop, twice losing members along the way – but in the end we all safely reached our goal. Tucked away inside an [...Read on]
The Hertfordshire CAMRA region is made up of 4 branches, these being Watford & District, South Herts, Herts & Essex Borders, and us – North Herts. Each year each branch selects a “pub of the year” from their branch area. In North Herts we start with a short-list of the 8 eligible pubs that have [...Read on]
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