Saturday, August 20, 2005

Peterborough CAMRA Beer Festival: A Second Webcam In The South Marquee

There is now a second webcam in the south marquee at the festival site. You can watch the the beer arriving.

The Gnomes Are Back!

Yikes! It looks like the Gnomes are back at the Peterborough Beer Festival site. You may catch a glimpse of a Gnome here on the webcam.

Friday, August 19, 2005

Glossop Beer Festival Beer List

Here is the provisional Beer List for the Glossop Beer Festival 2005 to be held on:

Friday, September 2 between 12 noon - 11.00 pm
Saturday, September 3 between 12 noon - 11.00 pm
Sunday, September 4 between 12 noon - 5.00 pm

UPDATED: 01 Sept 2005

Sovereign 4.4%
Harvester 4.5%

Eastwood & Sanders
1872 Porter 6.5%
Mosquito Photo Reccy 4.0%

Great Gable
Liar 3.4%

Holme Valley
Waterside Mill Bitter (Special)
Uncle Orinoco's Mild

Howard Town
Glott's Hop 5.0%
Dinting Arches 4.5%

Lowes Arms
Red Rose Porter Special Edition 4.7%
Kingston Bitter 4.5%

Square Peg 4.1%
True Grit 5.0%

Peak Ales
Bakewell Best Bitter 4.2%
Swift Nick 3.8%

Offa's Dyke Bitter
Hobroyd Mill Bitter

Sumners Special Ale
Woody's Ale
Golden Globe

Thornbridge Hall
Blackthorn Ale 4.4%
Lord Marples 4.0%
Foxwood 3.5%
Jiapur IPA 5.9%

Wilmans Mill Light 4.1%
Waterside Mill Hop 4.4%
Turnlee Mill Ginger 4.1%

Turnlee MGY 4.4%
Full Kiln 4.0%
Black Ice 4.1%
Laster Porter Call 4.9%

Peterborough CAMRA Beer Festival Webcam Is Up And Running

The webcam is now up and running at the festival site. You can now see what is going on in one of the site offices.

UPDATE: There is now a second webcam so you can now see the beer in the south marquee.

SSMCamra News: The Owl Brewery, Oldham Is One Year Old

A little news on the oldham front, owl brewery is celebrating its first birthday this weekend, it is twelve months since landlord gordon potts formed the owl brewery in greenacres oldham, this was as you know derelict until gordon potts took over and trasformed this pub into a real ale pub, with its own brewing tower and excellent beers to match, this pub is worthy of our support and well worth as visit. Gordon has even brewed a special beer to celebrate this anniversary called hoppy birthday. Anybody interested there will be a buffet on sat this week, but I am not sure when this is to take place this is a good pub to visit even though this is not in our branch area
Cheers Glen

Thursday, August 18, 2005

Peterborough CAMRA Beer Festival: The Marquees Are Well On The Way

More pictures here and here from the Peterborough CAMRA Beer Festival, and the webcam is now scheduled for friday. I hope the blue sky below continues next week.

The marquees are well on the way

Tuesday, August 16, 2005 Beer Of The Month: Ridley's Old Bob Strong Premium Ale

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Sunday, August 14, 2005

Peterborough CAMRA Beer Festival: The Site Build Begins

Today the Peterborough CAMRA Beer Festival site build has begun with the outer fencing.

You can check out further photos on the PBF website. They also say that from next Thursday the Beer Festival webcams shoud be up and running.

The main event runs from Tue 23rd to Sun 28th August, 2005 at The Embankment, Bishop's Road, Peterborough. See you there from the 24th!

Real Ale Pubs In Wilmslow, Cheshire

I Spent a few hours in Wilmsolw, Cheshire on Saturday evening while my wife went shopping. After checking out the Good Beer Guide 2005 I was droped off at the King William and decided to take a look round first to see what else I could find. Just up the road I passed the Lloyds No.1 and eventuly came across the Coach and Four, a Hydes Pub.

This turned out to be an excellent find with four beers available on Handpump. I started on the 1863 which was in excellent form (as all the beers I tried), then moved on to the Bitter. I did not manage to try all the beer so I will have to return. The food available also looked very tempting.

Next I poped in to the Lloyds to see what, if anything, they had on. Two half beers were samnpled as I did not wish to spend too long in there. Both were very nice with the Bollin Special having the edge.

Finally back to the King William which turned up the biggest supprise of the night, to actually find an excellent pint of Robinsons, which is not something I would normally say. There were two beers on, the Hatters and unicorn, and a couple of pints of both were sampled. This should have been no suprise as this pub has won Robinsons Best-kept Celler Award six years in a Row!

So if you find yourself in Wilmsolw, then I would defiantly reccomend checking out the Coach and Four and King William.

Hydes - Coach and Four, Wilmslow
1863 3.5% £1.40
Bitter 3.7% £1.63
Jekles Gold 4.2% £-.--
HPA 4.7% £-.--

Weatherspoons - Lloyds No.1, Wilmslow
Titanic, Bollin Special %5.2 £1.80
Herold, Wiessbier %5.1 £1.80

Robinsons - King William, Wilmslow
Hatters Mild %3.3 £1.90
Unicorn Bitter %4.4 £2.00