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Post Beer Festival Ponderings #2: The Four Stages of a Beer Festival

In my last blog I pondered the changing fashions in beer styles, based on the admittedly limited sample of one beer festival. Fashions for beer styles come and go: light and hoppy one year, dark and rich the next. One … Continue reading

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Post Beer Festival Ponderings #1: This Year’s Style

As heavily plugged in my last blog, it was the Gloucester CAMRA Beer Festival last weekend. As usual, it was an excellent event and I enjoyed the weekend enormously from both sides of the bar. The visitors also seemed to … Continue reading

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Beer Appreciation

I’ve been thinking about beer appreciation this week. Perhaps this is not surprising as I have spent several days setting up the Gloucester CAMRA Beer and Cider Festival which starts this Friday. However, the beer festival is only peripherally responsible … Continue reading

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A Hat-Trick for the Pelican: Gloucester CAMRA Pub of the Year for the Third Year Running.

Gloucester has a good and growing number of excellent pubs and the job of Gloucester CAMRA members in selecting their Pub of the Year is getting ever more difficult. Throughout the year CAMRA members assess the pubs across Gloucester (defined … Continue reading

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Drinking for Charity

This weekend, the Gloucester CAMRA sub-branch hosted a bit of a do at Hillside Brewery as a thank you to the volunteers that helped out at their third annual Beer and Cider Festival at Blackfriars back in April. The event … Continue reading

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New Bars, Sea Shanties and Beer Festivals: An Exciting Time for Gloucester Drinkers

It is an exciting time at the moment for beer drinkers in Gloucester. I recently blogged heaping fulsome praise on the excellent Gloucester CAMRA Beer Festival, and at the same time an alternative beer festival was taking place at The … Continue reading

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Gloucester CAMRA Beer Festival Just Keeps Getting Better!

Last weekend saw another extremely successful Gloucester CAMRA Beer and Cider Festival. This was the festival’s third year and it was once again held in the magnificent Blackfriars Priory. As last year, I gave some of my time to help … Continue reading

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