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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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Gloucester CAMRA Beer & Cider Festival: The Final Countdown

The Gloucester CAMRA Beer & Cider Festival is almost upon us, taking place in the historic Blackfriars Priory next weekend, from Friday 22nd to Saturday 23rd April.

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Revitalising CAMRA: Part II

Yesterday I gave a brief introduction to the CAMRA Revitalisation Project; today I’m sharing my initial thoughts. As I explained yesterday, CAMRA is conducting a Consultation Survey which asks who CAMRA should represent in the future: just real ale drinkers … Continue reading

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Revitalising CAMRA: Part I

If you like good beer and good pubs, then you should definitely take an interest in CAMRA’s Revitalisation Project – even if you are not a CAMRA member, or don’t consider yourself to be a ‘CAMRA person’. If you don’t … 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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