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Master logo Orange web 2018 Would you like to help sponsor our beer festival in 2018?

Adverts

A full page advert in the festival programme will cost  £200; you will receive up to £100 in entry tickets for the session(s) of your choice.

A half-page advert in the festival programme will cost £100; you will receive up to £50 in entry tickets for the session(s) of your choice.

T-Shirts

For £1000 you can be the exclusive sponsor of the festival t-shirts. Alternatively five sponsors could also share the costs between them. 

Your logo will go on the back of the t-shits so customers will see it as

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LIVERPOOL BEER FESTIVAL 2018

21st - 24th February 2018

Metropolitan Cathedral Crypt, Brownlow Hill (click here for map)

Further details will be up once confirmed

 

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Over 18s Only. Sorry no children or babies. 

 

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Here is a list of branch events and other real ale events known to the branch.

  • 19th August – Day out in Chester – Meet at Central Station 11:00 for 11:15 train19th August – Day out in Chester – Meet at Central Station 11:00 for 11:15 train
  • 2nd September – Inter-branch Bowls Tournament - Northern Club, Elm Avenue, Crosby, L23; from 1pm.
  • 23rd September – Coach to Bridgnorth for the Michaelmas festival. Depart: Ship & Mitre @ 9:45am.To reserve a seat, please contact: wirral.camra.org.uk  £5 deposit required
  • 24th September – Ferry across the Mersey then a walk from Seacombe to New Brighton stopping off at various pubs along the
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locale logo As a result of recent research & monitoring, three pubs/bars within the Crosby/Waterloo/Blundellsands area will be added to the list of LocAle pubs in the next edition of Merseyale. The Barbacoa, the Royal Hotel and The Edinburgh regularly sell beers from Rock the Boat Brewery in Crosby as well as other local beers. These join the numerous other pubs who are Locale accredited in this area.
Barbacoa , 47-51 Mersey View, L22 6QA
Royal Hotel , Marine Terrace, L22 5PR
Edinburgh, 119 College Rd, L23 3AS

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HofS Logo The Abbey on Hanover Street closed it’s doors suddenly in the last few weeks of June but all is not lost.
Soon after we received a Press Release from Head of Steam stating that this site has been identified as their new pub in the heart of the city centre. Some of you may remember the original HoS, which was located within Lime Street Station. It went into decline several years ago and eventually closed two years ago only to be re-developed / re-opened by Wetherspoon as The North Western.

The Head of Steam brand is now owned and operated by

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Big Bog BreweryBig Bog Brewery will have a temporary bar at Haydock Park Races on 29th / 30th September.

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Our colleagues from Cheshire need help so, if you fancy volunteering at a (fairly) local beer festival ….

The 3 rd Cheshire Beer Festival will be held on 10 th & 11 th November at Chester Racecourse

As usual, they need volunteers for a variety of roles both during the festival and also for set-up / take-down.

Note: Jobs are allocated on a rota basis during each session & you may be given a variety of tasks.

Most jobs are serving beer, but other essential jobs include door, glasses, vouchers & games.

If there are any jobs you would prefer NOT to

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IMAG0945 Saturday October 7th .

Depart Ship & Mitre 11am.

The Blue Bell at Halkyn. See an apple pressing courtesy of Deeside Ciders.
The Raven at Llanarmon-Yn- Ial. Specialising in local cider and beers.
The Helter Skelter at Frodsham. Multi-award winning CAMRA pub.
Send names to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for seats (with a mobile num).
Please Note: a max of two names per email booking due to demand.
Seat price is free due to “Cider Month” Liverpool branch campaign.

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20170617 132617Congratulations to Tarn Hows Brewery for winning 'Beer of the Festival' 2017 with Blueberry and Vanilla Oatmeal Stout.

A well deserved award.

Award presented on volunteer thankyou trip to Hawkshead.

 

 

 

 

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Real Ale Events St George's Hall Beer Festival 

Over 200 different real ales, ciders and bottled beers 

Thursday 28th September - Saturday 30th September 2017

£2 discount on a full card (previously £12) for CAMRA members

Valid Thursday evening session and Friday Daytime Session only.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/st-georges-hall-beer-festival-september-2017-tickets-36186046439

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rosecoe head The Roscoe Head is one of just five pubs to be listed in 45 editions of the Good Beer Guide
· The Guide announces eight new breweries in Merseyside & Cheshire
· The Cricketers in St Helens is named one of the UK’s Top 16 pubs according to CAMRA
As CAMRA unveils the 45th edition of the Good Beer Guide it congratulates the Roscoe Head in Liverpool for the outstanding achievement of being listed in every single Guide, demonstrating a consistent high standard of quality beer served in a fantastic setting.
The Roscoe Head joins just four other pubs from across the

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Liverpool branch competing with Southport in this year’s Inter CAMRA branch bowling match  at the Northern Club. Congratulations to St Helen's Branch for winning this years cup.

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IMAG2094NEXT month’s Get – together is WEDNESDAY 18th OCTOBER and is a walk around the city centre Wetherspoon’s to coincide with their Autumn Beer Festival. If you wish to eat beforehand, we will be meeting at the North Western (Lime Street Station) at 6:30pm, we will then move onto the Richard John Blackler for 7:30, followed by the Fall Well, the Welkin to finish in The Lime Kiln in Concert Square.

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Ale Pump Blue Icon Reminder: Champion Beer of Britain (CBoB) nominations

 

Don’t forget to vote for your favourite local beers. All CAMRA members have the chance to nominate beers by using the CBoB voting website http://www.cbobvoting.org.uk/  

You will need your login details: Membership number and your password. If you have forgotten your password contact CAMRA Membership Services by email using This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 01727 798 8440.

Voting closes on Wednesday 1 st November 2017 so get cracking!

You can nominate up to five beers in each of the eleven categories to be put forward for the CBoB competition, but if you only

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Pub Sign Icon Help keep pubs afloat!

CAMRA are urging all members to get involved in the Tax campaign ahead of the Budget. All CAMRA members are being asked to take action to save our pubs from sinking. While it's the publicans and brewers that pay the tax bills, it's ultimately consumers like you who will pay the price as publicans and brewers are forced to put up prices or go bust.

CAMRA are calling for a £5,000 annual business rate relief for all pubs as well as a freeze in beer duty.

What you can do:

  1. Urge your MP to support the
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IMAG8684 The Head of Steam on Hanover Street finally opened to the public on 21 st September. The venue, operated by Camerons Brewery of Hartlepool, features an ‘island’  bar and has 7 cask ale lines and 1 for real cider. Currently, there are three from Camerons, two from Leeds Brewery and the remaining are from local brewers such as Neptune, Rock the Boat, Liverpool Organic and Chapter. A discount is available to CAMRA members on production of a valid card.

The previous bar area has been replaced by a series of booths, which will seat up to 6 people comfortably, and

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  • Sponsorship
  • Ticket Details
  • Diary
  • LocAle
  • Head of Steam
  • Haydock Park Races
  • Cheshire Beer Festival
  • Cider Trip Details
  • Beer of the Festival
  • MerseyAle September
  • St George's Hall Beer Festival
  • CAMRA congratulates the Roscoe Head for 45 years of excellence
  • Interbranch Bowls
  • Get together
  • CBoB nominations
  • Help keep pubs afloat
  • Head of Steam

Branch Diary

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Pub of the Year 2018

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We have now started to accept nominations for the branch Pub of the Year (POTY) 2018. Paper forms will be made available on the remaining coach trips this year and at all future Get-togethers (including the Christmas Party).

Members are invited to nominate their favourite city centre pub and/or their favourite suburban pub, but you do not have to vote for both. You may vote for a city centre pub and leave the suburban box blank or vice versa. This is the means by which the pubs are selected that go forward to the judging stage. Nominated pub(s) must be within the branch area (i.e not in St Helens, Wirral or Formby etc), so please don't waste your vote.

Only one set of nominations per member will be allowed. They can also be made via the on-line form on the branch website (from October) or by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your name, membership number and nominations. Reminders will be issued through Twitter / Facebook and via the monthly branch newsletter.

The closing date for nominations is SATURDAY, 27th January 2018 @6pm. This is to give ample time for the judging process.

In order to nominate a pub for Pub of the Year 2018, you MUST be a member of the Liverpool & Districts CAMRA branch. Full terms and conditions can be found on the branch website – www.liverpoolcamra.org.uk

Andre Fu

Pub of the Year Co-ordinator
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POTY Terms and Conditions

In order to nominate a pub for Pub of the Year 2018, you MUST be a member of the Liverpool & Districts CAMRA branch. Your membership card, should state if you are a member of the branch. If it doesn't – or if you have a gold card – please contact Membership Services on 01727 867201 or
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to confirm.

Members are invited to vote for their favourite city centre pub and/or their favourite suburban pub, but you do not have to vote for both. You may vote for a city centre pub and leave the suburban box blank or vice versa. This is the means by which we select the pubs that go forward for judging our Pub of the Year. Nominated pub(s) must be within the branch area (i.e not in St Helens,Wirral or Formby etc), so please don't waste your vote.

We define city centre pubs as those on the main body of the pub map, which can be found on the website, along with a list of the suburbs contained within our branch. If you are unsure if a pub is within the branch area, you can check this by searching on the WhatPub database (www.whatpub.com).The responsible branch will be stated at the bottom of the entry.

Only one vote per member will be allowed. Nominations can be made via the Liverpool CAMRA website (from October). Nomination forms will also be made available at all future get-togethers & coach trips You can also email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (from October) with your name, membership number and nominations. Reminders will be issued through Twitter / Facebook and the monthly branch newsletter. The closing date for nominations is SATURDAY, 27th January 2018 @6pm. This is to give ample time for the judging process.

As in previous years, the three city centre pubs and two suburban pubs that get the most nominations will go forward for judging. This process has been devised to recognise the fact that there are so many good pubs in our branch area - and is a means of fairly reflecting this in the voting system. Each pub will then be visited twice by a panel of judges chosen by the competition Co-ordinator. The judging process will be conducted according to national guidelines. The results of the competition will be announced at a future Get Together (TBC).

There will be ONE Pub of the Year winner.

Finally, I would like to make it clear that I compile the results and therefore do not get involved in the judging process. Intimidation of any member of the Liverpool & Districts CAMRA committee regarding this - or any other matter – will not be tolerated. Action will be taken against licensees or members who initiate any form of intimidation (including via social media). Any comments or queries regarding the competition should be raised either at a Get Together or a Committee Meeting.

CAMRA Members - Are you missing out

Take noticeLiverpool & Districts CAMRA keeps in touch with members on email on a regular basis: giving a synopsis on all beery events (both CAMRA and non-CAMRA) and special news such as pub awards, and reminders about branch socials and meetings.

We are keeping members up to date with what is going on within the branch without using CAMRA funds on snail mail letters.

Liverpool & Districts are keen to keep in touch. So, if you are a CAMRA Member and want to be kept up to date with what’s happening, both locally and nationally, please make sure that your email address is logged on the CAMRA website.

This is very easy to do:

  • Log onto the CAMRA website – www.camra.org.uk.
  • Click the Login tab and sign in with your membership number and password (your postcode).
  • Click the My Membership tab then click Edit your membership information.
  • Click Enter/Amend My Record. Edit and Save your changes.

Any problems? email the branch Membership Secretary 

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Members can use whatpub.com to search for details of pubs across the UK and then look up details such as opening times, descriptions, facilities and of course details of the real ale and cider on offer.

Contact Us

Liverpool & District CAMRA:

Branch Contact, Steve Downing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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CAMRA HQ:

230 Hatfield Road, St Albans AL1 4LW

phone: (01727) 867 201

www.camra.org.uk

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