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agm Liverpool And District CAMRA 2018 AGM will be held upstairs at the Crown on Wednesday 24th January at 8pm. All members are encouraged to attend, as this meeting is open to CAMRA members only please ensure you have your valid membership card with you. The Committee is always looking for new members to help with the running of the branch and the various activities that are held throughout the year. Should you wish to stand for Committee please email our branch contact Steve Downing –  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   alternatively you can put your name forward on the night.
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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   CAMRA Roundel Aqua top

21st - 24th February 2018

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

 

  OVER 200 BEERS and CIDERS

 

Weds 21st 6:00pm - 10:00pm £5*
Thursday 22nd 6:30pm - 10:30pm £7
Friday 23rd 12:00pm - 4:00pm £8
Friday 23rd 6:30pm - 10:30pm £10 (Entertainment)
Saturday 24th 12:00pm - 4:00pm £9
Saturday 24th 6:30pm - 10:30pm £8 ( Entertainment)

The fabulous Brasswurst entertain you on Friday and Saturday night

*Wednesday night is free entry for CAMRA members and for non CAMRA members it is £5 (pay on the door). No Internet sales. No free beer vouchers and only a previous festival glass at this session for CAMRA members. 

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17th December, 12:30-6pm Join us for a seasonal pub crawl, starting at Queens Picture House (Wetherspoons) on South Road (a short walk from Waterloo station). We will be visiting some of the many real ale pubs in the area. We are aiming to leave the Queens at around 1pm. All welcome

13th January, 1-4pm. The Crown, Liverpool.  It is our turn to host the Merseyside and Cheshire regional meeting. Chaired by our Regional Director Nick Bosley, the main topic for discussion will be the revitalisation project. We will be meeting in the upstairs room of the Crown. All welcome.  

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Someone is going into pubs impersonating one of our committee members and asking for money for Good Pub Guide entries. We never go into pubs to collect money for anything. The Good Pub Guide is NOT a CAMRA publication. Entry into the Good Beer Guide is not bought but is decided via beer scores submitted by members into Whatpub. Merseyale adverts are NOT paid for in advance and we NEVER ask pubs for cash.

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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

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Merseyale Dec 2017 COVER WEB 1Available to download, pdfMerseyAle December 201710.51 MB December 2017

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silhouetteFollowing the rebrand and crowdfunding project, Flagship Beer (formerly Ship & Mitre Brewing) are planning a bottle conditioned range. Pub stalwarts, Sublime (3.7% session pale) and Silhouette (4.5% dry Irish stout) will be joined by a new session porter and pale ale.

http://www.theshipandmitre.com/brewery/

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Big Bog Brewery Big Bog Brewery in Speke now has a licensed bar and is due open at the end of January (actual date to be confirmed) on Fridays. Initially, it will open from 4-8pm and will serve beer from both traditional cask and key keg and hope to have at least 4 different beers available at each session.

They plan to advertise to business in the local area to raise awareness but the bar will be open to all. They have an active Twitter account (@bigbog) and will advertise their debut opening through this platform.

74, Venture Point West, Evans Road, Speke,

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CAMRA congratulates the Roscoe Head for 45 years of excellence

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rosecoe headThe 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 country to make the ranks of the “famous five”, which includes the Star Tavern and the Buckingham Arms in London, the Square & Compass in Dorset and the Queen’s Head in Cambridge. The Roscoe Head will be awarded for its achievement at an event open to the press on Tuesday 19 September at 4pm, which will be attended by Good Beer Guide Editor Roger Protz.
The Roscoe Head has been commemorated for serving a huge range of real ale and homemade food. The pub, which has been in the same family for over 30 years, was named after William Roscoe, a leading campaigner against the slave trade.
Roger Protz, who will be stepping down as Editor of the Good Beer Guide after 24 years says: “Huge congratulations are in order for the Roscoe Head, which has been listed in every single Good Beer Guide for the past 45 years. This is a great achievement which highlights the pub’s dedication to serving well-kept quality real ales over the decades.”

To be listed in CAMRA’s Good Beer Guide is a high accolade for a pub. The Guide is based entirely on personal recommendations made by local CAMRA members, which are rigorously reviewed by branches and editors.
Recommendations take into account beer quality as well as the history and architecture of a pub and various aspects such as food, gardens, family and disabled facilities and special events. CAMRA does not take any fees for listings to ensure the guide remains independent and unbiased.

Carol Ross, Manager of the Roscoe Head said: “I’m incredibly proud that the Roscoe Head has been in every single edition, which is a testament to the old fashion high standards that we have held ourselves to over the years. The achievement is shared with my parents who ran the pub before me, who passed on their methods for taking care of quality real ale and maintaining a clean and well-cared for pub.”

CAMRA has also announced it’s Pub of the Year winner for Merseyside, the Cricketers in St Helens. The Cricketers is a friendly local community pub on the edge of the town centre which hosts darts and pool teams, entertainment at the weekend and has 13 handpumps at the bar.

The Cricketers, which is also listed in the Good Beer Guide, will now compete in the next round of the competition hoping to be named one of the four super-regional finalists to stay in with a chance of becoming the overall winner. The final announcement of the National Pub of the Year will take place in early 2018.

The Good Beer Guide app is now available to download from the App Store and Google Play. Users can search for a pub anywhere in the UK using data from over 40,000 pubs, 10,000 beers and 2,000 breweries and subscribe for 99p/month* to access even more features and enhanced search tools.

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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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