Friday, 28 January 2011

Tewkesbury CAMRA Winter Ale Festival 2011

This year the festival will take place on 3rd, 4th and 5th of February 2011.

This festival has been going for quite a few years now. It is most enjoyable as it always falls on the same weekend as the start of the Six Nations Rugby. Nothing better than a good game of international rugby and a great pint of beer (or cider depending on your preference).

A great mixture of Winter Ales and Cider this year there will be 72 barrel's in total. The beers are housed to the left as you enter then its best to move swiftly into the main hall for standing room and a limited number of seats. Beer tokens are purchased on your way in and there is normally and offer for Glass, Entry and Beer tokens for £10.

Opening times:

Thursday 3rd - (Membs Only) 7.30pm-11pm Free entry, CAMRA MEMBERS ONLY, you must bring membership card

Friday 4th - 11am-3pm (Membs Free, non-membs £1), then 6.30pm-11pm (Membs £2, non-membs £3)

Saturday 5th - 11am-11pm (Membs £1, non-membs £2).

The number of barrels 72.

Entry to the hall will be limited to 300 persons at ALL times.

CAMRA Members will be asked to show their Membership Cards at ALL sessions.

Thursday, 27 January 2011

Staffordshire Brewer Celebrates Royal Engagement with Limited Edition Special Ale

19th November 2010


A Staffordshire brewer is raising a glass to the Royal engagement this weekend with its newly named William Wins-Her special ale.

Quartz appealed for a wedding inspired name for the beer on its Facebook and Twitter pages after the Royal announcement was made earlier this week.

Winner Anna Hewitt, was one of hundreds of people who suggested names for the special edition beer via the social networking sites.

She will receive a five litre mini cask of the beer, which is brewed at the Quartz Kings Bromley brewery.

Quartz master brewer Julia Barnett said Anna's winning entry was chosen because it immediately stood out from other entries due to its originality.

"It was a really tough decision to choose the winning name as we had some fantastic suggestions from both Facebook and Twitter," she said.

"We were delighted with the level of response and the amount of thought people had put into their suggestions, considering they only had twenty four hours to enter."

William Wins-Her is a 5.2%, full bodied, hoppy beer and will be available to buy this weekend from the Quartz shop at the Heart of the Country Village, just off the A38 in Lichfield.

For more information on Quartz Brewing, visit ,follow @quartzbrewing on Twitter or become a fan of Quartz Brewing on Facebook.

The Glass House - May Hill, GL17 0NN

The Glass House, May Hill, Longhope, GL17 0NN. A very traditional pub that does everything just how a village pub should.

The beers are poured straight from the cask, just like you would find at most CAMRA beer festivals. They normally only have two ales on at a time, Butcombe and Doom Bar. Being straight from the cask there is no added fizz so there is no sparkle or gas added to affect the flavour and texture of the beer. Ale how it was traditionally served.

The food menu is based around traditional meals these are cooked and presented extremely well. Meals start from around £8 and are generally around £10, I believe the fillet steak was the most expensive at £20 but the food is well worth it with generous portions.

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