Champion Winter Beer of Britain 2016: Congratulations to Darwin Brewery

Earlier this week at the National Winter Beer Festival in Derby the judging of the Champion Winter Beer of Britain took place. Winter beers are those beers classified by CAMRA as “Porters”, “Stouts”, “Barley Wine Strong Old Ales” & “Old Ale Strong Milds” The full results are available on the… Read more“Champion Winter Beer of Britain 2016: Congratulations to Darwin Brewery”

Sunderland Octoberfest 2015 – T-shirt sale

There are only eight t-shirts left from Sunderland Octoberfest 2015 if you would like one. Unfortunately the only size left is XL Cost is £12 each including postage & packing. Mail here & we’ll send you an invoice (Paypal or credit card only) Colour is maroon, as pictured with new branch logo… Read more“Sunderland Octoberfest 2015 – T-shirt sale”

Post-Sunderland Octoberfest 2015.

This year saw our 7th Sunderland Octoberfest take place over the period 8th to 10th October. While we still have to hold the usual post-festival meeting for the organising committee & have the final numbers to crunch we’ve gleaned enough so far to state we’re happy to declare the festival… Read more“Post-Sunderland Octoberfest 2015.”

7th Sunderland Octoberfest 2015: Cider & Perry List

FARMER JIMS – APPLE SWEET 5% This smooth, sweet Devon cider has a lovely appley aroma. It is full of flavour with a fine appley finish. SANDFORD ORCHARD FANNYS BRAMBLE 4% Blackberries and apples, a marriage made in Devon. The berry richness chimes effortlessly with the smooth apple cider. Just… Read more“7th Sunderland Octoberfest 2015: Cider & Perry List”

CAMRA North East Region: Pub of the Year, Club of the Year & Cider Pub of the Year 2015 Results.

Pub of the Year: 1st:          Steamboat          (Sunderland  & South Tyneside CAMRA) 2nd:         Old Elm Tree      (Durham CAMRA) 3rd:         Quaker House   (Darlington CAMRA)   Cider Pub of the Year: 1st:          Tannery               (Tyneside & Northumberland CAMRA) 2nd:         Black Lion            (Durham CAMRA) 3rd:         Rat Race               (Cleveland CAMRA)   Club of the Year:… Read more“CAMRA North East Region: Pub of the Year, Club of the Year & Cider Pub of the Year 2015 Results.”

Sunderland Octoberfest 2015 News: Festival Theme

Each years CAMRA’s Sunderland Octoberfest has a theme. In recent years we’ve focused on a forgotten “Sunderland Hero” with a relevant anniversary. Last year it was the 100th anniversary of the death of inventor & scientist Sir Joseph Swann. In 2013 the 100th anniversary of the death of diver &… Read more“Sunderland Octoberfest 2015 News: Festival Theme”