Local Real Ale & Cider Festivals

January 2019

Exeter & East Devon Winter Ales Festival in Exeter

If you wish to volunteer as bar staff see the Members Area

Fri/Sat 18/19 at Exeter City Football Club EX4 6PX.

See full details on E&ED web site at https://www.exetercamra.org.uk.

Exeter and East Devon CAMRA Presents it's 30th Festival of Winter Ales Admission £6 Public admission inc. Entry, 'Anniversary' glass, and Programme £4 CAMRA admission inc. Entry, 'Anniversary' glass, and Programme Card-Carrying NUS free entry Saturday (£3 required for anniversary glass) Glasses Non-Refundable Entertainment Fri 7.30 - Go Tell Alice Sat 5.30 - Lunadella Blue For more information contact Ray Dwan Phone: 07800 920901 ku.gro.armacretexe@AWOF Poster sponsored by Exe Valley Brewery Fri 18th and Sat 19th January 2019 11 am to 11 pm Exeter City FC, St James Park, Exeter. Over 76 real ales plus cider and perry.

February 2019

31st Dorchester Beerex

1st & 2nd February 2019 Casterbridge Rotary Club & West Dorset CAMRA Proudly Present...31st Dorchester Beerex and at http://beerex.co.uk with 80 real ales from Dorset and around the UK, 21 ciders/perries, seating for 100, hot & cold food, live music on Saturday evening.

Great British Beer Festival Winter

If you want to try more of CAMRA's champion beers then join us at the Great British Beer Festival Winter in Norwich from 19-23 February 2019. The Champion Winter Beer of Britain winners are announced at the festival and the beers are available throughout the week until they're all drunk.

Free festival entry for CAMRA members

Exclusive Members-only session 19th from 17:30- 22:30 hrs.

https://winter.gbbf.org.uk/

April 2019

Yeovil Real & Cider Festival

Westlands, Yeovil on 26/27th April 2019.

Maltings Festival

The sad closure of Tuckers Maltings this autumn has received widespread publicity so hopefully you are all aware that our beer festival will not be held inside the building this year. The good news is that we are at an advanced stage in our plans to hold the festival in marquees on Osborne Park, the green space in front of the Maltings building that we have used part of in previous years.

The 2019 festival will take place between Thursday 11th and Saturday 13th April. As ever we are grateful for the support from members of the local CAMRA branches who swell the numbers behind the bar serving the thirsty customers. You may also be aware that we set aside a proportion of the profits from the festival and distribute these to the branches whose members come to help us. The amount paid to each branch depends on the hours worked by their members, which is why it is very important to sign in and out when starting and finishing a shift, and of course the festival being profitable. To that end I would be grateful if the Branch Treasurers would forward the relevant details for payment by BACS as last year it took time to get the cheques signed and sent out.

I am happy for branch members to contact me directly to let me know when they would like to help out, or for someone in each branch to co-ordinate this, whichever works best for you. It is useful but not essential for us to have an idea in advance of when people are planning to come and offer their services.

Cheers, David Lewis aka Norman, Proprietor, Summerskills Brewery, Unit 15, Pomphlett Farm Ind. Est., Broxton Drive, Billacombe, Plymouth, PL9 7BG. 01752 481283. http://www.summerskills.co.uk.

June 2019

Diesel Gala Beer festival at Washford Station

The event runs for four days, from Thursday 6th June to Sunday 9th June 2019.