Southern Hampshire CAMRA
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The latest news of our activities locally and CAMRA's activities nationally are described below.
October 2013 Hop Press is out
Over 3000 copies of our branch magazine are being delivered to our local pubs, but you can read it now,
Posted by Pete Horn on 27/10/2013
Southampton Beer Beer Festival Charity Award
This year's charity at Southampton Beer Festival was the Joe Glover Trust, which helps give financial, respite and other help to families with children suffering from cancer. £817.30 was raised by donations from the customers of this year's Southampton Beer Festival, and Victoria Stevens, Executive Officer
of The Joe Glover Trust (right) receives the cheque from Festival Organisor Rob Whatley and other members of the beer festival team.
Winchester Beer Festival Beer of the Festival
The customers of Winchester Beer & Cider Festival voted Alfred Brewery's Saxon Bronze as Beer of the Festival. We paid a visit to the tiny Alfred's Brewery on June 14th and beer festival organiser David Mackie (right) presented the award to owner & brewer Steve Haigh. Steve is hard at work now expanding the brewing capabilities of the brewery so he can brew more beers.
Pub of the Year
The Black Horse, West Tytherley is Southern Hampshire CAMRA's Pub of the Year 2013. On Saturday 11th May, Branch Chairman Drew Dyer (left) presented the certificate to Nick (right) & Elaine (centre). Our congratulations are due to Nick & Elaine for running what many regard as the perfect village pub.
Posted by Pete Horn on 03/07/2013
Southampton Beer Festival
Over 3400 people visited Southampton Beer Festival from Thursday 6th June to Saturday 8th June.
After sampling a range of 99 real ales and 20 real ciders & perries they voted for their favourites. The results were:
Beer of the Festival
Beers up to and including 4.5% abv
1st Blackcurrant Mild, Itchen Valley Brewery
2nd Belgarum, Itchen Valley Brewery
3rd Elderado, Bowman Ales
Beers over 4.5% abv
1st Black Forest Porter, Vibrant Forest Brewery
2nd IPA, Flowerpots Brewery
3rd= Bohemian Rhapsody, Kelham Island Brewery
3rd= Formosa, Flowerpots Brewery
The overall winner was Black Forest Porter
Perry of the Festival
Oliver's Ocle Pychard, Herefordshire
Cider of the Festival
Wobbly Monk, Springfield Cider, Monmouthshire
Posted by Pete Horn on 10/06/2013
Previous local news can be found in our Local News Archive.