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Branch Diary Archive 2012

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January 2012
Tues 3rd Winchester Beer Festival Planning Meeting – Hyde Tavern, Winchester – 8pm.
Tues 10th Branch Meeting – Wykeham Arms, Winchester – 8pm prompt start.
Tues 17th Good Beer Guide Selection Meeting – Abbey Hotel, Romsey – 7.30pm prompt start.
Fri 20th Monthly Beer Bus – departing Southampton Central Station (Toys R Us side) – 7:30pm.
A chance to go to some of our less accessible pubs. See the Beer Bus page for destinations and contact bookings@beerbus.org.uk for the Beer Bus.
Wed 25th Social at the Platform Tavern to sample the beers produced at their new Dancing Man Brewery – Meet at the Platform Tavern – 6pm onwards.
Sat 28th Salisbury Pub Crawl – meet outside Salisbury Railway Station at 12.15. Contact Dave Richardson on socials@shantscamra.org.uk or 07967 792487 to express an interest or to be part of a group train ticket.
February 2012
Fri 3rd Winchester Real Ale and Cider Festival leafleting around the pubs of Winchester – Meet at the Hyde Tavern – 7.30pm
Tues 7th Winchester Real Ale and Cider Festival Planning Meeting – Hyde Tavern, Winchester – 8pm. All welcome.
Tues 14th Branch Meeting – Obelisk Hotel, Woolston, Southampton, SO19 9DP – 8pm prompt start.
Fri 17th Monthly Beer Bus – departing Southampton Central Station (Toys R Us side) – 7:30pm.
A chance to go to some of our less accessible pubs. See the Beer Bus page for destinations and contact bookings@beerbus.org.uk for the Beer Bus.
Sat 18th Bowman Ales – Brewery Visit celebrating the life of Hilary Jazuck. Minibus departing Eastleigh Station at midday. Please contact Social Co-ordinator Dave Richardson to book a minibus seat in advance (contact details above).
Tues 21st Southampton Beer Festival Planning Meeting – Waterloo Arms, Freemantle – 8pm. All welcome.
March 2012
Tues 6th Winchester Real Ale and Cider Festival Planning Meeting – Hyde Tavern, Winchester – 8pm. All welcome.
Tues 13th Branch Meeting – Waterloo Arms, Freemantle – 8pm prompt start.
Wed 14th – Sun 18th Winchester Real Ale and Cider Festival 2012 – Winchester Guildhall. Volunteer helpers needed Wednesday & Thursday set-up days from 9am, Friday & Saturday public sessions, Sunday take down from 9am. Please sign up to help via this form.
Sat 31st Winchester Pub Crawl Visit the best (and often well-hidden) pubs for real ale in the city. Contact Dave Richardson (details above) to express an interest and to get onto a group travel ticket. Meet at Winchester Rail Station main entrance at 12:30pm.
Note: Please note that there will not be a Beer Bus in March, as we've been busy organising and running Winchester Real Ale and Cider Festival
April 2012
Tues 3rd Wash Up Meeting – For those who worked at the Winchester Real Ale and Cider Festival. Come along and share a beer, some food and your ideas for how we can make next year's event even better! 8pm at The Albion, Winchester.
Tues 10th Branch Meeting – Wykeham Arms, Winchester – 8pm prompt start.
Sat 14th Homebrew Picnic – Lakeside Country Park, Eastleigh – 12:30pm.
Please note that the date of this event has been corrected!
Come along to share or to sample some homebrew triumphs. Bring a picnic, and something to sit on. Young families especially welcome.
Tues 17th Mailout Stuffing Social – Wellington, Freemantle – 7pm start.
Fri 20th Monthly Beer Bus – departing Southampton Central Station (Toys R Us side) – 7:30pm.
A chance to go to some of our less accessible pubs. See the Beer Bus page for destinations and contact bookings@beerbus.org.uk for the Beer Bus.
Sat 21st Vibrant Forest Brewery Beer Tasting SessionRomsey Beer Emporium, 15 Bell Street, Romsey, SO51 8GY – 9:15am to 6pm.
The Romsey Beer Emporium will be showcasing beers from the new Vibrant Forest Brewery. Free samples are offered, and if you like it you can take some home at 1.50 per pint. No doubt a number of our members will visit during the day.
Tues 24th Mike King Darts Guide Dog, Earls Road, Bevois Valley, Southampton – 7.30pm. Please register in advance for this event. To register or for further information contact Ian Black 023 8077 8906.
May 2012
Mon 7th Itchen Navigation Pub Walk – An annual stroll along the old Itchen Navigation tow path calling in on a few pubs on the way. Depart from Woodmill Bridge, Southampton at 10:30am, reaching The Black Boy, Winchester around 3:30pm. Usually a pub or two more then a curry. Contact Pete Horn for this event (023 8076 9873 or 07968 809291 on the day).
Tues 8th Woolston Beer Festival Planning – Obelisk, Woolston 8.05pm – Our first meeting. Could you help? Ideas to improve the festival? This meeting allows us to establish who needs to do what.
Tues 15th Branch Meeting & AGM – Abbey Hotel, Romsey – 8pm prompt start. (Note one week later than usual)
Thurs 17th Leaflet drop for Southampton Beer Festival – Meet at The Cricketers, 34 Carlton Place (off Bedford Place), Southampton, SO15 2DX – 7:30pm.
Fri 18th Monthly Beer Bus – departing Southampton Central Station (Toys R Us side) – 7:30pm.
A chance to go to some of our less accessible pubs. See the Beer Bus page for destinations and contact bookings@beerbus.org.uk for the Beer Bus.
Sat 26th Waylands Sixpenny Brewery visit. Meet outside Eastleigh Station 9.30am. To book a seat please contact Dave Richardson
Thurs 31st May
   – Sat 2nd June
Southampton Beer Festival 2012
June 2012
Tues 12th Branch Meeting – Waterloo Arms, Freemantle – 8pm prompt start.
Fri 15th Monthly Beer Bus – departing Southampton Central Station (Toys R Us side) – 7:30pm.
A chance to go to some of our less accessible pubs. See the Beer Bus page for destinations and contact bookings@beerbus.org.uk for the Beer Bus.
Tues 26th Southampton Beer Festival Washup Meeting. Venue probably Waterloo Arms?
July 2012
Tues 3rd Woolston Beer Festival Planning – South Western Arms, St Denys – 8pm This meeting was moved from 26th June, to accomodate the SBF washup
Tues 10th Branch Meeting – Rose & Crown, Brockenhurst – 8pm prompt start.
Fri 20th Monthly Beer Bus – departing Southampton Central Station (Toys R Us side) – 7:30pm.
A chance to go to some of our less accessible pubs. See the Beer Bus page for destinations and contact bookings@beerbus.org.uk for the Beer Bus.
Tues 24th Woolston Beer Festival Planning – Obelisk, Woolston – 8:05pm
August 2012
Tues 7th – Sat 11th Great British Beer Festival – Olympia, London
Fri 10th Coach trip to GBBF – Meet at Blechynden Terrace Coach Bay, Southampton departing 12.20. £31 including ticket (£30 for CAMRA members), door to door. Please note this trip is organised by ticket and travel.com Please book directly with the company.
Tues 14th Branch Meeting – Wykeham Arms, Winchester – 8pm prompt start.
Fri 17th Monthly Beer Bus – departing Southampton Central Station (Toys R Us side) – 7:30pm.
A chance to go to some of our less accessible pubs. See the Beer Bus page for destinations and contact bookings@beerbus.org.uk for the Beer Bus.
Sat 18th Brewery visit to Flowerpots Inn – Presentation of the London and South East CBOB 2012 Bitter certificate, Woolston 2011 Beer of the Festival certificate and possibly celebrate GBBF success! Meet at Southampton station Toys'R'Us side at 11.30am Contact Dave Richardson to book a place.
Tues 21st Woolston Beer Festival Planning – South Western Arms, St Denys – 8pm
Mon 27th Annual Informal Cricket knock-about and picnic – Southampton Sports Centre – 12 noon. Meet on the cricket pitch nearest the Dunkirk Road car park, or phone 07968 809291 to find out which pitch we've moved to. All standards welcome – yes we really mean this, no experience necessary. Everyone gets to bat and bowl. If it rains we'll retire somewhere dry for the picnic. Please contact Pete for this event.
September 2012
Tues 11th Branch Meeting – Duke of Wellington, Bugle Street, Southampton SO14 2AH – 8pm prompt start.
Thur 13th Good Beer Guide Launch – Platform Tavern, Town Quay, Southampton – 8pm.  The 2013 Good Beer Guide is published on the 13th September and we're having a local launch party at the Platform Tavern.  Come along and find out which pubs have made the grade this year.
Sat 15th Longdog Brewery Visit – Basingstoke, by train to present certificate for Southampton Beer of the Festival. Meet at 1.45 Southampton station Toys R Us side to catch 2pm train (stops at Airport and Winchester also) If you would like to come along please Contact Dave Richardson
Fri 21st Monthly Beer Bus – departing Southampton Central Station (Toys R Us side) – 7:30pm.
A chance to go to some of our less accessible pubs. See the Beer Bus page for destinations and contact bookings@beerbus.org.uk for the Beer Bus.
Tues 25th Woolston Beer Festival Planning – Obelisk, Woolston – 8:05pm
October 2012
Tues 9th Branch Meeting – Obelisk Hotel, Woolston, Southampton, SO19 9DP – 8pm prompt start.
Fri 12th - Sat 13th Woolston Beer Festival. The Third Woolston Beer Festival. Just the dates for now, more information to follow.
Fri 19th Monthly Beer Bus – departing Southampton Central Station (Toys R Us side) – 7:30pm.
A chance to go to some of our less accessible pubs. See the Beer Bus page for destinations and contact bookings@beerbus.org.uk for the Beer Bus.
Sat 20th Cider Pressing with Jez Howatt – Award-winning 146 Cider, Southampton – 1:30pm.
Make and taste real cider made properly! Afficionados and novices alike are welcome. Contact Dave Richardson if you would like to come.
Wed 24th Shame It's Only Wednesday social – Freemantle Arms, Freemantle, Southampton – 8pm onwards.
Good company and good ale will see us through to the weekend!
Tues 30th Woolston Beer Festival Wash-Up – South Western Arms, St Denys, 8pm – What went right, what went wrong, how can we improve next year?
November 2012
Sat 3rd Dark Star Brewery Trip – Leaving Southampton Railway Station (Toys 'R' Us side) at 9.15am and returning about 5pm, stopping at the Partridge (the brewery tap) and one other pub on the return leg. Contact David Richardson to book a seat.
Tues 13th Branch Meeting – Royal Oak, Winchester – 8pm prompt start.
Wed 14th Meet the Brewer – John Bexom, Head Brewer at Greene King. 7.30pm at the Junction Inn, St Denys, SO17 2JZ A talk about brewing with a question & answer session later. The Junction hopes to get one or two of our local brewers there as well.
Fri 16th Monthly Beer Bus – departing Southampton Central Station (Toys R Us side) – 7:30pm.
A chance to go to some of our less accessible pubs. See the Beer Bus page for destinations and contact bookings@beerbus.org.uk for the Beer Bus.
Sat 24th London Pubs UPDATE – Experience some of the finest pubs and beers of London. Meet at Southampton Train station Toys R Us side at 10.15am to catch the 10.30am Waterloo train. Planned return is 8pm. Please Contact David Richardson to express an interest and to be on the group ticket, to recommend a pub, or if you would like a detailed itinerary in advance.
   
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