The very best of the South East’s produce & folk traditions are showcased at this charming spring event at the Weald and Downland Museum from 29th April until 1st May.
We’ll be there with our award winning ales. Please do say hello!
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We’re pleased to be involved with the Cowley Club, Brighton, as they are running a Vegan Ale Festival on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th March. Come and enjoy a range of Sussex Ales, without any (fish) scales!
Food will be served on both days. Saturday will be pancakes, soup, stew and other little savoury snacks and on Sunday there will be a vegan brunch, served from 12pm – 6pm. Expect DJs on Saturday, spinning truly eclectic ale-sipping friendly tunes, plus live music on Sunday evening.
Normally the space operates as a private members bar; you have to be a member or a guest of a member to come to the Cowley, but for this weekend you won’t have to be. Open to all!
The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has officially launched an investigation into Heineken’s proposed acquisition of 1,900 Punch pubs.
(written by Daniel Woolfson)
Our friends at Fleet Lions are asking everyone to join Lions around the world in celebrating 100 years since the first Lions Club was formed.
And we thought “what better way to celebrate than to raise a glass with the Lions very own beer!” We called it ‘Lions Golden Pride’; you may recognise it, taste-wise, as our award-winning ‘Decennium’.
Lions clubs came to the UK just after World War Two, and there are now over over 1.3 million members in over 44,000 club’s in 200 countries.
They work selflessly together to serve local and global communities. Every penny that Lions groups raise is spent on good causes.
Fleet Lions opened for business in 1974, and as well as providing help throughout the year where needed, they also share Christmas float duties with Fleet Rotary Club, organise a motorcycle rally every May Day and take part in the Fleet Food and Christmas Festivals. And the people of Fleet will not forget their marvellous fireworks display last November (their beerfest chaps were letting the fireworks off!).
They also coordinate the group that sets up road closures for the Fleet’s Carnival procession and the Remembrance Day events, as well as helping with the Fleet Half Marathon.
We are extremely proud to be involved with the Lions.
The government is urged to take another penny off beer duty to protect jobs. Tax on a pint in the UK is 10 times what it is in Spain and Germany…
The Campaign for Real Ale is calling on the Chancellor Philip Hammond to consider making the cut in next month’s budget to help safeguard investment in the industry.
Colin Valentine, chairman of Camra, said: “It is clear that previous cuts to beer duty have benefited beer drinkers and supported significant growth in the brewing industry. However, we as a nation are still paying a notable amount – especially in comparison to our European neighbours. At the same time, pubs are confronted with higher taxation and cost, despite the vital role that they play in bringing our communities together and ensure we are drinking responsibly”.
Many thanks to CAMRA and The Sun News for this article.
Read more: Cheaper Pints Please!
Mystery surrounds identity of blogger opposed to Heineken/Punch Taverns takeover…
The industry has raised questions over the identity of a person behind a blog that is campaigning against Heineken’s proposed takeover of Punch Taverns.
Interesting read here via the
Sussex CAMRA Branches were not horsing about (!) when they announced a new larger venue for the 27th Sussex CAMRA Branches Beer & Cider Festival.
The 2017 festival will be held at Brighton Racecourse, Freshfield Road, Brighton from Thursday 23rd to Saturday 25th March.
There will be 150+ beers + 40 perries/ciders, plus a range of food will be available, including vegetarian options.
Tickets and information are available here:
Sussex Beer Festival
Beer Yoga – yes, you heard right and it’s going global!
Beer Yoga is yoga… with beer. And it’s becoming an international phenomenon.
The exuberance that the drinking of beer brings with it and the body consciousness of yoga can be combined into an energizing experience. Both are centuries-old therapies for mind, body and soul.
Around the US and Australia, yogis are making their way into breweries… could it take off here in the UK?
We say yes!
An interesting article via the Daily Mail here:
Bend Beer Yoga Classes