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Forthcoming Beer & Cider Festivals in 2019

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Champion Beer of Britain

At the Great British Beer Festival in August Siren Brewery from Berkshire won CAMRA's highest accolade for beer with their Broken Dream Breakfast Stout winning the Gold Award.

The first stage to winning this prestigious award is CAMRA branch members voting for beers within their own region, in our case, North East & Yorkshire. Voting for members opened on 1st September but following some IT issues voting was suspended. The voting portal has now reopened and is open until midnight on 15th November; members can login into the CBoB website using their member login details.

Upon collating the results judging then takes place for the 11 categories for the competition: Milds; Bitter; Best Bitters; Strong Bitters; Golden Ales; Specialiity Beers; Old Ales and Strong Milds; Porters; Stouts; Barley Wines and Strong Old Ales; and Real Ales in a Bottle at various CAMRA run beer festivals across the region. The winners of these competitions then progress forward to the final judging at the Great British Beer Festival at Olympia.

Once they have logged into the website members can then:

  • " Nominate up to five beers, in order of preference, in each of the eleven categories to be put forward for the CBOB competition.

  • " If you want to vote for fewer beers than five that is permitted.

  • " You do not have to nominate all the beers in one go. You can alter your selections anytime up to 15 November.

  • " Not all beers are eligible for CBOB, mainstream beer styles like Bitters, Best Bitters, and Strong Bitters & Golden Ales have to be available for at least 7 months of the year. Other beer styles have to be available for a lesser period depending on the rarity of the beer style.

Please can I urge all members to vote and play an active part in CAMRA's Champion Beer of Britain competition.

There is a dedicated website for members to submit their votes that members should have been notified of via Email from Nick Boley the director responsible for CBOB. Should members not have received this Email please contact Stewart Campbell, Regional CBOB Coordinator at


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Find copies of this leaflet in the pubs of Stockon.


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Sheffield's Real Heritage Pubs: Pub Interiors of Historic Interest

This new publication, the first Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) book about Heritage Pubs in Sheffield, is available as a free download. Edited by Sheffield and District CAMRA, Pub Heritage Officer, Dave Pickersgill, this ground-breaking document is the first attempt to create a snapshot of the Sheffield Pub Heritage picture. Paul Ainsworth, Chair of the CAMRA National Pub Heritage Group: "Over the past 25 years, CAMRA has developed its national and regional inventories of historic pub interiors.

These highlight the crème de la crème of interiors which have either escaped much alteration for many years or contain features of exceptional interest. We have, though, been aware that below these top tiers can be found a host of interiors which, whilst much changed, still offer a great deal worth seeing. The pioneering work carried out in Sheffield to locate and record these pubs has been an inspiring exercise. It enables compilation of this publication portraying the rich tapestry of Sheffield's pubs from the nationally important to those where what remains, may be fragments, but is nevertheless to be cherished. A bonus, of course, is that many of these pubs sell great real ale.

We hope this guide is the first of many." Included in the 81 pages are over 30,000 words, over 300 images and detailed comment on all the 22 Sheffield pubs listed on the CAMRA Pub Heritage website. Also documented are both local pubs with some historical interest and many fragments of our historical brewery and pub heritage. The book is freely available from the Sheffield CAMRA website. Grateful thanks are given to numerous individuals, the National CAMRA Pub Heritage Group and Sheffield Archives: the latter for providing access to unique historic documentation.
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Local CAMRA member and previous committee member Dave Wichall has kept a file of old archive documents from the Cleveland branch of CAMRA.

This file has now been digitised and made available here.
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You can use to search for pubs across the UK and then look up opening times, descriptions, facilities and of course details of the real ale and cider on offer. Being an online guide means that extra functions such as additional text for descriptions, photos and live map data are also available.



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