Samantha Burke from Blockley based Burke’s Beers owns one of the newest Gloucestershire breweries and she brews really high quality traditional ales – the following is taken from her website:
“It is a very small brewery, nano, in fact and I brew, bottle and label everything by hand. The beers are made traditionally with love and care, conditioned in the bottle and are unfined and unfiltered so just the basic ingredient. I use only British malts, hops and yeast and even the bottles are made in Britain. All the grain goes to a local farm and the hops are composted.”
Sam’s superb ales were available to sample at the recent Moreton Beer Festival and quickly ran out. This is a great chance to sample again these unfined, unfiltered beers.
Tickets are £5 – refundable against Burke’s beers on the night.
Have you heard on the grapevine about Cloudwater’s imminent return to the cask ale market?
Cheltenham Motor Club are privileged to announce that we are taking part in Cloudwater’s Cask Re-launch week (12th-18th November).
On Wednesday 14th November, from 7.30 onwards, Paul Jones, founder of Cloudwater will be at the club, hosting a Q&A session, plus we will have all their core range of cask ales on tap! Why not come along and meet Paul and reacquaint yourselves with their fabulous cask ales. Free event.
Monthly social is a pub crawl and GBG survey trip starting in the Kemble Brewery Inn
Taking the 10:26 train to Bristol Temple Meads and then the bus to Gloucester Road. Return time TBC. The trip will be led by our good friend Norman, from Bristol CAMRA. Please contact Veronica for further details.
Brewhouse and Kitchen are running a world record attempt on the 29th of November for the world largest beer tasting event. It’s happening across all their 21 brewpubs.
They would love for as many CAMRA members to attend and be part of what promises to be a great night, and who doesn’t love a free beer ?
Everyone attending will get to sample three of our ales, a 1\3 of a pint of each and then have a pint of their preferred Ale so two free pints.
All you need to do is register your details, turn up before 7pm on Thursday 29th November and you’ll be able to enjoy a FREE beer tasting and a FREE PINT for taking part in our world record!
A celebration of beers for the Festive Season: cask, on tap and from the bottle. Accompanied by your choices from a wide range of barbecued sausages. Veg & vegan options. Free entry – buy only what you want. Kids ok until 6pm.
December business meeting at Cheltenham Motor Club
All members welcome
We’re planning a coach trip to Derby, regarded as one of England’s best beer cities. There are 26 pubs just on the City Centre Ale Trail alone!
The coach will leave from outside the Sandford Park Alehouse at 9:00am, returning around 10:30pm. Pub maps of the city centre will be supplied. We plan to start at The Alexandra, finishing in The Flowerpot (bus at 8pm).
It will cost £21.00 to cover transport and a buffet in the first pub at around 11.30am.
Members and non-members very welcome.
Sign up at the SPA, or at a CAMRA branch social or business meeting (with cash or cheque payment only please) or send a cheque to the Alehouse made out to Campaign for Real Ale (Cheltenham) giving passenger names and the address of the sender. In the event that we have not achieved a minimum sign up before Monday 26th November we may need to cancel the trip and refund all monies.