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LOCAL NEWS - added 10/05/18 - THANET CAMRA HEAD OUT TO RAMSGATE
A group of Thanet CAMRA headed to Ramsgate last night to talk about beer, pubs, cider, breweries and perries. A good night was had by all. Thanks to Hovelling Boat, Queens Head and Royal Victoria Pavilion for hosting us.
NATIONAL NEWS - added 08/05/18 - CAMRA NAMES BEST CIDER AND PERRY IN BRITAIN
Following more than a year of local tasting panels and regional heats, Harry’s Scrummage has been named the best cider in the country and Nempnett Piglet’s Choice has won best perry at CAMRA’s prestigious National Cider and Perry Championships, which have taken place this weekend. The winners were honoured at the Reading Beer and Cider Festival, which takes place from 3-6th May at Christchurch Meadows in Caversham. The home of the National Cider and Perry Championships, the festival features over 550 beers and 150 ciders and perries, plus a selection of foreign beers, wines and mead.
The winners were:
Cider GOLD – Harry’s, Scrummage (Somerset) SILVER – Whin Hill, Browns (Norfolk) BRONZE – Orgasmic, White Jersey (Herefordshire)
Perry GOLD – Nempnett Cider Company, Piglet’s Choice (Somerset) SILVER – Oliver’s, Perry (Herefordshire) BRONZE – Whin Hill, Perry (Norfolk)
LOCAL NEWS - added 30/04/18 - NEW MICROPUB OPENS IN PALM BAY CLIFTONVILLE
A very busy opening night as our latest micropub, The Laughing Barrel CLICK HERE FOR PUB DETAILS
We wish Michael and Alison well in their new venture. CLICK HERE FOR NEWSPAPER ARTICLE
NATIONAL NEWS - added 30/04/18 - DIGITAL EDITIONS OF WHAT'S BREWING AND BEER MAGAZINE
From next month members will no longer be getting sent What’s Brewing and/or BEER magazine automatically – unless they express a preference to get a printed version. CAMRA is changing the way it sends out What’s Brewing and BEER and will no longer automatically assume all members want a printed copy. It’s important to note that members are not losing anything and CAMRA will still print and post any member a copy of the publications if they get in touch to let the organisation know they want to continue to receive them. It’s easy for members to express their preference either online, by phone, by email or post – see below for details.
CAMRA currently sends out more than 100,000 publications a month by post to members. This costs the Campaign a large amount of money, which could be used to fund other activities. It also has a large environmental cost. Research suggests a large proportion of the copies we print and post, and therefore the money spent, is being wasted on unwanted and unread publications. CAMRA has developed an online news service. Digital versions of What’s Brewing and BEER are made available at wb.camra.org.uk
In addition news is updated regulared to the wb.camra.org.uk website between issues of What’s Brewing and BEER, making the site more up-to-date and convenient than waiting for the printed issue. Those members already opted out of getting publications by post don’t need to do anything. Those who get WB and/or BEER by post, but are happy to access them online in future, don’t need to do anything. If they’d like to continue to get the publications, they can still get What’s Brewing and BEER, they just get in touch to let CAMRA know they still want it:
If they’d like to continue to get the publications, they can still get What’s Brewing and BEER, they just get in touch to let CAMRA know they still want it:
Online – log into the Members’ Section at camra.org.uk with membership number and password, click “edit my membership information” then “amend my details”, under the “preferences” tab you can switch WB and/or BEER back to “by post”
By phone – call 0330 058 3130 and follow the automated instructions to change the WB/BEER preference
Write – send membership number and preference for receiving WB, BEER or both by post to : Membership Contact Preferences, 230 Hatfield Road, St Albans Herts, Al1 4LW.
LOCAL NEWS - added 27/04/18 - CIDER PUB OF THE YEAR 2018
Congratulations to Minster's Hair of the Dog micro pub who have been recognised as Thanet CAMRA's Cider Pub of the Year 2018. Runners up are the Fez, Margate and Banks, Cliftonville.
LOCAL NEWS - added 23/04/18 - BRANCH MEETING RODNEY HIGH STREET GARLINGE - AGENDA (+ MINUTES FROM MEETING ON 7/11/17)
Agendas & Minutes click to download
NATIONAL NEWS - added 23/04/18 - MEMBERS WEEKEND
CLICK HERE to see who has been elected to serve on the National Executive
CLICK HERE to see how members voted for the proposals at the Members Weekend
LOCAL NEWS - added 11/04/18 - MORE VIDEOS ADDED TO THANET CAMRA YOU TUBE CHANNEL
CLICK HERE to see a snippet of Gaddzukes playing at the recent 13th Planet Thanet Easter Beer Festival
LOCAL NEWS - added 11/04/18 - SOCIAL TO BROADSTAIRS
A hardy few joined Danny O'Sullivan on a mini tour of Broadstairs last night visiting Tartar Frigate, George Inn, Mind the Gap. Dolphin, Charles Dickens and Chapel. Check out Danny's Social Secretary entry in the next Ale of Thanet magazine for more details.
LOCAL NEWS - added 04/04/18 - THANET CAMRA CHANNEL LAUNCHES ON YOU TUBE WITH THE BEAUTIFUL "THE HARD WORKING BEER GLASS"
We now have our own You Tube channel to show off some of the moments captured through the medium of video at Beer Festivals, Social Events, Presentations etc.
The first one is called "The Hard Working Beer Glass" and is beer glass eye view of the recent 13th Planet Thanet Easter Beer Festival CLICK HERE to watch
LOCAL NEWS - added 03/04/18 - 13th PLANET THANET EASTER BEER FESTIVAL
The 13th Planet Thanet Easter Beer Festival has now been and gone and despite some challenging weather was well attended. The Beer Festival by Numbers will be published in the next day or so as will a gallery of photos.
It would not have been possible to put on the event without the volunteers, many hands helped set up the event, issue the tokens, serve the wares, sign up new members and ultimately take it down again over the 9 days. Your help is much appreciated and we hope you enjoyed yourselves as much as the people the other side of the bars.
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