October 2013 Bike Ride

A quick social update, Peter Rose is running another of his famous Bike tours of some  Burton country pubs on the 1st November 2013.

The group is meeting at the Derby Inn at 7pm.

All are welcome, please direct any questions to Pete.


March 2013 Cycle Pub Tour

Pete Rose is organising a Cycle Tour on the 29th March 2013. The group will meet at the Shobnall Sports and Social Club around 7pm for a 7.15 start, stopping at:

  • The Acorn (Rough Heyes)
  • The Burnt Gate (Anslow)
  • The Brickmakers (Anslow)
  • The Beech (Stretton)

Sandwiches and Chips at the Beech around 10pm (£3 per head).

Please let Pete know if you’d like to go and do take the opportunity to do some Beer Scoring on the way!


2013 Beer Festival

The Burton Beer & Cider Festival has closed for another year and was a great sucess. A huge thank you to everyone who came, to all of our sponsors and of course, to the small army of volunteers who gave their time to set-up, serve and break-down the festival.

Don’t forget that the post-festival thank-you trip will be happening on the 6th April. Contact the staffing officer for more details.

Finally, if you have any comments or suggestions, please drop us a line and we’ll try to make next-year’s festival even better.

34th Beer Festival 14th-16th March 2013

The Beer Festival committee have been working tirelessly (apart from a few well-timed ale breaks) to bring together this years Burton Beer Festival and we’re nearly there! The festival will have:

  • 60+ cask ales, Cider, Perry, Fruit Wine and a driver’s bar  (PLEASE don’t drive if you’re drinking!).
  • Free or reduced entry to CAMRA members
  • Hot and cold food/snacks available at all sessions
  • Martin Atterbury on the Wurlitzer organ at the lunchtime sessions (has to be seen to be believed!)
  • Evening entertainment

Burton Beer Festival are also proud to be hosting a judging round for the Champion Beer Of Britain Specialty beer! Winners to be announced at the festival.

If you’ve not been to the Burton Festival before, the venue is one-of-a-kind and is convenient to get to by train, bus or car. As with previous years, we’re running a cash bar. More info including the line up for entertainment and the beer list on the festival page.

Beer Fest 2013 Flyer (A6)

Happy New Year 2013!

Happy new year to all from your Burton CAMRA Committee! There’s lots going on in January and it’s a great opportunity make a resolution that is easy to keep! It’s a great time of year to get more involved with the Branch (although we can’t promise to help you lose those extra Christmas pounds). Continue reading