Branch Cider Social

Cider Month Promotion and Games Evening at the Devonshire Arms, Burton, Wednesday 08th October. 7:30pm.


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)

Presentation at the Cooper’s Tavern

So congratulations go out to the the Cooper’s Tavern for winning a Silver Medal (it seems’ everything is going Olympic themed) in the West Midlands Cider Pub of The Year.

Members of the committee and the Regional Cider Representative, Sally Lavendar will be having a small presentation at the Cooper’s on Wednesday the 29th August at 7:30pm. Especially if you’re not familiar with this wonderfully historic and friendly pub in Burton, come along, say hello and try a few of the ciders! As ever, plenty of casks of ale if Cider’s not your thing.

August 2012 Social: Stafford Beer Festival

August already! An early trip this month, was out to the Stafford Beer Festival.

A group departed by coach from The Burton Bridge Inn, to attend the festival held in Blessed William Howard School, just on the outskirts of town. The festival had over 70 beers, 16 ciders and perries as well as country wines for those so inclined. Interestingly, ales were arranged with LocAle on one side and National beers on the other (a layout I’ve not seen before but rather like!).

It was also great to see B&SD represented at the festival with showings from Quartz (Blonde: 3.8%), Blythe (Staffie: 4.4%, Palmer’s Poison: 4.7% and Johnson’s: 5.2%), Burton Bridge (Thomas Sykes: at a tastebud-tingling 10%!!!) and Burton Old Cottage (Cloughy’s Clout: 4.7%).

As is often the case, opinions vary on the beer of the festival, but for me, the Sarah Hughes Dark Ruby Mild was a cracking drop!

Congratulations to Stafford for a great festival, looking forward to next year.