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40th Durham Beer Festival Update

Posted on Fri, 26/02/2021 - 10:54 by webmaster

The headline is that we have chosen not to hold a festival of our own in 2021, as we typically would, towards the end of the year. Instead, we plan to organise and support vigorously a celebration of real ale and real cider that is based in pubs and clubs. Over the coming months, as the practicalities become clearer, we shall link with publicans, brewers, and drinkers to decide the timing, format, and finer details of this.

Consett Ale Works to honour Glenn McCrory

Posted on Thu, 21/03/2019 - 20:50 by webmaster

Consett Ale Works is launching a new beer to celebrate the fact that it’s almost 30 years since Glenn McCrory became the very first person from the North East to hold a boxing world title.

Labelled “Our Hero”, the 3.8 per cent traditional English pale ale will be launched by Consett Ale Works at The Grey Horse pub, in Sherburn Terrace, Consett with a talk by McCrory at 7.30pm on Monday, April 8.


Posted on Thu, 21/03/2019 - 20:44 by webmaster

S43 have launched two new American craft beers as part of their brand evolvement and diversification plans in to the UK craft beer market.

The North-East based brewery launched their ‘evolution’ campaign last year with a whole new look changing their brand logo and their name from Sonnet 43 Brew House to simply S43. They have now introduced two new beers as part of their development plans; Get Snozzed and Go Go Juice.

Tyne Bank - Meet The Brewer

Posted on Mon, 13/02/2017 - 23:58 by webmaster

The Water House (Wetherspoon’s) on Durham’s North Road is being “taken over” by the Tyne Bank brewery. Starting with a meet the brewer session at 6:30pm on Wednesday 15th February, the pub will be featuring a range of ales from the brewery until Sunday 19th.

Yard of Ale Brewery Visit

Posted on Thu, 26/01/2017 - 11:50 by Anonymous (not verified)

We're taking a trip down to Yard Of Ale Brewery on Friday January 27th
Breakfast, brewery tour, lunch and a couple of beers for just £15. Bus will be doing two pick up/drop offs, from The Company Row in Consett & The Water House in Durham.
Pop in to either The Company Row or The Water House to buy tickets.
Also a tap takeover by the brewery at the that weekend.

20 Years of The Durham Brewery

Posted on Fri, 18/07/2014 - 11:08 by webmaster
The CAMRA Durham Branch's oldest brewery turns 20 this year and is celebrating with a party on Saturday 2nd August. In August 1994 Christine and Steve launched a 5 barrel plant on the Bowburn North Industrial Estate. The microbrewery revolution was just getting going and the market was ready for something new; the brewery quickly grew and planted strong roots.

Branch Officers Visit GBG Pubs

Posted on Tue, 01/10/2013 - 22:55 by webmaster

A fantastic summer of sunshine was finally broken with a wet and windy Friday in early September. A great day then to get out and about visiting pubs that have been put in the 2014 Good Beer Guide and hand them their letter of notification and marketing material. Putting on their raincoats and hats, together with shorts and flip-flops, were John Collinson (Durham Branch Secretary) and Julian Allison (Durham Pubs Officer).

Bishop Auckland Food Festival: Battle of the Beers Results

Posted on Sun, 21/04/2013 - 16:59 by webmaster

CAMRA Durham is pleased to announce the winners of the Battle of the Beers competition at the BAFF Beer and Wine Festival. The winners are:

  1. Insular Art (Sonnet 43)
  2. Drunken Monk (Tyne Bank Brewery)
  3. Illuminate (Durham Brewery)

All three beers are currently available at the festival, which runs until 10pm today. Entry is now free, so don't miss out!

Hill Island celebrates 10th Anniversary with mini beer festival

Posted on Wed, 19/09/2012 - 00:00 by webmaster
Hill Island brewery celebrates its 10th anniversary this Saturday with a mini beer festival at the brewery in Fowler's Yard, Durham. The festival will be open from 2pm to 10pm, with 6 beers available at £2.50 per pint. Takeaway containers, minicasks and bottles will also be available.

Cheque presented to Gambling Man

Posted on Thu, 23/08/2012 - 00:00 by webmaster
Durham CAMRA present The Gambling Man Brewing Company a presentation cheque for the cask of beer they are delivering by foot on Tuesday to the beer festival in aid of the Great North Air Ambulance. John Corbett, Gambling Man's Brewery Liaison Officer for Durham CAMRA will also be walking with the guys. Look out in the Durham edition of the Northern Echo and the Durham Times for a special photo and feature from tonight.
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