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Britain’s Best Bitter


Britains Best Bitter

Hop Back Brewery’s Entire Stout has been named as Supreme Champion Winter Beer of Britain at the National Winter Ales Festival in Manchester.

The Wiltshire Brewery’s stout, beat a number of other stouts and ales from across the country. The award was made by a panel of beer writers, members of the licensed trade and CAMRA members.

The winter beer will go forward to the final of the Champion Beer of Britain at the Great British Beer Festival at Earls Court in London in August.

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Sussex Beer Festival


Sussex Festival 2020
21st Sussex Beer & Cider Festival
Hove Centre, Hove

Session times and prices are:

Thursday evening 5pm – 11pm £4
Friday lunchtime 11am – 3pm £2
Friday evening 5pm – 11pm £7
Saturday lunchtime 11am – 3pm £4
Saturday evening 5pm – 10pm £6 (£3 concessions)

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Beer Festivals in Spain


Beer festivals in Spain

Spain is more renowned for its wine than it’s beers, although tourists will be well familiar with the Spanish brewed San Miguel and possible Damm beers. Spain does also have the occasional beer festival which may be worth a visit.

Calpe on the Costa Blanca is the venue for the Spanish Oktoberfest beer festival, while Madrid hosts an annual beer festival at the bullring at the end of October/beginning of November each year. Fuengirola, about 20-30 minutes drive from Malaga is also the location for a beer festival at Calle Tartesios in Late July.

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Lemon Dream


Lemon Dream – an ale made by the Salopian Brewery in Shrophire – won the West Midlands Beer of the Year at the Dudley Winter Ales Festival.

The succesful event which was organised by the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA), was held recently in Dudley near Birmingham

Brewer Wilf Nelson, who developed the recipe, said: “Lemon Dream has developed a cult following.” You can find out more about Lemon Dream and other beers from Salopian Brewery here

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Bradford Beer Festival


The Bradford Beer Festival takes place from 24th-26th February 2011.


Tickets priced between £2.50 and £6 are available from the following Yorkshire pubs:

Corn Dolly + Fighting Cock, Bradford;

Symposium, Idle; Junction, Baildon;

Fanny’s Ale & Cider House, Saltaire;

Brown Cow, Keighley;

Bar T’at; Ilkley:

Grove, Leeds.


Tickets for the Bradford Festival are on sale from mid january and are sure to go quickly.