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Great British(?) Beer Festival

Trade day was busy, certainly busier than last year & it was hot, damned hot. As always I thoroughly enjoyed the day. Caught up with old friends, met some new ones, chatted and drank some good beers and some not so good. One conversation did get me thinking though. I happened to mention that I thought there were more foreign beers than the previous year. Certainly not, I was told, it only appears that way because the foreign beer bars aren’t all together (even though there was one extra this year). Sad as I am, back home I counted the foreign beers [...]

Wakefield (CAMRA) Beer Festival 2009

Another weekend, another beer festival, this time a short train journey away, in Wakefield at the Light Waves Leisure Centre. A short walk up Westgate took us past The Black Rock, thinking it rude to pass by without popping in, an excellent pint of Tetley’s was enjoyed – Two guest beers were available as well. Suitably refreshed we descended on the beer festival. Four pounds entry (free for CAMRA members), including a NON-REFUNDABLE festival glass (Two pounds for CAMRA members)…. Didn’t I read somewhere that glasses at all CAMRA festivals should be refundable? Then tickets for beer, priced at 1.20 each [...]