Mighty Oak brewery’s Oscar Wilde has been crowned the ‘Best Beer’ in Britain at the Great British Beer Festival, Earls Court Complete List of winners: Overall winners Champion Beer of Britain – Mighty Oak, Oscar Wilde (3.7% ABV, Maldon, Essex) Second – Marble, Chocolate (5.5% ABV, Manchester, Gtr Manchester) Third – Salopian, Shropshire Gold (3.8%ABV, Shrewsbury, Shropshire) Mild category Gold- Mighty Oak, Oscar Wilde (3.7% ABV, Maldon, Essex) Silver- Rudgate, Ruby Mild (4.4% ABV, York, North Yorkshire) Bronze- Coastal, Merry Maidens (4% ABV, Redruth, Cornwall) Bitter category Gold- Salopian, Shropshire Gold (3.8%ABV, Shrewsbury, Shropshire) Silver- Teignworthy, Reel Ale (4% ABV, Newton Abbot, Devon) Joint Bronze- Triple fff, Alton’s Pride (3.8% ABV, Alton, [...]

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CAMRA National Pub Design Awards 2010

CAMRA, the Campaign for Real Ale, has today announced the winners of its celebrated Pub Design Awards, in association with English Heritage and The Victorian Society. The Awards are held annually, with the categories dedicated to championing pubs showing vision, imagination and a level of restraint in their design. Such Awards have never been more deserving at a time when 25 pubs per week are closing their doors across the UK, with grave uncertainties in the industry. In this year’s awards 5 pubs were singled out as winners by a team of judges consisting of architects, historians and experienced pub campaigners. The [...]

CAMRA launches national fundraiser

CAMRA, the Campaign for Real Ale, has this week launched its National Raffle for 2011 in a bid to raise valuable campaigning funds for the ongoing battle to save the Great British pub. The launch of the Raffle comes at a time when 1,300 pubs shut their doors in 2010, causing the loss of more than 13,000 jobs. While CAMRA’s dedicated members have campaigned for 40 years to save their locals, the organisation believes the next 40 years will present greater threats to community life – through the loss of local amenities such as pubs – than ever before. CAMRA’s National [...]