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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 [...]

CAMRA Membership tops 100,000

As the Great British Beer Festival opens its doors at Earls Court, CAMRA today announced that it’s membership numbers had reached the milestone of 100,000 members. To mark the occasion every 100th visitor to the five day event will be given a voucher for a free pint of beer. Mike Benner, CAMRA chief executive, said: “We are overjoyed at reaching 100,000 members, brought together by our passion for great British beer and community pubs. “But while we may relax and raise a glass or two to celebrate at the opening of the Great British Beer Festival today, we are not complacent and [...]