Christmas in Crookes

Members of Sheffield CAMRA gathered for their Christmas meal at the Ball, Crookes on Saturday 9 December.

Some members sampled the delights in Two Sheds first of all. I met them a little later in the Punchbowl, where there was a good selection of beers including a True North Dry Irish Stout of 5%, and a Black Iris Snake Eyes, a 3.8% APA.

We then decamped to the Ball, where they had seven to eight wickets. A popular choice was a dark ale named Rocking Rudolph, admittedly a Greene King beer, but tasty with a little spice. For my second, I plumped for a paler ale in Saltaire South Island, a NZ pale ale at a sessional 3.5%. Plus 10% discount with your CAMRA membership card.

The meal consisted of three courses, soup, prawn cocktail or chicken goujons. Followed almost unanimously by a turkey dinner. For those of a sweet tooth, there was a fruit cheesecake or Christmas pudding, while a few of us had the cheese and biscuits which included a tasty blue cheese.

Kevin Thompson

For details of future events for local CAMRA members see the diary page.

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