Opinion

Beer Matters 500: Sheffield’s beer scene – 15 years of change (1984-1999)

It was way back in 1984 when  I wrote my first ever article for Beer Matters. The first of many I was to write over the next few years. It was an article bewailing the fact that various breweries were using low interest loans to free houses in return for their product, narrowing the choice … Continue reading Beer Matters 500: Sheffield’s beer scene – 15 years of change (1984-1999)

Now and then… from the editor’s chair: the beer scene and CAMRA

I first joined CAMRA at Sheffield beer festival when it was held at Hallam Student Union’s Nelson Mandella Building, which has since been demolished. I was actually recruited to join a national committee before I attended any local branch event – it was a new initiative to better recruit and involve younger members in the … Continue reading Now and then… from the editor’s chair: the beer scene and CAMRA