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  • Meet your new committee

    - We mentioned last month that following the recent branch AGM, there have been a few changes to the Sheffield & District CAMRA committee. Some people have changed roles, we have a few new faces and others have left. We would like to say thank you to Mick Saxton, Louise Singleton and Mark Boardley for their … Continue reading Meet your new committee
  • Volunteers’ Week 2018

    - Volunteers’ Week (1-7 June) is an annual national event run by the National Council for Voluntary Organisations. CAMRA relies on volunteers to take on a huge range of essential roles, from serving on committees to working at beer festivals and lobbying politicians. It is estimated that some 7,000 CAMRA members around the country actively volunteer … Continue reading Volunteers’ Week 2018
  • Carbrook Hall damaged in arson attack

    - Carbrook Hall, one of only two Grade II* listed pubs in Sheffield, was recently damaged by an arson attack. Petrol or oil was deliberately thrown through a window causing fire and smoke damage inside the building. At the time of writing, the full extent of damage to the 17th-century Jacobean panelled room was not known. … Continue reading Carbrook Hall damaged in arson attack
  • May is Mild Month

    - Throughout the month of May, CAMRA promotes mild. This ancient style of beer is usually dark in colour as a result of using well-roasted malts and barley, which also give mild its characteristic nutty and chocolate flavours. Although many milds tend to be lower in alcohol (around the 3.5% ABV mark), its name actually refers … Continue reading May is Mild Month
  • Revitalisation – what does it mean?

    - The CAMRA 2018 national AGM & Conference and Members’ Weekend took place at the University of Warwick over the weekend of 20-22 April – at the time of writing this was still a couple of weeks away. A theme that dominates the conference this year is the Revitalisation Project which is designed to update CAMRA’s … Continue reading Revitalisation – what does it mean?
  • Branch meetings

    - One of the motions passed during the recent Annual General Meeting instructed the new committee to review the format of our monthly branch meetings. These are the meetings that take place on the first Tuesday of each month in a different pub around Sheffield, and to which all branch members are invited. However, current attendance … Continue reading Branch meetings
  • AGM round-up

    - Sheffield & District CAMRA’s Annual General Meeting for 2018 took place on 3 April at Shakespeares on Gibraltar Street. Around 20 members were in attendance, despite resurfacing works on West Bar roundabout making it a little trickier than usual to get to the pub (not to mention causing several disruptions during the meeting!). Following the … Continue reading AGM round-up
  • Sheffield brewers enjoy Rotherham awards

    - A number of Sheffield’s brewers were among the winners in the Champion Beer of Yorkshire awards which took place during the recent Baas, Bands and Beers festival at Magna in Rotherham. To mark the 25th anniversary of the Rotherham CAMRA festival, each of the previous Gold medal winners was invited back and entered into the … Continue reading Sheffield brewers enjoy Rotherham awards
  • RambAles 2018

    - In last month’s Beer Matters, we brought you a short introduction to our regular RambAles, a series of walks of between roughly four and seven miles, with a few pub stops along the way. We can now reveal that there will be eight RambAles taking place throughout 2018. Dates and routes (where available) are as … Continue reading RambAles 2018
  • Sheffield Beer Week 2018

    - Sheffield Beer Week, now in its fourth year, is a city-wide beer festival that aims to increase awareness of all things beery going on in the Steel City. Organised by Jules Gray from Hop Hideout, this week-long celebration of water, malt, yeast and hops sees pubs and breweries alike put on a range of special … Continue reading Sheffield Beer Week 2018
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