Mid-Chilterns CAMRA are thrilled to announce our annual ‘Pub of the Year’ awards for 2022, with The Full House, Hemel Hempstead taking overall champion ‘Pub of the Year’. Congratulations to Alex (cellar manager), Steph (pub manager) and all of the team at the pub! Our ‘Runner-Up Pub of the Year‘ has been announced as the… Continue reading Pub of the Year Awards 2022
From Mid-Chilterns CAMRA to you, we would like to wish you the very best Christmas and an amazing New Years. We would also like to commend all of the fantastic Mid-Chilterns pubs and breweries that have enriched our lives over the last twelve months, we appreciate that it has been rocky and that the path… Continue reading A FESTIVE MESSAGE FROM MID-CHILTERNS CAMRA
Mid-Chilterns CAMRA are thrilled to announce that CAMRA’s ‘Good Beer Guide 2022’ is out now and features fourteen of the branch’s greatest pubs. HERTFORDSHIRE ENTRIES • The Bull, Berkhamsted• The Rising Sun, Berkhamsted• The Bell, Bovingdon• Crown and Sceptre, Bridens Camp• The Green Dragon, Flaunden• The Full House, Hemel Hempstead• Monks Inn, Hemel Hempstead• The Kings Arms, Tring BUCKINGHAMSHIRE ENTRIES • Trekkers Bar, Chesham• The George Ale… Continue reading GOOD BEER GUIDE 2022
Today we raise a glass to International Stout Day and dedicate this blog to the age-old question of “What is the difference between stout and porter?“ Though this question is yet to find a definitive answer, many historians have speculated on the origin of porter, and how this led to ‘stout’ as the style that… Continue reading INTERNATIONAL STOUT DAY 2021
CAMRA is proud to celebrate cider all year-round and most especially in the months of May and October. These months enjoy special designation in CAMRA’s calendar with October being a time of peak cider-making that follows the harvest, and May seeing new fruits blossom alongside the tapping of now-mature cider barrels – ready for drinking… Continue reading OCTOBER IS CIDER MONTH
Mid-Chilterns CAMRA is BACK!! At time of writing, Mid-Chilterns CAMRA have hosted our first branch committee meeting since March 2020 and we have a lot of exciting developments to let you in on.. Truth be told we never went anywhere, from monthly zoom cohorts to a new website and enhance social media channels, we have… Continue reading RIGHT BACK TO IT
This week we are celebrating one of our branch’s most innovative breweries – Mad Squirrel. Mad Squirrel was started by owners Greg and Jason in 2010, serving cask beer to many a wonderful rural pub in the Chilterns. Not before long, the brewery had carved out a market of contemporary styles sold through a chain… Continue reading LOCAL BREWERY SPOTLIGHT: MAD SQUIRREL
Happy Beer Day Britain! Beer Day Britain is the UK’s national beer day, celebrated annually on June 15th. The brainchild of beer sommelier Jane Peyton, #BeerDayBritain is open to everyone and is not exclusive to any one organisation or style of beer. The day aims to celebrate the nation’s rich brewing heritage, crescendoing at 7pm… Continue reading BEER DAY BRITAIN 2021
This week we are celebrating one of our branch’s finest breweries – Pope’s Yard. At the helm since Pope’s Yard launch in 2012 are Geoff and Barbara, a dynamic duo that between them master brewing, marketing, deliveries, events and so much more. With a much celebrated core range including CAMRAs ‘Hertfordshire Beer of the Year’… Continue reading LOCAL BREWERY SPOTLIGHT: POPE’S YARD
This week sees us turn our focus to the CAMRA ‘LocAle‘ scheme.. LocAle is an initiative that promotes pubs stocking locally brewed real ale in order to reduce the number of ‘beer miles’ from brewery to pub cellar. It is based on growing consumer demand for quality local produce and increasing awareness of environmental issues.… Continue reading LocAle
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