Peterborough CAMRA 40th Beer Festival 2017
Aug14

Peterborough CAMRA 40th Beer Festival 2017

Once again it’s time for my local Peterborough CAMRA beer festival, now in it’s 40th year!  I’ve been going on and off since I was 17, and have seen it grow into a huge outdoors festival of beer.  It’s run by the local CAMRA team, and can be a little traditional for my liking – although last year they did introduce a Keykeg bar selling some interesting craft beers.  I’ve always been a big supporter...

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Krispy’s Guide to the Pboro Beer Festival
Aug20

Krispy’s Guide to the Pboro Beer Festival

Updated for 2016:  I thought I’d write a bit of a fun guide to what it’s like to spend time at the Peterborough beer festival, either for those of you who are coming for the first time, or for those of you who may give an experienced nod to some of the points I make, or maybe even write to me in a fit of anger at my schoolboy errors! New for 2016 – Craft Keg bar! Well the local CAMRA have finally joined the...

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Peterborough Beer Festival Mobile App Ready!
Aug13

Peterborough Beer Festival Mobile App Ready!

Well it’s just 10 days at time of writing until the 39th Peterborough CAMRA beer festival, and therefore it’s “officially” time to start getting excited!  I’ve just finished updating the mobile app I created for it, and the database now contains all this year’s drinks lists (wine, cider & perry, bottled beers and cask beers). Technically it’s not really an app, just a mobile website optimised for phones and tablets –...

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Nottingham Beer Festival Beer List
Oct03

Nottingham Beer Festival Beer List

Just a quick post – I’ll probably fill it out later next week, once I’ve spent my day at the 2015 Nottingham CAMRA beer festival.  It’s a cracker of a festival, where they try and have a world record breaking number of ales available each  year. Excel:  nottingham beer list <- There’s two list, one by location, and the there where I’ve just created a de-duplicated list of all the available cask...

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Peterborough Pub Beer Festivals Coming in Sept 2015
Sep15

Peterborough Pub Beer Festivals Coming in Sept 2015

There are two pub beer festivals coming very soon in my home town of Peterborough, and both will be very much worth visiting.  Both have a great following – and both will welcome all real ale drinkers (and music lovers) from near and far.  UPDATE:  The Coalheavers festival has now been and gone, and very good it was too! I have to give my local the star billing first; The Hand and Heart pub in Highbury St (hidden away behind...

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Jolly Brewer 2015 Beer Festival
Sep15

Jolly Brewer 2015 Beer Festival

I visited the Jolly Brewer pub in 2014, which just happened to be during their beer festival (no accident that!), so when I knew the date of their 2015 festival, I made sure I cleared the diary! The pub sells real ale throughout the year, but their festival is a special treat, with some 70 beers on offer, both inside from the taps on rotation, and also outside in a new larger marquee.  Pride of place was a new craft keg wall, with 13...

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