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Canny Bevvy 243

Issue 243 of Canny Bevvy spring 2018

Hadrian Border Brewery

Hadrian Border Brewery Deliveries every week to Edinburgh in the north, Darlington and Middlesbrough in the south and across the Scottish Borders, County Durham – plus of course daily around Tyne & Wear and Northumberland. Tel: 0191 264 9000 for a list of our products They don’t make pubs like this anymore. Copperfields quality time with quality ale Members get 20p off each real ale pint. Tynemouth - Behind the Grand Hotel - 0191 293 6666 12 Issue 243 • Spring 2018

LOOKING AHEAD TO THE 42ND How would you like to meet Betty Stogs, the Reverend James Rye or the Beast of Bodmin; perhaps “hear” the Hampden Roar and drink some Cadgwith Crabber. These are names of some of the 120 beers that should be available at the forthcoming 42nd Newcastle Beer & Cider Festival, to be held at Northumbria University’s Student Union from Wednesday 11th April to Saturday 14th April. If you know any these beers then you will have guessed that we are showcasing selected Celtic beers sourced from Cornwall, Wales and Scotland. This year a team of 6 have been hard at work making selections that cover a range of strengths, styles and award winners, so something for everybody. The beers from Wales have been chosen by some of our younger members so it will be interesting to taste what they have come up with; especially for those of us who are not quite so young! The beers will have been ordered by the end of February and that is when we find out exactly what we will be getting. After deciding what to showcase, the beer selection starts with “what is available in April”, both core beers and specials, which our suppliers research for us. Usually we get what we are expecting. However it is worth mentioning that things do change so hopefully the Beast of Bodmin will be there. Another change this year is with the Battle of the Beers (BOB) which is being split into 2 categories for the first time. All local breweries have been invited to enter one or other of the 2 categories. An interesting selection of new beers should result which will produce 2 category winners and then an overall winner. The festival will also be hosting a round of the Champion Beer of Britain (CBOB) featuring 8 regional beers, not necessarily local! Food will be available downstairs in the Student’s Union Building as usual. I do hope you will be able to attend and help us drink some of the 34560 half pints that will be available. Remember, the beer dispensed at the festival has to be into a festival glass which is lined at 1/2 and 1/3 pint. Note: Beers mentioned and figures quoted are subject to change. Murray Owen Social Secretary Issue 243 • Spring 2018 13

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