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Canny Bevvy 243

Issue 243 of Canny Bevvy spring 2018

TYNESIDE PUB OF THE YEAR

TYNESIDE PUB OF THE YEAR 2018 Basement, 11 St Mary’s Place, Newcastle, NE1 7PG /townmousealehouse @The_Town_Mouse @townmousencl Real Ale Craft Beer Real Cider Dog Friendly THE SCHOONER Cask Ales | Craft Ciders | Traditional Home-made Food March Sat 7 Russ Tippins Tue 6 Henry’s Swing Club 8.00pm Sun 8 Teresa Watson Band Sat 10 The Good, The Bad & The Chumsy 9.00pm Sat 14 Bad Dog Sun 11 The Lounge Lizards 5.00pm Sun 15 Stax Brothers Mon 12 The Old Pubs Of Gateshead 7.30pm Thu 19 The Acoustic Gathering Thu 15 The Acoustic Gathering 8.00pm Sun 22 The Skywalkers Fri 16 Ian McDonald 9.00pm Sun 29 George Shovelin Sat 17 Taylor O’Payne 9.00pm May Sun 18 The Gaslighters 5.00pm Sun 6 AKQ Stottin Sat 24 Fargo Railroad Company 9.00pm Mon 7 Schooner Super Sunday 2 Sun 25 The Hipthrusters Palm Sunday Pop Up with The Sour Mash Trio Fri 30 Strange Blue Dreams 5.00pm Barbara Nesbitt (Austin Texas) Sun The Lift Boys Feat Suitcase Roy 5.00pm April Tuesday night Buskers Tue 3 Henry’s Swing Club 8.00pm Wednesday Quiz night from 8.00ish Thu 5 The Old Man’s Music Quiz 8.30pm 9.00pm 5.00pm 9.00pm 5.00pm 8.00pm 5.00pm 5.00pm 5.00pm 5.00pm 8.00pm Food served daily Mon - Sat 12.00 - 20.00 + Sunday lunch & Pizza Mondays www.theschooner.co.uk | Tel: 0191 477 7404 14 Issue 243 • Spring 2018

GREAT BRITISH BEER FESTIVAL WINTER 2018 The Halls, St Andrews Plain, Norwich, NR3 1AU Wednesday 21st - Saturday 24th February 2018 CAMRA’s flagship Great British Beer Festival Winter 2018 was held in Norwich for a second year and will be held there again next year. Ripper from Green Jack Brewery won CAMRA’s prestigious Champion Winter Beer of Britain 2018 award at this year’s Great British Beer Festival Winter in Norwich. Green Jack Brewery, which is local to the festival and based in Lowestoft, Suffolk, is now one of the largest breweries in East Anglia and winner of multiple real ale awards. Its Ripper is a well-known winter favourite, having taken home the Champion Beer of Britain award in 2007 and securing silver last year. Tim Dunford from Green Jack Brewery said “It’s absolutely brilliant that we have won this award for the second time, I’m overwhelmed! We really love our strong beers and used to travel to Belgium all the time when we first got into the industry - I fell in love with the style and we have gone on from there.” This year’s Silver went to Broken Dream Breakfast Stout from Siren Craft Brewery, while Cairngorm Brewery took home the Bronze award with Black Gold. All three beers were available to sample at the Great British Beer Festival Winter, along with a huge range of light, ruby and dark ales, as well as a variety of foreign beers, ciders and perries. National Champion Winter Beer of Britain Winners Overall Champion: Green Jack, Ripper Silver: Siren Craft, Broken Dream Breakfast Stout Bronze: Cairngorm, Black Gold Barley Wine/Strong Old Ales Gold: Green Jack, Ripper Silver: Boot, Beast Bronze: Exmoor, Exmoor Beast Old Ales/Strong Milds Gold: Tintagel, Excalibur Silver: Untapped, Ember Bronze: Jennings, Sneck Lifter Porters Gold: Red Cat, Mr M’s Porter Silver: Dunham Massey, Dunham Porter Bronze: Grain, Slate Stouts Gold: Siren Craft, Broken Dream Breakfast Stout Silver: Cairngorm, Black Gold Bronze: Fixed Wheel, Blackheath Stout Issue 243 • Spring 2018 15

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