Archive for February, 2006

Fullers to close Gales on March 31

To nobody’s great surprise, Gales brewery in Horndean will cease brewing on March 31, with the site being used as a depot from then. The beers will be brewed at Chiswick — for now, anyway.

The Bitter is being dropped — always likely, considering it was up against London Pride. Butser, Festival Mild, HSB and Prize Old are safe — for now. Still, the more paranoid reader might like to consider stocking up on Prize Old… (Going off-topic for a second, what of the country wines? The Black Beer & Raisin would be sorely missed…)

(Story from The Publican — more at BBC News)

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Sussex Beer Festival

Mar 9, 2006
17:0020:00

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Sussex Beer Festival — Coming Soon!

The Sussex Beer Festival is nearly upon us! The festival runs from Thursday, March 9 to Saturday, March 11, and will have 200 different beers, 30 ciders and perries, a beer exhibition and talks from Sussex brewers.

The Thursday session runs from 5pm to 11pm and costs £3.50.

The Friday lunchtime session runs from 11am to 3pm and costs £3. The Friday evening session runs from 5pm to 11pm, costs £6, has music from Karl Bashford, and is almost certainly sold out.

The Saturday lunchtime session runs from 11am to 3pm and costs £3. The Saturday evening session runs from 5pm to 10pm, has music from The Rhythm Method, and costs £4.

Tickets on sale from Brighton & Hove Centres, Gardeners Arms (Lewes), Evening Star (Brighton), Sir Charles Napier (Brighton), Buckingham Arms (Shoreham) and the Selden Arms (Worthing).

You can also get them by mail order — write to SCBF Ticket Sales, 14 Clover Lane, Ferring, WORTHING, BN12 5LZ, stating which sessions you want with a cheque for the appropriate amount made out to CAMRA Sussex Beer Festival. Please don’t forget to enclose a stamped addressed envelope!

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Log Fire Bus Cruise

Feb 18, 2006
11:0014:00

Rather short notice about this one, I’m afraid — it’s this Saturday. Apologies for that — my email server died on me.

Cost will be about £10, depending on the number of seats sold, and pickup times will be as follows:

  • 0915: Worthing station
  • 1000: Littlehampton station
  • 1030: Maypole Inn (at the end of Maypole Lane, as there’s no way we can get a bus down there)
  • 1100: Chichester station (south side, outside the entrance)

To book your place, please contact Pete Brown on (01243) 552908 or email petebrown@2egs.freeserve.co.uk — alternatively, if you’re going to be picked up at the Maypole, you can leave your name at the bar.

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Log Fire Bus Cruise

Rather short notice about this one, I’m afraid — it’s this Saturday. Apologies for that — my email server died on me.

Cost will be about £10, depending on the number of seats sold, and pickup times will be as follows:

  • 0915: Worthing station
  • 1000: Littlehampton station
  • 1030: Maypole Inn (at the end of Maypole Lane, as there’s no way we can get a bus down there)
  • 1100: Chichester station (south side, outside the entrance)

To book your place, please contact Pete Brown on (01243) 552908 or email petebrown@2egs.freeserve.co.uk — alternatively, if you’re going to be picked up at the Maypole, you can leave your name at the bar.

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Branch AGM, Maypole

Feb 7, 2006
20:3023:30

Branch AGM, Maypole, Yapton.

All members please attend.

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