Keeing you updated with the latest Bromley CAMRA Branch news.
The Beckenham Perry of the Festival 2019 was Double Vision’s Impeared Vision. On Saturday 5th October, a small group of Bromley CAMRA members made their way down to Marlpit Farm (near Maidstone, Kent). Barry Phillips made the presentation of the award to Simon Boarer, the owner and proprietor of Double Vision. Also in attendance were Mike Allen and Lorraine Davies who ran the cider and perry bar at the Beckenham festival.
The Beckenham Beer of the Festival 2019 was Five Points Railway Porter. On 3rd October some members of the branch visited the Five Points brewery tap, the Pembury Tavern John Horn presented the certificate acknowledging this achievement to Max Descloux. Also that that evening we visited the brewery, where we had a review tasting of the Five Points Green Hop beer, which is being launched on 10th October.
Bromley CAMRA were delighted to hand over a cheque to St Christopher’s Hospice in Sydenham for £362.25 collected from generous donations given by visitors to this year’s 6th Beckenham Beer Festival. The picture shows members of the Beer Festival Organising Team (including Nick White, far left, who is also a volunteer with St Christopher’s) to Adelle Saunders, Community Fundraiser for the Hospice. The Festival was formally opened by the Mayor and in addition to the donation to St Christopher’s £50 was donated to Careplus and the Latch Project which are the Mayor’s charities.
The votes have been counted and the results can be announced. At the Bromley CAMRA 2019 Beer and Cider Festival the following were the winners Beer of the festival 1st Five Points, Railway Porter 2nd Arbor, Who’s Lime is it Anyway 3rd Black Isle, Rhuby Tuesday Cider & Perry of the festival Piglet’s (Nempnett), Piglet’s Choice, dry cider Double Vision, Impeared Vision perry Our congratulations to all of them.
Our beer festival is fast approaching. We think we had a great line-up of beers last year and we have tried to match that this year. We have beers from many places in the country, some from less than two miles away and some from well over 400 miles away. Kent & Sussex beers, beers from Wales & Scotland, beers representing both the Red & the White Rose, beers from major cities and beers from tiny hamlets. Beers from established brewers and from really new brewers, and beers from brewers newly back into cask. And there is not just variety of source but of style as well. Bitters, stouts & porters for the more traditional palate, session beers for those taking it easy. Pales with hops from many different countries for a variety of interesting flavours including single hop beers. Several gluten free beers, and a number of speciality beers […..]
Cider is one of our most ancient of beverages – apple trees have been grown since 1300 BC near the Nile delta. And it was only a matter of time before we realised that the fruit could be put to an even better use than just the eating. And cider has carried on being used over the centuries. In the 14th century children were sometimes baptised in cider as it was cleaner than the water. Captain Cook recognised cider’s value as he took it aboard his ship to help prevent scurvy among his crew. Nowadays, 45% of the apples grown in the UK are used for cider-making and there are 365 varieties – one for each day of the year! And variety is what we hope you will discover at this year’s festival with cider and perry coming from all over the country, either using traditional cider apples and perry […..]
Details of the 2019 Bromley CAMRA Beer & Cider Festival have been announced. This will take place on 25th to 27th July, click on the image, left, for more information.
There are plenty of local Ales, such as those from Bexley Brewery, Westerham Brewery, Southey Brewery and many more from other parts! We also feature some local Ciders from Eltham and Maidstone.
Have a look at the list and make a note of the ones you wish to try. Then track them down at the Beckenham Beer & Cider Festival 2018 from 26th– 28th July. Doors open Noon!
Beer Tasting Notes
The 4th Beckenham Beer Festival will be held at Beckenham Rugby Club from 20th– 22nd July 2017.
Entry is free for CAMRA Members, those under 26 years of age (ID Required) and £3 for non-members.
£3 refundable glass deposit.
There are 65+ beers, ciders & perries available to try, as well as hot & cold food.
Opening Times – noon – 10pm (Last Orders)
Beckenham Rugby Club, Balmoral Avenue, Beckenham, BR3 3RD