Champion Beer of Britain (CBoB) 2020

It’s time to VOTE & Choose Your Champion Beer of Britain

All CAMRA members have the chance to nominate their favourite beers using CAMRA’s new and improved CBoB voting website.
cbob.camra.org.uk
This year the voting page has been updated making it easier on the eye. For the 1st time, members will be able to vote for a wider selection of beers. This means that beers from all parts of the country have an equal chance to be nominated.
The CBoB voting system gives every CAMRA member the opportunity to have a say in who wins and becomes CAMRA’s Champion Beer of Britain. So, please get involved and vote for your favourites.
The voting period opens on September 1st and runs until November 1st.
You can nominate up to five beers in each of the eleven categories to be put forward for the CBoB competition. But, if you only want to nominate beers in one category, or even just one beer, that’s fine. The more votes we get, the better the results will be. You do not have to nominate all the beers in one go. You can alter your selections anytime up to the deadline at midnight on November 1st.
Not all beers are eligible for CBoB; mainstream beer styles like Bitters, Best Bitters, Strong Bitters & Golden Ales have to be available for at least 7 months of the year.
Other beer styles have to be available for a lesser period depending on the rarity and seasonality of the beer style. CAMRA is currently carrying out a review of our beer styles. But, the current styles will continue to be used this year.

How to Vote
Any CAMRA member can login into the CBoB website

cbob.camra.org.uk

using their member login details. If you have forgotten these details you can contact the Membership Services team by emailing membership@camra.org.uk or call 01727 798 8440. Alternatively, you can reset your password by clicking here.
Once logged in you, will be able to access information about the nomination schedule.
Spread the word with your CAMRA friends once you’ve voted. If you have any technical problems entering your selection, or with the website, please contact cbobfeedback@camra.org.uk for help.
PLEASE VOTE NOW
cbob.camra.org.uk

Thanks in advance for your support in taking part, it is very much appreciated.

Cheers.
Gary Timmins
National Director
Campaign for Real Ale

Click here to see local successes from previous years

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Cider & Perry Trail 2019

The passport for the Shropshire Cider & Perry trail can be found printed in the current edition of Shropshire Tales (pages 17-24). Click on the cover below for the full online version of the magazine, or click on the picture above for just the Cider segment.

 

This year the West Midlands Regional Cider & Perry Trail social will be hosted by Shrewsbury & West Shropshire CAMRA on Saturday 20th July. Meet at Salopian Bar, Shrewsbury (12 noon)

Mild in May 2019

The passport for Shropshire CAMRA Mild in May can be found printed in the current edition of Shropshire Tales (pages 17-24). Click on the cover below for the full online version of the magazine, or click on the picture above for just the Mild in May segment.

This year the West Midlands Regional Mild Ale Trail social will be hosted by Shrewsbury & West Shropshire CAMRA on Saturday 11th May. CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS.

Some examples of reported dark beers:

Thornbridge Market Porter

All Stretton – Yew Tree (1)  Hobson’s Mild
Bishop’s Castle – Three Tuns (3)  Three Tuns Stout
Ludlow – Rose & Crown (17)  Joule’s Muffin to Declare
Oswestry – Bailey Head (21)  Torrside Whistling in the Dark
Shrewsbury – Admiral Benbow (28)  Hobsons Mild
Shrewsbury – Albion (29)  St Annes May Mild
 St Annes Lea Cross Dark
 St Annes Iron & Fire
 St Annes Majors Stout
 Banks’s Mild
Shrewsbury – Coach & Horses (31)  Goffs Fallen Knight
 Thornbridge Stout
 Dorset Midnight Blinder Stout
 Hobsons Simcoe Chinook
Shrewsbury – Dolphin (32)  Joule’s Muffin to Declare
Shrewsbury – Montgomerys Tower (33)  Lymestone Stonefish Mild
 Salopian Divine Comedy
 B & T Black Dragon Mild
Shrewsbury – Prince of Wales (34)  Hobsons Mild
Shrewsbury – Royal Oak (35)  Black Country Ales Pig on the Wall
Shrewsbury – Shrewsbury Hotel (36)  Rudgate Ruby Mild
 Salopian Divine Comedy
Whitchurch – Old Town Hall Vaults (48)  Joules Muffin to Declare
 Joules No Stout about it
Bishop’s Castle – Crown & Anchor (BONUS)  Sadlers Peaky Blinder Black IPA
Bridges – Bridges (BONUS)  Three Tuns Stout
Chirk Bank – Bridge (BONUS)  Banks’s Mild
Church Stretton – Stretton Ale House (BONUS)  Salopian Divine Comedy
Ludlow – Blood Bay (BONUS)  Swan Walters Stout
Ludlow – Railway Shed (BONUS)  Ludlow Black Knight Stout
Oswestry – Olde Vaults (BONUS)  Offa’s Dyke Grim Reaper Porter
Shrewsbury – Armoury (BONUS)  Hobsons Mild
Shrewsbury – Nags Head (BONUS)  Titanic Plum Porter
Shrewsbury – Salopian Bar (BONUS)  Sarah Hughes Ruby Mild
 Thornbridge Market Porter
 Grey Trees Valley Porter
Shrewsbury – Three Fishes (BONUS)  M&B Mild
Wentnor – Crown (BONUS)  Hobsons Mild

Mild in May 2017 summary

Real Ale Price Watch (Sep 2019)

In common with all areas throughout the land we see quite a range of Real Ale prices in this Branch area (Shrewsbury & West Shropshire). To illustrate this, some of the extremes of the last year are listed below (price charged per pint, Real Ale only). If you think this is an issue, feel free to give your examples in the ‘Leave a Reply’ box at the bottom of the page and they will be added to the list where appropriate (please do not include use of discounts/vouchers/loyalty cards).

 

Montgomerys (S’bury) Ruddles Best 3.7% 1.99 (Sep 19)
S’bury Hotel (S’bury) Ruddles Best 3.7% 1.99 (Jul 19)
Olde Vaults (Oswestry) Offas Dyke Barley Gold 3.6% 2.20 (May 19)
Loggerheads (S’bury) Brakspear Oxford Gold 4.0% 2.30 (Jul 19)

Tue only

Hop & Friar (Shrewsbury) Banks’s Amber 3.8% 2.30 (Jan 19)

Tue only

Albion Vaults (S’bury) St Annes May Mild 4.1% 2.40 (May 19)
Brick (AF, S’bury) Plan B NPA 4.4% 2.50 (Aug 19)
Black Lion (Ellesmere) Hobsons Bitter 3.8% 2.50 (Jul 19)
Abbey (S’bury) Mighty Oak Maldon 3.8% 2.50 (Jul 19)

Mon only

Wheatsheaf (Frankwell Sh) 3 Tuns XXX 4.3% 2.50 (Jan 19)

Mon only

Coach & H (S’bury) Salopian Oracle 4.0% 2.50 (Nov 18)

HH

Castle Vaults (S’bury) Castle Rock Harvst 3.8% 2.50 (Oct 18)
Inn on the Green  (Sbury) Marston’s Saddle T 3.8% 2.55 (Jul 18)  
Coracle (Shrewsbury) Banks’s Amber 3.8% 2.60 (May 19)
Beacon (Shrewsbury) Salopian Lemon 4.5% 2.60 (Jan 19)

Mon only

Grove (Shrewsbury) Marstons Saddle T 3.8% 2.70 (May 19)  
Royal Oak (S’bury) BCA Pig on Wall 4.3% 2.70 (Feb 19)

HH

Old Post Office (Wem) 3 Tuns XXX 4.3% 2.70 (Sep 18)
Bull’s Head (S’bury) Marstons Pedigree 4.5% 2.75 (Jun 19)
Barley Mow (Trefonen) Offas Dyke Grim Reaper 5.0% 2.80 (Apr 19)
Old Bell (Shrewsbury) Ringwood Razorback 3.8% 2.90 (May 19)
Rock & Fountain (S’bury) Banks’s Amber 3.8% 2.90 (Mar 19)
Cross Foxes (S’bury) Wood Shropshire Lad 4.5% 2.90 (Sep 18)
White Hart (Ellesmere) Hobsons Mild 3.2% 2.90 (Apr 18)  
Swan (Ellesmere) Tetley Bitter 3.7% 2.90 (Apr 18)
Dog & Pheasant (S’bury) Brakspear Oxford 4.0% 2.95 (Aug 19)
Hole in the Wall (S’bury) Sharps Doom Bar 4.0% 2.95 (Jul 19)
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Three Fishes (Shrewsbury) Salopian Murmerings 4.8% 3.70 (Sep 19)
Vaults (Whitchurch) Sarah Hughes Ruby 6.0% 3.70 (Aug 19)
Castle (Bishop’s Castle) 3 Tuns Rantipole 3.7% 3.70 (Aug 19)
Boars Head (Bish Castle) Greene King Mild 3.0% 3.70 (Aug 19)
Six Bells (Bish Castle) 6 Bells Noggin 3.8% 3.70 (Aug 19)
Unicorn (Ludlow) Wye Valley HPA 4.0% 3.70 (Jul 19)
Old Bull Ring (Ludlow) 3 Tuns XXX 4.3% 3.70 (Jul 19)
Bull (S’bury) Brakspear Jericho 3.8% 3.70 (Jun 19)
Beacon (Shrewsbury) Salopian Lemon Dream 4.5% 3.70 (Jun 19)
Chapel Bar (Shrewsbury) 3 Tuns XXX 4.3% 3.70 (May 19)
Olive Tree (Shrewsbury) Stonehouse Cambrian 4.2% 3.70 (Nov 18)
Rose & Crown (Ludlow) Thornbridge Jaipur 5.9% 3.70 (Sep 17)
Bucks Head (C Stretton) Marstons Sharp Intake 4.0% 3.70 (Aug 17)
Vaults (Bishop’s Castle) Rat White Rat 4.0% 3.70 (Jul 17)
Cromwell’s (S’bury) Salopian High Frequency 5.2% 3.70 (Sep 18)
Severn Social (S’bury) Salopian Lemon Dream 4.5% 3.80 (Aug 19)
Darwins Kitchen (S’bury) Salopian Lemon Dream 4.5% 3.80 (Mar 19)
Boathouse (S’bury) Three Tuns Best 3.8% 3.80 (Jan 19)
Red Lion (Shrewsbury) Thornbridge Jaipur 5.9% 3.80 (Jul 17)
Green Dragon (Stretton) Sarah Hughes D R 6.0% 3.80 (Jun 17)
Armoury (Shrewsbury) Hop & Stagger Golden W 4.1% 3.90 (Mar 19)
Loopy Shrew (S’bury) Salopian Darwins Origin 4.3% 3.90 (Mar 19)
Lion Hotel (S’bury) Wye Valley Butty Bach 4.5% 3.90 (Jan 19)
White Lion (Whittington) Hook Norton Hooky 3.5% 3.90 (Mar 18)
Riverbank (Shrewsbury) Salopian Shrop Gold 3.8% 3.95 (Sep 19)
Lion & Pheasant (Sbury) Hobsons 25 4.4% 4.00 (Apr 19)
Alb (Shrewsbury) Stones Alb Ale 3.7% 4.00 (Mar 19)
Morgan’s (Shrewsbury) Salopian Oracle 4.0% 4.00 (Feb 19)
Waterside (Moreton) Stonehouse Station 3.9% 4.00 (Dec 18)
Lord Hill (Shrewsbury) Salopian Oracle 4.0% 4.20 (May 19)
Boathouse (Ellesmere) Stonehouse Station 3.9% 4.30 (Nov 17)
Alberts Pour House (S’bury) Salopian Shrop Gold 3.8% 4.40 (Aug 19)
Exchange (Shrewsbury) Sonnet 43 Abolition 3.8% 4.50 (Sep 19)
HH = Happy hour

Archive of prices at end of 2018

Champion Beer of Britain (CBoB) 2018

Have your say and choose your Champion Beer of Britain

All CAMRA members have the chance to nominate beers from their local area via the CBoB voting website. This means that beers from all parts of the country have an equal chance to be nominated. The voting period opens shortly, and we would like as many members as possible submitting their votes for their favourite local beers.
You can nominate up to five beers in each of the eleven categories to be put forward for the CBoB competition, but if you only want to nominate beers in one category, or even just one beer, that’s fine. The more votes we get, the better the results will be.
You do not have to nominate all the beers in one go. You can alter your selections anytime up to the deadline at midnight on 15th November (NOTE: EXTENSION TO DEADLINE).
Not all beers are eligible for CBoB; mainstream beer styles like Bitters, Best Bitters, Strong Bitters & Golden Ales have to be available for at least 7 months of the year. Other beer styles have to be available for a lesser period depending on the rarity and seasonality of the beer style. CAMRA is currently carrying out a complete root and branch revision of our beer styles, but the current styles will be used this and next year.
Initial nominations for CBoB are made at a local level so only beers that are produced in the area near you (based on your registered address) will be available for nomination. We realise that some of you will drink beers from a wider area, but many members also tend to only drink more local beers. This will be the last year using this system; next year members will be able to vote for a wider selection of beers if they so choose.

How to Vote

Any CAMRA member can login into the CBoB website www.cbobvoting.org.uk using their member login details. If you have forgotten these details you can reset your password by clicking here.
Alternatively, you can contact the Membership Services team emailing membership@camra.org.uk
or call 01727 798 8440.
Having logged in you will be able to access information about the nomination schedule.

The CBoB voting system gives every CAMRA member the opportunity to have a say in who wins and becomes CAMRA’s Champion Beer of Britain, don’t moan about which beers get judged at GBBF, get involved and vote for your favourites.
Spread the word once you’ve voted #votecbob.

If you have any technical problems entering your selection, or with the website, please contact support@cbobvoting.org.uk for help. For any general non-technical issues please contact marketing@camra.org.uk.

This year the nomination period runs from Saturday, 1st September 2018 to midnight on Thursday, 15th November 2018.
Thanks for taking part, we really appreciate it.

Click here to see local successes from previous years

Cider & Perry Trail 2018

This year’s Cider & Perry trail is underway. Once again the trail will be open for July AND August. 65 Shropshire pubs plus 7 from neighbouring counties are taking part. Click on the apple logo for more information about cask Cider & Perry.

List of participating Pubs

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Corrections:

Page 16 (pubs 66-68) was omitted due to a printing error, the missing page should be attached to your booklet at the back.

Rose & Crown, Ludlow – BONUS PUB
Coracle Micropub, Ironbridge – BONUS PUB
Golden Lion, Bridgnorth – BONUS PUB

NOTE: Although the quoted deadline is 4th September, it will not be strictly enforced. Anyone still collecting in the last week of August will be allowed a couple of weeks to return their passport.

West Midlands CAMRA Regional Summer Cider Trail

Saturday, August 25
Trip to Shrewsbury and surrounds. To take part in the Shropshire branches Summer Cider Trail. Make your own way by public transport to arrive by Noon. Beer drinkers welcome as are hats.

Shrewsbury Beer Festival Beers List 2018

Provisional list:

Brewery – Town (County)

All Day Brewing – Salle (Norfolk)
Arbor – Bristol
Black Iris – Nottingham
Black Lodge – Liverpool
Brass Castle – Malton (North Yorkshire)
Brentwood – Pilgrims Hatch (Essex)
Buffys – Tivetshall St Mary (Norfolk)
Burton Town – Burton Upon Trent (Staffordshire)
Byatt’s – Coventry
Campbells – Peebles (Borders)
Chapel – Duddleston Heath (Shropshire)
Church End – Nuneaton (Warwickshire)
Clavell & Hind – Birdlip (Gloucestershire)
Cliff Quay – Stowmarket (Suffolk)
Clun – Clun (Shropshire)
Dancing Duck – Derby
Dovecote Brewery – Denbigh (Denbighshire)
Earl Soham – Debenham (Suffolk)
Electric Bear – Bath (Somerset)
Elephant School – Pilgrims Hatch (Essex)
Elmtree – Snetterton (Norfolk)
Enefield – Enfield (London)
Green Jack – Lowestoft (Suffolk)
Hobsons – (Cleobury Mortimer) Shropshire
Holdens – Dudley (West Midlands)
Hopcraft – Pontyclun (Mid Glamorgan)
Howling Hops – Hackney (London)
Humpty Dumpty – Reedham (Norfolk)
JW Lees/Northern Monk – Middleton (Manchester) / Leeds
Kelham Island – Sheffield (South Yorkshire)
Kinver – Kinver (Staffordshire)
Kirkstall – Leeds (West Yorkshire)
Lacons – Great Yarmouth (Norfolk)
Lithic – Llangorse (Powys)
Ludlow – Ludlow (Shropshire)
Mad Dog – Penperlleni (Monmouthshire)
Magic Rock – Huddersfield (West Yorkshire)
Magic Rock / Wild Beer – Huddersfield / Shepton Mallet (West Yorks/Somerset)
Merchant City – Maryhill (Glasgow)
Mor Brewing – Kellas (Dundee)
North Riding / RAD – East Ayton (North Yorkshire)
Oakham – Peterborough (Cambridgeshire)
Salopian – Hadnall (Shropshire)
Siren – Finchampstead (Berkshire)
Sperrin – Nuneaton (Warwickshire)
St Anne’s – Lea Cross (Shropshire)
St Peter’s – Bungay (Suffolk)
Staggeringly Good – Portsmouth (Hampshire)
Stewart – Loanhead (Midlothian)
Stonehouse – Weston (Shropshire)
Swan – Leominster (Herefordshire)
Thornbridge – Ashford in the Water (Derbyshire)
Three Tuns – Bishops Castle (Shropshire)
Tiny Rebel – Rogerstone (Monmouthshire)
Twisted Angel – Beverley (East Yorkshire)
Tyne Bank – Newcastle Upon Tyne (Tyne & Wear)
Velvet Owl / Space Cadet – Caerphilly (Caerphilly)
Wild Beer Co / Left Handed Giant – Shepton Mallet / Bristol (Somerset/Gloucestershire)
Wilderness – Newton (Powys)
Windswept – Lossiemouth (Moray)
Wolf – Attleborough (Norfolk)
Wood – Wistanstow (Shropshire)