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21st Westmorland Beer Festival

The 21st Westmorland Beer Festival takes place at Kendal Town Hall between Tuesday October 7th and Saturday October 11th. There is a trade session on the Tuesday, and then we are open to everyone from Noon to 11pm Wednesday to Saturday. Entry is free, just hire a glass and buy some tokens.

Building on our success of holding twenty Beer Festivals in Kendal, we hope to celebrate our 21st in style! All our efforts in planning and delivering the Festival are voluntary, we all do it for the love of beer, cider and perry.

Each year we make minor changes to the event to keep it fresh, we don't have to make major changes as the feedback from the surveys is always positive. This year we are encouraging three local breweries to create beers to match a cake, chocolate and coffee and we will be hosting tasting events of these combinations.

As its the 21st birthday of the festival, there was a cake, here being cut by Tony and Ivor.

Here are some of the beers settling in the Town Hall, for more pictures see the gallery page under Festivals, and there is a short video of the setup here.

For more details, see the Beer Festival Page.

Cumbrian 5 Hop gets a Golden Silver

Hawkshead Brewery beer Cumbrian 5 Hop has won silver in the Golden Ales category at the Champion Beer of Britain Awards announced at the Great British Beer Festival. It was pipped to Gold in its category by Oakham Citra.

This is the first time for many years that a Westmorland brewery has won such an award, so congratulations to them.

The overall champion was Timothy Taylors Boltmakers Bitter with Oakham Citra the runner-up.

Westmorland CAMRA Awards

Westmorland CAMRA held its annual awards as part of the AGM. For all the details please see our facebook page, use the icon to the right.

David Prickett

Westmorland CAMRA has been saddened to learn of the death of our vice-chairman David Prickett after a short illness. David had also served as Branch Chairman and will be sadly missed. The branch would like to express its condolences to David's wife Lynne, his family and friends.

Westmorland CAMRA AGM

Westmorland CAMRA would like to remind members that the branch Annual General Meeting is taking place on Monday 12th May at the George and Dragon, Dent. A minibus is running from Kendal, see Tony Jackson for a place. More details are on the CAMRA events page.

Westmorland CAMRA Club of the Year 2014

Westmorland CAMRA is delighted to annouce that our club of the year is the Netherfield Cricket Club in Kendal. Congratulations to all concerned.

Westmorland CAMRA Pub of the Year 2014

Completing the set this year is the George and Dragon at Dent which has added the CAMRA Westmorland Pub of the Year 2014 to its growing list of awards. Congratulations to Gary and his team.

There were joint runners up in this years award, namely the Riflemans Arms in Kendal which was also runner up last year, and the Hawkshead Brewery Beer Hall in Staveley

Westmorland Beer Festival

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