The Autumn edition of CAMRA Angle , the quarterly magazine of the Sunderland and South Tyneside branch of CAMRA, has just been published. Copies are being distributed to real ale pubs throughout the area , and beyond. As usual , this is another full issue and well worth a read.
The cover reflects the forthcoming Sunderland Beer & Cider Festival, now at The Point for its second year.
There is a sort of train theme to this issue, featuring a trip on a train pulled by the Flying Scotsman. Manchester is the departure point, with a look at some heritage pubs ; Carlisle is the destination, with another pub crawl. ( well why not)
There is an article about three station pubs in the North East plus a strange tale about having to lift a trapdoor to play darts. Yours truly took part in a Washington Wander, and yet again failed to escape the Washington Village black hole. We also celebrate a city's former brewery. ( Vaux by any chance ? - Ed)
There are two book reviews this time and a brief look ahead to the 2019 Good Beer Guide. If that' s not enough, there is look at the UK's first trademark, some cider information and a great night I had taking part in a CAMRA Tasting panel
A regular section is a news update on beer from the wood, pubs and breweries in the branch as well as Locale pubs and those that offer discounts. Issue 53 is rounded off by the regular pub quiz.
Enjoy the read !!
If you cant find a copy, follow this link to download your own, and for more branch news. http://sst.camra.org.uk/wordpress/
And remember, accept no imitations.