This is the branch magazine for the Sunderland and South Tyneside CAMRA and is a substitute for a printed version which we are unable to publish and distribute.
Now I'm not a fan of whisky ; or should I say whiskey? I was sent an article before Xmas about whisky with an "e", namely Irish whisky...sorry whiskey. That produced in Ireland has an "e". Who knew, well not me for one.
On one lockdown afternoon , I was looking through brewery scction of the 2021 Good Beer Guide and was struck by a) the number of breweries I had not come across and b) where they all were. So after extensive research I've worked out who they are and where they are. Read about it all here
There is an update on the Tryanuary Campaign and what its all about and CAMRA's 50th . News about the CAMRA AGM and Winter Beer Festival ( both now online) feature, as well as the usual pub, brewery and regional news.
On the subject if the Winter Beer Festival, a group of us always attend GBBF and also visited the last Winter Beer Festival in Birmingham last year. So we have decided to do our own online festival in March. It will be good to have a good chat and a moan.
One drawback I see is that , at a festival we drink halves. This time we will be drinking full bottles, mostly of string dark winter ales........ should be interesting. What I can remember of the event will be the subject of a future blog.
Past issues can also be downloaded using the above link.