The 21st Reading CAMRA Beer & Cider Festival recently concluded after four days of merriment under the giant marquee at King’s Meadow. For the first time Mr & Mrs Fueled by Beer experienced a beer festival from the ‘other side of the bar’ – literally – we joined the ranks of CAMRA volunteers who staff these […]

Last week the Bexley branch of CAMRA held their 10th Bexley Beer Festival in the outdoor marquee at Old Dartfordians Sports Club. Weather was glorious; sunny and unseasonably warm, encouraging attendance during the Thursday and Friday sessions that far exceeded expectations. It became clear that 80 casks (5,760 Imperial pints) would not be enough and before the […]

This past weekend Mr & Mrs Fueled by Beer rode the rails up to the Black Country – England’s West Midlands. Our destination was the 18th Stourbridge Beer Festival presented by Stourbridge & Halesowen CAMRA. It was well worth the trip…

Back in February, in part 1 of my series “Outside the IDR“, I hinted that a new brewery might be in play at the Great Expectations on London Street. Well, the project is apparently coming to fruition and will be opening its doors at the end of this month…

By all accounts the recent Easter music & ale festival was a resounding success. The Lyndhurst, Retreat, and Eldon Arms pubs achieved their goals both individually and collectively. So much so that another festival is being discussed for later this year; most likely over the August Bank Holiday weekend…

Tomorrow (Good Friday) the Lyndhurst, Retreat and Eldon Arms pubs kick off their Village Easter Music & Ale Festival…

This past weekend Huntingdonshire CAMRA held their latest Booze on the Ouse event, the 20th St Neots Beer & Cider Festival. This year the festival offered over 70 cask ales with a particular focus on LocAle breweries and new beers from London and Yorkshire. There were also ciders and perrys from local producers and a selection of foreign […]