Beer Buzz issue 4 out now

Beer Buzz SEP2019 Cover

The new issue of Beer Buzz is now available to download from beerbuzz.beer

Print copies will begin to appear in pubs across Manchester, Salford & Trafford from 25th September but online readers can read it now.

The largest ever issue at 44 pages includes the usual range of news on our local pubs and breweries along with a range of special features and interviews.

We talk to Nicky Kong, landlady of Manchester’s Crown and Kettle and to Oli Turton, head brewer and owner of Squawk Brewing Co.

We celebrate one of Manchester’s historic pubs, The Unicorn, being given grade 2 listed status but also look at how our local councils plans are failing our much loved pubs. There’s also an indepth feature on how just two big city deals could affect over 7000 pubs.

Beer Buzz is produced by Trafford & Hulme CAMRA along with our neighbours in Central Manchester and Salford branches.

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Source: Trafford & Hulme

Greater Manchester Club Of The Year stays in T&H

Trafford and Hulme Branch are really pleased to be able to confirm that The Greater Manchester Club Of The Year 2019 is the our own Club Of The Year – Flixton Conservative Club.

Although this is the fifth consecutive year that the club has won the Greater Manchester title, it is the first under new Stewards Pat and Andrea Doherty who took over in March and have maintained the high standards set by their predecessors Nigel and Sharon Porter.

Flixton Conservative Club Team
Pat and Andrea (centre) flanked by Flixton Conservative Club cellar team Chas and Tom receiving their Trafford & Hulme Branch Club Of The Year award

Nigel and Sharon left the club in November 2018 after six years at the helm but left behind a team passionate about serving high quality cask ale. Cellar team Tom, Chas and Hayley kept the beer flowing while the club recruited new stewards.

Pat and Andrea have reinstated the club’s successful “Brewery Nights” (monthly tap takeover and meet the brewer nights which pack out the club’s function room) as well as introducing a range of new events including a fortnightly Open Mic night, curry nights and expanding the live music offering.

Source: Trafford & Hulme

Club Of The Year 2019

Greater Manchester CAMRA is pleased to announce the result of the 2019 Regional Club Of The Year Competition.

The Greater Manchester Club Of The Year 2019 is the Flixton Conservative Club on Flixton Road between Urmston and Flixton in Trafford.

Although this is the fifth consecutive year that the club has won the Greater Manchester title, it is the first under new Stewards Pat and Andrea Doherty who took over in March and have maintained the high standards set by their predecessors Nigel and Sharon Porter.

Flixton Conservative Club Team
Pat and Andrea (centre) flanked by Flixton Conservative Club cellar team Chaz and Tom receiving their Trafford & Hulme Branch Club Of The Year award

Nigel and Sharon left the club in November 2018 after six years at the helm but left behind a team passionate about serving high quality cask ale. Cellar team Tom, Chas and Hayley kept the beer flowing while the club recruited new stewards.

Pat and Andrea have reinstated the club’s successful “Brewery Nights” (monthly tap takeover and meet the brewer nights which pack out the club’s function room) as well as introducing a range of new events including a fortnightly Open Mic night, curry nights and expanding the live music offering.

Runner up in the Greater Manchester competition was Dobcross Band Social Club in Dobcross, Saddleworth.

Six of the nine branches of CAMRA in Greater Manchester selected a Club Of The Year each of which were visited by a team of judges from across the region.

The finalists were:

  • Ukrainian Club (Bolton Branch)
  • Dobcross Band Club (Rochdale, Oldham and Bury Branch)
  • Boothstown Royal British Legion (Salford & District Branch)
  • Moor Club (Stockport and South Manchester Branch)
  • Flixton Conservative Club (Trafford & Hulme Branch)
  • Standish Unity Club (Wigan Branch)

Flixton Conservative Club will now go forward into the 2020 National Club of The Year competition, seeking to reclaim the National Club Of The Year title they won in 2018.

Beer Buzz Issue 2 Out Now

Beer Buzz Issue 2 Cover

The April to June 2019 of Beer Buzz magazine is now going out around pubs and bars across the branch area.

Featuried articles include a tour of Urmston and the genesis of Manchester Union Brewery, alongside loads of pub and brewery news from across Trafford, Manchester & Salford.

If you can’t wait to read it, it can be downloaded from 

www.beerbuzz.beer/download

 

The Beer Buzz EXTRA part of the website also includes extended versions of articles and news which there wasn’t room for in the print edition.

www.beerbuzz.beer/EXTRA


Source: Trafford & Hulme

New managers at The Crown in New Springs

After more than 10 years at the helm, Kent Winrow has stepped down as landlord at this popular pub in New Springs on the outskirts of Wigan. He has been replaced by local residents, Lynn and Steve Salter. Thankfully, they aim to keep it as a traditional pub serving cask ale. For more, see https://bit.ly/2PuKgnW
Source: Wigan Branch News

Mild Magic

We are pleased to announce that the following pubs in Salford & District are taking part in this year’s Stockport and South Manchester CAMRA “Mild Magic”

Eccles Cross, Eccles

Lamb Hotel, Eccles

The Park, Monton

Stanley Arms, Patricroft

New Oxford, Salford

Morning Star, Wardley/Swinton

For full details of Mild Magic, please see Stockport and South Manchester branch of CAMRA’s Mild Magic page.


Source: Salford Branch News

Paul calls time on Martland Mill Brewery

After nearly five years at the helm, Paul and Delia Wood have decided to call time on the brewery they established in March 2014. The brewery has been put up for sale so that they could focus more on family life. However, the Tap ‘n’ Barrel, Martland Mill’s micropub in Jaxon’s Court, will still be…
Source: Wigan Branch News

Craft Beer and Gin Bar opens in Orrell

Posthouse, which is next to the post office on Orrell Road but actually takes its name from the Orrell Post crossroads and its nearby monument, is a craft beer and gin bar created by company Hop and Fizz. Ashton-born Dan Osborne is behind the bar as manager after a career including working at a convention…
Source: Wigan Branch News