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Mosey on down to Moseley

By Steve Green on Oct 5, 10 05:35 PM

The Old Moseley Arms is hosting its autumn beer festival from the Thursday lunchtime on 14 October, through to the following Sunday.

The pub will be offering a selection of 10 ales, with live music and food throughout the weekend. Full details on 0121 440 1954.

Drinking sinking?

By Steve Green on Oct 5, 10 05:10 PM

Forget the "Booze Britain" headlines - alcohol consumption in the UK is actually going through its biggest dip in 60 years, according to new research.

The latest edition of the British Beer & Pub Association's annual Statistical Handbook reveals alcohol consumption dropped a full six per cent last year. Beer remains the nation's favourite, accounting for 60 per cent of all on-trade sales.

It's not all bad news, though: JD Wetherspoons has announced a four per cent rise in sales for the financial year ending July. However, most of this came from the 47 new pubs it opened furing that period, bringing its estate up to 775.

Solihull Ciderfest

By Steve Green on Aug 21, 10 04:05 AM

Already one of the better town centre haunts for Solihull beerhunters, the White Swan on Station Road will be launching its first-ever cider festival on Monday, 23 August. You can view the pub's website here.

Good Beer Guide 2011

By Steve Green on Jul 24, 10 01:25 AM

The brand new edition of CAMRA's bible, The Good Beer Guide, will be out in a few weeks -- and members of the Campaign for Real Ale are eligible for substantial discounts.

Although it carries a £15.99 cover price, CAMRA members can buy the latest volume for just £11.00 -- down to £10.00 if you opt for an annual payment by direct debit.

There is also an electronic edition for most Sat-nav units or mobile 'phones.

For full details, check out the CAMRA website.

On your bike!

By Steve Green on May 24, 10 08:30 PM

No sooner do we get a spate of decent weather than Solihull CAMRA's Bob Jackson e-mails me: "This is to tell you of an informal social on Sat 5th June. We will be cycling from Shirley to Henley in Arden, setting out at 11:00, and returning late afternoon, possibly by train, depending on peoples' condition.

"The purpose of the trip will be to assess beer choice and quality and the suitability of the pubs for future Branch Meetings. If you're interested please get in touch with me to decide where to meet up and also if the weather looks doubtful."

Bob's number is 0121 705 8743 (mobile: 07771 623 909).


Toby Jugg

Toby Jugg - A former newspaper reporter, Steve Green now works as a freelance journalist and technical writer. He first joined the Campaign for Real Ale in the mid-1980s and currentlyproduces a regular column for Solihull CAMRA in the Solihull Times, under the pseudonym "Toby Jugg".

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