B E E R
Over the years , this club has played host to a wide variety of people and organisations, including the local branch of CAMRA , with whom we have developed a close and productive relationship. CAMRA have honoured us with a string of awards which line the walls of the small room in the centre of the club (see panel below)
Real Ale first appeared in the Red
Shed during the mid 1980s and really took off in the early
1990s, at about the same time that we started getting
attention from CAMRA. Real Ale gradually ousted the keg
beer from our bar as many club regulars changed to drinking
better tasting beer of consistent high quality. We have
never looked back since then.
We usually have 4 cask-conditioned beers on handpump at any one time, which should include something to suit all tastes. All are from small to medium sized breweries, the majority from Yorkshire and surrounding regions but also some from the rest of the UK and occasionally beyond. We also keep a range of bottled Belgian beers.
If you ask for lager you will get one of these
. . .
Kaltenberg 4.1% and Warsteiner 4.8% (genuine german beers) and,
for cider drinkers, we have Kingstone Press from the pump
Real ale lovers are always welcome here.
Non-members will usually be expected to sign in as visitors
but, occasionally, we throw our doors open to all comers and
run a BEER FESTIVAL, when we can have 20 or more beers
on offer at once. To date we have successfully run
about 10 such events – although not at regular intervals. The
most recent one was 19th to 21st
September 2013. No more official Red Shed beer festivals are
planned at present but, if someone has a burning
desire to organise one, then we will see.
However, since the last Red Shed event, the club was hired in
May 2015 by Five Towns Brewery to run a charity fundraising
festival. This was repeated in May 2016 & May 2017,
and looks set to become an annual event.
Comments & suggestions on the beer are welcomed. Talk
to George (e-mailed comments also accepted)
Red Shed - GOOD BEER AWARDS
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