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 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, mostly from small to medium sized breweries in Yorkshire and surrounding regions. We also keep a range of bottled beers, including a selection from Belgium.
If you ask for lager you will get one of these . . .
Kaltenberg 4.1% and Heineken 4.7% (replacing Warsteiner 4.8%) 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 our friend
Malcolm at Five Towns
Brewery to run a charity fundraising festival. This has
been repeated annually since then. Another one was on the cards for
2020 but obviously all plans are on hold at present.
Comments & suggestions on the beer are welcomed. Talk to
George (e-mailed comments also accepted)
Red Shed - GOOD BEER AWARDS
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