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 Carlsberg 4.8% (replacing Warsteiner) 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 during September 2013. No 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
was then repeated annually until 2019. Another one was on the
cards for 2020 but did not happen because of Covid-19.
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
Beer features regularly on our Facebook page www.Facebook.com/theredshedwakefield
This now includes a link to www.realalefinder.com , where you can see what is on now and coming soon.
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