Planning is well underway for this years Lincoln Beer Festival. It’s shaping up to be another great event, but as usual we can not run it without your help!
Jobs include; getting people admitted into the festival, dispensing glasses to thirsty attendees, serving on one of our three bars, assisting the volunteering team, selling products at our CAMRA shop & signing up new members to the campaign on our membership stand. No experience? Don’t worry! Our core team of volunteers are happy to show you the ropes.
Benefits of working include;
- Free Refreshments
- Free Beer
- Food Subsidy
(Terms & conditions apply)
Any time you can spare is much appreciated be it one shift, one day or more!
Please visit Lincoln Beer Festival Volunteering for the volunteering form.
Volunteers needed on the following days on the following areas, these are the times of the day we need people, you do not have to do a full 12 hours, any time you can offer in any of the following areas is much appreciated, be it 3/4 hours or more!
Festival Set up;
Wednesday 23rd May 3-5 volunteers (Lunch provided)
Ale Bar 18:00-Close 5 volunteers
Door (Admissions) 15:00-17.00
Products/membership 17:00-24:00 1 volunteer
Ale Bar 18:00-19:00 5 volunteers 19:00-24:00 6/7 volunteers
Imported Bar 17:00-24:00 1 volunteer
Door (Admissions) 16:00-19:00 2 volunteers
Gate 17:00-18:00 1 volunteer
Glasses 16:00-17:00 1 volunteer
Products/Membership 16:00-19:00 1 volunteer
Ale Bar 17:00-19:00 5 volunteers, 19:00-21:00 6, 21:00-close 7 volunteers
Imported Bar 12:00-15:00 2 volunteers
Gate 17:00-20:00 1 volunteer
Door 11:15-13:00 1 volunteers, 16:00-18:00 2 volunteers, 18:00-21:00 3 volunteers
Products/Membership 17:00-19:00 1 volunteer
Glasses Counter 18:00-24:00 2 volunteers
Sunday 27th 8 volunteers that can move scaffolding
Tuesday 29th 5 volunteers to load scaffolding (Breakfast roll and soft drink/coffee provided)
Why not make your New Years resolution to become more active within the branch?!
There are many ways to do this Big & small!
The easiest way is to start beer scoring on whatpub.com , each time you visit a pub you can rate the quality of the real ale you’ve drank. You may even want to let us know what beer it was & how much it cost you. This information helps us in the Good Beer Guide selection process. Even just keeping is up-to date on events happening in your local
Want to meet the branch regulars? Why not come along to a branch meeting? Have an input on what the branch gets up-to throughout the year & keep up-to date with happenings of the Lincoln pub scene. Dates & locations on our calendar & also in What’s Brewing. Worry a meeting is too formal? Fear not the formalities are dealt with early on in the meeting & after that becomes a bit more relaxed while we run through the pub & brewery news. Also we run regular socials, either walking crawls, public transport trips, or even minibus jaunts!
We are often looking for new contributors for our branch magazine, ImpAle. Be it an informative article, a travel piece, a recipe or even a quiz/puzzle! Writing not your thing? We always welcome help in delivering the ImpAles once they reach us from the printers.
Lincoln Beer Festival 2016! Planning is well under way for Our annual beer festival in May. Why not join us at the meetings or more importantly volunteer some time during the week to help run our increasingly popular event. We welcome newcomers with open arms, provide informal training & volunteering looks great on a CV! Keep an eye out for the staffing form when it appears in the Beer Festival section on the site.
However you’d like to get involved we would love for you to join us for a Happy New Year in 2016!
Our branch entries for potential entry into the Good Beer Guide (GBG) 2016 have now been chosen!
Thanks to those members that put forward nominations & to those that attended the meeting to take part in the voting. A special thanks goes to those who volunteered to carry out the surveys!
The entrants will be announced on the official publication date in September!
Lincolnshire CAMRA’s Pub of the Year, our very own Dog and Bone, John Street, Lincoln, has done it again! Blowing the competition out of the water, taking the crown of East Midlands Pub of the Year for 2014!
The other pubs in contention were:
• Derbyshire: Furnace Inn, Derby
• Leicestershire (inc. Rutland & Northamptonshire): Free Trade Inn, Sileby.
• Nottinghamshire: Horse & Jockey, Stapleford
Landlords Chris and Sarah Sorrell are over the moon after progressing to the last 16 in the competition.
Sarah says of their customers “We could not be happier and want to thank you all so much for supporting the Dog and Bone, the community and friendly atmosphere you create make it a special place. Just so overwhelmed!”
They will go up against:
- Central Southern Region: 5 Bells, Wickham, Berkshire.
- East Anglia Region: The Victoria Inn, Colchester.
- Kent Region: The Windmill, Sevenoaks Weald, Sevenoaks.
- Merseyside & Cheshire Region: The Freshfield, Freshfield, Formby.
- Scotland / Northern Ireland: The Steam Packet Inn, Isle of Whithorn, Scotland.
- West Pennines; Prince of Wales Foxfield, Cumbria.
- North East Region: The John Bull, Alnwick, Northumberland.
- Greater London Region: The Door Hinge, Welling.
- Greater Manchester Region: The Harewood Arms, Broadbottom.
- Yorkshire Region: The Kelham Island Tavern Sheffield, South Yorkshire.
- Surrey & Sussex Region: Surrey Oak, Parkgate, Newdigate.
- Wales Region: The Pilot, Mumbles, Swansea.
- West Midlands Region: The Beacon Hotel, Sedgley, Dudley.
- Wessex Region: The Lamplighter, St Helier.
- South West Ham: The Salutation Inn, Berkley, Gloucestershire
Editor of The Good Beer Guide 2015, Roger Protz, said of the final 16,
“Being named as one the top 16 pubs in the UK is a huge honour that each of these pubs should be hugely proud of. These pubs have won their branch’s Pub of the Year, then gone on to win the regional competition, and now have a chance of being crowned National Pub of the Year – making every one of them a winner in their own right.”
The National Pub of the Year for 2014 (chosen from the above finalists) will be announced in February 2015.