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Dambusters Inn takes county crown

Lincoln CAMRA’s top pub, the Dambusters Inn at Scampton, has gone one better, with the award of Lincolnshire Pub of the Year for 2018. Judges from the Campaign for Real Ale visited the winning pubs from each of the CAMRA branches in the county and assessed the quality of the beer, the atmosphere, service and community focus.
Landlord, Greg Algar, has been in charge at the Dambusters since 2009. During that time, he has increased the number of handpumps from two to seven, dispensing a changing selection of ales from breweries in the local area and further afield. And he has installed a microbrewery behind the pub to produce house beers. However, the most striking feature is the unique collection of memorabilia and information about 617 Squadron and the famous bombing raid. The murals on the walls of the toilets are also a talking point.
Lincoln CAMRA chairman, Aaron Joyce, said, “We’re delighted that the Dambusters is getting the recognition it deserves. This is the third year running that it has been our local winner and now it’s gone one better. Greg and his team do a great job.”

The runner-up in the competition was the Brown Cow at Louth.
The other pubs in contention were:
Ebrington Arms, Kirkby on Bain
Sun and Anchor, Scotter
Red Lion, Newton
Station Hotel, Habrough
Anchor, Bourne
White Swan, Barton upon Humber

The Dambusters now goes forward to the East Midlands round of the competition, where it will be up against the best pubs from Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Rutland and Northamptonshire.

Lincoln Beer Festival Needs You!

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!

UPDATED 22/05/18

Festival Set up;

Wednesday 23rd May 3-5 volunteers (Lunch provided)


Festival Open;

    Thursday 24th May
    Ale Bar 18:00-Close 5 volunteers
    • Door (Admissions) 15:00-17.00
    Products/membership 17:00-24:00 1 volunteer

    Friday 25th May
    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

    Saturday 26th May
    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

    Take Down
    Sunday 27th 8 volunteers that can move scaffolding
    Tuesday 29th 5 volunteers to load scaffolding (Breakfast roll and soft drink/coffee provided)

 

 

2017 Champion Beer of Britain Results

Announced at the 2017 Great British Beer Festival on 8 August

Champion Beer of Britain results
Overall winners
Brewery Beer Region
Gold Church End Goats Milk Warwickshire
Silver Bishop Nick Ridley’s Rite Essex
Bronze Tiny Rebel Cwtch Wales
Mild
Brewery Beer Region
Gold Rudgate Ruby Mild Yorkshire
Silver West Berkshire Maggs Magnificent Mild Berkshire
Bronze Winter’s Mild East Anglia
Bitter
Brewery Beer Region
Gold Church End Goats Milk Warwickshire
Silver Bishop Nick Ridley’s Rite Essex
Bronze Triple fff Alton’s Pride Hampshire
Sambrook’s Wandle Ale London
Best Bitter
Brewery Beer Region
Gold Tiny Rebel Cwtch Wales
Silver Blackedge Pike Greater Manchester
Bronze Surrey Hills Shere Drop Surrey
West Berkshire Good Old Boy Berkshire
Golden Ale
Brewery Beer Region
Gold Blue Monkey Infinity Nottingham
Silver Fyne Ales Jarl Argyll
Bronze Oakham Citra Peterborough
Ludlow Gold Shropshire
Strong Bitter
Brewery Beer Region
Gold Greytrees Afghan Pale Ale Wales
Silver Barngates Red Bull Terrier Cumbria
Bronze Salopian Automaton Shrewsbury
Speciality
Brewery Beer Region
Gold Saltaire Triple Chocoholic Yorkshire
Silver Blackedge Black Port Porter Greater Manchester
Silver Cromarty Red Rocker Scottish Highlands
Champion Winter Beer of Britain Winners
Region
Gold Old Ales/Strong Milds Grainstore – Rutland Beast East Midlands
Silver Porters Sulwath – Black Galloway Kirkcudbrightshire
Silver Stouts Magic Rock – Dark Arts Yorkshire
Bronze Barley wines/Strong Old Ales Moor – Old Freddy Walker Bristol