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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/Cider
    • 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;

Friday 17th May 09:30-10:30;

4 volunteers for Scaffolding unloading, must be physically fit. Protective footwear needed. Breakfast roll and soft drink provided afterwards.

Monday 20th 07:00-17:00;

6 volunteers for set up, some heavy lifting jobs, some lighter jobs. (Lunch provided)

PM Time TBC;

1 volunteer to go with our Transport manager to pick up Bars and Glasses from Gainsborough and Chesterfield. (Food subsidy provided)


Tuesday 21st May 07:30-17:00

4 volunteers for set up, a mixture of jobs some heavy lifting jobs (not as much as Monday), some lighter jobs. (Lunch provided)


Wednesday 22nd May 09:00-17:00

1-3 volunteers to make sure we are all set for a smooth opening on Thursday Morning (Lunch provided)


Festival Open;

    Thursday 23rd May
    Cider Bar 18:00-Close 1 volunteer
    Door 16:00-20:00 1 Volunteer
    Products/Membership 19:00-Close 1 volunteer
    Glasses Counter 18:00-19:00 2 volunteers /19:00-Close 1 volunteer

    • Friday 24th May

 

    Ale Bar 18:00-Close 8 volunteers
    Door 12:00-13:00 1 volunteer / 17:00-Close 1 volunteer
    Products/Membership 16:00-19:00 1 volunteer
    Glasses 16:00-Close 1/2 volunteer/s

    • Saturday 25th May

 

    Ale Bar 16:00-18:00 5 volunteers / 18:00- close 6 volunteers
    Door 12:00 – 14:00 2 volunteers
    Glasses 14:00-Close 1 volunteer

    Take Down
    Sunday 26th 8 fit volunteers that can move scaffolding
    Tuesday 28th  2-3 volunteers to load scaffolding (Breakfast roll and soft drink provided)

 

 

Lincoln Pub of the Year 2019

Just one week after being named Best Cask Ale Pub by Heineken-owned Star Pubs & Bars, Lincoln’s Strugglers Inn has won another award. The Lincoln Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale has chosen The Struggs as their Pub of the Year for 2019.

The competition was divided into two categories, with CAMRA members voting for their favourite city pub and their favourite from the villages in the Branch area. Five judges then visited the top three pubs in each category to assess the quality of the beer, the atmosphere, service and community focus.

Standing in the shadow of Lincoln Castle, the Strugglers Inn is big on character and conversation, and a warm welcome from the staff is assured. The ceilings of the main bar and snug are adorned with pumpclips of beers that have appeared on the bar. There is regular live music on Sunday teatimes.

Lincoln CAMRA chairman, Aaron Joyce, said, “The Struggs is a classic community local. And with ten handpumps on the bar, it’s a magnet for real-ale drinkers from near and far.”

The runner-up and Lincoln CAMRA Country Pub of the Year is the Dambusters Inn in Scampton. The other city pubs in the final were the Cardinal’s Hat and the Jolly Brewer. The Butcher and Beast in Heighington and the Ivy in Wragby were the other country finalists.

The Strugglers Inn now goes forward to the Lincolnshire round of the competition, where it will be up against the winners from the Gainsborough, Grimsby, Scunthorpe, Louth, Grantham and Fenland CAMRA Branches.

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.

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