Real Ale lovers from Staffordshire have shown recently that they know a great pint when they taste it; by voting Bathams best bitter the best in the show. CAMRA heart of Staffordshire branch held their annual festival at the end of July at the Blessed William Howard School, Stafford. More than 70 real ales were [...]
Y Giler Arms Hotel in Rhydlydan near Pentrefoelas has been named Mild Pub of the Year 2011 by the Abercolwyn branch of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA). When people think about Real Ale they tend to think of Bitter but there are many other beer styles such as stout, porter and barley wine. The [...]
The end of the year marks one of the most important annual occasions for Bathams beers – the selection of hops for the following year’s production. Batham’s Head Brewer Martin Birch and Production Director Tim Batham must make their vital annual pilgrimage to hop merchants Charles Faram & Co. Ltd, at Newland near Malvern in [...]
Many thousands of gallons of “hot liquor” have finaly taken their toll on our 60 year old bronze Sparge arms; the start of the brewing process. A refurbishment was the only answer, but who could be trust with such a precious piece of equipment? Firstly, Evans and White of Stourbridge carried out essential silver solder [...]
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