Solihull Beer Festival is Here! |
The fourteenth installment of our popular annual festival takes place on Friday 5th and Saturday 6th October 2012, as usual at the Royal British Legion, Solihull. With 39 different cask ales, two live bands, a homebrew contest and full-colour commemorative glasses, you won't want to miss it!
Online Petition Passes Target
More than 100,000 drinkers have now signed the online petition objecting to George Osborne's decision to keep the duty escalator, which raises the price of beer by 2% above inflation each year. It now must be debated in Parliament, but there is still time to sign and add your weight to the message.
Gallon of Ale Won
Solihull CAMRA's growing membership has passed the 400 mark. Robert Vaughan is the lucky 400th member who recieves a gallon of Real Ale, courtesy of the White Swan in Solihull.
Solihull's Newest - and Smallest - Brewery
For as long as anyone can remember Solihull was a brewery-free zone. Now, with the addition of The Shed Brewery, we're spoilt for choice!
CAMRA Welcomes Minimum Alcohol Pricing
CAMRA supports the Prime Minister's plans to introduce a minimum unit price for alcohol, which could end pubs being undercut by below-cost supermarket alcohol price promotions.
Tax on a Pint Passes £1 Mark
The chancellor's 7.5% increase in beer duty increases the total tax on a pint to over £1 for the first time. Britain now endures the second highest beer tax in Europe.
Beer Brewed in Solihull
Solihull CAMRA recently joined Steve and Charlotte Whitworth to celebrate the opening of Whitworth Brewery in Shirley.
Drinker Hits Press
The latest issue of the Solihull Drinker, our quarterly newsletter, is out now. Find it in your Solihull local, or download it from here.
2012 Good Beer Guide Launched
The 2012 edition of CAMRA's indespensible Good Beer Guide is published this month, featuring listings for more than 4500 of the best pubs in Britain and the UK's top independent brewers.
Go Out to a Real Fire
If there's one thing better on a cold night, than a warming pint of Winter Ale, it's drinking it in front of a roaring fire. Browse our selection of Solihull pubs with the wonderful combination of Real Ale and a real fire.
Breweries in Our LocAle Area
CAMRA's LocAle scheme encourages pubs to stock local ales. Solihull pubs which always carry beers brewed within 25 miles can join the scheme. With more breweries in the area than ever before, there is an amazing choice.
Ever wondered how a brewery works? Our interactive cutaway brewery shows you step by step.