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Carrion Crow News - A note from Stefan and Andrew Moroz

Good day, chaps!

Hope that you are enjoying the delightful weather! I just wanted to share with yourselves and our local CAMRA branch members, details of a couple of events that are being organised by The Carrion Crow in Oldham during the next couple of months. These events are also open to our Branch members.

The first is an organised coach trip (with toilet!) to Marston's Brewery in Burton upon Trent on Sunday 30th July, leaving the Carrion Crow at 9.00 a.m. from the pub to arrive at the Brewery for the visit at 11.00 a.m. followed by a sampling of beers in the Brewery Bar at £2.50 per pint, with a negotiated discount for CAMRA members in the merchandise shop.

This will be followed by a visit to Burton Bridge Brewery's Brewery Tap The Burton Bridge Inn (local CAMRA Branch Pub of the Year) which will be serving 7 beers from the Brewery especially for our visit! Carl, the landlord is also prepared to keep the pub open longer especially for our visit! The pub is described thus, in the Good Beer Guide 2017: "This 17th century pub is the flagship of the Burton Bridge Brewery estate and fronts the brewery itself. It incorporates two rooms served from a central bar: a smaller front room with wooden pews and displaying many awards, brewery memorabilia and framed old maps of Burton, and a back room featuring oak beams and panels. The beer range is supplemented by a selection of malt whiskies and fruit wines. A dining/function room and a skittle alley (which will be open to the group!) are upstairs."

The group will then move on to The Coopers Tavern in Burton upon Trent, where they serve draught Bass and Joule's Brewery's beers. It is described as: "Classic, unspoilt 19th-century alehouse, once the Bass Brewery tap and now part of Joule's estate. The intimate inner taproom has barrel tables and bench seating where the beer is served from a small counter by the cask stillage. The more comfortable lounge gives access to a third small room. Up to four ciders/perries (choice varies), plus fruit wines, are also available. There is impromptu folk music on Tuesday evenings and live music Sunday afternoons. A frequent winner of local and regional CAMRA Pub of the Year awards."

On the return journey through the Derbyshire countryside, there will be a final stop off at a picturesque pub en route with a 6.30 p.m. return to The Crow in Oldham. Places (£20.00) can be booked with the landlord, Tony Robins on 0161 633 4490 or Stefan Moroz on 07905657695.

The second event is the "Summer's Brewing Guest Ale Festival "taking place between Friday- Monday 25th- 28th August at the Crow. The ales will be served via six handpulls on the bar and a further three outside in the marquee area.

The selection of festival ales will include: Harviestoun's (Clackmannanshire) "Summer Legend" Easy IPA (3.5%); Joule's (Shropshire) "Pure Blonde" (3.8%); Moorhouse's (Lancashire) "White Witch" (3.9%); Adnams (Suffolk) "Mosaic" Pale Ale (4.1%); Brains (Cardiff) "The Rev. James Gold" (4.1%); Batemans (Lincolnshire) "Texan Triple Hop"; Robinsons (Cheshire) "Yippee I.P.A." (4.2%); St Austell (Cornwall) "Tribute" (4.2%); Fuller's (London) "Red Fox" (4.3%) & Exmoor Ale's (Somerset) "Exmoor Stag" (5.2%) as well as with the normal range of beers and guest ales from Banks, Brakspear, Jennings, Lancaster Bomber, Marston's, Ringwood, Shipyard Ale, Wainwrights, Wells & Wychwood.

If you need any further details, please contact Tony or myself by phone or e-mail me at ku.oc.oohay@65zoromnafets for any clarification

Enjoy the Summer and the beer!

Andrew & Stefan Moroz

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