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GBBF should change.

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Well, the curtain closes on another hugely successful Great British Beer Festival, which ended yesterday. But whilst I enjoyed it and think it’s an incredibly well-run event and one that CAMRA should justifiably be proud of, I can’t help thinking that it’s not what it should be. Sure, there were 900-odd beers showcased. Sure, the beer (certainly the ones I sampled) was in top nick, but there is something big missing. GBBF, as CAMRA’s showcase event, should be highlighting the very best of the British beer industry. They should be presenting the pioneering breweries that are producing fantastic beers using cutting-edge techniques to brew exciting and innovative, world-class beers.  These breweries were almost totally absent (with less than a handful of exceptions – Tiny Rebel and Vocation to name a couple) and the beer choice was, in the main (and …

Wild Weather Ales

2nd HarrowHeadZ beer festival lineup

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The second HarrowHeadZ beer festival, run in conjunction with the Lord Harrowby, Dudley Rd and Grantham CAMRA beer festival, takes place at BeerHeadZ Grantham from Wednesday August 2nd through to Sunday 6th and features around 24 beers between the two pubs over the five days. We hope you can find time to visit both pubs and we’re sure you’ll find something to suit all palates. Exit 33 – Two Tone 4.6% Marble – Pint 3.9% Nene Valley – Farmhouse Saison 7.2% (G/F) Nene Valley – Manhattan Project 4.0% (unfined + G/F) North Riding – Tiramasu Porter 4.5% Three Blind Mice – Juice Rocket (v3) 4.5% Three Blind Mice – Lady Grey IPA 6.3% Three Blind Mice – Russian Blud 11% Tickety Brew – Fuggles Gold 4.0% Wild Weather – Skadoosh DIPA 11% Also serving six ciders and two perries including …

Join Team BeerHeadZ

BeerHeadZ Nottingham recruiting NOW!

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Team BeerHeadZ are looking for reliable, honest persons to join our new crew at BeerHeadZ Nottingham Station. Work will include some evenings and weekends, but flexibility between team members is key. We value enthusiasm more than experience, but ideally you should be knowledgeable or at least enthusiastic about beer and cider, enjoy meeting people and have an outgoing personality. Start date anticipated within six to eight weeks time. Applicants will receive a job description and candidates will have to attend an interview. Apply by  email to BeerHeadZ HQ or PM us from our Facebook page.

BeerHeadZ Nottinham license hearing

BeerHeadZ Nottingham gets license.

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BeerHeadZ Nottingham took a step closer to opening today by acquiring its premises license to sell alcohol. The license application received just one representation so had to go to hearing at Loxley House, Nottingham (coincidently also next to the Railway Station). BeerHeadZ’ corner was championed by our friends from Nottingham CAMRA and East Midland Trains, but inexplicably the person who made the representation couldn’t even be bothered to turn up to argue his case. Ultimately, the hearing committee took about two minutes to consider the case and grant the license, wishing us luck in our venture. Plans can now go full steam ahead (forgive the pun) and we’ll keep you posted along the journey. Toot toooooot!!

Grantham BeerHeadZ CAMRA Town Pub of the Year

BeerHeadZ Grantham wins Town Pub of the Year

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BeerHeadZ Grantham collected its first award last night when it was awarded the accolade of Grantham CAMRA’s Town Pub of the Year. It joins BeerHeadZ Retford in being recognised as a leading venue for quality and exciting beers. The certificate was handed over by branch chairman Nev Lomas and there to receive the award were team members Simon, Mark and Neal. Ex-manager Andrew was also there to join in the celebrations. Sadly Briony and Sam were absent but their contributions to BeerHeadZ’ success was not forgotten. Of course, without the customers none of this would have been possible, so we thank you for your support and salute you all! Cheers!