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Mild Month: I Can See Four Milds (and Milds) The Black Horse, 29-31 West St, Hertford SG13 8EZ, SG13 8EZ . May must surely mean just one thing – time for a pint of dark mild. Our annual Hertford celebration of dark mild (now in its 13th year) is soon to be with us once again. On Tuesday 15th May four friendly town centre pubs will be presenting at least one mild – a chance to reacquaint ourselves with the varying flavours of the dark stuff. Our itinerary is: 8.00pm Black Horse, West Street 8.45pm White Horse, Castle Street 9.30pm Old Barge, The Folly 10.15pm Old Cross Tavern, St.Andrew Street South Hertfordshire Branch was in the vanguard of Mild campaigning in the mid-1970’s when, with he slogan “Make May A Mild Month”, we fought to save Mild from extinction, as the big brewers constricted their brewing operations to the brewing of standard bitters. The branch spearheaded a successful campaign to save Greene King XX Dark Mild leading to the beer being retained – and it survives today as one of the company’s best beers, recently winning the Mild category in the East Anglian leg of the 2018 Champion Beer of Year competition. Mild may still remain a minority style of beer but with so many small breweries now around there are some tasty options to be found. In these days of golden beers we need to protect Mild and promote it – the perfect counterbalance to a citric ale – or just a great beer in its own right. We would like to see Mild available on a much wider basis and certainly relish a pint when it is available. Examples include Mighty Oak Oscar Wilde, Rudgate Ruby Mild and Crouch Vale Blackwater Mild. From Hertfordshire there’s Tring Mansion Mild and 3 Brewers Dark Mild. But what will you find on Tuesday 15th May? Everyone welcome. 19th Kingston Beer & Cider Festival Kingston Workmen's Club & Institute, Old London Rd, Kingston, KT2 6ND. Website: www.camrasurrey.org.uk/festivals/ 17 May from 5pm, 18 & 19 from 11am. 60 beers + 8 ciders + 4 perries. Open: Thu 5-11pm (£3); Fri 11am-11pm (£3); Sat 11am-9pm or when the beer runs out (free entry). CAMRA membs £1 discount. Hot + cold food all sessions. Held at the Kingston Workmen’s Club & Institute, Old London Road, Kingston, KT2 6ND (4 mins from rail + bus stations). Volunteers required - please email KBFVolunteers@camrasurrey.org.uk 5th Kidbrooke Beer and Cider Festival Charlton Park RFC, 60A Broad Walk, Kidbrooke, SE3 8NB. 24-26 May (Thu-Sat), 5TH KIDBROOKE BEER AND CIDER FESTIVAL, Charlton Park RFC, 60A Broad Walk, Kidbrooke, London, SE3 8NB (15 mins’ walk from Kidbrooke station; buses 132 & 286 stop nearby). 50+ real ales, 20+ real cider/perry. Beer / cider sold in pints / thirds / two-thirds only. Hot & cold food. Entertainment including live music Thurs eve & Sat. Open 12 noon – 10:30pm. Admission £1 card carrying CAMRA members, £2 non-members. Further info website, @selcamrafest, or email Pigs Ear Beer Festival 2019

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Provisionally booked dates for the 2019 festival from Tuesday December 3rd to Saturday December 7th 2019
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The Festival will run from Tuesday   December 4th to Saturday December 8th.  PIGS EAR BEER FESTIVAL 2018               l dates: