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Tyson is a beer hound and cheese addict living in the beery metropolis paradise known as Manchester
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Thursday, 5 November 2009

Bury Beer Festival

Good news for local drunks, I mean ale aficionados, with the confirmation that Bury Beer Festival will be going ahead after all. As usual the venue will be Bury Met on the 20th/21st November with opening hours of 12-11 on both days and an entry fee of £4. As there is no Camra involvement this year, the format will be somewhat different, with there being an emphasis on live music throughout both days. Beer wise, local brewers will be peddling their wares, so expect to see the likes of Moorhouses, Thwaites, Phoenix etc. Not forgetting, of course, Bury’s very own Outstanding Brewery. Be there or be somewhere else...

13 comments:

Tandleman said...

Don't forget Marstons. I'll be somewhere else. London and Brussels.

Dennis said...

It's a shame the local CAMRA hierarchy are so disinterested in campaigning for real ale in Bury that they let their festival demise despite high levels of support at grass roots. At least this way the money raised goes to local small businesses.

David Walton said...

Yes it's good news but it's a shame that Camra weren't able to get something organised. The words piss up and brewery come to mind.

toni said...

The goodwill Camra had built up over the years has vanished with their handling of this.Luckily the Met have stepped in,but really heads should roll

Ian Morris said...

Good luck to the Met.Bury Beer festival has been treated terribly by the so called camra committee who from what I've heard are happy to wash their hands of it.

dpressed said...

If some Bury people had bothered to get of their arses rather than expecting people from elsewhere to run the festival there would have been one. .... but of course that involves having to do something

mr f elliot said...

what Bury people??? the festival is run by ROB camra.the letter i received said they failed to get enough volunteers, particularly in key organisational areas.that means to me there weren't enough people willing to run it.nothing to do with "bury" people.the festival has managed to run until
this year,so what's different this time?

bury members have always been in the minority but many including myself do help with setup and we were all willing to do so again.this is despite "bury" memebers seeing all the money disappear to st albans.you cannot blame "bury" members for the fact that previous organisers don't wish to do it any more.

Dennis said...

There was a perfectly good organiser in place who was willing to push the festival but the decision to pull the plug was made 'in camera', by of course, the powers that be. Years of bad management....

Steve Taylor said...

I think Tyson is being unusually dimplomatic on this matter.There is no secret as to why Bury Beer Festival failed to materialise this year.And that is the lack of action by camra's so called committee.From what I hear they were itching for an excuse to drop out.Even when the met approached them to have a stand at the new event,they refused.So much for promoting real ale.

Anonymous said...

fuck tandleman and fuck camra

Matt said...

CAMRA were probably trying to charge the MET for the presence of a CAMRA stand. CAMRA can't go lending any assistance to people promoting real ale in their own branch without being paid for it.....oh no.

Koba said...

All local CAMRA members are volunteers with jobs and families and such. The tendency for the same people to be the organising team year after year is ok until a couple are not available for any reason such as job, family, gammy feet. In the case of 2009 CAMRA BBF there were not enough volunteers for key organisational jobs. This was made clear in several meetings and in mailouts.
So in an open meeting it was agreed to abandon. Tyson and his mate Arfer Bee could have made all the difference as could any of the folk that contribute to this blog.
So it is with all local CAMRA decisions: you should have turned up!
The only person that can be usefully blamed is oneself, because that is the only person that one can control!

Jeff said...

All very conveniently ignoring the fact that the CAMRA committee are geriatric has beens who never set foot in bury. What is the purpose of a committee who can't actually organise?