Here is the latest news about the Sub-Branch and pubs and breweries in the Sub-Branch area.

  • Champion Beer of Scotland 2017 - Sulwath Brewery's Black Galloway wins Bronze Saturday 2 December 2017

    Image below shows Allen Henderson of Sulwath Brewery receiving his Champion Beer of Scotland 2017 Bronze winner certificate for Black Galloway from Keith Bruce and Trevor Hayward of the Dumfries and Stewartry CAMRA Sub-Branch.

    The presentation was made at a CAMRA "Meet the Brewer" event attended by local licensees and CAMRA members who had the opportunity to taste the award winning ale.

    At the Scottish Real Ale Festival in Edinburgh, the winners of all the competition heats held at the various beer festivals throughout 2016 were sampled, in a blind tasting, by a panel of judges to determine the Champion Beer of Scotland 2017. Black Galloway from Sulwath Brewery in Castle Douglas was awarded Bronze.

    Chairman of the local CAMRA Sub-Branch Trevor Hayward said: "Allen and his team at Sulwath continue to rack up the awards for their Black Galloway beer. Keep up the good work!"

    Image provided by Phil Robinson.

  • Meet the Brewer event - Sulwath Brewery Monday 20 November 2017

    We had a very successful Meet the Brewer event at Sulwath Brewery in Castle Douglas on 20th November. The event was attended by a number of licensees from the region as well as some members from the Sub-branch. Thanks to all who attended, to Bill Windsor and Keith Bruce for organising plus a big thank you to Allen and Jim Henderson and the Sulwath team for such an enjoyable day.

    CAMRA sub-branch member Tom Sawyer commented: ''Just to say that my overall impression was that the visit to Sulwath Brewery was very much worth while. Simply to get together and discuss all things " REAL ALE " has to be good for all involved, especially for the Licencees to meet the Brewer in a relaxed atmosphere. A Brewery tour gives everyone an insight into the process of producing the beer and although for most it won't have been the first time, it's a welcome refresher.''

    Some pictures below from the event. Content and images provided by Phil Robinson.

  • Cavens Arms one of four finalists in CAMRA's Scottish Pub of the Year Wednesday 11 October 2017

    After scooping up another Dumfries & Stewartry Pub of the Year award for 2017, Cavens Arms in Dumfries became one of the four finalists in the running for CAMRA's Scottish Pub of the Year for 2017. The title was finally won by The Bridge Inn, Peebles, with the other finalists being The Crown Inn, Biggar and The Speedwell Bar (Mennies) in Dundee. The picture below shows some of the Cavens team being presented with their finalist certificate by Trevor Hayward, Dumfries & Stewartry CAMRA Sub-Branch Chairman. Content and image provided by Trevor Hayward.