Label Of The Year Judging – This Saturday – Do Not Miss It!

The judging for this year’s “Label Of The Year” competition will be held in the Courtyard Room of the Duke Of York public house at 23/25 Greenhill, Lichfield, WS13 6DY. This Saturday 5th September from 12 noon. The Courtyard Room is at the back of the pub adjacent to the front and back bars. The pub is a Joules house (one of two in the City, the other being the Angel Inn in Market Street) and is reputedly the oldest pub in Lichfield. Although the original Joules Brewery was at Stone in Staffordshire, the current company operates from a new brewery in Market Drayton in Shropshire, but has brought a once-famous brewing name back to the Midlands.
The Duke of York serves the normal range of Joules beers plus a couple of guest ales. A cold buffet will be provided during the afternoon and if you would like to attend please pay on the day (£5 to cover room and refreshments). Eric Doré will be delighted to relieve you of your cash on the day.

There will be an auction as usual and of course the chance to ‘eye up’ all those new labels, that you’ll just have to buy at our October LOTY meeting. See below!

Please remember that this year, we are raising funds for Cancer Research, in memory of the late Des Clarke, so please bring your deep pockets!

The pub is located at Greenhill, about 8 minutes’ walk from Lichfield City Station (London Midland – Cross City Line from Birmingham). Turn right out of the station up the main road past Debenhams and the pub will be front left after the 3rd set of traffic lights. Alternatively the pub is about 20 minutes’ walk from Lichfield Trent Valley [low level] Station (West Coast Main Line, served by Virgin trains from London / Manchester /Preston and London Midland Trains from London / Crewe / Stafford / Tamworth / Nuneaton / Rugby / Milton Keynes). Walk up the station approach, turn left on the main road, go straight across the roundabout and keep walking up until you reach Greenhill. If you want to truncate this walk there is a 15–20 minutes service from Lichfield Trent Valley [high level] Station to Lichfield City (London Midland Cross City Line – one stop). Lichfield also has a newly opened Premier Inn for any who want to stay overnight.

We have received entries from the following breweries :-

Byatts Brewery, Acton Ales, Alchemy Brewing, Allendale Brewery, Ayr Brewing Co., Bespoke Brewing Co.,
Big Lamp Brewery, Bollington Brewery, Born in the Borders Brewery, Brampton Brewery, Brewmeister, Bridestones Brewery, Brockley Brewery, Cumbrian Legendary Ales, Cross Bay Brewery, Carlisle Brewing Co., Coniston Brewing Co., Consett Ale Works, Cader Ales, Captain Cook Brewery, Deeside Brewery,Dunscar Bridge Brewery, Delavals Brewery, Darwin Brewery, Derwent Brewery, Deeply Vale Brewery, Eden Brewery, Erddig Brewery, East London Brewery,Ennerdale Brewery, Great Heck Brewing, Hop Kettle Brewing Co., Hadrian & Border Brewery, High House Farm Brewery, Heavy Industry Brewery,Haresfoot Craft Beer, Hesket Newmarket Brewery, Hornbeam Brewery, Hackney Brewery, Jaw Brew, Just a Minute Brewery, Kirkby Lonsdale Brewery, Keswick Brewing Co., Lleu Brewery, Leighton Buzzard Brewing Co., Loch Lomond Brewery,
Loch Ness Brewery, Malmesbury Brewery, Mobberley Fine Ales, Naylor’s Brewery, The Nook Brewhouse, Northumberland Brewery, Old School Brewery, Pioneer Beers,
Peerless Brewing Co., Quaffing Gravy, Revolutions Brewing Co., Raw Brewing Co., Ringway Brewery, Saffron Brewery, Shindigger Brewing Co., Spey Valley Brewery, Southport Brewery, Tractor Shed Brewery, Tatton Brewery, Tyne Bank Brewery, Unsworth’s Yard Brewery, Watermill Inn & Brewing Co., Windermere Brewing Co., White Horse Brewery, Wincle Beer Co., Wylam Brewery, Winster Valley Brewery, Welbeck Abbey Brewery, Woodlands Brewery, Wharfebank Brewery, Sperrin Brewery, Donnington Brewery, Arkells, Hook Norton Brewery, Chiltern Brewery, Ramsbury Brewery, XT Brewing Co., Ringwood Brewery, Palmers, Goddards, Corfe Castle Brewery,
Sixpenny Brewery, Loose Cannon Brewery, Bath Ales, Beerd Brewery, Hanlons Brewery, Dartmoor Brewery, Salopian Brewery, Bobby Beer Company, Surrey Hills Brewery,
Flack Manor Brewery, Helmsley Brewing Co, Fixed Wheel Brewery, Charnwood Brewery, Greyhound Brewery,  Hoggleys Brewery, Phipps NBC, Hornes Brewery,  Brentwood Brewing Co/The Shackleton, Nobbys Brewery, Essex Brewery Company, Windsor & Eton Brewery, Old Worthy Brewing Co., Arundel Brewery, Liberation Brewery,
Hogs Back Brewery, Trouble Brewing, Dark Star, Otley Brewery, Three Daggers, Llangollen Brewery, Ramsbury Brewery, Abbey Brewery, Langham Brewery, Stroud Brewery, Surrey Hills Brewery, Exeter Brewery, Dorset Brewing Co., S A Brain, Shepherd Neame, Yorkshire Heart, Gwaun Valley, Mountain Man Brewing, Wild Horse Brewing Co., Dancing Duck Brewery, 8 Sail Brewery, Fuller, Smith & Turner, Southbourne Brewing, Five Points Brewing Co., St Andrews Brewing, Quirky Ales, Cotleigh Brewery, Teme Valley, Clearwater Brewery, Bedlam Brewery, Woods Brewery, Belvoir Brewery, Kennet & Avon, Whitstable Brewery, Rother Valley, Red Squirrel, Ironbridge Brewery, Oldershaw Brewery, Hastings Brewery, Felinfoel Brewery, Corinium Ales, Hambleton Ales, Arran Brew Ltd, Eastbury Brewing Co., Tinshed Brewery, Indigenous Brewery, Steam Machine Brewing, Bucks Star Brewery.

Of course we would like to extend our sincere thanks, to all of these breweries & the relevant bottling companies for taking the time & trouble to support LOTY once again

Now that will hopefully have whetted your appetite and will persuade you to join us in October, at Phipps NBC’s Albion Brewery in Northampton


1 Comment

  • Dale Adams

    OMG! What a great meeting!
    Pete S. did a superb of assembling all the LOTY 2015 entries on the display job for the judging! Fantastic Pete well done again this year! And what a wondrous batch of labels that were entered into the competition! Many, many thanks to all those breweries out there that entered their labels in the competition! If you didn’t enter your brewery’s labels you must ask yourself ‘Why not’ because you missed out!
    And on top of the LOTY Judging, there were SO MANY labels being swapped and sold between those members present it was fantastic to see and be a part of it! If you were not there, YOU MISSED OUT BIG TIME!

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