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Pints of View Winter 2014 issue (No. 64)

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The latest issue of our free magazine is now being distributed to real ale outlets throughout the branch area. This issue includes all the regular pub and brewery news, plus features on walking the Water of Leith and Edinburgh pub signs. Look out for a copy in a pub near you. A PDF copy is also available from the Publications page.

Stewart’s Radical Road Wins Champion Bottled Beer of Scotland

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Stewart Brewing’s 6.4% abv Radical Road took the award for 2014 Champion Bottle Conditioned Beer in Scotland. Seen at the award presentation are (l-r) Mat Spencer (Lead Brewer), Steve Stewart and Jon Addinall (CAMRA Branch Pubs Officer).

Last Call for Beer Scores...

The deadline for submitting your Branch beer and cider quality scores is Friday 7th November 2014, although scores will be accepted via NBSS (WhatPub) up to Sunday 16th November. For more information on beer scores, please see the Beer Scoring page.

Good Beer Guide 2015 now available

Now in its 42nd edition and featuring 4500 pubs in England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man. The original independent guide to good beer and good pubs also lists all British real ale breweries, with information on over 1200 breweries. Read more about this year’s GBG here.

Pints of View Summer 2014 issue (No. 63)

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The latest issue of our free magazine is now being distributed to real ale outlets throughout the branch area. Look out for a copy in a pub near you. A PDF copy is also available from the Publications page.

Beer Scoring Begins Again!

It is time for us to collect beer scores again. These will be used, in November 2014, to compile the hit list of pubs that will be considered for entry into the 2016 Good Beer Guide.

This is your chance to provide a view on the beer quality in the pubs you visit and contribute to the selection of pubs for the next guide. The more members that contribute then the more accurate the end result, so please don't leave it to others.

Your scores can be provided online by entering them via the WhatPub website. Alternatively, scores can be submitted to the Branch Pubs Officer in Excel spreadsheet format, Word document format or hard copy. Please contact the Pubs Officer at pub_info@edinburghcamra.org.uk (quoting your membership number) to request the required Excel or Word template files.

Pub of the Year 2014 Awards

The results of this year’s Pub of the Year awards are as follows:

City of Edinburgh Pub of the Year 2014
The Edinburgh Pub of the Year is the Stockbridge Tap, Raeburn Place.
Runner Up: the Cask and Barrel (Southside), W. Preston St.

Borders Pub of the Year 2014
The Borders Pub of the Year is The Cobbles, Kelso.
Runner Up: The Bridge Inn, Peebles.

Lothians Pub of the Year 2014
The Lothians Pub of the Year is the Volunteer Arms (Staggs), North High Street, Musselburgh.
Runner Up: The Grey Horse, Main Street, Balerno.

Edinburgh & South-East Scotland Overall Pub of the Year 2014
The Cobbles, Kelso.