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Chairman’s Report
         Dave Stubbins - Furness Branch Chairman
                                                      InnQuirer Issue 69 - Winter 2018/9
                                                      InnQuirer Issue 69 - Winter 2018/9
         The period since the last report tends to be  relocated to the Mill Yard in Staveley, which
         quieter after the Ulverston Beer Festival.  they have developed over the years into the
         We have however had social trips to Kendal  fine visitor centre it now is, and whilst
         and  the  Woodlands  beer  festival  in  brewing will continue there and it will
         Silverdale. We also had an excellent Xmas  remain the centre for management of its
         party at the Prince of Wales in Foxfield in  operations, a large new brewery has been
         mid December.                         opened in Flookburgh using state of the art
                                               brewing equipment. Our other brewers
                                               continue to be active and I’ve taken the
         The next big event in the North of England  opportunity to give a description of each in
         is Manchester Beer and Cider Festival  these pages.
         taking place at Manchester Central from
         23rd to 26th January. This year, in addition
         to the large range of beers served in metal  Presentations are always enjoyable events
         casks, there will be a range of beers served  and this quarter has been no exception. Our
         in wooden casks in the manner that was  Pub of the Season was the Devonshire in
         normal until the middle of the last century.  Millom, a friendly pub run by Emma for
         There will also be tutored tastings on offer  several years. We were able to present the
         from well-known beer experts.         award for Beer of Ulverston Beer Festival,
                                               Tarn Hows Blueberry and Vanilla Oatmeal
                                               Stout, to Kelly Barbenson. Finally we made
         The brewing scene in our area continues to  a special presentation to the Varty family
         be exciting and in October we were    who have owned the excellent Manor Arms
         delighted to welcome back Hawkshead   in Broughton-in-Furness for 30 years.
         brewery to our area. Hawkshead brewery
         commenced operations in 2002 in a barn
         just  outside  Hawkshead,  but  in  2006  Dave Stubbins

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