Our year in beer, 8 March 2019 to 7 March 2020

On the pub’s birthday it is time to look back at a bumper year of beer. The numbers this year are:

609 DIFFERENT cask real ales

154 DIFFERENT Keykeg and keg beers

Listings of these can be found here (requires Google sheets). The brewery that has featured most on our cask lines is Salopian with 41 different casks and on our Keg (Keykeg) lines is Polly’s Brew Co with 29 different Keykegs.

13 Meet the Brewer events:

Thirst Class 30 January 2020
Top Rope 12 December 2019
Neptune 28 November 2019
Electric Bear 31 October 2019
Mobberley 26 September 2019
Blue Monkey 18 July 2019
Polly’s Brew Co 13 July 2019
Elusive 20 June 2019
Torrside 16 May 2019
Blackjack 10 May 2019
Boutilliers 18 April 2019
Castle Rock 11 April 2019
Hobsons 8 March 2019

We have picked up a few awards this year:

Society of Independent Brewers UK’s Best Independent Craft Beer Bar or Pub – Rural Finalist 2020 (final result to be announced this Wednesday)
Shrewsbury & West Shropshire CAMRA Market Towns Pub of the Year Winner 2019 (which we have held for three years now)
Shrewsbury & West Shropshire CAMRA Pub of the Year Runner up 2019

And finally we have kept our place in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide.

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