Chris Milton and Dave Mortimer (centre) at Eagles Crag Brewery, Robinwood Mill, Todmorden following the presentation of two awards by members of CAMRA Halifax and Calderdale on Monday 27th November 2017. The awards were presented following the successes of Pale Eagle at the 2017 Calderdale Beer and Cider Festival in late September. Pale Eagle won the Pale Ale of the Festival Award and the Bronze Award in the Beer of the Festival Competition. The ale proved extremely popular at the Festival and this is a magnificent achievement for Chris and Dave who have only been brewing commercially for one year. Well done lads!
John Hartley (Joint Beer Festival Organiser) presents Tom, Chris and Dan of Eyes Brewing with their Speciality Ale of the Festival Award at Whitelocks Ale House in Leeds on Wednesday 22nd November 2017. The award was presented for Summer Schops (6.2%) which accumulated a large number of customer votes when served at the Calderdale Beer and Cider Festival at Hebden Bridge Town Hall on the 28th-30th September 2017.
On Wednesday 30th August the Grayston Unity was awarded the award of Pub of The Season – Summer 2017. This award is presented to a pub that has shown consistency and quality in serving good real ale. It goes without saying that in order to win the pub must do more than that in delivering a good standard of service that makes the drinker return.
There is no doubt that the Grayston Unity has been a welcome addition to the pubs and bars in our branch, indeed, such is the standard nowadays that the award comes after a hotly contested debate. The Branch feels sure that we have selected a worthy winner.
Richard Lee, branch Chair gave the award to Michael Ainsworth praising not only the beer quality but also its range and especially for such a small venue the promoting of live music and the recent addition of playing a whole vinyl album on a Sunday
On Wednesday 27th April we presented the Halifax Catholic Club with our Club of the year. The club continues to serve an excellent range of beer and the award is richly deserved. Here are some pictures of presentation of Club of the Year at the Halifax Catholic Memorial Club – Thanks to all concerned especially Maggie Heath for a splendid evening.