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Corona Virus Update

Due to the ongoing health crisis, in the UK & worldwide.

We have taken the decision to cancel all meetings planned for 2020.

Should things improve by later this year, we hope to arrange at least one meeting.

Stay Home

Stay Safe

Corona Virus Information

Thanks to Gary Warshaw & Robert A J Signer for permission to use this graphic
All copyrights acknowledged

If this helps to limit the spread by just a few people then it is worth it.

Stay safe by following the advice guys

Greene King Auction

The auction that was planned for our now cancelled meeting in Bury St Edmunds, will now be held as a postal/email auction. You should all have now received a catalog by post or email. If yours is missing, please contact me via this link

Closing date is now April 3rd

Site Update

The eagle eyed among you will have noticed a new top level addition to our menus. This is New Label Issues & the drop down below takes you to the page for this month.

All we need now is info from you guys

Happy New Year – Well It Should Be

Thanks to Eric for putting together a great set of venues for our 2020 meetings

Auction Closes 9th January: Email & postal bids accepted from members

Winter Meeting: Saturday 1st February Venue: Royal Oak, Tabard Street London

Spring Meeting: Saturday 21st March Venue: Green King Brewery, Bury St Edmunds

AGM: Saturday 13th June Venue: Hook Norton Brewery

LOTY Judging Meeting: Saturday 7th September Venue: TBA

LOTY 2020: Saturday 3rd October  Venue: J W Lees, Greengate Brewery

LOTY 2019

Just a quick update on today, more to follow.

A new record charity donation today at Adams PLC. A great day & many thanks to all who helped out & those who put their hands in their pockets.

We handed a cheque to Fresh Start – New Beginings for £3,300 RESULT!

In case you don’t read your emails or you have seriously upset your postie, then here are images of the labels for the auction on Saturday 7th September.

As you know we accept commission bids from MEMBERS ONLY. Send your bids to

A nice selection I am sure you will agree. We look forward to seeing you in Aylesbury

Caveat Emptor – Buyer Beware!

We have had rather sad advice regarding a collector/seller in Australia.

We received the following letter from one of our members.

We have removed  identifying details, but none the less be aware that this may happen to any of us.

Sadly as many of you will be aware, this is not confined to the southern hemisphere.

We have received many reports of similar or worse behavior here in the UK.


London Meeting 27th July

OK so it’s been a while since we dragged the keyboard out. But, hey we have work, exams, holidays & seasonal viruses to contend with.

Not to mention the really important things in life.

You all are just chilling with a beer or three, enjoying our wonderful summer. (Well maybe just the beer then)

So we have our summer meeting with the guys from ABBC at the Royal Oak in Borough.

Once again there will be an auction for members only to take part in. Just one of the benefits of becoming a member of the Society.

To whet your appetite, images of what’s up for grabs appear below. Remember we do now accept commission bids from our members.

You will have received an email regarding this, if you are up to date with your subs!!



There may even be a surprise lot or two, for the benefit of those who are present on the day.

Nothing too rare, honestly


Welcome to J W Lees & Co (Brewers) Ltd

As you will already know if you were at the recent AGM. We are delighted to welcome J W Lees, to the Society as our latest Corporate Member.

A brief history & some example labels will appear on the relevant menu in the near future. I dare say Peter has plans for more label images to appear as soon as time allows.

Time has finally allowed, although still work in progress.

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