Branch Members meet Gavin Williamson MP at Kinver Country Fair 2014
CAMRA, the Campaign for Real Ale is an independent, voluntary organisation campaigning for real ale, community pubs and consumer rights. CAMRA supports well-run pubs as the centres of community life - whether in rural or urban areas - and believe their continued existence play a critical social role in UK culture. CAMRA also supports the pub as the one place in which to consume real ale (also known as cask-conditioned beer or cask ale) and to try one of over 5,500 different styles now produced across the UK.
Some of the benefits of membership:
The branch holds regular monthly meetings at various pubs in the branch area. All members are welcome to attend to find out what is going on and have their say.
Branch social events come in various forms including: pub crawls, meeting fellow members at beer festivals and events, occasional minbus trips to outlying branch pubs that are difficult to get to and an organised coach trip to the Great British Beer Festival in London.
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This is an easy one and doesn't require much effort. When you have a pint give the quality of the beer a score out of 5 and enter ther scores on Whatpub.com. It is an easy to use system that has been designed to assist CAMRA branches in selecting pubs for the Good Beer Guide and monitoring beer quality by encouraging CAMRA members to report on beer quality wherever they go.
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Members from the branch help staff the beer tent at Kinver Country Fair and organise and staff the beer tent at the Black Country Boating Festival, Windmill End, Netherton.
CAMRA's mission is to support and promote good pubs and Real Ale. This valuable work is undertaken locally by branches and individual members. These efforts are backed up by national CAMRA campaigns to secure backing for pubs and Real Ale from Government. Current campaigns include: Fighting pub closures through the planning system, List Your Local and Beer Tax.
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