Calling all beer lovers and pub goers!
Do you drink beer or cider? Are you or your partner known as a regular down at the local, or do you know someone that is? Then the Campaign for Real Ale might be the perfect fit!
You’ve probably come across CAMRA at some point – whether it’s flicking through our award-winning BEER magazine down at the pub, or sampling foreign brews at a local beer festival, organized by a CAMRA branch. Perhaps your favourite pub was saved by a CAMRA campaign, or your neighbour is one of our 180,000 members across the UK!
CAMRA has been campaigning for great beer, cider, pubs and clubs for 50 years. Our influence has seen incredible campaign wins over the years, ensuring that we can all now enjoy a wide range of great tasting beer and cider. Without our dedicated membership, Britain simply wouldn’t be the brewing capital it is today.
A love of beer opens the door to so many opportunities. With over 200 local branches around the country organising socials, beer festivals and campaigns, a CAMRA membership can help you get out, make new friends, learn about your favourite drink, and make a difference.
Membership is just £26.50 per year – find out some great reasons to join below!
1. Become a beer expert
Discover all there is to know about beer, cider making and more! Whether you are a complete novice, a keen enthusiast or wanting to become a beer connoisseur, there are plenty of resources to get stuck into. You can join beer tastings and brewery tours through your local branch, find out how beer is made, the different ingredients and styles, and even how to become a beer competition judge. You can also access our online learning resources, our quarterly BEER magazine, monthly What’s Brewing news and subscribe to our podcasts, or even get stuck into a CAMRA book! Our latest details 300 years of history by looking at Britain’s Family Brewers.
2. Get involved in our campaigns and make a difference
If you care about the beer you drink and the brewers that make it, you can help our campaigns to support the industry. From lobbying the government for tax relief to saving local pubs from closure, there’s plenty to do at local and national level, now more than ever. Did you know CAMRA has been at the forefront of supporting pubs and breweries during lockdown, and we are now helping pub-goers get back to their local, where safe to do so? Find out how you can make a difference today.
3. Find and enjoy the best pubs in Britain
As a beer lover, it’s important to be able to find a good pint wherever you are in the country. CAMRA members across the country help score beer in their locals to inform the UK’s best-selling beer and pub guide, The Good Beer Guide. You can get involved and uncover the best pubs and clubs serving real ale and real cider across the country.
4. Discover pub heritage in your local area
If you love history, you’ll be amazed to find out how much heritage can be found in locals around the UK. Pubs really are an important part of our nation’s heritage, with many a tale to tell. You can access (and even help to maintain) a wealth of information online or in print, and unearth some beautiful or unique settings to enjoy your favourite tipple in.
5. Get home brewing or cooking with beer
Home brewing has become increasingly popular, and there are loads of resources now available to help you get started or to offer some new recipes. Beer battered fish and chips are a regular on pub menus, and you can discover more culinary delights cooking with beer or cider with CAMRA. Recipes are regularly featured in BEER magazines and in podcasts.
6. Explore the outdoors with a pub walk
When you think of beer, you might picture real ale being pulled from a pump in a delightful country pub setting. That’s why pub walks are a great way to get some exercise in the great outdoors, whilst also discovering smashing pub locations and ale. If you’re really adventurous, you can go off the beaten track, and try out some wild pub walks, or unusual ones by bike or boat! Check out local CAMRA guides and our Pub Walks book series for inspiration.
7. Make new friends at the local branch or beer festival
Make like-minded local friends by getting involved at a local, regional or national level in all sorts of CAMRA activity. There are plenty of volunteer roles to suit every skill set – from publicity officer, branch secretary, treasurer, magazine editor, festival helper or pub coordinator – to name just a few. Help stage a CAMRA beer festival or a social or campaigning event (when Government restrictions allow). Use your interest and skills to encourage beer and cider drinking, and pub and club-going for all – and help contribute to keeping our great British pub culture alive for future generations.
To find out more about CAMRA, visit www.camra.org.uk
To Join CAMRA or give the Gift of CAMRA Membership*, visit join.camra.org.uk
* Membership starts at just £26.50 per year, and membership benefits include: welcome pack, £30 real ale vouchers, quarterly BEER magazine, monthly What’s Brewing news, discounts off pints at 3,500 participating pubs, CAMRA book discounts, online learning resources and beer festivals. Full membership rates available at: www.camra.org.uk/membership-rates
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