Category Archives: CAMRA

York CAMRA, Modernising the Traditional CAMRA Beer Festival

One thing that has come under fire recently (amongst many other things admittedly!) from the social media masses is CAMRA-run beer festivals. An interesting fact that many may not realise is that CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale) were responsible for introducing beer festivals to the UK. Popular across Europe, mainly Germany, the beer festival concept wasn’t adopted in the UK until CAMRA launched the first ever one in St Albans, in 1974.

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Is this the Best Pub in Leeds?

We are fortunate in Leeds to have a City Centre that is so well populated with great beer pubs and bars. Like many of our Northern neighbours (Manchester, Sheffield), the people of Leeds have really taken a shine to the recent beer boom and the vast choice of drinking venues available to us is testament to that.

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Great British Beer Festival 2017

Having attended the Great British Beer Festival (GBBF), held at Olympia, for the last few years now, I feel like I’ve become a bit of a veteran! Although my years of attendance is a drop in the ocean compared to the 40 years that this huge festival has been going for.

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Last Orders at the Bar! Stepping Down as Leeds CAMRA Chairman

Leading the Leeds CAMRA branch AGM on Monday 9th May will be my final activity as Branch Chairman. After three years as Chairman and four years as a committee member, I have decided to step down. Those close to me know this has been a difficult decision as I view this as a real privilege. I am proud to have held the position and also of what we’ve achieved in that time. My hope is that I have served the branch membership and committee well in my time.

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