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Winner of the Michael Jackson Award Announced

The Michael Jackson Award winners announced at the Great British Beer Festival 2014: Champion Project Dank from La Cumbre Brewery (Albuquerque, New Mexico) Runner Up Barrel Aged Framinghammer from Jack’s Abbey Brewing (Framingham, Massachusetts) 3rd Place Berliner Metro Weisse from Devil’s Backbone Brewing Co. (Roseland, Virginia)

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CAMRA name Cider Workshop as winners of prestigious Pomona Award

CAMRA, the Campaign for Real Ale, has today presented CiderWorkshop.com with the much coveted Pomona Award at the Great British Beer Festival. CAMRA’s annual Pomona Award is awarded to those who make an outstanding promotional contribution to Real Cider and Perry and Cider Workshop, an online community and information resource. Ciderworkshop.com, which is used by…

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Timothy Taylor’s Boltmaker crowned Champion Beer of Britain at the Great British Beer Festival

Press Release Released: Tuesday 12th August For immediate release Timothy Taylor’s Boltmaker crowned Champion Beer of Britain at the Great British Beer Festival After over a year of local tasting panels and regional heats leading up to the finals, CAMRA, the Campaign for Real Ale, is today proud to announce that Timothy Taylor’s Boltmaker has been…

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CAMRA urges 55,000 festival goers to lobby Government over failure to close planning loopholes – as pub closures rise to 31 per week

A new campaign launched by CAMRA at the Great British Beer Festival today hopes to see 55,000 festival-goers lobby their MP, as the UK pub closure rate rises to a whopping 31 per week. The CGA – CAMRA Pub Tracker figures are being released as part of CAMRA’s new ‘Pubs Matter’ campaign, which calls on…

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Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson to Crown Britain’s Best Beer

Press Release Released: Monday 11th August 08.00am For immediate release Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson to Crown Britain’s Best Beer Lead singer of British rock legends IRON MAIDEN will be crowning one very special beer the best in Britain at the Great British Beer Festival (GBBF) in London tomorrow. The Champion Beer of Britain competition, organised…

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Key Campaign 2 – Activity Report

National Planning Reform (England) Every week, two pubs are converted to supermarkets. A loophole in planning law means pubs can be demolished or converted to mini supermarket stores and a range of other uses including estate agents and pay-day loan stores without a planning application. CAMRA is calling for these loopholes to be closed so…

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Key Campaign 1 – Activity Report

This year the Government made history as beer tax was cut for a second year running. Thanks to the incredible efforts of over 5,500 CAMRA members who lobbied their MP ahead of the 2014 Budget, consumers were able to raise their glasses and toast another Budget for British beer drinkers. Alongside this unprecedented second consecutive…

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Key Campaign 3 – Activity Report

The focus of this campaign is on increasing consumer awareness of real ales, real ciders & real perries. This campaign will be supported by the production and distribution of promotional material for use in pubs and at CAMRA events throughout the year. CAMRA will work with a selection of trade and industry partners as part of…