Welcome to Wyre Forest CAMRA
Wyre Forest branch is part of the West Midlands Region of CAMRA.
The branch covers the towns of Bewdley, Stourport and Kidderminster, and the surrounding areas as far as Newnham Bridge to the west, Blakedown and Hagley to the east and Hartlebury to Shrawley to the south.
Here you can find information on local CAMRA activities. All CAMRA members living in the area are warmly invited to actively participate in branch activities; be that our annual beer festival, Members' Meetings, pub visits, brewery visits or beer scoring tours, amongst other activities.
For full details of our forthcoming meetings and events see our Branch Diary
Also visit and follow our Facebook page for local and shared social media news and events.
The Tryanuary Campaign and changes for 2021
Tryanuary is a volunteer-led, online community that encourages consumers to continue supporting small, independent beer businesses during January, a notoriously difficult trading month in a normal year, let alone when pubs and clubs are closed under another lockdown. CAMRA has supported Tryanuary since it started and has sponsored the campaign since 2020. This year, because all parts of the UK are now in lockdown, the Tryanuary team have made some changes to the campaign:
• Tryanuary will be extended beyond January, until the end of the current lockdown – this means there’s a lot more time over which branches can take part
• Addition of #TryanuaryAtHome for use on social media
• The campaign will also encourage people to engage with the Tryanuary online community to help their mental health and wellbeing
• The Tryanuary website will feature an online directory for beer businesses to promote their products to consumers, and feature listings for virtual events that any groups, pubs or brewers might be holding.
The Tryanuary website is here: https://www.tryanuary.com/
Notice of next year's beer festival.
The Town Hall is booked for November 2021.
CAMRA Meetings Under Covid-19
Branch socials and meetings in pubs and clubs are suspended until further notice due to Government guidelines on Covid-19.
The Branch will be holding online get-togethers using Zoom video conferencing on the 1st Tuesday of each month. These are listed in the branch diary and full details and joining instructions are available from the diary entries here> Branch Diary.
Pubs and Clubs opening in the Wyre Forest during Lockdown.
see> Wyre Forest Pubs
Pubs and Breweries offering services during Lockdown
At Wyre Forest CAMRA, we are thinking of our pubs, breweries and members during this difficult time. Some pubs are offering meal and food take-outs, and some offer local deliveries. See link for new pub services> Pubs Services - during lockdown.
Access this information on https://whatpub.com/ for any area of the UK.
For brewery services see> Local Brewery Services - during lockdown.
Breweries can be found in the national #PullingTogether campaign: https://camra.org.uk/pullingtogether/
CAMRA's Online Pub Locator & Guide: WhatPub
This is a great website for finding out about pubs, and it can locate those nearest to you. If you're a CAMRA member whilst out and about you can record your beer scores in WhatPub, as it's beer scores that determine which pubs are selected for inclusion in the Good Beer Guide. Full details are available here: Beer Scoring and the Good Beer Guide
If you are not yet a member of CAMRA please consider joining the campaign to help to protect our British Pubs, Real Ale, Cider and Perry in particular. Contact us at ku.gro.armac.tseroferyw@tcatnoc or Join Online
Kidderminster Ale Trail
13 pubs within walking distance of the Rail and Bus Stations! Download the brochure here: Kidderminster Ale Trail
Branch Email Issues
Since the latest Data Protection Changes some members are no longer receiving branch emails.
If you have not been contacted lately use our handy guide to assist reviewing your preferences: Review your Personal Information
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