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.
Kidderminster Beer & Cider Festival
Kidderminster Beer and Cider Festival 2021 ended on Saturday, November 5th. It was a resounding success, with oOnly 5% of the 378 gallons of beer left!
50 volunteers put in a total of 1,000 hours over 3 days to ensure that the 806 paying visitors, and representatives of partner charity HELP and sponsors, enjoyed a great event. And once again, Kidderminster Town Hall proved itself to be a popular central and accessible venue.
When asked what visitors enjoyed most, they said it was brilliant to meet with other festival-goers and friends, socialise, enjoy the atmosphere and try a far greater range of beer styles than is usually possible anywhere else. Also popular is the fact that Kidderminster Town Hall offers plenty of seating with subtle, non-intrusive background music adding to the atmosphere, plus Saturday night live entertainment from The Follicles.
See you all again, next year in October 2022!
More details of the 2021 event here => Kidderminster Beer & Cider Festival 2021
CAMRA Branch Meetings
We usually have branch meetings, where we discuss news and events, on the 1st Tuesday of the month. Check out our Facebook page or Diary on this website for details> Branch Diary.
CAMRA's monthly newspaper, "What's Brewing", has moved online and is available for all to see.
Visit it here: https://wb.camra.org.uk/
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. In most areas of the UK, it has been updated with the latest services (take away meals, etc) being provided. 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
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Kidderminster Ale Trail
13 pubs within walking distance of the Rail and Bus Stations! Download the brochure here: Kidderminster Ale Trail
In August 2021 we held the Wyre Forest Real Ale Trail (during the nationwide Great British Beer Festival at your Local campaign). We were pleased with the footfall from the Ale Trail in our leading pubs and all the landlords involved in the Trail were pleased to see new faces and appreciated our efforts to support them and CAMRA. All prizes have now been awarded.
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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