- Congratulations to the Cherry Tree Cricket Club
Thursday 16 May 2019
Congratulations to the Cherry Tree Cricket Club, for the winning the Blackburn with Darwen Area Club of the Year award for 2019. Come along Saturday 1st June with the presentation taking place at 1pm
- Spaces available for Clitheroe Beer Festival Volunteers trip
Wednesday 15 May 2019
The Clitheroe Beer Festival Volunteers trip to Keighley and Saltaire is now open for everyone so don’t worry if you didn’t volunteer and non CAMRA members are welcome.
To book a seat please contact Peter Clegg asap as there’s only a few spaces left, on 07964-258360 or email ku.gro.armac.scnaltsae@laicos. Cost is £10 per person. Pickup times will be announced in due course.
- Branch Presentation Announced *UPDATED*
Tuesday 30 April 2019
Congratulations to the Drummers Arms, for the winning the Blackburn with Darwen Area Pub of the Year award for 2019. Come along Sunday 19th May from 12:30 with the presentation taking place at 1pm, with the Lancashire Telegraph present so dress up for the occasion.
There will be a committee meeting taking place afterwards, next door at the Rock Box, and all members are welcome.
Or why not stay in the Drummers and enjoy their Sunday open mic/live music afternoon with a few beers or ciders.
- Clitheroe Beer Festival Tuesday 9 April 2019
- Branch Presentation
Monday 25 March 2019
There will be a presentation to the Sydney Street Club for winning the Hyndburn Club of the Year award for 2019 before the meeting on Thu 11th April. Be there from 19:30 so that we can start the meeting at 19:45 prompt.
- Branch Presentations: East Lancs COTY 2019 & Rossendale Area POTY & COTY 2019
Wednesday 20 March 2019
See the Branch Diary for details of these presentations
- Branch Award Winners 2019
Thursday 14 February 2019
Congratulations to the East Lancs CAMRA award winners 2019:
East Lancs Pub of the Year (POTY) Swan with Two Necks, Pendleton
East Lancs Club of the Year (COTY) Whitworth and Healy Vale Band Club
East Lancs Cider Pub of the Year Number 39 Hopstar Brewery Tap, Darwen
Keep an eye out on the Branch Diary page and social media for dates and time of the presentations. Cheers!
- Presentation to the Canine Club
Wednesday 13 February 2019
There will be a presentation before the AGM, Thursday 21st February, to the Canine Club in reaching the Top 4 CAMRA clubs in the UK award, which will be announced in March. Be there at 19:30 to share this special achievement, then onto the AGM for a 19:45 prompt start. Cheers!
- Meet the Brewer Sessions announced for Pendle Beer Festival
Sunday 6 January 2019
Due to popular demand from last year's "meet the brewer" session, this year we are running two different talks/tutored tastings.
In the Thursday Session, Pendle Beer Festival will give festival attendees the chance to hear from two local stalwarts of the real ale community. They will be running a tutored tasting talk, suitably accompanied by samples of some of the 120+ ales on offer. Beer columnist Mark Briggs (@realaleupnorth) and John Ingham, Editor of "Witch Ale" will be talking about some of their favourite beer styles, showcasing the breadth of taste and history of real ale in the UK and further afield. Their combined expertise will be available to a limited audience on Thursday 31st at 7pm.
In the Saturday Session, Pendle Beer Festival will give festival attendees the chance to hear from last years returning favourite Beer wizard, Nick Smith, Brewer and Co-Founder of Steam Machine Brewing Co. (@steammachineipa, https://www.facebook.com/steammachinebrew/). Nick will be running a tutored tasting talk, suitably accompanied by samples of some selected beers. If you ever had a burning unanswered question about anything Beer or Brewing related, Nick will be available to a limited audience on Saturday 2nd Feb at 3pm.
Tickets can be purchased from https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/east-lancs-camra-18459913144
NOTE: THESE TICKETS DO NOT INCLUDE ENTRY TO THE BEER FESTIVAL WHICH MUST BE PURCHASED SEPARATELY.
- 2019 New Year’s Resolution: Become more “active”.
Tuesday 1 January 2019
There’s plenty of ways you can volunteer and get involved. Whatever your interests, experience or time available, there's something for everyone and it doesn't have to take a lot of time - we have opportunities to fit around your work and other leisure pursuits. It's sociable, you’ll meet other people who share your interest in all thing’s beer, cider or perry from all walks of life, and all ages, and you can gain skills and enhance your CV.
So, what could you do? Well anything from beer scoring and updating pub details through WhatPub, pulling pints at your local beer festival, using your organisational, artistic or IT skills, campaign to save pubs – and more!
So go on, have a think of how you can get more involved, drop us a line or chat to any member of the committee, our Branch AGM is in February, where all members can put themselves forward for any role.
- Wishing all our members and their families a very Happy New Year!
Tuesday 1 January 2019
A lot is happening over the next couple of months. Check out the Branch Diary and Events calendar to see what’s going on around the region.
The countdown has now begun for the Pendle Beer Festival. 30 days to go. Are you coming along? Have you registered to volunteer yet, if not then why not? Visit Pendle Beer Festival for more information or follow on the social media links in the left hand menu.
- Congratulations to the Canine Club!
Monday 10 December 2018
They have been named one the best four clubs in the country as part of CAMRA's Club of the Year 2019 competition, one of the most respected and well-known club awards in the UK!
The other finalists are: Appleton Thorn Village Hall near Warrington, The Real Ale Farm, Bargoed and the Egham United Services Club, Surrey. They will now have to wait until spring 2019 to discover which will be named CAMRA’s Club of the Year.