Branch Announcements

  • Welcome to the new East Lancs CAMRA website Thursday 19 September 2019

    You've spoken and your committee has listened and here's your new website. We're still setting everything up so bear with us whilst we get it all up and running but updates will be happening all the time so keep checking back to see what's new. And as always, your contributions are welcome to share news and views from around our area.

  • 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.

    See for more info https://wb.camra.org.uk/2018/12/10/camra-names-top-four-clubs-in-the-country/?fbclid=IwAR1aHJVwWztgtZlM9MO8QHdxO0oMb2dqW7F2tLLP0ZSiLfXw5VK0AJqtt5U

  • Its nearly that time again (no, not Christmas), Pendle Beer festival is getting closer... Wednesday 28 November 2018

    We are looking for volunteers for the 15th Pendle Beer Festival 2019, held at The Muni, Colne from 31st Jan-2nd Feb. Please download the Pendle Beer Festival Volunteer Form and return it to Chris Marshall. We thank you for giving your time and look forward to seeing you.

  • Pendle Beer Festival 2019 logo released Monday 5 November 2018

    Hot off the press and looking amazing if we do say so ourselves. Check out Pendle Beer Festival for more information or follow on social media for updates (see links in sidebar) If you’re interested in volunteering please email ku.gro.armac.scnaltsae@eldnep.tsefreeb for more info

  • Burnley 2018 Pub of the Year Friday 12 October 2018

    Congratulations to the Bridge Bier Huis The presentation will be on Sunday 21 October at 14:00

  • Nominations for the POTY, COTY, Cider POTY & GBG Thursday 11 October 2018

    The nomination process has started for the POTY, COTY, Cider POTY & GBG (4 definite + 4 possibilities) All nominations must be received by the December branch meeting, Thursday 6th Drummers Arms, Blackburn. There will be no voting on nominations at this meeting. Please get your nominations to the area organizers ASAP

  • Minutes of meetings Thursday 4 October 2018

    Minutes of the Branch and Committee meetings can be found by logging into the Member's Area, so you can always know what's happening even if you are unable to attend any meetings