Welcome to the Young Members Page!
CAMRA isn’t just for older folks you know! Achieving CAMRA’s aims can be for younger folk too, especially if they are combined with having a bit of fun.
Does anyone fancy Beerienteering? Perhaps a ‘pubs’ quiz, visit to a beer festival or the ever popular Adventure-Ale (which involved zip wires amongst other things). Whilst these things are aimed at having fun, they also support pubs and the Real Ale industry too. On the face of things these may seem just like pub trails, but the general idea is to get people trying pubs and beers that they might not normally try. Right now pubs need our support more than ever, so getting more people into them is important. Plus, if folk are trying new beers, it increases their enjoyment of Real Ale and encourages them to seek out other new beers and pubs which in turn helps pubs and the brewery industry yet further.
Did you enjoy the beer you drank? How about submitting your scores online; it all helps when compiling the Good Beer Guide. CAMRA members can enter their scores on the WhatPub website.
Doing the things that CAMRA needs to do needn’t be boring. Why not get involved? Contact email@example.com to find out more.
Young Person’s Events
From time to time we organise events that are aimed more at the younger members of the branch. These will generally be fun activities but will still allow for promoting CAMRA, its aims and support the work it does. Just because you are on a pub trail, completing a silly challenge in each pub, doesn’t mean you can’t submit some beer scores whilst you’re at it! Generally these events will be held at the weekend so that those who are at work/uni etc in the week can attend.
1st April 2023 – Beer Miles Pub Trail in Shrewsbury Town Centre. Visit the required pubs, drink an ale in each, try to ‘travel’ as many miles as possible between each drink (distances calculated between the breweries of the drinks you have). Meet in the Tap and Can between 1:30pm and 2pm.
Fancy trying lots of different beers but don’t want to walk around loads of pubs to do so? Why not visit one of CAMRA’s or a local venue’s beer festivals. These happen all over the country virtually every weekend. From small festivals in pubs to big festivals with hundreds of beers, there is something for everyone. Check out the beer festival list on the CAMRA website, or consider helping out at ours in Shrewsbury.
Ever wondered how pubs that get into the Good Beer Guide are chosen? Well, by members scoring the beers on offer is how. Whenever a member has a beer in a pub, they can log onto CAMRA’s WhatPub site and submit a score for that particular beer in that particular pub. At the end of the year, all the pubs which have an average score of 3.5 out of 5 will get considered for entry. The more scores each pub has, the more accurate the results will be. Whenever you go for a drink, consider submitting a score! Have a look at our guidelines on beer scoring here.
Getting More Involved
The easiest way to get involved is to volunteer at a beer festival – most festival organisers will never turn away a willing pair of hands! Contact the organising branch for more details. You can always come to a branch meeting and meet the folks there, who will be happy to show you what’s what.
Events and meetings are going on all the time and members are welcome to attend any. Branch meetings happen at pubs around Shrewsbury, and there are public transport based and hired bus based beer scoring trips, as well as brewery visits and pub trails.
Check out the Branch Diary for upcoming events.
CAMRA is active on most social media platforms and most branches, including our Shrewsbury and West Shropshire branch, have a Facebook page where you can find out about upcoming events and current campaigning activities.
Hopefully a combination of this page and/or the main branch page has answered any questions you may have. If you have further questions or simply want to get in touch, you can do so at firstname.lastname@example.org