Activities & Campaigns
We do both but what is the difference?
ActivitiesThese are mainly things you can do as a member of the Branch. Many of the activities are highly social, not least because they take place in pubs, bars, inns and taverns. They range from branch meetings each month to occasional brewery visits and the all important regular visits to real ale drinking places to build up the annual scores for the widely acclaimed Good Beer Guide. To keep you fit there are guided walks with a theme visiting a selection of licensed establishments.
Real Ale GuidesBoth new and established real ale drinkers need to know where to find their drink of choice. That is why CAMRA produces real ale guides, ranging from the UK wide Good Beer Guide to branch area local beer guides. No outlet appears in a guide without being visited. Find out more in Publications.
Beer ScoringAs far as CAMRA is concerned, the number one issue is the availability of real ale of good quality in public houses, bars, taverns, inns and hotels. Branch members score the quality of the real ale available. Of course, many of us are very experienced in this activity, and some of us have even been trained at tasting panels.
The National Beer Scoring Scheme (NBSS) is a 0-5 point scale for judging beer quality in pubs. It is an easy to use system that has been designed to assist CAMRA branches in selecting pubs for the Good Beer Guide by encouraging members to report beer quality in any pub in the UK. Outlets cannot pay to have an entry in our guides.
More information can be found on the Beer Scoring page.