The Campaign for Real Ale is the leading consumer organisation that campaigns for real ale and the rights of those who drink it. CAMRA's membership is drawn from across the world and now stands at more than 150,000, many thousands of whom volunteer large quantities of their time in furtherance of CAMRA's aims. As an independent body we represent the consumers, not the business interests of any brewery or trade organisation.
Saturday 21 May
With elections taking place just around the corner in Wales, now is the time to make sure that your elected representative support beer drinkers and pub-goers.
Cardiff CAMRA recently voted the Hopbunker in Kingsway its Cider and Perry Pub Of The Year. Runners-up were the Gatekeeper and winner for the last two years, the Queens Vaults.
Presenting a certificate to Hopbunker Director, Steve Lewis, Cardiff CAMRA Chairman, Rick Zaple said that when the Hopbunker had opened a few months previously, CAMRA members had anticipated a great range of beers. They had been pleasantly surprised to find also a great range of ciders and perries.
Saturday 16 April.
Cardiff CAMRA is currently deciding what will be its next Pub Of The Year and, if you are a CAMRA member living in Cardiff, we would like your help.
A shortlist of candidates has been drawn up as follows:
* City Arms, Quay Street.
* Gwaelod y Garth Inn, Gwaelod y Garth.
* Hopbunker, Kingsway.
* Lansdowne, 71 Beda Road, Canton.
* Urban Tap House, 26 Westgate Street.
By popular demand, our annual visit to this beer festival held in the pubs of Llanwrtyd Wells In Mid Wales. The festival is held in the town’s three pubs including the Neuadd Arms Hotel. This is the home of the Heart of Wales Brewery which we plan to visit.
Pick ups at Cardiff city centre (outside National Museum) at 1000, Manor Way (The Philog) at 1010 and Treforest (Otley Arms) at 1030, giving around six hours at the festival itself, arriving back around 2100. Total tour price £18.