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    Tuesday, 13 May 2008

    My First CAMRA Meeting

    I didn't get to write a post last night to celebrate my first birthday, because I went to my first ever CAMRA meeting!!

    The meeting was partly a planning meeting for the Northampton Beer Festival in a couple of weeks time, which I am not only working at, but helping to compile the tasting notes for the programme.

    I was lucky in that the meeting was held walking distance from my house, in my village, at the Wootton Working Men's Club. The club presented with the Branch Club of The Year award on the night. It is rare that a WMC has six real ales on, and the beer quality is certainly very good.

    I enjoyed the meeting a lot, and met some nice people who are very keen on their real ale.

    The meeting was chaired by the Great Oakley brewer whose Wagtail was in sensational form, so much so I had three pints of it, which hasn't happened with any beer for a very long time. It's a beer he should be very proud of.

    I'm looking forward to working at the festival for the first time, even though I'm promised it's going to be bloody hard work!

    I'll be putting updates on the plans for the festival here as I get them.


    haddonsman said...

    Congrats, Mark. When do you get your beard and sandals ;-)

    Andy Holmes said...

    Don't fear the hard work of beer festivals, it's much more enjoyable than "normal" hard work.

    Tandleman said...

    Good for you Mark. Welcome to the club! (I mean beer fest workers not CAMRA)