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Central Manchester CAMRA AGM

Central Manchester CAMRA AGM

The Central Manchester Branch will be holding their 3rd AGM, followed by a short Branch Meeting, starting promptly at 6.30 pm on Wednesday 6th February at The Town Hall Tavern, Tib Lane, Manchester M2 4JA.  

The agendas for the AGM is shown below.  Copies of the communication (item 4) regarding Branches and Re-organisation will be available at the meeting. You will see that there are some vacancies on the Committee which we hope to fill, although you would be welcome to stand for any post.

If you are unable to attend the Branch meeting and would like anything to be added to the Agenda, please contact us. 

CAMRA Central Manchester Branch 3rd Annual General Meeting

Town Hall Tavern, Tib Lane – Wednesday 6 February 2019


1.       To receive the Treasurer’s Report

2.       To receive Officers’ Reports

3.       To receive the Auditor’s Report

4.       Election of Officers: Positions

Chair – Heather Airlie

Vice chair – Laurent Fernandez-Moreno

Secretary – Sue Barker

Treasurer – Steve Davis

Branch Contact – Steve Davis

Pubs Officer – vacant

Membership Secretary – Graham Donning

Branch Contact – Laurent Fernandez-Moreno

Social Secretary – vacant

Twitter Officer – Dawn Cobain

Press & Publicity – Steve Smith

Web Co-Ordinator – James Kirman

Parliamentary Liaison Officer – Graham Donning

Cider Representative – Dick Withecombe

Beer Festival Organiser – Graham Donning

Deputy Beer Festival Organiser – Martin Ward

WhatPub Co-Ordinator – Colm Sullivan

Young Members’ Rep – Kate Mason

GBG Co-ordinator – Steve Davis

5.       Amendments to Constitution & Standing Orders

Main Debate: Day and Timing of Branch Meetings

Tryanuary 2019 is here!

Tryanuary 2019 is here!

So it’s January, the time of year when we get bombarded with the latest fad diet coming out of celebrity tweets. The media seems to be obsessed with telling us how we should be healthier…

Here at Central Manchester CAMRA however, we’re totally on board with the Tryanuary campaign and will be doing our best to sample as many different styles and new beers as (responsibly) possible.

Why not get involved yourself and share with us what you’ve discovered. Whether it’s a perfect porter, or superb cider, let us and the world know what you’ve found by using #tryanuary on social media sites.

If you want to get social with us, tweet @MCRCentralCamra or tag us on instagram @centralmancscamra.

Happy new Beer!

CAMRA Mass Lobby Day – 30th October 2018

CAMRA Mass Lobby Day – 30th October 2018

CAMRA will be holding a Mass Lobby Day in Westminster, London on Tuesday 30 October 2018. This will be our opportunity to bring pressing campaign issues to the attention of up to 650 Members of Parliament (MPs).

The purpose of the Lobby day will be to ask MPs to commit to the following CAMRA campaigns:

– Axing plans to increase beer duty in the upcoming Autumn Budget. (UK)
– A permanent business rate relief for pubs in the upcoming Autumn Budget. (England)
– An urgent review of the Pubs Code so that the Market Rent Only option becomes a genuine choice for tenants. (England and Wales)

Please check out for further information about how you can get involved.

CMBCF 2018 – Beer and Cider of the festival!

CMBCF 2018 – Beer and Cider of the festival!

The votes are in!

We are delighted to announce that the Beer and Cider of the festival, as voted for by our wonderful guests and volunteers are:

BEER of the Festival

Brewer: Dunham Massey

Beer: Chocolate Cherry Mild

Simply described by one of our guests as “Gorgeous”

CIDER of the Festival

Producer: Hurst View

Cider: Bishop’s Blend


Congratulations to both our winners and a huge thanks to all our guests for voting!  We think you’ll agree that the competition was tough and they are both worthy winners.

Thanks to all our sponsors, food vendors, volunteers and guests for making this year’s festival a great occasion!

CMBCF2018 – Keg Beers

CMBCF2018 – Keg Beers

Brewery Beer ABV % Style
Alphabet Charlie Don’t Surf 4.0 Session IPA
Alphabet Juice Springsteen 4.5 Session IPA
Beatnikz Republic Beach Bum 5.0 Pale Ale
Hawkshead Here She Gose 4.5 Gose
Hawkshead Tonka 8.5 Dark Beer
Mallinsons Amarillo 4.3 Pale Ale
Marble De La Riva 4.3 Session IPA
Marble Pale 5.4 Pale Ale
Odyssey Show Me a Hero 7.0 IPA
Pig & Porter Skylarking 4.0 Session IPA
Runaway East India Porter 5.5 Porter
Runaway NZ Pale 4.2 Pale Ale
Stubborn Mule WA15 Magnum Red IPA 7.2 American IPA
CMBCF2018 – Ciders and Perries

CMBCF2018 – Ciders and Perries

Harry’s Scrummage 6.2
Gregg’s Pit Brown Apple Cider 6.5
Newtons Court Foxwhelp 7.0
Ross on Wye Oak Cask Dry Still 7.0
Hurst View Bishop’s Blend 5.5
Seb’s Sweet Cider 6.5
Barbourne Rapple (Raspberry) 4.0
Barbourne Briar Patch (Blackberry) 4.0
Nempnett Piglets Choice 7.0
Gregg’s Pit Thorn Perry 6.0
Olivers Medium Perry 6.0
Gwynt Y Ddraig Two Trees Perry 4.5
CMBCF2018 – Cask Beers

CMBCF2018 – Cask Beers

Brewery Beer ABV % Style
Anarchy Brew Co Boot Boys 5.0 Brown Ale
Bad Seed Kiwi 3.8 Pale Ale
Beatnikz Republic Spring Pale 3.6 Pale Ale
Black Edge Dark Mild 3.9 Mild
Black Edge Pike Pale 4.0 Golden Ale
Blackjack Rabbit Hunt 4.4 Pale Ale
Blackjack Texas Hold’em 4.7 Pale Ale
Brass Castle Bad Kitty 5.5 Vanilla Porter
Brass Castle Life’s a Beach 3.6 Special
Brass Castle Mob Rule 5.0 Special
Brightside Happy Days 3.8
Brightside Premium Bitter 4.8 Bitter
Castle Rock Brian Clough 4.2 Pale Ale
Castle Rock Helen Watts 4.2 Mild
Donkeystone Papa Donkey 6.4 Double APA
Dunham Massey Chocolate Cherry Mild 3.8 Mild
Dunham Massey Summer Meadow 4.3 Double APA
Electric Bear Werrrd! 4.4 Pale Ale
Elusive Brewery & House Brewery Bermuda Triangle Holiday Home 4.4 Pale Ale
Good chemistry Time Lapse 3.8 English Pale
Hawkshead Mosaic 4.0 Pale Ale
Lymm Chirotherium 5.5 Old English Ale
Lymm Heritage 4.5 Bitter
Mallinsons Oatmeal Stout 4.5 Stout
Mallinsons Refresher 39 3.9 Blonde Ale
Origami Stout 5.5 Stout
Pictish Ginger 3.9 Pale Ale
Pictish Summer Solstice 4.7 Blonde Ale
Pig and Porter Skylarking 4.0 Session IPA
Red Willow Thoughtless Aged Stout 9.4 Stout
Red Willow Stateless 3.9 Golden Ale
Salamander Pirate Porter 4.8 Porter
Salamander See Red 4.2 Red Ale
Serious Brewing America Brown 4.2 Brown Ale
Serious Brewing Moonlight Stout 4.5 Stout
Six O’Clock Dark Mild 5.4 Mild
Squawk Corvus 7.4 Stout
Squawk Pica 4.9 Oatmeal Pale
Stubborn Mule Chocolate Stout 5.8 Stout
Stubborn Mule Single Hop IPA 5.7 Pale Ale
Tapped Mojo 3.6 Pale Ale
Thornbridge Wild Swan 3.5
Turning Point Chaos Theory 5.0 Oatmeal Pale
Vibrant Forest Cambrian Root Salted Liquorice Stout 5.1 Stout
Vibrant Forest Salix 4.5 Pale Ale
Vocation Heart & Soul 4.4 Pale Ale
Wander Beyond English Hop 4.5 Pale Ale
Wander Beyond Great Rift Milk Stout 6.0 Stout
Welbeck Abbey Fiery Fox 4.8 Golden Ale