Around the branch in March

Here is our monthly roundup of events around the branch.  If you are a branch member and do not get this by email, please check that we have your current email address. You can do this via the national website, log in and then click on ‘edit your membership information’. If you get stuck, you can call the membership department on 01727 798440.

Monthly meetings

We have had to change the location of our March monthly meeting which will now be at the White Lion in Sawston from 8pm on Tuesday 12 March. Our monthly meetings, on the second Tuesday of the month, are open to all branch members. Feel free to attend, hear what’s going on and have a chat over a beer or two. April’s meeting will be at the Hoops in Barton.

Community Pubs Month

Looking ahead, April is CAMRA’s Community Pubs Month. Cambridge & District CAMRA will be starting early by holding our Gala Night in late March. Due to the venue’s capacity, attendance is by invitation. We’ll also have a Strolling Social on Saturday 13 April and a Coach Tour on Saturday 27 April. More details will be in our April email. Many pubs will be holding beer festivals over Easter or in early May. If you email us details we’ll include them next month.

Other local beer events

These are just some of the beer and ciders events taking place in and around our branch area over the next few weeks. Our own website and local blog Pints & Pubs have Events sections that list these and more.

The Cambridge Blue, Gwydir Street. 27 February – 2 March. International Beer Festival. Cask, keg and bottled beers from around the world. Food, including festival specials, at all sessions. Live oompah band on Friday evening.

Blue Moon, Norfolk Street. 7 March. Meet the Brewer event with Northern Monk. They’ll have 10 of their keg beers and a couple in cask. Food van outside.

Booze on the Ouse Beer & Cider Festival at the Priory Centre, St Neots. 14-16 March. Run by Huntingdonshire CAMRA. 70 real ales and 15 ciders & perries.

Cambridge & District CAMRA Gala Night. Tuesday 26 March. We’ll be handing out our 2019 awards. Due to number limitations attendance is by invitation. You will be able to follow it on Twitter etc. (links below)

Weston Colville Reading Room. 29 March from 6:30pm. Portable Pint Pop-Up Pub event. Cask ales, Wylde Sky beer, Cambridgeshire cider, wine, prosecco & soft drinks plus pub games. Locally made scotch eggs from The Kitsch Hen.

BrewBoard Brewery Tap, Harston. 29 March from 5pm. Tap Takeover by Californian brewers, Firestone Walker. Honest Burgers van. DJs and live music.

Pub news and beer scoring

We’re always keen to receive news about our pubs, breweries and cider makers. If you have some, please email us. Members’ beer scores also help to keep us informed and influence our Good Beer Guide entry selection. It’s easy to do via WhatPub, either from your phone while you are in the pub or from home afterwards. Please also use WhatPub to give us feedback on the pubs you visit, especially if you discover inaccuracies in the pub’s entry.