Around the branch in November

Here’s news of some of what’s happening in and around our branch area over the next few weeks.

Monthly meetings

Our November monthly meeting will be at the Queen Edith, Wulfstan Way from 8pm on Tuesday 12 November. 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. December’s meeting will be at the Castle Inn on Castle Street.

ALE magazine

The October edition of our ALE magazine will be appearing in pubs soon. It has a picture of Caragh at the Three Horseshoes, Comberton on the front cover. You can also read it online.

Cambridge Beer Festival Winter

The biggest branch event this month is Cambridge Beer Festival Winter. It is taking place in the University Social Club on Mill Lane, 13-16 November. We’ll have around 80 real ales from 40 breweries, a range of draught international beers plus ciders, perries and apple juice. Food available.

Good Beer Guide

CAMRA’s 2020 Good Beer Guide has only been out a few weeks but we have already started thinking about the next edition. We are currently asking members to nominate pubs that they have visited this year that they think should be considered for the 2021 Guide. Pubs need multiple nominations to get on the short list so don’t hold back from nominating just because you think someone else will. You can nominate online (revisable), in person at monthly meetings or at our beer festival in November.

CAMRA pool team

Are you a CAMRA member who also enjoys playing pool? If so, would you like to play pool with a group of like-minded people and possibly forming a CAMRA team based at the NCI on Holland Street, Cambridge? CAMRA members Richard and Russell are hoping to get a group of members playing regularly together and then, if enough are interested, enter a CAMRA team to play in a local league. If you are interested, email Richard for more details.

Local beer events

These are just some of the beer and cider 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.

Old Ticket Office, Station Square. 31 October. Hallowe’en Tap Takeover by Harston based BrewBoard brewery.

Live & Let Live, Mawson Road. 1-2 November. Rum Festival with over 140 rums.

Blue Moon, Norfolk Street. 7 November. Tap Takeover by Three Hills brewery with Buffalo Joe’s food van.

Cambridge Oktoberfest, Jesus Green. 8-9 November. This is not a CAMRA event. A single beer brewed for them in Bavaria. German food and music.

Portable Pint at Weston Colville Reading Room. 8 November. With Pimp My Fish food van.

Cambridge Beer Festival Winter, University Social Club, Mill Lane. 13-16 November. Cambridge & District CAMRA present British and continental European beers including winter ales. Real ciders and perries.

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. It can be done using the Good Beer Guide app or 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.

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