Dudley and South Staffordshire

Campaign for Real Ale

Campaign for Real Ale

Branch Diary

Branch Meeting and Social Events

Here is the branch diary of meetings and social events for the next few months.

Branch Events

  • DWAF organisation meeting Monday 8 August 2022 20:00 Bird In Hand

    Our August organisation meeting for the Dudley Winter Ales Fayre takes place here. All our welcome.

  • Beer scoring social in Brierley Hill (note revised date) Friday 12 August 2022

    We have a beer scoring social taking place in Brierley Hill. Meeting at Holden's Rose and Crown 161 Bank St Brockmoor DY5 3DD at 7pm, then Brierley Hill Hop House, Wetherspoons, Garrison and Dr Earners- times to follow.

    The event has been moved to avoid a double booking at The Waterfront

  • August branch meeting Monday 22 August 2022 20:00 Old Bulls Head

    Our next meeting takes place on the Monday prior to the Bank Holiday.

  • Branch social to Stone (via railway) Saturday 3 September 2022 _no details

    We're planning a visit to Stone's finest pubs. Including the new Joule's Crown Wharf, Lymestone Brewery Tap, The Borehole and Heart of Staffordshire Pub of the Year, The Swan Inn.

    Meet at 11.15am at Wolverhampton station to get 11.27am direct to Stone (£10.50 off peak return) please check times before you set off.

  • DWAF organisation meeting Monday 5 September 2022 20:00 Bird In Hand

    Our September organisation meeting for the Dudley Winter Ales Fayre takes place here. All our welcome.

  • DWAF organisation meeting Monday 3 October 2022 20:00 Bird In Hand

    Our October organisation meeting for the Dudley Winter Ales Fayre takes place here. All our welcome.

  • DWAF organisation meeting Monday 7 November 2022 20:00 Bird In Hand

    Our first of two November organisation meeting for the Dudley Winter Ales Fayre takes place here. All our welcome.

  • DWAF organisation meeting Monday 14 November 2022 20:00 Bird In Hand

    Our second and last November organisation meeting for the Dudley Winter Ales Fayre takes place here. All our welcome.

Regional Events

  • Kinver Craft Beer festival Saturday 13 – Sunday 14 August 2022

    Coming up in mid August is the Kinver Craft Beer & Cider festival...

  • Bridgnorth Beer Festival Thursday 8 – Saturday 10 September 2022

    A message from our neighbours in Bridgnorth...

    The Bridgnorth Beer Festival is back (at last!) at our traditional location, the Railway Station at Bridgnorth courtesy of the Severn Valley Railway.

    Like all Beer Festivals, as well as drinkers, we will need volunteers to set-up beforehand and man the bar during the festival. As the Festival Organiser I shall be grateful for all offers of help, even if it is only for an hour or so.

    Because the marquee cannot be delivered until the morning of Tuesday 6th September, we will need a lot of help in the afternoon of the 6th, and on onto the evening erecting the stillages and then getting as many casks in place as we can. The festival will open at 5pm on Thursday and at 12noon on Friday and Saturday, and bar staff will be required on all three days, especially in the evenings.

    Assistance will be required on the following days:

    Set-up on Tuesday 6th & Wednesday 7th September

    Beer serving Thursday 8th – Saturday 10th September

    Strip-down Sunday 11th September

    Please contact Alan Thwaites at ku.gro.armac.htrongdirb@tcatnoc or Richard Nicholls ku.gro.armac.htrongdirb@riahc for further details or, critically, if you can volunteer.

  • Cannock Beer Festival Thursday 15 – Saturday 17 September 2022

    Our friends over in Cannock are undertaking their seventh, annual beer festival...

    They're also looking for volunteers and, if you can support it, here is the form...Cannock Chase festival volunteering form.