News

Here is the latest news about the branch and pubs & breweries in the branch area.

  • For information Saturday 6 July 2019

    Owing to other commitments, this site won't be updated for a few days. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for the latest. Thanks for your understanding.

  • Announcing Dudley Winter Ales Fayre 2019 Monday 3 June 2019

    Some exciting news - we have agreed to proceed with another festival this year. Whilst we still need to work on the details, mark our your calendar to attend between Thursday 28th November and Saturday 1st December.

  • Outcome of the AGM Monday 20 May 2019

    We're delighted to confirm that all the necessary positions to continue supporting CAMRA in Dudley and South Staffordshire were filled, in our well-attended meeting at The Tame Bridge.

    Here's to another successful period for us in to 2020.

  • Monthly Bulletin - April 2019 Tuesday 16 April 2019

    The Tividale Three, Sandwell Scoring Social on Wednesday 17th April

    Starting at Tivi Ale (7.30pm); a friendly micropub which opened in June 2018 and serves two interesting guest beers alongside the local’s favourite Holden’s Golden Glow. The crawl will then visit the recently-refurbished Tividale Football Club (8.30pm) and will conclude at the Wonder (9.30pm); the latter serving four Real Ales of which one is a rotating guest beer. Those attending from Dudley are advised to take Bus 14 (Stand E) at 7:21pm.

    Snoop around Sadler's Ales

    There are spaces available for a look inside the Lye brewery. Fans of Hop Bomb and Mellow Yellow are invited to attend a free-of-charge talk ‘n’ tour at Sadler’s Brewhouse & Bar on Thursday 25th April (7pm-10pm). Tickets for the event, hosted by neighbouring branch Stourbridge & Halesowen CAMRA, can be booked by emailing moc.tenretnitb@olb.sreldas.

    Various Vacancies for Brewery Liaison Officers (BLOs)

    BLOs are at the very heart of all dialogue between breweries and the local CAMRA branch. For example, we rely on our team of officers to keep us informed about new products, new branding, and new personnel. We have now appointed a BLC-elect (Brewery Liaison Coordinator) ahead of our AGM in May who is going to support all of our BLOs to make sure we know as much as possible about what our breweries are up to! If you’d like to be a BLO for one of our breweries (Bathams, Black Country Ales, Blue Bear, Britt, Enville, Fownes, Holden’s, Kinver, Olde Swan, Sarah Hughes, Toll End), email ku.gro.armac.yeldud@riahc to determine which opportunities are open to you.

    Ales at the Acres, Keep ‘In The Know’ in Kingswinford

    Our next Branch Meeting will take place on Monday 29th April, 8pm, at the High Acres, Kingswinford. All CAMRA members are welcome to attend. Bus 226 from Dudley drops passengers at the door of the pub.

    Welcome back to your 'Monthly Bulletin' issued on behalf of Dudley & South Staffs CAMRA, for April.
  • Ales & Tales - Spring 2019 Monday 15 April 2019

    Our new edition of Ales & Tales (Spring 2019, issue 40) is now available for download.

  • 2019 awards Wednesday 3 April 2019

    We're proud to announce the branch winner awards of 2019. Click on the left hand link to see more.

  • The DWAF thank you trip - a message from our social secretary Sunday 24 March 2019

    I hope you will all agree with me Wigan is a very enjoyable place to go drinking, with good value and generally good beer to suit many tastes, and lots of pie shops!

    However, I wish to apologise to anyone seriously upset that due to motorway closures we were dropped off at our pick-up destinations a little later than anticipated.

    Our driver took steps to avoid the biggest traffic hold-ups caused by the demolition of a bridge and other assorted road works considerably over running their completion.

    While this was a bit frustrating, we were always moving homeward and Bob the driver managed to shave over an hour off his sat nav's first estimated time of arrival home.

    As with all trips I like to think where ever we go, we responsibly and favourably represent CAMRA and the West Midlands. Included in that I thought consideration to your fellow traveller was an automatic thing. Sadly on this occasion, some comments made were upsetting to other members on the coach trip.

    If any person wishes to travel on any future trip or excursion may I remind them that regardless of having had a drink(or several) aggressive, abusive or disruptive language or behaviour will not be tolerated and lead to future exclusion from events. I am now considering to what extent I now wish to be involved in organizing such trips.

    Having said that, I hope you all had a good time.

    Cheers and happy drinking

    Jacqui E,Social Secretary

    To all who joined us on 23rd March on our thank you trip to Wigan.