Louth and District branch of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) celebrates and promotes real ales, ciders and perries together with those Pubs, Clubs and other outlets that sell it.
Our area covers the postal districts of LN11, LN12 and LN13, plus the Heneage Arms, Heneage, the White Hart, Tetford and the White Hart Ludford.
We have about 115 members with whom we keep in contact, mainly by e-mail and every two months at a local pub for our branch meetings. Some members and friends join in the coach trips from Louth to surrounding Pubs and in the same way, members and friends organise and run the annual Louth CAMRA Beer Festival.
The 20th Louth Beer Festival will be held at the Kings Head Hotel from Thursday 6th to Sunday 9th October 2016.
We are a friendly bunch from all walks of life who welcome new members because we are helping our local pubs to keep in business and support our community.
The Campaign for Real Ale is a consumer organisation that successfully saved traditional cask-conditioned beers from extinction in the UK and now has 175,000-plus members who provide the political strength to protect our pubs and breweries against unfair treatment from taxes, developers, pub companies (pubcos) and other such threats.
CAMRA's official web guide to all known UK Real Ale outlets is www.whatpub.com and the best of these are selected by members votes to go into the annual CAMRA Good Beer Guide.
MEMBERSHIP costs £26.00 a year (direct-debit £24.00, concessions under 26 and over 60 £16.50 dd) and provides £20.00 worth of J D Wetherspoon real ale vouchers, 10% discount at Hoseasons, Cottages4you and Beer Hawk and a monthly newspaper and quarterly magazine that are well worth reading.
MELVIN MULLeNS (CHAIRMAN) 07769896843
Tony Howkins (committee member) 07557789060
BRANCH DIARY Calender 2016
Thursday Branch Meetings start at 7.30 pm (Please confirm meeting prior to attending)
11th February, Massingberd Arms, South Ormsby Good Beer Guide Entries
28th April, White Hart, Ludford Annual General Meeting
16th June, Royal Oak (Splash), Little Cawthorpe Pub of the Year Entries
25th August, Wheatsheaf, Louth Festival Volunteers Planning
20th October, Brown Cow, Louth Festival Wash-up
9th December, Gaslamp Lounge, Louth Christmas Crawl
Thursday 31st March, Gaslamp Lounge, Louth First Festival Planning Meeting
Monday 3rd October, Kings Head Hotel, Louth Set-up Louth Beer Festival
2015 Festival Beers
Of the 21 real ales that were on offer at the 2015 Louth Beer Festival the most popular beers were:
First Cairngorm, Black Gold 4.5%
Joint Second Horncastle Brewery, Midnight Tempter 4.0%
Black Horse Brewing, Pleasant Blonde 4.2% and Thanks PA 6.0%
Louth and District CAMRA offer very grateful thanks to their 2015 Beer Festival Sponsors, without whom the festival would not have been possible.
Black Horse Brewing Co Ltd
Carl Bostock Scaffolding
David Hawtin, branch member
Gaslamp Lounge, home of Fulstow Brewery
George Bateman & Son Ltd
Jeremy Newnham & Brian Strawson, Fenland members
Keith, Chris & Dave, branch members
Kings Head Hotel
Nick Louth, Louth's best selling thriller writer
Perkins Cafe and Bistro
RH Displays & Exhibitions
R&Y Autos Ltd, Station Estate, Louth
Shoreline Housing Partnership (Tony Bramley)
St Peter's Fisheries
Sue & John Banister, branch members.
Request for volunteers
Louth and District Camra is staffed by volunteers please try find some time to help.