Slough, Windsor & Maidenhead

Campaign for Real Ale

Campaign for Real Ale

CAMRA Launch Podcasts

Friday 17 April 2020

We’re living in unprecedented times.

The nation’s pubs are closed, CAMRA has had to cancel 45+ beer festivals, and all social interaction has been moved online.

Despite the monumental changes, we’ve worked hard to continue our campaigning efforts and ensure that a CAMRA membership provides ongoing value to its members.

Just three weeks ago, we launched our #PullingTogether campaign, aimed at supporting the beer and pub industry by helping them to connect with beer lovers looking for locally sourced brews.

Last week, we introduced the Red (On)Lion, a virtual pub platform where you can meet with friends over a pint. We already have a great lineup of events taking place online, with Master Beer Tutor Christine Cryne kicking off ‘Tasty Tuesdays’ with a beer tasting session on 21 April at 6 pm.

We've also used our Save Our Pubs campaign to urge Pub Companies to cancel rent for their pubs during their forced closure to help keep them afloat, which has included CAMRA members lobbying those Pub Companies directly urging their support for publicans. You can take part in the e-lobby today here.

Today, we’re introducing the first official CAMRA podcast: Pubs. Pints. People. Every Tuesday, you can tune in on Apple, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts to learn more about the beer, cider, pub and club industry. Each episode delves into a different topic – from beer writing to an introduction to cider – and includes two interviews with experts in the field, as well as a dive into the What’s Brewing archives to source exciting stories from the past.


In our first episode, hosts Katie Wiles, Ant Fiorillo and Matt Bundy will talk you through the ‘unsung heroes of the beer industry’ by looking at brewery roles that have nothing to do with making beer itself. They’ll be sitting down with David Bremner of Robinsons’ Brewery to talk about their partnership with Iron Maiden and Ben Watson of Beavertown Brewery to learn what a ‘sensory lead’ brewery role looks like.