The main events will be hosted at the Bournemouth International Centre, where discussions on how to widen the campaign in light of new trends and consumer behaviour will take place. CAMRA members will also look forward to spending time socialising at local pubs and breweries.
Welcome socials are planned at local pubs, including a parallel young member’s event, organised trips and informal pub crawls along East Dorset’s best micro brewers and cider houses. A number of local brewers have opened their doors to CAMRA members with complimentary beer and food samples as part of the weekend’s festivities.
Bournemouth has seen an explosion in micro brewing, with the number of brewers doubling in just five years (1). One of the most recent openings is Micro Moose, which bucked national trends (2) when it was converted from a coffee shop into a micro pub in September 2016.
Nigel Jones, event organiser from CAMRA says: “Beer lovers from across the UK will be delighted to experience the rich variety of breweries and pubs in Bournemouth, which has seen real growth in recent years.
We look forward to introducing our fellow CAMRA members to the area and have put together a number of pub guides and tours to showcase the best that East Dorset has to offer, which we hope will provide a welcome boost to local businesses.”
The CAMRA Members’ Weekend, AGM and Conference is held in a different part of the country each year to attract as many members as possible and provide support to breweries all over Britain.