Nov 142014

Hello and Seasons Greetings!

I have lots to tell you about this month. Your Committee have been very busy organising dates for the forthcoming year! So please take a look at the attached Information Update as there are a lot of interesting things being arranged, especially by our Social Secretary, Mark.

Have you voted for your favourite beers yet? You will have received an email regarding CBOB – Champion Beer Of Britain. Our local brewers rely totally on your nominations for this first stage. If you don’t nominate their beers don’t go forward in the competition. Seriously! That is how important you are as a member of CamRA. It is easy to vote on line……follow the link to CBOB, you will be asked for your membership number (its on your membership card) and your password (if you haven’t set up a special password then your postcode is the default). You will then find yourself on the CBOB nomination page. You don’t have to know lots of beers, just the ones you know and like will do; you don’t have to fill in all the categories or all 5 nominations. PLEASE DO IT! Our local brewers would be sooooooo grateful!

Nominations for our Branch Good Beer Guide have now closed and we are about to start surveying the pubs nominated – its a hard job but someone’s got to do it. If you haven’t already done it you have a day or two left for nominating your favourite branch pub for our Branch Pub Of The Year. The response has been
incredible so far and I am delighted. My iPad pinged relentlessly for the first few hours when I asked members to reply with nominations. So thank you.

Finally our next Branch Meeting is on *10th January at The Town Arms, South Molton EX36 3BU.* We will be choosing our Brewery Of The Year so really need you to come along and make your choice.

Now would be a good time to buy that special Christmas present…..CamRA membership – the membership rates go up in January.

Happy Christmas to you and yours
Cheers and beers