• CAMRA Canterbury Beer Tasting Evening

    Online event

    We had hoped to have an Old Dairy selection but unfortunately this hasn't worked so back to Waitrose for this weeks beers. Bart and Lou combined efforts and found six beers that are not on the ever growing list.
    All are in Waitrose on line or in store.
    Event will be on google meet, link below
    Remember to have plenty of glasses and some tasty snacks.

    St Austell Tribute 4.2
    Dark Star Revelation IPA 5.7
    Badger Fursty Ferret amber ale 4.4
    Brain the Rev James Original 4.5
    Adnams Broadside 6.3
    Fuller's London porter 5.4

    all are bottles, no cans tonight.


  • Branch meeting, all welcome

    Online event

    We have our monthly online meeting to discuss changes in our local pub and brewery scene. Information is welcome! Join us with Zoom,
    Topic: CAMRA Branch Meeting
    Time: Jun 16,[masked]:00 PM London

    Join Zoom Meeting

    Meeting ID:[masked]

  • Film on micropubs, premiere at Gulbenkian, discount for early booking

    Here are the details:
    My name is Syd Heather and I’m a freelance filmmaker from Kent. A few years back me and my colleagues Dan Eycott and James Coyne crowdfunded a micropub documentary and although covid interrupted our original plans to release last year, as micropubs and cinemas start to re-open, we’re also now ready to FINALLY share our film with an actual audience!

    We’ll be hosting the film premiere of MICROPUBS - THE NEW LOCAL in Kent at The Gulbenkian on Saturday 12th June 2021. £10, or £5 for limited early bookings.

    Considering all the above and the fact that we feature a number of Kent micropubs & microbreweries including The Butcher’s Arms, The Freed Man, Firkin Alehouse, Tankerton Arms, The Handsome Sam, The Dartford Jug, The Malling Jug, The Door Hinge, The Hackney Carriage, and Kent Brewery, do you think our documentary will be of interest to you and your members?

    Tickets for the covid-secure screening are currently just £5 (discount applied at basket) and will include a Q&A with the core team. Martyn Hillier will also be in attendance and we’re trying to get a local microbrewery to support or sponsor the event in some way if we can.

    We know Kent CAMRA members love micropubs and that’s why we wanted to host the first ever screening in the true birthplace and home of the micropub concept, so we’d love to share our film with as many craft beer enthusiasts in the country as possible.

    You can find a trailer and all the event details here:

  • Online Beer Tasting, special offer from Ramsgate Brewery

    For our next tasting, we've got an excellent special offer from Ramsgate Brewery of six of Eddie Gadd's beers, including one or two brand new ones. To order the beers go to the Ramsgate Brewery website https://www.ramsgatebrewery.co.uk/online-store and in the shop, under bottles and cans, look for Gill Keay's Special 6-pack (no rude comments, please).

    Price: £15 for the beer plus
    £5 delivery in East Kent by the brewery
    £6 delivery via APC in wider Kent
    £10 delivery via APC outside Kent

    The beers are:
    1 x GADDS' Number 5 Kentish Best Bitter (500ml bottle, 4.4%)
    1 x Dogbolter Porter (500ml bottle, 5.6%)
    1 x Black Pearl Oyster Stout (330ml bottle, 6.2%)
    1 x Chairman of the Board Barley Wine (500ml bottle, 8.5%)
    1 x Shesells Seashells (330ml can, 4.7%)
    1 x East Kent Pilsner (440ml can, 4.7%) NEW BEER!

    Make sure you've got plenty of glasses ready for the tasting.
    To join the tasting, use Zoom:
    Join Zoom Meeting

    Meeting ID:[masked]

  • CAMRA Canterbury, Pub Beer Festivals

    Online event

    Two of our best local pubs are running beer festivals over the bank holiday from Friday 28th May to Monday 31st May.

    The Haywain at Bramling (43 bus route) are featuring Goachers of Maidstone , 6 ales from mild to Gold Star plus the seasonal Silver Star. There will also be the house beers, London Pride and Incubus. Usual opening times apply. Music (Elvis) on Monday at 2pm.

    The New Inn in Canterbury also has a festival from Friday to Monday and will offer 12 beers and have live music Saturday p.m. and evening and on Sunday. See https://www.newinncanterbury.co.uk/beer-festival/for all details. Opening hours Fri and Sat, 12-12, Sun and Mon[masked].

    Some of our members will be there, come along and enjoy some local beers.

  • Branch meeting, all welcome

    Online event

    Our monthly online meeting to discuss developments in the local pub and brewery scene. Please let us know if you have any news. There's quite a lot going on as we come out of lockdown, and we need to support pubs and breweries as much as we can.
    Join us on meet.google.com/zib-zwta-zuj

  • CAMRA Canterbury High and Low Beer Tasting Evening (part 2)

    As there are so many good low alcohol beers available we decided to do another high and low evening. Joe has selected a range of beers all available at Sainsburys (Canterbury) some are under the Sainsbury label but brewed by breweries for Sainsbury.
    As always this is a social event, have plenty of clean glasses to sample the beers.
    All welcome, it's a virtual get together and the google meet link is below.

    Beers :-
    Beavertown Lazer Crush 0.3% 330 ml £1.60
    Erdinger Alkoholfrei 0.5% 500 ml £1.25
    Brewdog Punk AF 0.5% 4 pack 330 ml £4.00
    Shepherd Neame Brewed for Sainsbury London Porter 5% 500 ml £1.85
    Marstons Old Empire IPA 5.7% 500 ml £1.49
    Robinsons Old Tom 8.5% 330 ml £2.00


  • CAMRA Canterbury St Georges Day Beer Tasting

    Online event

    This virtual event will focus on one Brewery this time, Wantsum.
    One of our stalwart attendees has chosen a selection of 6 beers from this brewery which we suggest you order from their website.
    As always this is a social event and all are welcome to attend, remember to have plenty of glasses ready as we taste, discuss the beer then sample more beers. There is plenty of time to finish the beers you like during the evening.

    The beer selection is listed below with the google meet link

    Wantsum Brewery List :-

    Ravening Wolf - New Zealand Rye IPA 5.9%
    Hengist - Strong Golden Ale 5.0%
    Figgy Pudding - Winter Ale 4.5%
    Black Prince - Full Bodied Kent Mild 3.9%
    Black Pig - Baltic Porter 4.8%
    Golgotha - Oatmeal Stout 5.5%


  • Branch Meeting (online). Everyone welcome

    Online event

    We discuss pub and brewery news and which pubs will be submitted for the 2022 Good Beer Guide. We hope to update whatpub.com with news of which pubs are now open for outdoor drinking.
    Join the meeting with https://meet.google.com/ctg-ibqy-rja

  • CAMRA Canterbury. Herne Bay and Whitstable Beer Tasting Evening

    We've been doing these events for a year now and this week we hit 100 beers tasted.
    This time the beers are from Tesco in Whitstable, a selection of 6 for us to try including one which has been discussed many times by two of our group so I have included it.
    Remember to have plenty of clean glasses to sample your beers. This is a social event and all are welcome.
    The event is online, google meet link is below

    Tesco Whitstable Beer Selection
    Ashfield original bitter 440ml can (pack of 4) 2.1%
    St Austell Tribute Pale Ale 500ml bottle 4.2%
    Innis and Gunn Bourbon barrel scotch ale 330ml bottle 6.6%
    Adnams Broadside 500ml bottle 6.3%
    Black Sheep Milk Stout 500ml bottle 4.4%
    Northern Monk Northern Star Porter440ml can 5.2%