The Campaign for Authentic Lager



 A record 16 members (one behind the camera!) - just over half of those who currently subscribe - and 2 guests attended our 1ST Social in 2023




2024 Events



Proposed (short term):


Saturday, 9TH, March



'Berks Stumbling around Breweries, Micropubs & more'
11.45am - Sit & Sip, 8, Peach Place, Wokingham, RG40 1LY then:
1pm - Outhouse Brewery, Unit 4, Southgate House, Alexandra Court, Wokingham, RG40 2SL then:
2.30pm - Lord Raglan, 30, Denmark Street, Wokingham, RG40 2 BB.
Then a selection from:
Broad Street Tavern, Crispin, Queen's Head etc.

We will convene outside Wokingham station at 11.30am from where it is a short walk to all venues. Trains, ex-Guildford 1043/Farnborough North 1101, ex-Reading 1105 and ex-Waterloo 1020/CJ 1028, arrive there at 1119/19/27 respectively.



Further Socials this year are being planned for:

Peterborough Micropubs: May

Newcastle Beer Furlong: 7TH July

Horsham Ale Shops: September

Bristol Breweries & Taprooms: November



Proposed (medium term):



'Further London Lager Microbreweries'


Noon - Antwerp Arms, 168-70, Church Road, Tottenham, N17 8AS then


1.30pm - True Craft (ex-West Green Tavern), 68, West Green Road, South Tottenham, N15 5NR, then


3pm - Bohem Brewery Tap Room, Unit 5, Littleline House, 41-3, West Road, Northumberland Park, N17 0RE then


4.30pm - One Mile End Brewery Tap Room, Unit 2, Compass West Estate, 32, West Road, Northumberland Park, N17 0XL then


6pm - Redemption Brewery Tap Room, Unit 16, Compass West Estate, 32, West Road, Northumberland Park, N17 0XL Closes 7pm



(All taprooms are adjacent to each other, One Mile End moving into Redemption's premises when the latter relocated and Bohem moving nearby to create a venue adjacent to their resited brewery additional to that at Bowes Park.)



Proposed (long term):


'Pröflokaal Rembrandt removed' 


It ain't much if it ain't Dutch, 67-8, Enid Street, Bermondsey, SE1 9QB - autumn 2024? 


The relocation of the Pröflokaal Rembrandt bar from the first floor at the closed Bolton ph in Earl's Court should provide us with another opportunity to revisit aspects of the Bermondsey 'Beer Mile'.





'Bill English Memorial Trip to Amsterdam & Antwerp (possibly including Ypres) - tba


Further details will be posted here in due course. 



CAMAL membership badges should be worn - by those who have them! - by all participating members at every event. 


  This depiction of mediæval monastic brewing appears to have the CAMAL tankard clearly in view! 


You have missed:



Saturday, 25th, 




'Annual General Meeting'



1pm - Mercato Mayfair (Crypt Bar), 13A, North Audley Street, London, W1K 6ZA.
(We convened from noon and raised a glass or two to both our esteemed Chairman, Simon Hosking, as well as to equally long-term member, Glen Barnham, who'd died in September 2023). Then:
2.30pm - Carpenter's Arms, 12, Seymour Place, London, W1H 7NE then
4.00pm - Bear, 27, Spring Street, London, W2 1JA.

The main venue was near Bond Street tube (Central/Elizabeth/ Jubilee Lines) with the next closer to Marble Arch station (Central). We held the AGM at the far end of the basement within the iconic, Grade I-listed, Mercato Metropolitano venue which was, originally, St. Mark's Church until being deconsecrated in 1974.


Whilst the other two venues were both listed as doing food throughout the day, only the last-mentioned did so in the eventualité.


CAMAL members only attended the AGM!