The Campaign for Authentic Lager




2020 Events




'Leap Between Berks Taprooms Early'


Saturday, 22nd February

Take the 1235 or 1241 train from Ealing Broadway or Hayes & Harlington stations respectively to Tilehurst station arriving 1327. The latest fast train from London Paddington that connects with the same service above at Reading (at 1323) leaves at 1247 or from London Waterloo departs at 1150, Clapham Junction 1158 and Twickenham 1210.
The Double-Barrelled Taproom, opening at 2pm, is located close to Norcut Junction along Portman Road and often features collaboration brews with other brewers. It is accessible by a short 2/3 mile walk or a 16 bus ride from the roundabout close to Tilehurst station. There are fish & chip and kebab & pizza shops near the roundabout. It is suggested you buy a Reading Buses Day ticket for £4 as public transport will be used between venues.
The Bierhaus is a German-themed venue known to all who came to Reading last year and will be reached by a 16 or 17 bus from Norcut Junction to the Broad Street Mall stop. Authentic food is available for those who can wait! 
‘The Haunt’ is Phantom Brewery’s tap room which opened in November 2019. It sells its own beers along with a selection of guest brews across 12 taps and has visiting street food vendors on a Saturday. Opening from 1pm this day, it will be reached by the 24 or 42 bus from Friar Street to Caversham Bridge and then a 1/3 mile walk. 
Finally, returning by either a 23 or 42 bus, the Corn Stores reopened eleven months previously to the above (it had been a Fullers' house) with tank lager from Meantime and many other beers besides and is located right by Reading station.
Note that both taprooms are cashless and are only open on Fridays and Saturdays.




'Yet More SE London Micropubs' - Spring


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


'Queensbury Curry' - Autumn




'London Specialist Lager Micro-breweries' - Rolling Programme throughout the year to include The Bohem Brewery Tap Room, Bowes Park, N22 initially




Further details will be posted here shortly. 



CAMAL badges should be worn by all participating members at every event.


You Have Missed:


Sunday, 28TH November, 2019


'Annual General Meeting'


1pm - The Bolton, 326, Earl's Court Road, Earl's Court, SW5 9QB


As the Pröflokaal Rembrandt Bar had ben pre-booked, we convened in the downstairs inglenook instead.


Following a paper majority decision made by the Committee at the 2018 AGM, this website was expected to be defunct by Easter 2019 as the cost - little more than the two rounds of drinks bought for attending Committee members - was not considered to be worthwhile. 


With the agreement of the Chairman, Simon Hosking (unable to attend the 2018 AGM), a survey of all members was sent out with the Annual Newsletter included as part of subscription renewal notices. Accordingly, this website continued on a de minimis basis until its future continuation had been ratified (or otherwise) at the 2019 AGM.


At that event, Minutes Secretary, Bryn Philpott (who had abstained in the November 2019 vote), disclosed the confidential survey results, and it was indicated that two-thirds to one-third of the membership wished to continue with existing benefits, including the website. As the response rate was around two-thirds of subscribers to the Campaign, the result was statistically valid. 


A vote then taken by all attendees at the AGM was also in the same proportions, thus 'broadley' reflecting the wider membership, and continuation of the website through 2020 was therefore assured.