CAMRA Beer and Cider Festival kicks off in Hackney

The 30th Pig’s Ear Beer and Cider Festival started last night in Hackney as the celebration of real ale started. CAMRA’s East London and City branch is organising this year’s festival fr viagra. The theme of this year is to promote traditional brewing methods that encourage those who go to the pub to choose ale over lager.
This is just one of the many events organised by CAMRA every year. This event is however the most popular among pub goers according Bill Green who is a publicist at CAMRA.
The essence of the campaign is to enhance real ale that is produced by small breweries and stocked by small businesses. During the festival, over 30 ciders and 250 beers will be on display in different parts of the world. The East London Bar will for instance showcase these. The five day event attracted many followers from different parts of the world.
According to Green, the organisation has seen tremendous increases in membership especially among the youth. For instance, in the last six years alone, the number of members has doubled to stand at 156,000 with an annual growth rate of 8pc. Fifteen more breweries have been opened within the last five years within East London alone according to Mr. Green.
Though the original idea was to influence people to consume traditional ales that have been made using barrels, CAMRA also supports innovation in brewing that includes bottling and use of disposable kegs, which featured in 2013 festival. One of the festival attendees who is a brewer at Howling Hops Microbrewery within Hackney Central expressed his satisfaction about the event.
CAMRA is an organisation that advocates for consumer rights and is active in lobbying for favourable policies relating to production, sale and distribution of alcohol. It is also an interest group that represents the rights of pubs. This year’s festival will be held at Hackney’s Round Chapel on Glenarm Road Starting December 3rd to December 7th.