Walsall is situated in the West Midlands area known as the Black Country. The
town has a fine industrial legacy of brass and iron founding, manufacturing
electronics, hardware and more famously, leather goods.
A Royal Manor status was created by Henry II and Walsall's history is long and
varied. The town now has a relatively new look, with the Saddler's Centre leading
to the railway station, an award-winning bus station, new art gallery and an
Author of "Three Men in a Boat", Jerome J, Jerome was born here and the town
has a free Jerome museum.
The Walsall branch of CAMRA has existed since 1972 the early days of CAMRA
and in 2007 we celebrated our 35th birthday.
The branch area encompasses, in a clockwise direction around Walsall
, Brownhills, Pelsall, Walsall Wood, Aldridge, Pheasey, parts of West Bromwich, Wednesbury, Darlaston, Willenhall, Short Heath, Bloxwich.
The branch has regular meetings, as can be seen from the Branch Meetings and Socials diary list. Annual beer festivals are a popular form of campaigning and
are visited by people from across the West Midlands and further afield.
Walsall's oldest brewery is Highgate, which survived closure by Mitchells and
Butlers, following a management buyout,
Nearby, at the Chasewater Country Park, can be found the Beowulf
micro-brewery. The brewery is named after the Nordic epic poem, and many of
the beers it produces are named after characters from the poem. Also we have Backyard Brewhouse Since 2008 have experimented with different combinations
of hops and ingredients to find both traditional and excitingly new tasting ales
situated in Brownhills. More recent addition is AJS Brewery situated In Walsall
town centre. In 2016 Walsall Beer Festival winning ale of the festival with Stuck
In The Mud.