the Walsall Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale.
The Walsall branch of CAMRA has existed since the early days of CAMRA and in 2007 we celebrated our 35th birthday.
The branch area encompasses, in a clockwise direction around Walsall, Cannock, Hednesford, Brownhills, Pelsall, Walsall Wood, Aldridge, Pheasey, parts of West Bromwich, Wednesbury, Darlaston, Willenhall, Short Heath, Bloxwich, Great Wyrley and Cheslyn Hay,
Meetings & Festivals
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. A more recent addition is Backyard Brewery, situated in Brownhills.