North Ayrshire Social

Thursday 18th July at 20:00
J G Sharps, Largs

Wigtownshire Social/Branch Meeting

Saturday 20th July at 14:00 (BBQ available)
Grapes Beer Festival, Stranraer

Western Scotland Tasting Panel

Saturday 20th July at 14:00
Bull Inn, Paisley

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Beer Festival Planning Meeting

Monday 22nd July @ 20:00
R & A Sports Bar, Irvine

East Ayrshire Rural Social

Saturday 27th July
Minibus to Sorn Inn and Stair Inn

Book your seat via east-ayrshire@awcamra.org.uk

Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th August
Cambusdoon Sports Club, Alloway

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Welcome

Welcome to the website of Ayrshire & Wigtownshire CAMRA.  Geographically, our branch is located in South West Scotland and  covers an area of approximately 1600 square miles (4185 km²)

Currently, we have in excess of 650 members who are passionate about pub going and real ale.  We are an active branch with regular social activities and a very successful festival which is held in early October each year.  In addition, we publish a multi-award winning branch magazine called Full Pints with four issues printed annually.

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East Ayrshire Social at Merito, Dunlop in July 2018

Full Pints Wins Again!

National Magazine Award 2019
Stuart McMahon receives the award from Lynn Atack

Full Pints has retained the title CAMRA National Magazine of the Year.  This is the third win in the space of the last four years and is a fantastic achievement for our branch.  The award was made during the Members’ Weekend in Dundee and magazine editor, Stuart McMahon, was on hand to accept the certificate from National Executive member Lynn Atack.

Pub of the Year 2019

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Pub of the Year 2019 - The Twa Dugs

Judging over and points tallied, we can now reveal that our branch Pub of the Year for 2019 is The Twa Dugs in West Kilbride.  An amazing achievement for a pub which opened its doors after a major refurbishment early last year.

Beer of the Festival Presentation

CAMRA member Allan Brown presents the award to Al Read
Allan Brown presents the award to Al Read of Windswept Brewing Co

Windswept Brewing Company finally received the Beer of the Festival 2018 award for their excellent Weizen.  With the brewery based in Lossiemouth, trying to come up with a suitable strategy to make the presentation was proving difficult until Allan Brown, a long-standing Ayrshire & Wigtownshire member, offered to make the presentation during a family break while in the area.

 

Beer of the Year 2019

Beer of the Yea - Red MacGregor
Jonathan Kemp makes the presentation to Craig Steven.

Red MacGregor from Orkney Brewery was voted our Beer of the Year  at our AGM in March.  The presentation of the award was made by National Director, Jonathan Kemp at the recent Glasgow Real Ale Festival.  Accepting the award was Craig Steven, the commercial manager of Orkney Brewery.

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East Ayrshire Minibus Trip

East Ayrshire has two rural pubs which are not served by public transport and consequently are not visited by CAMRA members too frequently.  However, on the afternoon of Saturday, 27th July, we are running a 16-seat minibus to Sorn Inn and Stair Inn and enjoying the real ale on offer.

Sorn Inn has one hand pull and offers ales from Orkney Brewery.  Stair Inn has two hand pulls and sources its beers from a variety of brewers.

Pick-up points are in Stewarton, Kilmaurs, Kilmarnock and Mauchline.  We expect to arrive in Sorn at 14:00, spend about 90 minutes there then move onto Stair before heading for home about 17:30.  There will be a small charge to cover the cost of the bus.

To book your seat, please email Matt Miller east-ayrshire@awcamra.org.uk as soon as possible.

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Events at a Glance

This is a list of events relevant to our branch over the coming weeks.

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