Redditch Winter Ale Festival
8th Redditch Winter Ales Festival on hold
In late September 2013, Redditch & Bromsgrove CAMRA members discussed
the future of Redditch Winter Ale Festival at their branch meeting. The
general consensus was that the present venue had reached maximum
capacity in both attendance and logistical terms, and that we needed to
grow the event in an area that was closer to public transport links.
Our volunteers then set out to seek a location to fulfil this criteria,
and began negotiations with a central venue. However, during these
meetings the hosts concerned decided against the proposal, leaving the
branch with little time to scout out for an alternative.
It would be great if we could put some money on a counter somewhere and
say 'one beer festival please' but sadly the world does not work like
that. The branch needs time to recruit volunteers, plan a budget, design
and distribute publicity and order beer too! The branch already runs a
summer beer festival and without more people getting involved in the
branch, it really does become difficult to host events of this nature.
We hope that the decision to postpone Redditch Winter Ale Festival 2014
will encourage more members to become active within the branch.
Any comments or suggestions for alternative venues can be sent to
Redditch and Bromsgrove