CAMRA hosts its annual Welsh Assembly Reception
On Wednesday 22nd June CAMRA invited Members of the Welsh Assembly, CAMRA volunteers and industry representatives to the Senedd for its annual reception.
The event, hosted by Nick Ramsay AM, attracted over 15 AMs and included speeches from the Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs Lesley Griffiths, who discussed her new role in leading Wales' Food & Drink initiative, as well as CAMRA Chief Executive Tim Page.
Attendees were able to discuss issues directly affecting beer drinkers and pub-goers in Wales, as well as being able to enjoy a selection of real ales and real ciders from Welsh breweries and producers.
Key campaign issues discussed included CAMRA's ask for the Welsh Government to protect pubs by introducing an ‘Assets of Community Value' (ACV) scheme to ensure that Welsh communities are able to protect local valued pubs. CAMRA is also calling for permitted development rights to be removed from all pubs and for greater Government support for Welsh pubs and brewers.
The following real ales and real ciders were available for guests to sample on the night, all brewed in Scotland:
- Vale of Glamorgan – Dark Matter, 4.4%
- Brecon Brewing – Three Brecons, 3.0%
- Tiny Rebel – Cwtch, 4.6%
- Andy Hallet – Medium Cider, 4.8%
- Andy Hallet – National Treasure, 6%