No, I'm not talking about the Canberra Academy of Music and Related Arts. Not Chilboton Advanced Meteorological Radar. And not Center for Advancing Microbial Risk Assessment. Although all three of these sound like kick-ass great things.
I'm referring to the British-originating club called "Campaign for Real Ale." Created as a consumer group to promote the production AND CONSUMPTION of traditional ales, beers, and ciders; this has now branched out into clubs throughout the world, including the BC organization and local chapters in Vancouver, Victoria, etc.
According to the UK parent organization, CAMRA's mission is to:
- Protect and improve consumer rights.
- Promote quality, choice and value for money.
- Support the public house as a focus of community life.
- Campaign for greater appreciation of traditional beers, ciders and ales as part of our national heritage and culture.
- Seek improvements in all licensed premises and throughout the brewing industry.
- 10-20% discounts at member liquor stores, pubs, breweries, and beer-making supply shops
- Special events