2017 Fenland AGM
Chairman Nigel Woodburn welcomed everyone to Fenland CAMRA's 42nd AGM, this year held at Bateman's Brewery, Wainfleet. Following the main business meeting and discussions on CAMRA and its future the members and guests gathered outside the brewery gates for presentations and photos.
Stuart and Jacqui Bateman were presented with CAMRA East Midlands Champion Beer of Britain Regional Awards; a 2016 Gold for Salem Porter, a 2016 Silver for XB and a 2017 Bronze for Salem Porter.
Fenland Branch were particularly pleased to present certificates and a book to Martin Cullimore who had been Head Brewer for 32 years, the longest serving head brewer in the country. The book reflects Martin's interest in diving. Martin retired in April but is staying on for a while to support new head brewer Scott Lawrence. He is also setting up a brewing consultancy business known as Cullibrew. So will continue to work to improve our beer.
Following the photo shoot and presentations everyone returned to the Windmill Bar for more Batemans ale.