Like any large well established organisation, the Campaign For Real Ale (CAMRA) is littered with acronyms and shorthand for commonly used terms. These can be daunting for new members attending a meeting or event for the first time.

Here is a short guide to some of the terms you might hear or read:

 POTY

Pub Of The Year (CAMRA Branches, Regions & CAMRA Nationally all award Pub Of The Year Awards)

 POTS

Pub Of The Season 

 POTM

Pub Of The Month (Trafford & Hulme don't have these, but some other branches do)

 CPOTY

Cider & Perry Pub Of The Year 

 COTY

Club Of The Year

 AGM

Annual General Meeting - All branches must hold one of these once a year, but also used to mean the CAMRA National AGM and Members Weekend which moves around the country from year to year. 

 

 

 GBG

Good Beer Guide 

 GBBF

Great British Beer Festival (CAMRA's flagship annual festival held in London) 

 NWAF

National Winter Ales Festival 

 MBCF

Manchester Beer & Cider Festival

 CBOB Champion Beer Of Britain - The annual competition to find Britain's best beer, final judging taking place at the Great British Beer Festival
 CWBOB Champion Winter Beer Of Britain - Annual competition to find Britain's best beer in the "Winter" beer styles - Stouts, Porters, Barley Wines, Strong Milds and Old Ales. Final judging takes place at the National Winter Ales Festival. 

 

 

 BLO

Brewery Liason Officer - member appointed to be the link between CAMRA & a particular brewery 

 BLC Brewery Liason Co-ordinator. Organises the work of Brewery Liason Officers on a regional basis. 

 BYMC

Branch Young Members Contact 

 NE

The CAMRA National Executive - Committee of volunteers who head CAMRA 

 RD

Regional Director - CAMRA branches are grouped into 16 regions. Trafford & Hulme is in the Greater Manchester Region.

 RCC Regional Cider Co-ordinator. 

 

 

 BIS

Brewery Information System - Online system launched in 2010 to collate information on breweries & their beers 

 NBSS

National Beer Scoring System - Online beer scoring system which was formerley stand alone but is now part of www.whatpub.com

 HOPS

Home Of The Pub System - An online system that holds a database of pub details for a number of CAMRA branches (including Trafford & Hulme) and is the backbone for online pub guide www.whatpub.com

WhatPub

WhatPub.com is CAMRA's national online pubs guide and beer scoring system

   

 LocAle

A campaign to encourage pubs to sell locally brewed ales