Fancy a pint? CAMRA has launched a lockdown online virtual pub

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If you're missing out on your trips to the pub, you can now have a pint at an online pub.

The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) has created the Red (On)Lion to tackle loneliness during lockdown.

Beer and cider drinkers as well as regular pub-goers can get together for a pint to help tackle social isolation during the coronavirus lockdown and the closure of the nation’s pubs.

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A video platform where anyone can enjoy a lively chat over a drink, there is a ‘main bar’ area, and visitors can also ‘book a table’ to set up video conferencing with their friends.

CAMRA has launched an online pub.CAMRA has launched an online pub.
CAMRA has launched an online pub. | JPIMedia

Tables can take part in games, such as Heads Up and Charades, or tune into ‘presentations’ such as pub quizzes from around the country, expert-led tutored tastings and more.

Forthcoming virtual events include

14 April – British brews with master trainer Christine Cryne

21 April – Intro to cider with ciderologist Gabe Cook

28 April – Belgian beers with beer sommelier Jane Peyton

12 May - Hombrewer Andy Parker explains all on homebrewing

19 May - Podcaster Emma Inch to discuss sustainability in beer

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Nik Antona, CAMRA’s National Chairman said: “While nothing can replace the community created by a real local pub, we wanted to create a home where the nation’s beer and cider drinkers can come together for a chat and a drink. We’re all experiencing social isolation and loneliness, so now it is more important than ever before to come together as a community to support one another.

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