THE Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA)is encouraging beer lovers to 'tap into' brewery taprooms this month, which they've dubbed 'Tryanuary'.

CAMRA wants residents to try new venues in order to help local business during what they say can be a challenging month for retailers.

The Southbourne Brewery, Poole Hill, Bournemouth, has a tap room.

There are also a number of independent micro-breweries and micro-pubs in the area, including All Hail Ale, Westbourne; The Firkin Shed, Springbourne and The Butcher's Dog Bar & Bottleshop, Ashley Cross.

CAMRA national director Ash Corbett-Collins said: “We’d like to encourage anyone who loves beer to support the industry this month.

"Tryanuary was launched in order to help offset what can be a difficult time for pubs and breweries, as people try to atone for overindulgence during the festive period.

“January is a great time to sample new beers – particularly real ale – which is why we’ve put together this list of taprooms around the UK. Taprooms provide a unique experience, allowing you to try beers straight from the source, speak to brewers directly and find styles and flavours you love.

"We hope everyone can get involved.”