Real Ale

CAMRA Real AleExactly what is real ale?  It’s a tough question but one that has raged in the world of beer for 50 odd years!

Real ale was a term coined by the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) in the early 70s in response to a sweeping movement toward mass market beer production.  The founders of CAMRA detested this industrialization and in an attempt to fight back needed to define the beer they loved so they could castigate the rest. They settled on the definition “beer brewed from traditional ingredients, matured by secondary fermentation in the container from which it is dispensed, and served without the use of extraneous carbon dioxide".

Whether you like the definition or not Real Ale soon came to stand as the benchmark for great beer and CAMRA became a hugely successful campaigning organisation.  This strict definition has come under pressure recently as newer brewing methods have developed that fall foul of the definition but the brewers claim are still really good beers.  Whether it is right or wrong, “Real Ale” still stands as the most common definition of great beer used in everyday discussion.

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Mount Saint Bernard Abbey Tynt Meadow

Mount Saint Bernard Abbey Tynt Meadow
Mount Saint Bernard Abbey Tynt Meadow
7.4%
330ml
Britain

Ilkley Virgin Mary (0.5%)

Ilkley Virgin Mary (0.5%)
Ilkley Virgin Mary (0.5%)
0.5%
330ml
Britain

Williams Bros. Joker IPA

Williams Bros. Joker IPA
Williams Bros. Joker IPA
4.1%
500ml
Britain

Moor Stout

Moor Stout
Moor Stout
5.0%
330ml
Britain

Harviestoun Old Engine Oil

Harviestoun Old Engine Oil
Harviestoun Old Engine Oil
6.0%
330ml
Britain

Harviestoun Schiehallion

Harviestoun Schiehallion
Harviestoun Schiehallion
4.8%
330ml
Britain

Williams Bros. March of the Penguins

Williams Bros. March of the Penguins
Williams Bros. March of the Penguins
4.9%
500ml
Britain

Black Sheep Ale

Black Sheep Ale
Black Sheep Ale
4.4%
500ml
Britain

Arbor Mosaic Can

Arbor Mosaic Can
Arbor Mosaic Can
4%
568ml
Britain

Ilkley Mary Jane 500ml

Ilkley Mary Jane
Ilkley Mary Jane 500ml
3.5%
500ml
Britain

Thornbridge St Petersburg

Thornbridge St Petersburg
Thornbridge St Petersburg
7.4%
330ml
Britain

Fyne Ales Jarl 500ml

Fyne Ales Jarl 500ml
Fyne Ales Jarl 500ml
3.8%
500ml
Britain

Ilkley Pale

Ilkley Pale
Ilkley Pale
4.2%
500ml
Britain

Salopian Shropshire Gold

Salopian Shropshire Gold
Salopian Shropshire Gold
3.80%
500ml
Britain

Hawkshead Windermere Pale

Hawkshead Windermere Pale
Hawkshead Windermere Pale
3.5%
330ml
Britain

Moor RAW

Moor RAW
Moor RAW
4.3%
330ml
Britain

Salopian Darwin's Origin

Salopian Darwin's Origin
Salopian Darwin's Origin
4.3%
500ml
Britain

Conwy Telford Porter

Conwy Telford Porter
Conwy Telford Porter
5.6%
500ml
Britain

Moor Nor'Hop

Moor Nor'Hop
Moor Nor'Hop
4.1%
330ml
Britain

Williams Bros. Fraoch Ale

Williams Bros. Fraoch Ale
Williams Bros. Fraoch Ale
5.0%
500ml
Britain

Isle Of Skye Red Ale

Isle Of Skye Red Ale
Isle Of Skye Red Ale
4.2%
500ml
Britain

Hawkshead Red

Hawkshead Red
Hawkshead Red
4.2%
500ml
Britain

Ilkley Mary Jane 330ml

Ilkley Mary Jane 330ml
Ilkley Mary Jane 330ml
3.5%
330ml
Britain

Moor All Dayer

Moor All Dayer
Moor All Dayer
3.5%
330ml
Britain

Fyne Ales Hurricane Jack

Fyne Ales Hurricane Jack
Fyne Ales Hurricane Jack
4.4%
500ml
Britain

Wold Top Against The Grain (Gluten Free)

Wold Top Against The Grain
Wold Top Against The Grain (Gluten Free)
4.5%
500ml
Britain

Harbour IPA

Harbour IPA
Harbour IPA
5%
500ml
Britain

Conwy Clogwyn Gold

Conwy Clogwyn Gold
Conwy Clogwyn Gold
3.6%
500ml
Britain

Moor So'Hop

Moor So'Hop
Moor So'Hop
4.1%
330ml
Britain

Salopian Oracle

Salopian Oracle
Salopian Oracle
4.0%
500ml
Britain

Arbor Shangri-La

Arbor Shangri-La
Arbor Shangri-La
4.2%
568ml
Britain

Stewart Edinburgh Gold

Stewart Edinburgh Gold
Stewart Edinburgh Gold
4.80%
500ml
Britain

Black Sheep Riggwelter

Black Sheep Riggwelter
Black Sheep Riggwelter
5.7%
500ml
Britain

Hook Norton Twelve Days

Hook Norton Twelve Days
Hook Norton Twelve Days
5.5%
500ml
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Saltaire Titus

Saltaire Titus
Saltaire Titus
3.9%
500ml
Britain

Harviestoun Old Engine Oil Can

Harviestoun Old Engine Oil Can
Harviestoun Old Engine Oil Can
6.0%
330ml
Britain

Saltaire No. 5

Saltaire No. 5
Saltaire No. 5
4.2%
500ml
Britain

Harviestoun Broken Dial Can

Harviestoun Broken Dial Can
Harviestoun Broken Dial Can
4.5%
330ml
Britain

Harviestoun Bitter and Twisted

Harviestoun Bitter and Twisted
Harviestoun Bitter and Twisted
4.2%
330ml
Britain

Harbour Antipodean IPA

Harbour Antipodean IPA
Harbour Antipodean IPA
5.5%
330ml
Britain

Harbour Daymer

Harbour Daymer
Harbour Daymer
3.8%
330ml
Britain

Moor Smokey Horyzon

Moor Smokey Horyzon
Moor Smokey Horyzon
5%
330ml
Britain

Durham Magus

Durham Magus
Durham Magus
3.8%
500ml
Britain

Saltaire South Island

Saltaire South Island
Saltaire South Island
3.5%
500ml
Britain

Fyne Ales Jarl 330ml

Fyne Ales Jarl
Fyne Ales Jarl 330ml
3.8%
330ml
Britain

Durham Cloister

Durham Cloister
Durham Cloister
4.5%
500ml
Britain

Harviestoun Bitter and Twisted 500ml

Harviestoun Bitter and Twisted 500ml
Harviestoun Bitter and Twisted 500ml
4.20%
500ml
Britain

Fyne Ales Avalanche

Fyne Ales Avalanche
Fyne Ales Avalanche
4.50%
500ml
Britain

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