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

Harveys Imperial Extra Double Stout

Harveys Imperial Extra Double Stout
Harveys Imperial Extra Double Stout
9%
275ml
Britain

Wiper and True Small Beer 330ml

Wiper and True Small Beer
Wiper and True Small Beer 330ml
2.7%
330ml
Britain

Harviestoun Schiehallion

Harviestoun Schiehallion
Harviestoun Schiehallion
4.8%
330ml
Britain

Ilkley Mary Jane 500ml

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

Williams Bros. Joker IPA

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

Saltaire No. 5

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

Conwy Telford Porter

Conwy Telford Porter
Conwy Telford Porter
5.6%
500ml
Britain

Durham White Stout

Durham White Stout
Durham White Stout
7.2%
500ml
Britain

Moor Stout

Moor Stout
Moor Stout
5.0%
330ml
Britain

Salopian Darwin's Origin

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

Wold Top Against The Grain (Gluten Free)

Wold Top Against The Grain
Wold Top Against The Grain (Gluten Free)

Unit price

£2.69
4.5%
500ml
Britain

Hawkshead Red

Hawkshead Red
Hawkshead Red
4.2%
500ml
Britain

Ilkley Pale

Ilkley Pale
Ilkley Pale
4.2%
500ml
Britain

Harviestoun Broken Dial

Harviestoun Broken Dial
Harviestoun Broken Dial
4.5%
330ml
Britain

Moor RAW

Moor RAW
Moor RAW
4.3%
330ml
Britain

Durham Temptation

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Durham Temptation
10%
500ml
Britain

Fyne Ales Jarl 500ml

Fyne Ales Jarl 500ml
Fyne Ales Jarl 500ml

Unit price

£2.99
3.8%
500ml
Britain

Conwy Clogwyn Gold

Conwy Clogwyn Gold
Conwy Clogwyn Gold
3.6%
500ml
Britain

Moor So'Hop

Moor So'Hop
Moor So'Hop

Unit price

£2.19 £1.98
4.1%
330ml
Britain

Harbour Antipodean IPA

Harbour Antipodean IPA
Harbour Antipodean IPA
5.5%
330ml
Britain

Salopian Oracle

Salopian Oracle
Salopian Oracle
4.0%
500ml
Britain

Salopian Shropshire Gold

Salopian Shropshire Gold
Salopian Shropshire Gold
3.80%
500ml
Britain

Moor Smokey Horyzon

Moor Smokey Horyzon
Moor Smokey Horyzon
5%
330ml
Britain

Elgoods Cambridge Bitter

Elgoods Cambridge Bitter
Elgoods Cambridge Bitter
3.8%
500ml
Britain

St Austell Proper Job

St Austell Proper Job
St Austell Proper Job
5.5%
500ml
Britain

Saltaire Titus

Saltaire Titus
Saltaire Titus
3.9%
500ml
Britain

Stewart Radical Road

Stewart Radical Road
Stewart Radical Road
6.4%
330ml
Britain

Harbour IPA

Harbour IPA
Harbour IPA

Unit price

£3.09
5%
500ml
Britain

Fyne Ales Hurricane Jack

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

Williams Bros. Birds & Bees

Williams Bros. Birds & Bees
Williams Bros. Birds & Bees
4.3%
500ml
Britain

Black Sheep Ale

Black Sheep Ale
Black Sheep Ale
4.4%
500ml
Britain

Fyne Ales Highlander

Fyne Ales Highlander
Fyne Ales Highlander
4.8%
500ml
Britain

Conwy Welsh Pride

Conwy Welsh Pride
Conwy Welsh Pride
4.0%
500ml
Britain

Saltaire South Island

Saltaire South Island
Saltaire South Island
3.5%
500ml
Britain

Stewart Edinburgh Gold

Stewart Edinburgh Gold
Stewart Edinburgh Gold
4.80%
500ml
Britain

Durham Cloister

Durham Cloister
Durham Cloister
4.5%
500ml
Britain

Harviestoun Bitter and Twisted

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

Stewart Ka Pai

Stewart Ka Pai
Stewart Ka Pai
5.20%
330ml
Britain

Harbour Daymer

Harbour Daymer
Harbour Daymer
3.8%
330ml
Britain

Moor Claudia

Moor Claudia
Moor Claudia
4.5%
330ml
Britain

Ilkley Hendrix

Ilkley Hendrix
Ilkley Hendrix
4.9%
330ml
Britain

Fyne Ales Avalanche

Fyne Ales Avalanche
Fyne Ales Avalanche
4.50%
500ml
Britain

Moor Nor'Hop

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

Fyne Ales Jarl 330ml

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

Harviestoun Bitter and Twisted Can

Harviestoun Bitter and Twisted Can
Harviestoun Bitter and Twisted Can
4.20%
330ml
Britain

Durham Magus

Durham Magus
Durham Magus
3.8%
500ml
Britain

Elgoods Golden Newt

Elgoods Golden Newt
Elgoods Golden Newt
4.6%
500ml
Britain

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