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

Harviestoun Old Engine Oil

Harviestoun Old Engine Oil
Harviestoun Old Engine Oil

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£2.29 £1.94
6.0%
330ml
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Harviestoun Schiehallion

Harviestoun Schiehallion
Harviestoun Schiehallion

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£1.99 £1.69
4.8%
330ml
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Harviestoun Bitter and Twisted 500ml

Harviestoun Bitter and Twisted 500ml
Harviestoun Bitter and Twisted 500ml

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£2.59 £2.20
4.20%
500ml
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Moor Revival

Moor Revival
Moor Revival
3.8%
330ml
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Williams Bros. Midnight Sun

Williams Bros. Midnight Sun
Williams Bros. Midnight Sun

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£2.19 £1.86
5.6%
500ml
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Wold Top Against The Grain (Gluten Free)

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

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£2.69
4.5%
500ml
Britain

Saltaire Triple Chocolate

Saltaire Triple Chocolate
Saltaire Triple Chocolate
4.8%
500ml
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Williams Bros. Joker IPA

Williams Bros. Joker IPA
Williams Bros. Joker IPA

Unit price

£2.39 £2.03
4.1%
500ml
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Durham Black Bishop

Durham Black Bishop
Durham Black Bishop
4.2%
500ml
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Ilkley Mary Jane 500ml

Ilkley Mary Jane
Ilkley Mary Jane 500ml
3.5%
500ml
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Moor RAW

Moor RAW
Moor RAW
4.3%
330ml
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
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Harbour IPA

Harbour IPA
Harbour IPA

Unit price

£3.09
5%
500ml
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Moor Smokey Horyzon

Moor Smokey Horyzon
Moor Smokey Horyzon
5%
330ml
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Fyne Ales Jarl 330ml

Fyne Ales Jarl
Fyne Ales Jarl 330ml

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£2.29 £1.94
3.8%
330ml
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Hawkshead Windermere Pale

Hawkshead Windermere Pale
Hawkshead Windermere Pale
3.5%
330ml
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Fyne Ales Hurricane Jack

Fyne Ales Hurricane Jack
Fyne Ales Hurricane Jack

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£2.99 £2.54
4.4%
500ml
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Saltaire South Island

Saltaire South Island
Saltaire South Island
3.5%
500ml
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Wiper and True Milkshake

Wiper and True Milkshake
Wiper and True Milkshake
4.8%
330ml
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Hawkshead Red

Hawkshead Red
Hawkshead Red
4.2%
500ml
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Fyne Ales Jarl 500ml

Fyne Ales Jarl 500ml
Fyne Ales Jarl 500ml

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£2.99 £2.54
3.8%
500ml
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Williams Bros. Birds & Bees

Williams Bros. Birds & Bees
Williams Bros. Birds & Bees

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£2.19 £1.86
4.3%
500ml
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Harviestoun Bitter and Twisted

Harviestoun Bitter and Twisted
Harviestoun Bitter and Twisted

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£1.99 £1.69
4.2%
330ml
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Moor Nor'Hop

Moor Nor'Hop
Moor Nor'Hop
4.1%
330ml
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Elgoods Golden Newt

Elgoods Golden Newt
Elgoods Golden Newt
4.6%
500ml
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Salopian Darwin's Origin

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

Ilkley Pale

Ilkley Pale
Ilkley Pale
4.2%
500ml
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Moor Stout

Moor Stout
Moor Stout
5.0%
330ml
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Ilkley Hendrix

Ilkley Hendrix
Ilkley Hendrix
4.9%
330ml
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Ilkley Mary Jane 330ml

Ilkley Mary Jane 330ml
Ilkley Mary Jane 330ml

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£2.39
3.5%
330ml
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Durham Cloister

Durham Cloister
Durham Cloister
4.5%
500ml
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Conwy Clogwyn Gold

Conwy Clogwyn Gold
Conwy Clogwyn Gold
3.6%
500ml
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Black Sheep Ale

Black Sheep Ale
Black Sheep Ale
4.4%
500ml
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Harbour Daymer

Harbour Daymer
Harbour Daymer
3.8%
330ml
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Saltaire Titus

Saltaire Titus
Saltaire Titus
3.9%
500ml
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Arbor Mosaic Can

Arbor Mosaic Can
Arbor Mosaic Can

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£3.69
4%
568ml
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Moor Claudia

Moor Claudia
Moor Claudia
4.5%
330ml
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Stewart Edinburgh Gold

Stewart Edinburgh Gold
Stewart Edinburgh Gold

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£2.75 £2.33
4.80%
500ml
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Harviestoun Bitter and Twisted Can

Harviestoun Bitter and Twisted Can
Harviestoun Bitter and Twisted Can

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£1.99 £1.69
4.20%
330ml
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Harbour Antipodean IPA

Harbour Antipodean IPA
Harbour Antipodean IPA
5.5%
330ml
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Moor All Dayer

Moor All Dayer
Moor All Dayer
3.5%
330ml
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Durham Magus

Durham Magus
Durham Magus
3.8%
500ml
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Hook Norton Twelve Days

Hook Norton Twelve Days
Hook Norton Twelve Days
5.5%
500ml
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Black Sheep Riggwelter

Black Sheep Riggwelter
Black Sheep Riggwelter
5.7%
500ml
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Arbor The Devil Made Me Brew It Can

Arbor The Devil Made Me Brew It Can
Arbor The Devil Made Me Brew It Can
5.5%
568ml
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Fyne Ales Avalanche

Fyne Ales Avalanche
Fyne Ales Avalanche

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£3.19 £2.71
4.50%
500ml
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