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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Wiper and True Milkshake

Wiper and True Milkshake
Wiper and True Milkshake
4.8%
330ml
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Wiper and True Small Beer 330ml

Wiper and True Small Beer
Wiper and True Small Beer 330ml

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2.7%
330ml
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Harveys Imperial Extra Double Stout

Harveys Imperial Extra Double Stout
Harveys Imperial Extra Double Stout
9%
275ml
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Black Sheep Ale

Black Sheep Ale
Black Sheep Ale
4.4%
500ml
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Durham Temptation

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Durham Temptation
10%
500ml
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Conwy Clogwyn Gold

Conwy Clogwyn Gold
Conwy Clogwyn Gold
3.6%
500ml
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Durham Magus

Durham Magus
Durham Magus
3.8%
500ml
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Durham Cloister

Durham Cloister
Durham Cloister
4.5%
500ml
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Durham White Stout

Durham White Stout
Durham White Stout
7.2%
500ml
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Conwy Telford Porter

Conwy Telford Porter
Conwy Telford Porter
5.6%
500ml
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Elgoods Cambridge Bitter

Elgoods Cambridge Bitter
Elgoods Cambridge Bitter
3.8%
500ml
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Durham Black Bishop

Durham Black Bishop
Durham Black Bishop
4.2%
500ml
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Stewart Radical Road

Stewart Radical Road
Stewart Radical Road
6.4%
330ml
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Conwy Welsh Pride

Conwy Welsh Pride
Conwy Welsh Pride
4.0%
500ml
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Black Sheep Riggwelter

Black Sheep Riggwelter
Black Sheep Riggwelter
5.7%
500ml
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Stewart Cascadian East

Stewart Cascadian East
Stewart Cascadian East
5.40%
330ml
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Stewart Ka Pai

Stewart Ka Pai
Stewart Ka Pai
5.20%
330ml
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Magic Rock x North Things You Can't Unsee

Magic Rock x North Things You Can't Unsee
Magic Rock x North Things You Can't Unsee
4.4%
500ml
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Harviestoun Ola Dubh 10th Anniversary

Harviestoun Ola Dubh 10th Anniversary
Harviestoun Ola Dubh 10th Anniversary
8%
330ml
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Burton Bridge Empire Pale Ale

Burton Bridge Empire Pale Ale
Burton Bridge Empire Pale Ale
7.5%
500ml
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Arbor Shangri-La

Arbor Shangri-La
Arbor Shangri-La
4.2%
568ml
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Wiper and True Hard Shake

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Wiper and True Hard Shake
10%
330ml
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Arbor Megs Bomb

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Arbor Megs Bomb
4.7%
568ml
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Arbor Oz Bomb

Arbour Oz Bomb
Arbor Oz Bomb
4.7%
568ml
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