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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Hawkshead Red

Hawkshead Red
Hawkshead Red

Unit price

£2.59
4.2%
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
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Arbor C Bomb Can

Arbor C Bomb Can
Arbor C Bomb Can
4.7%
568ml
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Harbour Daymer

Harbour Daymer
Harbour Daymer
3.8%
330ml
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Moor Nor'Hop

Moor Nor'Hop
Moor Nor'Hop
4.1%
330ml
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Harviestoun Bitter and Twisted

Harviestoun Bitter and Twisted
Harviestoun Bitter and Twisted
4.2%
330ml
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Moor Stout

Moor Stout
Moor Stout
5.0%
330ml
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Fyne Ales Hurricane Jack

Fyne Ales Hurricane Jack
Fyne Ales Hurricane Jack
4.4%
500ml
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Moor Smokey Horyzon

Moor Smokey Horyzon
Moor Smokey Horyzon
5%
330ml
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Moor RAW

Moor RAW
Moor RAW
4.3%
330ml
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Stewart Edinburgh Gold

Stewart Edinburgh Gold
Stewart Edinburgh Gold
4.80%
500ml
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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
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Arbor Megs Bomb

Arbor Megs Bomb
Arbor Megs Bomb
4.7%
568ml
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Arbor Mosaic Can

Arbor Mosaic Can
Arbor Mosaic Can
4%
568ml
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Arbor Oz Bomb

Arbour Oz Bomb
Arbor Oz Bomb
4.7%
568ml
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Arbor Shangri-La

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

Arbor Shangri-La Can
Arbor Shangri-La Can
4.2%
568ml
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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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Arbor Yakima Baby

Arbor Yakima Baby
Arbor Yakima Baby
6%
568ml
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Arbor Zero-Zero

Arbor Zero-Zero
Arbor Zero-Zero
4.3%
568ml
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Black Sheep Ale

Black Sheep Ale
Black Sheep Ale
4.4%
500ml
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Black Sheep Riggwelter

Black Sheep Riggwelter
Black Sheep Riggwelter
5.7%
500ml
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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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Coniston Bluebird

Coniston Bluebird
Coniston Bluebird
4.2%
500ml
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Conwy Clogwyn Gold

Conwy Clogwyn Gold
Conwy Clogwyn Gold
3.6%
500ml
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Conwy Hoppy Christmas

Conwy Hoppy Christmas
Conwy Hoppy Christmas
4.7%
330ml
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Conwy Minera Mountain

Conwy Minera Mountain
Conwy Minera Mountain
4.3%
500ml
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Conwy Telford Porter

Conwy Telford Porter
Conwy Telford Porter
5.6%
500ml
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Conwy Welsh Pride

Conwy Welsh Pride
Conwy Welsh Pride
4.0%
500ml
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Durham Black Bishop

Durham Black Bishop
Durham Black Bishop
4.2%
500ml
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Durham Bombay 106

Durham Bombay 106
Durham Bombay 106
7%
500ml
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Durham Cloister

Durham Cloister
Durham Cloister
4.5%
500ml
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Durham Magus

Durham Magus
Durham Magus
3.8%
500ml
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Durham Temptation

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Durham Temptation
10%
500ml
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Durham White Stout

Durham White Stout
Durham White Stout
7.2%
500ml
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Elgoods Cambridge Bitter

Elgoods Cambridge Bitter
Elgoods Cambridge Bitter
3.8%
500ml
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Elgoods Golden Newt

Elgoods Golden Newt
Elgoods Golden Newt
4.6%
500ml
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Elgoods Plum Porter

Elgoods Plum Porter
Elgoods Plum Porter
4.5%
500ml
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Fyne Ales Avalanche

Fyne Ales Avalanche
Fyne Ales Avalanche
4.50%
500ml
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Fyne Ales Highlander

Fyne Ales Highlander
Fyne Ales Highlander
4.8%
500ml
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Fyne Ales Jarl 330ml

Fyne Ales Jarl
Fyne Ales Jarl 330ml
3.8%
330ml
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Fyne Ales Jarl 500ml

Fyne Ales Jarl 500ml
Fyne Ales Jarl 500ml
3.8%
500ml
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Harbour Antipodean IPA

Harbour Antipodean IPA
Harbour Antipodean IPA
5.5%
330ml
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Harbour IPA

Harbour IPA
Harbour IPA
5%
500ml
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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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Harviestoun Bitter and Twisted 500ml

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

Harviestoun Bitter and Twisted Can
Harviestoun Bitter and Twisted Can
4.20%
330ml
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Harviestoun Broken Dial Can

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