The Campaign for Real Ale
CAMRA's mission is to act as champion of the consumer in
relation to the UK and European beer and drinks industry.
It aims to:
Visit the CAMRA website.
- Maintain consumer rights
- Promote quality, choice and value for money
- Support the public house as a focus of community life
- Campaign for greater appreciation of traditional beers,
ciders and perries as part of national heritage and
- Seek improvements in all licensed premises and throughout
the brewing industry
- CAMRA also seeks to promote real cider and perry through
a sub-organisation called APPLE. Like ale, these are
traditional British drinks and like ale, the traditional
product is very different from the 'dead' version.
CAMRA now has over 190,000 members and you can join them by visiting the CAMRA membership page.
Good Beer Guide
BRITAIN’S NUMBER ONE BEER AND PUBS GUIDE
The GBG is completely independent, with listings based entirely on evaluation by CAMRA members. The unique breweries section lists every brewery – micro, regional and national – that produces real ale in the UK, and their beers.
Tasting notes for the beers, compiled by CAMRA-trained tasting teams, are also included. This is the complete book for beer lovers and for anyone wanting to experience the UK’s finest pubs.
You can buy the guide direct from the CAMRA Shop
Great British Beer Festival
Every year, the Campaign for Real Ale holds the Great British Beer Festival in London.
This massive event, featuring cask-conditioned beers and real ciders from all over Britain plus beers from Europe and North America, is a "must visit" event for any beer lover.
Hopefully GBBF will return in 2022, following cancellation in 2020/21 due to COVID-19.
Check out the Great British Beer Festival website
Great British Beer Festival Winter
The Campaign for Real Ale, welcomed festival lovers to enjoy ‘ales of every season’ at Birmingham’s first Great British Beer Festival Winter, from 4-8 February 2020.
Not to be confused with a festival for winter beers alone, beers of every style and shade were available, served in cask, KeyKeg and bottle – from dark to ruby brown and golden ales, plus world beers, real ciders, gins and more!
Hopefully GBBFW will return in 2022, following cancellation in 2021 due to COVID-19.
Check out the Great British Beer Festival Winter website
Updated Apr. 27th 2021
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