Real Ale

CAMRA name their champion winter beer

Moor’s Old Freddy Walker is crowned Champion Winter Beer of Britain at the National Winter Ales Festival A brewery owned by a Californian has scooped the Campaign for Real Ale’s (CAMRA) prestigious Champion Winter Beer of Britain award on the opening day of the National Winter Ales Festival, taking place in Norwich this year. Following over a year of local tasting panels and regional heats leading up to the finals, Old Freddy Walker (7.5 per cent ABV) from the Bristol-based Moor Beer Company impressed judges with its incredible balance of flavours. Moor brewery made CAMRA history earlier this year after producing [...]

CAMRA revitalisation project

Is this the end of the Campaign for Real Ale?

After 45 years of being one of the largest single-issue consumer groups in the world, the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) could be coming to an end. The organisation is embarking on a consultation of as many as possible of its nearly 180,000 members to ask them who and what it should represent in the future – and it may no longer be focussed on real ale. One of its four founders, Michael Hardman, has returned to lead the Revitalisation Project – a wholesale review into the purpose and strategy of CAMRA. Members of the organisation will be invited to share their [...]

Cask ale week launch

Cask Ale Week 2015

Cask Ale Week is in full swing All over the country breweries and pubs are running events and promotions to celebrate Britain’s national drink. From beer festivals and tutored tastings to new brews and free pint offers, there is a wide array of activities. This year the Week takes on a special significance. Findings of the recently published 2015 Cask Report show cask beer, or ‘real ale’ drinkers to be the lifeline of tens of thousands of British pubs. They visit more often, and over the course of the year, spend nearly double the average.* “Cask Ale Week is a great [...]