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Finding real ale.

Well-kept real ale, served at the right temperature should be naturally carbonated and flavourful. Like any artisan product, a real ale requires special handling and storage to ensure it is consumed at its best.

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Four tips for finding real ale.

No.1 Talk to the people behind the bar. They may have extensive knowledge about the beer on offer. Don’t let the odd blank look or negative experience dissuade you from persevering. It’ll help you identify the best places to seek out live and cask-conditioned beer.

No.2 Look at the equipment used to dispense beer. It is usually visible on top of or behind the bar. Cask-conditioned beer is most likely to come from a traditional hand-pull or direct from the cask via a tap.  Serving live or cask-conditioned beer from a smaller metal tap, known as a standard bar font, is also increasingly likely due to modern equipment and the wider range of containers used by brewers today.

No.3 Talk to brewers! If you’re lucky enough to live near or have access to a great brewery ask them to recommend which pubs they think take the best care of their beer. You can’t get a higher recommendation than from the people behind your favourite brew.

No.4 For real ales from other containers, look out for terms like ‘bottle conditioned’ or ‘can-conditioned’.

Help from CAMRA

Online tools, books, resources, accreditation and quality assurance schemes designed to help you locate and enjoy real ale.

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WhatPub

The Campaign for Real Ale’s online pub guide. Pubs featured on WhatPub have been independently added and updated by thousands of CAMRA volunteers and includes over 90% of Britain’s real ale pubs.

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The Good Beer Guide

The Campaign for Real Ale’s bestselling guidebook The Good Beer Guide is the ‘definitive’ guidebook to help you discover good pubs that serve real ale across the UK.

Since 1974 CAMRA has produced a completely independent regional guide to the best pubs covering the whole of the UK and Northern Ireland with listings based entirely on evaluation by CAMRA volunteers.

With a unique breweries section listing every brewery – micro, regional and national – that produces real ale in the UK The Good Beer Guide is also an invaluable tool for professionals in the drinks and retail industry.

This beer-lovers’ bible is fully revised and updated each year to feature recommended pubs across the United Kingdom that serve the best real ale.

This is the complete book for beer lovers and for anyone wanting to find the UK’s finest pubs.

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LocAle

LocAle is an initiative that promotes pubs stocking locally brewed real ale in order to reduce the number of ‘beer miles’ from brewery to pub cellar. It is based on growing consumer demand for quality local produce and increasing awareness of environmental issues.

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Champion Beer Awards

The awards CAMRA runs to find the best beer in Britain.

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