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Brush up on your beer and cider terminology with CAMRA

CAMRA has released new content on its Learn & Discover platform, to help members further their beer and cider vocabularies. 

This week they have launched:

  • The second part of a ‘beer drinkers’ dictionary’, created by award winning beer writer, educator, and beer expert for Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch Mark Dredge. His dictionary is the first in a series of resources exploring words, acronyms and references used to talk about our favourite drinks and will help members navigate the dizzying array of terms to describe the production, serving and enjoyment of beer. 
  • A new addition to our ‘talking about cider’ series, ‘An enthusiast’s guide to cider terminology’ cultivated by James Finch (A.K.A. The Cider Critic). Finch has put together this enthusiast’s guide to some of the slightly more complex terms and descriptors to help members unlock a more informed cider and perry drinking experience

Throughout the summer, CAMRA’s online learning platform ‘CAMRA Learn & Discover’ will be home to new content from writers, educators and experts. There will be new guides, articles, videos and audio content added every week exploring everything there is to know about beer, cider, perry and pubs. 

Alex Metcalfe, CAMRA’s Learn & Discover Manager said: “We are thrilled to be sharing this content from Mark Dredge and James Finch, who are both very knowledgeable and experienced in the fields of beer and cider. We hope these guides to industry terminology will help expand our members’ knowledge and ultimately their experience with their favourite drinks.” 

All new content includes free intros and tasters so visitors to the site can get a feel for the full access enjoyed by CAMRA members. To access member-only content, CAMRA members simply need to sign in at the top of the webpage with their membership number and password. Non-members can join the campaign for just £26.50*/year. 

A CAMRA membership helps CAMRA’s campaigning efforts to support the pub and brewing industry during this difficult time. You can join by visiting

To find more Learn & Discover resources, visit: 


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About CAMRA:  

CAMRA, the Campaign for Real Ale, is a not-for-profit consumer group with over 192,000 members that has been operating since 1971. Our vision is to have quality real ale and thriving pubs in every community. 

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