Due to the ongoing situation with the coronavirus, G-RAF 2021 has been cancelled.
Real ale is a natural product brewed using traditional ingredients and left to mature in the cask from which it is served in the pub through a process called secondary fermentation. It is this process which makes real ale unique amongst beers and develops the wonderful tastes and aromas which processed beers can never provide.
As a natural, living product it has a limited shelf life and needs to be looked after with care in the pub cellar and kept at a certain temperature to enable it to mature and bring out its full flavours for the drinker to enjoy.
For much more detail on real ale, please visit the CAMRA ‘What is Live Beer?‘ page for definitions, statistics, and much more.