The Real Ale Newsgroup


  1. The Charter

  2. The FAQ - Cask-conditioned ales and related topics newsgroup will be used for the discussion of traditional cask or bottle-conditioned beers and the places they are consumed in from the ingredients that are used, the brewing process, dispensing methods, flavours, quality and tasting to the pubs that serve them.  Due to the unique nature of our cask-conditioned beers the newsgroup will be mainly be for discussing beers brewed in the UK but discussion of any beers which qualify as traditionally brewed and cask or bottle-conditioned that are available in the UK will be appropriate. Discussion about the aims and achievements of the Campaign for Real Ale, associated campaigning and CAMRA organised festivals also will be welcome as will the issues of prices, duty and the current trends of all UK brewers, large, medium and micro.
Related issues such as British pub preservation and real-ale home brewing will be welcome as will relevant comparisons of real ale with it's market competitors.
(Off topic postings will be sympathetically directed to the relevant and already existing newsgroups.)

Binaries are not permitted on this group, however references to relevant FTP-able material and Web URL's are welcomed.

Announcements concerning real ale issues are welcomed if they are from non-commercial organisations but blatant off-topic or commercial advertising and job adverts are not permitted.


Corrections and additions to: Brett Laniosh (