The Unreal Ale Festival

The Unreal Ale Festival

The UK beer scene has enjoyed a glorious resurgence in the last twelve months. You can now find an increasing amount of keg craft lines in bars all over the UK showcasing some of the finest craft beers in the world. Many of these amazing craft beers are now brewed right here in the UK.


However CAMRA are taking the same line at GBBF this year as when they banned BrewDog in 2011: no UK craft breweries will be allowed to have their beer dispensed on keg at the festival.

But do not despair, we’ve come up with a little plan. And we have invited some good friends to help us out! On Friday 3rd August, Saturday 4th August & Sunday 5th August:

BrewDog Camden

The Black Heart

Camden Town Brewery

The Southampton Arms

will be showcasing all of those breweries that have been forced out of GBBF. We will have an awesome selection of the finest UK craft beers; all in keg.

Brewing arrives at BrewDog Camden - 15th April IS BrewSunday!

All the hosting bars are within 2 miles of each other (on foot, on the 214 bus, or on the Overground). The four participating bars will be serving beer from the following breweries;

BrewDog     Camden Town   Brodie’s  Redemption  Magic Rock  Summer Wine

Cromarty  Lovibonds   The Kernel   Tempest   Moor   Ilkley   Thornbridge

Each bar will tweet their beer lists daily and keep you updated when new kegs are coming on.

Come and enjoy our ‘Un-Real Ale’ festival, drink some of the UK’s finest offerings, and be part of the craft beer revolution.

Follow the action on Facebook;

And keep up to date with the bars to find out which beers they'll be having on draft via Twitter;





 We'll be using #UnRealAleFest over the weekend too!

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Mr T 01.08.2012 @ 11:23pm
All my favourite bars and breweries.Great thing to put together dudes.
Amanda H 01.08.2012 @ 11:23pm
That is my weekend pretty much sorted then!
Adrian M 01.08.2012 @ 11:22pm
Sounds great.Awesome to see other great bars and breweries getting involved too.
@robbie__90 01.08.2012 @ 9:03pm
Shame on CAMRA