Mild is one of the most traditional beer styles which is enjoying a revival in today’s real ale market. Usually dark brown in colour, due to the use of well-roasted malts or barley it is less hopped than bitters and often has a chocolatey character with nutty and burnt flavours.
This new style of pale, well-hopped beer developed in the 1980s. Golden Ales are pale amber, gold, yellow or straw coloured. Golden Ales have a low ABV and a clean hoppiness, without losing the core biscuity maltiness. It should be served cool and is a great summer ale.
The original choice of London’s market and dock workers was a blend of three beers, but the style has changed constantly since then. Porters are complex in flavour, range from 4% to 6.5% and are typically black or dark brown; the darkness comes from the use of dark malts.
Now in its 47th edition, the beer-lovers’ bible is fully revised and updated each year to feature recommended pubs across the United Kingdom that serve the best real ale. The GBG is completely independent, with listings based entirely on evaluation by CAMRA members. The unique breweries section lists every brewery – micro, regional and national – that produces real ale in the UK, and their beers. Tasting notes for the beers, compiled by CAMRA-trained tasting teams, are also included. This is the complete book for beer lovers and for anyone wanting to experience the UK’s finest pubs.
Our little beer festival
Ok, we lied. We host one of the biggest and bestest beer festivals in West Yorkshire
Bradford Beer Festival 2020 starts in
The bi-monthly magazine of Bradford CAMRA. Read news and opinions from people in Bradford and beyond
We actively campaign to save local pubs from closure.
You don’t have to be a CAMRA member to fight to keep pubs open. It’s up to all of us.
We also campaign for real cider & perry
As well as championing real ales, we also champion real cider (made from apples) and perries (made from pears)
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.
Launched in 2007, CAMRA branches around the country will award accreditation to pubs that regularly stock at least one real ale. The pub can then advertise their support by posting the window sticker in their pubs.
Some of the benefits of stocking locally produced real ale in local pubs includes:
– pubs can attract more visitors through their doors, including tourists
– consumers can enjoy greater beer choice and diversity
– local brewers are supported with increased sales
– local economy is supported as more money is generated and spent locally
– fewer beer miles means less impact on the environmental
Why not help?
WE are looking for people to take up various roles within the branch.
no experience required as full training will be provided.