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Real ale

Real ale is a type of ale defined by its traditional production.

The fundamental distinction between real and other ales is that the yeast is still present at the point of consumption, meaning it is unfiltered.

Because the yeast is still alive, the process of fermentation continues in the cask or bottle on the way to the consumer. This secondary fermentation allows for the development of greater complexity in the taste.

In the United Kingdom, CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale) work to promote real ale.

Brewers specialising in real ale production include;

See also; Micro brewery[?]

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