real ale

Traditional ales, with their own unique and regional heritage, often conjure up memories of times long gone. Yet they have somehow survived the 20th century to become the most sought after of brews. It is possible that Britain has the largest and most interesting selection of traditional ales with hundreds of established and newer up and coming breweries producing a variety of ales.

Whatever your taste, be it mild or strong there is a traditional ale waiting to be discovered!

Last Updated: 19/01/2013

Arbor Ales, Bristol, Gloucestershire

 

Lubelski

4.0% ABV

500ml.

 

Oyster Stout

4.6% ABV

500ml.

 

“OM”

5.2% ABV

500ml.

 

Port Stout

5.7% ABV

500ml.

NEW Beavertown Brewery, De Beauvoir Town, Hackney, London

 

Neck Oil

4.3% ABV

330ml.

 

Gamma Ray

5.4% ABV

330ml.

 

Smog Rocket

5.4% ABV

330ml.

 

8 Ball

6.2% ABV

330ml.

NEW

Black Betty

7.2% ABV

330ml.

NEW

Imperial Smog

9.0% ABV

330ml.

NEW Beer Geek Brewery, Aston, Birmingham

 

Geek Unique Special Bitter

4.3% ABV

330ml.

NEW

Great White Geek

4.5% ABV

330ml.

 

Legend of the Golden Geek

4.5% ABV

330ml.

NEW

Dark Side of the Geek

5.5% ABV

330ml.

Beowulf Brewing Company, Brownhills, Staffordshire

 

Folded Cross

4.6% ABV

500ml.

 

Dark Raven

4.8% ABV

500ml.

 

Wuffa

5.0% ABV

500ml.

 

Gold Work

5.1% ABV

500ml.

 

Finn’s Hall Porter

5.2% ABV

500ml.

 

Dragon Smoke Stout

5.3% ABV

500ml.

 

Heroes

5.5% ABV

500ml.

 

Mercian Shine

5.8% ABV

500ml.

 

India Pale Ale

7.4% ABV

500ml.

 

Strong Mild

7.5% ABV

500ml.

The Black Sheep Brewery, Masham, North Yorkshire

 

Black Sheep Ale

4.4% ABV

500ml.

 

Riggwelter

5.7% ABV

500ml.

 

Imperial Russian Stout

8.5% ABV

330ml.

Brains (The Cardiff Brewery), Cardiff

 

Dark

4.1% ABV

500ml.

 

SA

4.2% ABV

500ml.

 

SA Gold

4.7% ABV

500ml.

NEW Brewdog, Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire

BrewDog’s beers are the epitome of pure punk. They brew uncompromising, bold and irreverent beer, beer with a soul and a purpose.

Their approach has the same contempt of the mass beer market that the old-school punks had for pop-culture.

BrewDog is a modern day rebellion, a long overdue antidote against faceless corporate bureaucracy and the bland, soulless beer they industrially produce.

 

Blitz!

2.8% ABV

330ml.

 

Dead Pony Club

3.8% ABV

330ml.

 

Trashy Blonde

4.1% ABV

330ml.

 

77 Lager

4.7% ABV

330ml.

NEW

77 Lager (Can)

4.7% ABV

330ml.

 

Prototype 17

4.9% ABV

330ml.

 

Zeitgeist

4.9% ABV

330ml.

 

5 a.m. Saint

5.0% ABV

330ml.

 

Punk IPA

5.6% ABV

330ml.

NEW

Punk IPA (Can)

5.6% ABV

330ml.

NEW

Alice Porter

6.2% ABV

330ml.

 

IPA is Dead (Challenger)

6.7% ABV

330ml.

 

IPA is Dead (Galaxy)

6.7% ABV

330ml.

 

IPA is Dead (HBC)

6.7% ABV

330ml.

 

IPA is Dead (Motueka)

6.7% ABV

330ml.

 

Libertine Black Ale

7.2% ABV

330ml.

 

Dogma

7.4% ABV

330ml.

NEW

Dogma

7.4% ABV

660ml.

 

Avery Brown Dredge

7.5% ABV

330ml.

 

International Arms Race

7.5% ABV

330ml.

 

Scotch Ale

7.5% ABV

330ml.

 

Barrel Aged 77 Lager

7.7% ABV

330ml.

 

Hops Kill Nazis

7.8% ABV

330ml.

 

Rip Tide

8.0% ABV

330ml.

 

Hello My Name is Ingrid

8.2% ABV

330ml.

 

Old World Russian Imperial Stout

8.2% ABV

660ml.

 

Hardcore IPA

9.2% ABV

330ml.

 

Abstrakt AB:01

10.2% ABV

375ml.

 

Abstrakt AB:03

10.5% ABV

375ml.

 

Abstrakt AB:06

11.2% ABV

375ml.

 

Abstrakt AB:10

11.5% ABV

375ml.

 

Bitch Please

11.5% ABV

330ml.

 

Lost Abbey Lost Dog

11.5% ABV

330ml.

 

Abstrakt AB:08

11.8% ABV

375ml.

NEW

San Diego Scotch Ale

11.9% ABV

330ml.

 

Abstrakt AB:11

12.8% ABV

375ml.

NEW

Tokyo Rising Sun

13.2% ABV

330ml.

 

Divine Rebel 2010

13.8% ABV

330ml.

 

Anarchist / Alchemist

14.0% ABV

330ml.

NEW

Christmas Paradox 2012

15.0% ABV

330ml.

NEW

Paradox Isle of Arran

15.0% ABV

330ml.

 

Paradox Jura

15.0% ABV

330ml.

 

Abstrakt AB:09

17.1% ABV

375ml.

 

Black Tokyo Horizon

17.2% ABV

375ml.

 

Abstrakt AB:02

18.0% ABV

375ml.

 

Tokyo*

18.2% ABV

330ml.

 

Tactical Nuclear Penguin

32.0% ABV

375ml.

 

Sink the Bismarck

41.0% ABV

375ml.

NEW Bristol Beer Factory, Bristol, Avon

NEW

Acer

3.8% ABV

500ml.

 

Seven

4.2% ABV

500ml.

NEW

Bristletoe

4.3% ABV

500ml.

 

Milk Stout

4.5% ABV

500ml.

 

Independence

4.6% ABV

500ml.

 

Bristol Hefe

4.8% ABV

500ml.

 

Gold

5.0% ABV

500ml.

 

Exhibition

5.2% ABV

500ml.

NEW

West Coast Red

5.5% ABV

500ml.

 

Bristol United Brewers Collaboration 2012 Smoked Porter

6.0%ABV

500ml.

 

Bête Noire

6.5% ABV

500ml.

 

Saison

6.5% ABV

500ml.

 

Southville Hop

6.5% ABV

500ml.

NEW

Bristol Vintage 2012

6.6% ABV

500ml.

 

Ultimate Stout

7.7% ABV

500ml.

 

Imperial Stout

8.5%ABV

500ml.

NEW Burton Bridge Brewery, Burton-Upon-Trent, Staffordshire

 

Burton Bridge Porter

4.5% ABV

500ml.

NEW

Christmas Porter

4.5% ABV

500ml.

 

Bramble Stout

5.0% ABV

500ml.

 

Empire Ale

7.5% ABV

500ml.

 

Tickle Brain

8.0% ABV

500ml.

Buxton Brewery, Buxton, Derbyshire

 

American Rye

4.3% ABV

500ml.

 

Dark Nights

4.6% ABV

500ml.

 

Black Rocks

5.5% ABV

500ml.

NEW Byatt’s Brewery, Coventry, West Midlands

NEW

Coventry Bitter

3.8% ABV

500ml.

NEW

Phoenix Gold

4.2% ABV

500ml.

NEW

Urban Red

4.5% ABV

500ml.

NEW

Regal Blond

5.2% ABV

500ml.

NEW

XXXmas Ale

6.1% ABV

500ml.

NEW Compass Brewery, Carterton, Oxfordshire

NEW

Baltic Night

4.8% ABV

500ml.

NEW

Isis Pale

4.9% ABV

500ml.

NEW

Tannenbaum

6.0% ABV

500ml.

NEW

The King’s Shipment

6.0% ABV

500ml.

NEW

Torp

7.0% ABV

330ml.

By The Horns Brewery, Wandsworth, London

 

Stiff Upper Lip

3.9% ABV

330ml.

 

Bobby on the Wheat

4.7% ABV

330ml.

 

Lambeth Walk

5.1% ABV

330ml.

 

Prince Albert

5.5% ABV

330ml.

Camden Town Brewery, Wilkin Street, London

 

Pale Ale

4.0% ABV

330ml.

 

Hells Lager

4.6% ABV

330ml.

 

Wheat Hefeweizen

5.0% ABV

330ml.

Church End Brewery, Nuneaton, Warwickshire

 

Arthur’s Wit

6.0% ABV

500ml.

 

Nuns Ale

4.5% ABV

500ml.

Daniel Batham & Son Ltd., Brierley Hill, West Midlands

 

Bathams Best Bitter

4.3% ABV

500ml.

Dark Star Brewing Co., Partridge Green, West Sussex

 

Espresso

4.2% ABV

500ml.

 

Sunburst

4.8% ABV

500ml.

Flat Cap, Cornwall

 

TED

5.0% ABV

500ml.

Gargoyles Brewery, Holcombe Village, Devon

 

Citra

3.8% ABV

500ml.

 

Nelson

3.8% ABV

500ml.

 

Dawlish Bitter

4.2% ABV

500ml.

 

Glorious Devon

4.4% ABV

500ml.

 

Napier

5.2% ABV

500ml.

Green Jack Brewing Company Limited, Lowestoft, Suffolk

 

Baltic Trader

10.5% ABV

750ml.

 

Ripper

8.5% ABV

750ml.

 

Red Herring

5.0% ABV

750ml.

 

Orange Wheat Beer

4.2% ABV

500ml.

Greene King, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

 

Abbot Ale

5.0% ABV

500ml.

 

IPA Export

5.0% ABV

500ml.

 

Morland Old Speckled Hen

5.2% ABV

500ml.

 

Strong Suffolk

6.0% ABV

500ml.

 

Morland Hen’s Tooth

6.5% ABV

500ml.

Harbour Brewing Company, Trekillick, Kirland, North Cornwall

 

Amber Ale

4.4% ABV

500ml.

 

India Pale Ale

5.2% ABV

500ml.

 

Porter No.6

6.8% ABV

330ml.

 

Double IPA No.3

7.0% ABV

330ml.

Hardknott Brewery, Milom, Cumbria

 

Cool Fusion

4.4% ABV

500ml.

 

Dark Energy

4.9% ABV

500ml.

 

Code Black

5.6% ABV

500ml.

 

Rhetoric #1

5.6% ABV

500ml.

 

English Experiment

6.0% ABV

500ml.

 

Æther Blæc Lambda 2011

7.5% ABV

330ml.

 

Queboid

8.0% ABV

330ml.

 

Colonial Mayhem

8.1% ABV

330ml.

 

Æther Blæc Epsilon 2011

8.5% ABV

330ml.

 

Granite 2010

10.1% ABV

500ml.

 

Infra Red

10.2% ABV

330ml.

 

Vitesse Noir

11.0% ABV

330ml.

NEW Hobsons Brewery, Newhouse Farm, Worcestershire

 

Town Crier

4.5% ABV

500ml.

 

Old Henry

5.2% ABV

500ml.

NEW

Postmans Knock

4.8% ABV

500ml.

Holsworthy Ales, Holsworthy, Devon

 

Tamar Sauce

4.1% ABV

500ml.

 

Muck 'n Straw

4.4% ABV

500ml.

 

Tamar Black

4.8% ABV

500ml.

 

Mine's a Mild

3.5% ABV

500ml.

Isle of Mull Brewing Company, Tobermory, Isle of Mull

 

Galleon Gold

4.1% ABV

500ml.

 

Terror of Tobermory

4.6% ABV

500ml.

 

The Red Monk of Iona

4.2% ABV

500ml.

NEW The Kernel Brewery, SE1, London

NEW

Table Beer

3.1% ABV

500ml.

 

Pale Ale 5C

5.0% ABV

500ml.

 

Pale Ale Nelson Sauvin

5.1% ABV

500ml.

 

Pale Ale Cascade

5.2% ABV

500ml.

 

Pale Ale Simcoe Centennial

5.2% ABV

500ml.

NEW

Pale Ale Simcoe Cascade

5.3% ABV

500ml.

NEW

Pale Ale Summit

5.3% ABV

500ml.

 

Pale Ale Summit Galaxy NZC

5.3% ABV

500ml.

 

Pale Ale Stella Centennial

5.5% ABV

500ml.

 

Porter

5.5% ABV

500ml.

 

India Brown Ale

5.6% ABV

330ml.

NEW

Export India Porter

6.1% ABV

500ml.

 

India Pale Ale Black

6.5% ABV

330ml.

 

Export Stout London 1890

6.7% ABV

330ml.

NEW

India Pale Ale Citra Chinook

6.8% ABV

330ml.

 

India Pale Ale Columbus Summit

6.8% ABV

330ml.

NEW

LBA Collaboration London Stout

6.8% ABV

330ml.

 

India Pale Ale SCANNERS

6.9% ABV

330ml.

 

India Pale Ale Simcoe Magnum

6.9% ABV

330ml.

 

India Pale Ale S.C.G.A.NS

7.0% ABV

330ml.

 

India Pale Ale Simcoe Centennial

7.0% ABV

330ml.

 

India Pale Ale Chinook

7.1% ABV

330ml.

 

India Pale Ale Citra

7.2% ABV

330ml.

 

India Pale Ale Super Alpha Pacific Jade

7.3% ABV

330ml.

 

London Brick Collaboration Red Rye Ale

7.3% ABV

330ml.

 

India Pale Ale Black III

7.4% ABV

330ml.

 

India Pale Ale Black IV

7.4% ABV

330ml.

 

India Pale Ale Galaxy

7.4% ABV

330ml.

 

India Pale Ale Double Citra

9.8% ABV

330ml.

 

Imperial Brown Stout London 1856

10.0% ABV

330ml.

 

India Pale Ale Double SCCANS

10.1% ABV

330ml.

The Loddon Brewery Ltd, Dunsden, Oxfordshire

 

Hoppit

3.9% ABV

500ml.

 

Hullabaloo

4.6% ABV

500ml.

 

Russet

4.7% ABV

500ml.

 

Ferryman’s Gold

4.8% ABV

500ml.

 

Hocus Pocus

5.0% ABV

500ml.

 

Forbury Lion

5.5% ABV

500ml.

Marston’s Brewery, Burton-Upon-Trent, Staffordshire

 

Double Drop

4.0% ABV

500ml.

 

Strong Pale Ale

6.2% ABV

500ml.

 

Manns Brown Ale

2.8% ABV

500ml.

 

Owd Rodger

7.6% ABV

500ml.

Moor Beer Company, Pitney, Somerset

 

Revival

4.0% ABV

660ml.

 

Nor’ Hop

4.3% ABV

660ml.

 

Northern Star

4.3% ABV

660ml.

 

Merlin’s Magic

4.5% ABV

660ml.

 

Amoor

4.7% ABV

660ml.

 

Illusion

4.7% ABV

660ml.

 

Somerland Gold

5.5% ABV

660ml.

 

Hoppiness

6.7% ABV

660ml.

 

Old Freddy Walker

7.4% ABV

660ml.

Oban Bay Brewery, Oban

 

Skelpt Lug

4.2% ABV

500ml.

The Orkney Brewery, Quoyloo, Stromness, Scotland

 

Skull Splitter

8.5% ABV

330ml.

NEW Otley Brewing Company, Cilfynydd, Pontypridd

NEW

Croes-O (Mini Keg)

4.2% ABV

5ltr.

NEW

O-Garden (Mini Keg)

4.8% ABV

5ltr.

NEW

O-Ho-Ho

5.0% ABV

500ml.

NEW

Oxymoron

5.5% ABV

500ml.

NEW

Saison Obscura (Mini Keg)

5.5% ABV

5ltr.

 

06 Porter

6.6% ABV

500ml.

 

08

8.0% ABV

500ml.

Purity Brewing Co., Gt Alne, Warwickshire

 

Pure UBU

4.5% ABV

500ml.

 

Pure Gold

4.3% ABV

500ml.

 

Mad Goose

4.2% ABV

500ml.

The Redchurch Brewery, Poyser Street, London

 

Shoreditch Blonde

4.5% ABV

330ml.

 

Bethnal Pale Ale

5.5% ABV

330ml.

 

Hackney Gold

5.5% ABV

330ml.

 

Hoxton Stout

6.0% ABV

330ml.

 

Great Eastern India Pale Ale

7.4% ABV

330ml.

 

Old Ford Export Stout

7.5% ABV

330ml.

Revolutions Brewing Co. Castleford, West Yorkshire

 

Clash London Porter

4.5% ABV

500ml.

 

Devolution Amber Ale

4.5% ABV

500ml.

 

Beat Red

4.5% ABV

500ml.

 

Revolver Pale Ale

4.5% ABV

500ml.

 

Manifesto Strong Stout

6.0% ABV

500ml.

Ridgeway Brewing, Reading, Oxfordshire

 

High & Mighty Beer of the Gods

4.5% ABV

500ml.

Robinsons, Stockport, Cheshire

 

build a rocket boys!

4.0% ABV

500ml.

Sadler’s Ale Brewery, Stourbridge, West Midlands

 

Mellow Yellow

4.1% ABV

500ml.

 

Worcester Sorcerer

4.3% ABV

500ml.

 

Thin Ice

4.5% ABV

500ml.

 

Hop Bomb

5.0% ABV

330ml.

 

Mud City Stout

6.6% ABV

500ml.

Sambrook’s Brewery, Battersea, London

 

Wandle

4.2% ABV

500ml.

 

Junction

4.5% ABV

500ml.

 

Powerhouse Porter

4.9% ABV

500ml.

NEW Samuel Smith Old Brewery, Tadcaster, North Yorkshire

 

India Ale

5.0% ABV

550ml.

 

Nut Brown Ale

5.0% ABV

550ml.

 

Oatmeal Stout

5.0% ABV

550ml.

 

Organic Best Pale Ale

5.0% ABV

550ml.

 

Organic Chocolate Stout

5.0% ABV

550ml.

 

Organic Cider

5.0% ABV

550ml.

 

Pure Brewed Organic Lager

5.0% ABV

550ml.

 

Taddy Porter

5.0% ABV

550ml.

NEW

Organic Apricot Beer

5.1% ABV

355ml.

 

Organic Cherry Beer

5.1% ABV

355ml.

 

Organic Raspberry Beer

5.1% ABV

355ml.

 

Organic Strawberry Beer

5.1% ABV

355ml.

 

Winter Welcome 2012

6.0% ABV

550ml.

 

Imperial Stout

7.0% ABV

355ml.

 

Yorkshire Stingo

8.0% ABV

550ml.

Shepherd Neame, Faversham, Kent

 

Spitfire

4.5% ABV

500ml.

 

Bishops Finger

5.4% ABV

500ml.

St. Austell, St. Austell, Cornwall

 

Tribute

4.2% ABV

500ml.

Summer Wine Brewery, Holmfirth, West Yorkshire

 

Barista Espresso Stout

4.8% ABV

330ml.

 

Rogue Hop

5.0% ABV

330ml.

 

Teleporter Ten Malt Porter

5.0% ABV

330ml.

 

Bravura

5.5% ABV

330ml.

 

Diablo IPA

6.0% ABV

330ml.

 

Reaper Red IPA

7.4% ABV

330ml.

 

Cohort Black IPA

7.5% ABV

330ml.

 

Maelstrom

9.0% ABV

330ml.

Theakston, Masham, North Yorkshire

 

Old Peculier

5.6% ABV

500ml.

NEW Thornbridge Brewery, Bakewell, Derbyshire

 

Tzara Koln Style Beer

4.8% ABV

500ml.

NEW

Chiron

5.0% ABV

500ml.

 

Versa Weisse Beer

5.0% ABV

500ml.

 

Kipling South Pacific Pale Ale

5.2% ABV

500ml.

 

Jaipur India Pale Ale

5.9% ABV

500ml.

 

Evenlode

6.2% ABV

330ml.

 

Raven Black IPA

6.6% ABV

500ml.

 

Coalition Old Ale

7.0% ABV

500ml.

 

St Petersburg Imperial Russian Stout

7.7% ABV

500ml.

 

Russian Imperial Stout

9.4% ABV

330ml.

 

Bracia

10.0% ABV

500ml.

Timothy Taylor & Co. Ltd., Keighley, West Yorkshire

 

Landlord Strong Pale Ale

4.1% ABV

500ml.

NEW Tiny Rebel Brewing Co. Newport, Wales

 

FUBAR

4.4% ABV

330ml.

 

Urban IPA

5.5% ABV

330ml.

NEW

Hot Box (Tiny Batch #3)

5.7% ABV

330ml.

 

Koochie (Tiny Batch #1)

6.0% ABV

330ml

 

Chocoholic

6.8% ABV

330ml.

 

Hoduken

7.4% ABV

330ml.

 

Baby’s Got a Temper (Tiny Batch #2)

8.0% ABV

330ml.

Titanic Brewery, Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire

 

Iceberg

4.1% ABV

500ml.

 

Stout

4.5% ABV

500ml.

 

White Star

4.8% ABV

500ml.

 

Plum Porter

4.9% ABV

500ml.

 

Captain Smiths

5.2% ABV

500ml.

Tollgate Brewery, Calke, Ashby-de-la-Zouch

 

Old Rasputin Stout

4.4% ABV

500ml.

 

Billy’s Best Bitter

5.1% ABV

500ml.

NEW Two Towers, Birmingham, West Midlands

 

Baskerville Bitter

3.8% ABV

500ml.

 

Hockley Gold

4.1% ABV

500ml.

 

Chamberlin Pale Ale

4.5% ABV

500ml.

 

Jewellery Porter

5.0% ABV

500ml.

NEW

Birmingham Special Ale

5.4% ABV

500ml.

Wells & Young’s, Bedford, Bedfordshire

 

Banana Bread Beer

5.2% ABV

500ml.

Williams Bros Brewing Co., Kelliebank, Alloa

 

Kelpie Seaweed Ale

4.4% ABV

500ml.

 

Fraoch Heather Ale

5.0% ABV

500ml.

 

Alba Scots Pine

7.5% ABV

330ml.

 

Heather Ales Fraoch 22

11.0% ABV

750ml.

NEW Wild Beer Co., Evercreech, Somerset

NEW

Scarlet Fever

4.8% ABV

330ml.

NEW

Epic Saison

5.0% ABV

330ml.

NEW

Fresh

5.5% ABV

330ml.

NEW

Bliss

6.0% ABV

330ml.

NEW

Madness IPA

6.8% ABV

330ml.

NEW

Modus Operandi

7.0% ABV

330ml.

NEW

Ninkasi

9.0% ABV

750ml.

NEW

Wildebeest

11.0% ABV

330ml.

Wychwood Brewery, Witney, Oxfordshire

 

Scarecrow

4.7% ABV

500ml.

 

Hobgoblin

5.2% ABV

500ml.

 

King Goblin

6.6% ABV

500ml.

Wye Valley Brewery, Stoke Lacy, Herefordshire

 

Dorothy Goodbody’s Country Ale

6.0% ABV

500ml.

 

Dorothy Goodbody’s Blissful Brown Ale

4.6% ABV

500ml.

 

Dorothy Goodbody’s Golden Ale

4.2% ABV

500ml.

 

Dorothy Goodbody’s Wholesome Stout

4.6% ABV

500ml.

 

Butty Batch

4.5% ABV

500ml.

 

H.P.A.

4.0% ABV

500ml.

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StirchleyWines Need a @cloudwaterbrew #CanRAGE fix? We've got some IPL El Dorado Mosaic in stock, but it's only going to be around… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…

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StirchleyWines We have stocked up on some awesome #GlutenFree Beers, now you don't have to miss out on a beer! #GlutenFreeBeer… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…

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StirchleyWines We have in stock, the CAMRA Champion Beer of Britain 2016! @stringersbeer Mutiny, it's a 9.3% Double Stout.… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…

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