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Local Ale for

Local People!

Nearly a dozen local breweries supported the Bristol launch of the LocAle campaign. This was in the form of a beer festival at the Commercial Rooms, Corn Street Bristol, which started with a meet the brewer session on Friday 3 October. The launch proved very successful with a huge demand for locally brewed real ale on the day. Unfortunately the Commercial Rooms was shut for much of Saturday due to a technical problem, however this did mean that there was still some LocAle available for lucky customers on the Sunday.

CAMRA LocAle is a new initiative that promotes pubs stocking locally brewed real ale. The scheme builds on a growing consumer demand for quality local produce and an increased awareness of 'green' issues. This is your chance to support the local economy, reduce carbon footprint and try the many quality beers that are being produced locally but are too seldom seen in local pubs.

Everyone is welcome to join in, particularly anyone that can order some local real ale for their pub or club. Please come along and find out more!

Promotional material is now available for venues that can stock local real ale. Remember you can still promote real ale that is breed locally to you wherever you are located. If you are a licensee that would like to sign up to be involved in the LocAle

campaign then please email

Aside from doing your bit for the environment and reducing road congestion and pollution by drinking locally brewed real ale, this is a chance to promote a local industry, our local identity and sample some great local beer.

The contact telephone numbers for the local breweries that supported the launch and are taking part in the LocAle campaign are:

Abbey Ales 01225 444437 Arbor Ales 0117 9570899 Bath Ales 0117 9474797
Bristol Beer Factory 0117 902 6317 Butcombe Brewery 01934 863963 Cotswold Spring Brewery 01454 323088
Great Western Brewing Company 0117 957 2842 Matthews Brewing Company 01761 472242 RCH Brewery 01934 834447
Wickwar Brewing Company 01454 294 168

Zero Degrees also supported the launch. Although they don't actually sell beer to the free trade, you can drink it in their Bristol brewpub so they certainly qualify as being part of the LocAle campaign. All the other breweries listed will be very pleased to receive enquiries from any outlets that are interested in stocking their beers.