What is LocAle?

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CAMRA LocAle is an initiative that promotes pubs stocking locally brewed real ale. The scheme builds on a growing consumer demand for quality local produce and an increasing awareness of green issues.

LocAle supports local brewers and local identity and pride – letting us celebrate what makes each locality different. As you travel across the country, you can appreciate beers from local breweries in different regions. There are now more breweries than ever in modern times, so drinkers in any region have a wonderful diversity to choose from.

The definition of what constitutes a LocAle is determined by the local CAMRA branch, and may vary according to local conditions (what suits Cambridgeshire may not suit the Scottish Highlands). For our branch – Cambridge and District – the LocAle criteria includes any brewery within our branch area, as well as small and medium-sized breweries within 20 miles (as the crow flies) from the venue.

These are some of the local breweries that qualify as LocAle for the Cambridge and District branch:-

Adjacent qualifying breweries:-

Our summer festival aims to showcase all the breweries within the branch area, plus as many of the adjacent qualifying breweries as possible. All LocAle producers are identifiable with by additional signs on the stillage. However, for the remainder of the year, please look for the LocAle symbol in the Good Beer Guide and on the WhatPub website.