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What is CAMRA?

CAMRA is the Campaign for Real Ale (a name for draught or bottle beer brewed from traditional ingredients, and matured by secondary fermentation in the container from which it is dispensed and served without the use of extraneous carbon dioxide). CAMRA was founded in the early 1970’s in Great Britain to preserve Britain’s beer traditions. It is one of the most successful consumer movements of all time and is now concerned with the preservation of beer, the British pub, and brewing traditions worldwide.

What are the categories of brewers/breweries?

According to the Institute of Brewing, there are four categories: Large Breweries (production in excess of 500,000 barrels/year); Regional Breweries (production from 15,000-500,000 barrels/year); Microbreweries (production less than 15,000 barrels/year); and Brewpubs (production for on site consumption only). For reference, Lucid Brewing produces less than 10,000 barrels annually - that’s small!

Originally published in our Micro Brew News' Trivia Time, Caldera Brewing Company edition.