For those living in or visiting Britain and seeking out bottle-conditioned brews, the Good Bottled Beer Guide is a top resource. In his introduction, author Jeff Evans looks back to 1971, when there were only five bottled “real ales” available in Britain. Now, there are about 600. With the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) a... View Article
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