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Real Ale

Real Ale

Who We Are

We are an incredibly inclusive society dedicated to hosting great nights out, while also facilitating the discovery of different beers, wines, ciders, gins and much much more. Whether you're a seasoned drinking veteran, seeking a casual environment to relax, or just want to have great nights out, Warwick Real Ale caters to everyone. 

With regular trips to nearby venues, we’ll give members the opportunity to experience the West Midlands like they’ve never seen it before (whether you remember it or not)- our pièce de resistance being our annual Real Ale Festival.


Not Just About Beer.

Don't be put off by our name- although historically the society was founded upon a love for real ale, nowadays our core focus is to host incredible socials and nights out, giving our members the opportunity to have a great social every week. Whereas many societies at Warwick might stick around campus and Leamington, at Real Ale we pride ourselves on the variety and location of our socials; one week we might be on a curry night in Birmingham, the next exploring local bars and pubs in Rugby. If you love discovering new towns and cities, all while enjoying great local beer, wine and cider, then Real Ale is the society for you. 

With that said, if you are keen to learn more about tasting and brewing real ale, beer, wine and cider, then look no further. Warwick Real Ale has plenty of experienced members who can get you started with the correct tools, knowledge and resources to become a beer connoisseur and get you brewing your own beer and cider.

At the end of the day, whether you’ve never tried beer before, or you don’t drink anything unless it's brewed independently by a group of monks using nearly extinct hops: WURAS will be the perfect fit for you. What are you waiting for? Come along for good beer, good company and a great atmosphere.


Term 1 Socials

Week 1:   Tasting Social with Free Beer

Week 2:   Circling at Pop

                Leamington Pub Crawl

Week 3:   Pint Hunt Bingo

Week 4:   Blind Tasting

Week 5:   Twisted Barrel and Coventry crawl

Week 6:   House Party

Week 7:   Circling at Pop

                Earlsdon Pub Crawl

Week 8:   Pub Quiz

Week 9:   Karaoke and Frosty Jacks

Week 10: Christmas Dinner

More socials will be announced so keep in touch by following our Facebook & Instagram pages for more details, as well as our WhatsApp group to keep up to date. Everybody's welcome, so bring yourself and your friends!


The Real Ale Festival

The Warwick Uni Real Ale Festival is the biggest student run beer festival in Europe. In 2019 we had over 120 beers from around the world! If that is not enough, we stock over 50 ciders and wines that you would probably have never tried before!

There’s music: we’re talking the Victorian Pub Pianist Dr Busker; we’re talking Warwick’s big band and we’re talking great DJs. If God’s favourite elixir is making you feel hungry then don’t worry as food will be available from Lazy Pig catering which includes a hog roast, pork rolls and vegetarian sausages.

A selection of soft drinks, non-alcoholic and vegan beers will also be available. So be sure to make your way down to the Copper Rooms on week 6 of term 2 where the beer and ale will be flowing like milk and honey.


Join This Society

Current students should purchase the Real Ale Standard Membership below.


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