If you love real ale, or if you own a pub or bar that sales real ale, you should consider being a member of a campaign group around you that advocates for access to real ale. There are many campaign groups that are championing this in the UK, and some of the benefits that come with joining these groups are:
Increased Access to Real Ale
These groups exist to ensure that people are accessing real ale. They do this through lobbying against the closure of pubs that are selling real ale, boosting the work of farmers who are growing grains used to make ale, and generally seeing to it that people who love ale do not get a shortage. Increased membership means that many voices will unite and campaign for more ale to be produced.
Discounts and Offers
Most pubs and large scale producers of ale always have an arrangement where they give their campaign group members a discount as a way of showing appreciation for the support. This is especially beneficial for pub owners who can make profits from such generous discounts. The group members are also entitled to discounts on items like magazines and other content about real ale.
Exclusive Access to Events/Functions
Being able to access events and functions organised by people in the ale manufacturing or retail business is another great benefit of being a member of the campaign groups. These events can be in the form of launching new products that are yet to hit the market, so you become among the first people to sample them. It can also be access to some of their manufacturing plants or conferences and seminars that are discussing emerging trends and news about the drink. There are some that go-ahead to extend an invitation to family and friends of the members in the campaign groups.