The Real Ale Society is all about trying the thousands upon thousands of different beers in the world while having a laugh with friends.
What we do
Throughout the year we organise brewery tours, pub crawls, tasting sessions, pub quizzes, trips to beer festivals, and even an annual Beer Trip abroad. If there's any pubs or breweries you'd like to visit, speakers you'd like to hear, or beers you'd like to sample get in touch. We're always looking for ideas.
Past events have included:
Brewery tours at: Ridgeside, Copper Dragon, Ossett and many others
Tastings with: chocolate, wine, whiskey, cigars, and of course all sorts of beers
Pub crawls in Leeds, York, Bradford and the famous Real Ale Trail
Beer festivals in Manchester, Huddersfield, Sheffield, and many closer to home
Beer trips to Belgium, Prague, Munich and Tallinn
We've also arranged discounts at local off-licenses, talks from beer experts, and many, many evenings in the pub.
Here are the events we have planned so far for semester 2:
• 23/01 – Winter Beers Festival (Manchester)
• 25/01 – Burns Night Extravaganza (Room 4)
• 31/01 – Pubs Around The Canal Crawl
• 09/02 – Real Ale Trail: Give It A Go
• 15/02 – Ale vs. Wine Tasting (Room 4)
• 21/02 – Bradford Pub Crawl
• 27/02 – Wetherspoons Pub Crawl
• 02/03 – White Rose Homebrewing Competition
• 07/03 – Elements of Beer 2: The Yeast Connection (Room 2)
• 09/03 – AGM and Tour of Ridgeside Brewery
• 14/03 – Leeds Beer Festival
• 18/03 – 23/03 Rome Beer Trip
Membership is a measly £5 and is used to organise events and subsidise your travel to them. We welcome students and non-students (although please see the Union's policies on non-students within societies) whether you are a Real Ale fanatic or have yet to sample your first pint.
We put out regular updates on all our events in the usual places:
Join our Facebook group
We even have a new Google Calender that will add all our event details into your diary so you never have to miss a pint!
Email email@example.com to be added to our mailing list.
Forms and things
Download the Code of Good Practice Here
Download the Risk Assessment Here
Find out more!
To find out more about our society, membership, what we do, when we meet etc. contact us using the email address on the top right of this page.
You can purchase membership for this society online, just select 'Add to Basket' next to the membership below.