LocAle Officer: Derek Blackshaw
LocAle is an initiative that promotes pubs stocking locally brewed real ale in order to reduce the number of ‘beer miles’ from brewery to pub cellar. It is based on growing consumer demand for quality local produce and increasing awareness of environmental issues.
Launched in 2007, CAMRA branches around the country will award accreditation to pubs that regularly stock at least one real ale. The pub can then advertise their support by posting the window sticker in their pubs.
Derek, a past chairman of the branch, still plays a very active role looking after LocAle and championing our commitment to obtaining ACVs for many of our pubs.