Alechemy BrewingMain festival sponsor
Stewart BrewingSponsors of our souvenir glasses
Fyne AlesSponsors of the polo shirts worn by our volunteers
Tryst BrewerySponsors of our volunteer t-shirts
Houston BrewerySponsors of our Trade, Press, & Thursday Session
TSA Brewing CoSponsors of our Friday session
JD WetherspoonSponsors of our Saturday session
Highland Brewing CoSponsors of our Sunday session
CairngormSponsors of this website
Knops Beer CompanySponsors of our festival stewards
Loch Ness BrewerySponsors of our CAMRA membership stand
Kelburn Brewing CompanySponsors of our CAMRA shop
Caledonian BrewerySponsors of our live entertainment
Sulwath BrewersSponsors of our beer cooling system
When is it?
|Thursday 11th July||Noon||11pm|
|Friday 12th July||Noon||11pm|
|Saturday 13th July||Noon||11pm|
|Sunday 14th July||Noon||4pm|
The 2013 Scottish Real Ale Festival will run from Thursday 11th July to Sunday 14th July. We're open from 12 noon to 11pm every day, with the exception of Sunday when we'll close at 4pm (or when the beer runs out, whichever is sooner).
What to expect
When you arrive at the Edinburgh Corn Exchange, you'll pay £6 (£4 for CAMRA members) and be given a souvenir pint or half-pint glass. This glass is yours to keep so remember to take it to the bar when you want a drink. The glass also entitles you to free entry if you return to the festival later.
The glass has lines for third, half and pint measures so you can drink what you like in the quantity you choose, whether you want to stick to a few beers you like or try a little of a wide range. SRAF operates a cash bar, with prices displayed on the cask and by the handpumps. You can see a summary of the prices to the right.
You'll also get a programme which details the beers we'll have available along with some information about CAMRA in Scotland. Please note that while every effort is made to ensure the information is correct at the time of going to print, it's possible that for whatever reason some beers may be unavailable. Real Ale is a living product so it's never entirely predictable -- and that's a good thing!
What is it?
CAMRA festivals are run entirely by volunteers brought together by an interest in beer. All of the beers served at the festival are "real ale", which means they still contain live yeast and undergo "secondary fermentation" in the casks they're poured from. You'll see the familiar handpumps which draw beer from the casks to the bar, but there'll also be beer served "on gravity" where a tap is driven straight into the cask.