Welcome to the Warwick University Real Ale Society, organisers of the largest student beer festival in the country!

The 38th Warwick University Real Ale Festival is on it’s way:

A tradition spanning decades, last year’s festival was the 37th in a long line of our successful events. As usual, held during reading week (Week 6) from Thursday the 18th of February until Saturday the 20th of February our festival has grown year on year to become (what is generally considered) the event of the year at the University of Warwick.

We once again had we a massive selection to sample, with over 120 different cask ales coming from all corners of the United Kingdom, as well as some international flavour in the shape of our World Beer bar. For the apple lovers, the cider bar was bigger and better than ever, with over 35 ciders and perries present along with a full range of Fruit Wines and Mead.

The exec team are still deciding on the selection of beers for the 2017 festival, but to give an idea of what is in store, here is the list from the last festival:

Cask Ale List
Cider and Perry List
Fruit Wines and Mead
World Beers List

We were delighted that Dr Busker returned to entertain the Thursday night crowd with his own brand of hilariously outlandish folk music.

With all that in mind, be ready for the great ales, good food and possibly the challenge posed by the Turbo Purple when next year’s festival comes around.


Hog Roast - Andrea GradassiMain Stage with Dr Busker - Matías SeñoránPeople enjoying the Music - Matías Señorán

Socials and Trips

Can’t wait till next year? Why not join us on one of our socials?

We welcome anybody to our socials and events. If you’re interested in great beer and cider, you’re in for a treat.

We hold socials every two weeks, where we visit a selection of Local Pubs, and sample the ales they have on offer. Our social sec usually plans these and you can find details on the website, our Facebook page and our mailing list. Socials start on campus in the Dirty Duck, so it is easy for the freshers to find us, and then we get the bus to the first pub of the evening.

On top of the socials, there are also a variety of trips throughout the year. Mostly ale festivals across the country, typically one a term, and brewery tours from our sponsors. These trips are always great fun and once the next one is planned, do not miss out on an opportunity to come along and join us for the ride. Of course there is also our end of year tour, considered to be the best trip of the year. Last year we travelled to Krakov at the end of Term 3 which was an amazing few days for everyone involved. If you want to go on tour with us, then get involved in the society and help out at the festival as well.


To keep up to date with the society events join the mailing list, like us on Facebook and follow us on twitter @warwickrealale