It is no exaggeration to say that CAMRA saved real ale and as a result many independent breweries. There were no new ale breweries set up in UK for the 50 years before CAMRA was formed. There are now around 300 new brewers producing real ale – part of a real ale revival.
Membership has increased by 30,000 since 1989 to 50,000 in 1997.
CAMRA has defeated several brewery take-overs. They were successful in seeing more liberal licensing laws introduced in England, Scotland and Wales. They got the brewers to declare the strengths of their beers and are close to success in seeing a list of ingredients. CAMRA campaign against he closure of local pubs or their destruction through refurbishment. For many years they have sought fundamental change in the industry to protect consumer choice. The introduction of a guest real ale in pubs of the national brewers is a victory for 15 years for campaigning