CAMRA launches app pointing the way to over 13,000 beers

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A new app has been launched today by the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) that allows people to search for beers and pubs across the UK.

The Good Beer Guide app collates data from over 40,000 pubs, featuring over 13,000 beers from 2,000 breweries that can be found by searching by the name of the beer or the brewery.

Filters for finding pubs include everything from having a fireplace or free wifi to being dog-friendly or selling real cider on tap.

App users can also connect with friends using a social feed which lets them share pictures and comments on the pubs they visit and the beers they try.

The app is optimised for smartphones and available on the App Store and Google Play. Users can subscribe for 99p a month, £1.99 for three months or £4.99 for a year to access even more features and enhanced search tools, including the premium listing of 4,500 CAMRA-recommended pub listings from its Good Beer Guide.

Paying users can also use image capture to scan pump clips to instantly find out more information about the real ales on tap at the bar. They can then tag beers for other users, sharing what they are enjoying in real time.

CAMRA’s head of publishing Simon Hall said: “The Good Beer Guide is already a hugely respected source of beer and pub information. The app is the next step, opening up the world of great beer and pubs to even more people and providing a new way for them to share their passion with others through pictures, tasting notes and reviews. It allows people to take the pub with them wherever they go.”

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