The Real Ale Database began life as a small project when there was only a handful of breweries and beers available. Since then, we've seen an explosion in the number of breweries and ales all around the country.
When it began, every beer was added individually by the site owner because only a couple of users were accessing the site. We now have a number of beer festivals and pubs needing beers added every week and the task has become more time consuming.
As a result, we have rebuilt the site to allow brewers to add and manage their own beers in the hope that the workload becomes manageable.
The purpose of the site remains the same: To provide information to people buying & selling beer.