BURACS was founded in 2002 at the beginning of the Real Ale Revolution, under the guise of BURAS (Bradford University Real Ale Society) to fill the need for a Real Ale appreciation group on campus. The crusade had begun and from thereon in this small band of slightly sozzled warriors helped to spread the joys of out native brew across the student population of the University of Bradford!
In 2010, BURAS added the much prized C to it's name, forever intertwining it's fate with that fruity nectar of the gods known as Cider (although Perry's also come under that umbrella).
Over the years we've had members joining us who hail from all across the world
As the Old song goes:
So Englishmen, your Home-brewed Defend with hearts and hand Though Pump and Vine, in force combine To drive us from our land If bright Bordeaux and Burgundy Our ancient foes inspired It was draughts of good October brewed Our Conquering fathers fired!
To Jolly English Beer
So sparkling, mellow and clear No wine compares
Though never so rare
as Jolly English Beer
If you have any more information about the history of BURACS, photographs of the society or any interesting stories about past years, please let us know.