900 Real Ales and Ciders at the CAMRA Great British Beer Festival at London Olympia:
If the promise of 900 real ales, ciders, perry and foreign beers sounds like a good enough reason to visit London, then plan your travel to London for early August! The annual Great British Beer Festival (GBBF), Britain’s biggest beer festival, will take place at Olympia London (Kensington) on August 8 – 12, 2017.
This year, GBBF celebrates its 40th anniversary and a few new initiatives are being added. For the first time, a selection of English wine will be introduced to the festival. Also a first is the participation by London’s finest street food vendors.
What to look forward to
At the Great British Beer Festival, visitors can look forward to brewery bars featuring some of the UK’s biggest real ale breweries, including some limited edition brews and one-off specials made for the event. In all, 350 British breweries will be represented, and then there’s also breweries from Belgium, Netherlands and Italy.
The Great British Beer Festival is hosted by CAMRA, the Campaign for Real Ale association. As well as beer there will be different foods available, from traditional pub snacks to cheeses and curries. There will be and beer-tasting sessions and visitors who want to learn about what makes a great beer will be able to join tutored tastings. Live music, pub games and competitions are some of the entertainment during the festival. And to added to the festivities are events such as Hat Day – the best hats are rewarded with free beer vouchers. A family area will offer children’s entertainers, video games and toys.
During the Festival, the CAMRA Champion Beer of Britain is announced.
The Great British Beer Festival is a very popular beer festival and last year there were some 55,000 visitors to the event.
Tickets for the 2017 beer fest is on sale at the GBBF website.
The easiest way to get to the beer festival at Olympia is on the London Tube. The Olympia London is the only venue in London with a dedicated rail station, the Kensington (Olympia).
Event : Great British Beer Festival
Date : August 8 – 12, 2017
Venue : Olympia, London W14 8UX
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