Great British Beer Festival 2014 – London

900 Real Ales and Ciders at the CAMRA Great British Beer Festival at London Olympia:

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British Beer Festival – Courtesy VisitBritain

If the promise of 900 real ales, ciders, perries 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 on August 12 – 16, 2014.

At this year’s Great British Beer Festival, visitors will enjoy a circus theme and can look forward to 11 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.

CAMRA

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 add to the festivities, 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 overall winner in 2013 was Elland 1872 Porter from West Yorkshire.

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 2014 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 12 – 16, 2014
Venue  :  Olympia, London W14 8UX
Website: www.gbbf.org.uk

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