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Beer lover’s paradise to hit London next week

A ‘beer lover’s paradise’ will arrive in London next week, bringing together a thousand different beers from across the UK and abroad for the Great British Beer Festival.

Taking place from 7-11 August at Olympia London, the festival will have 30 different bars with more beer choice than ever before, including its very first alcohol-free beer range, alongside vegan-friendly and gluten-free brews. The full beer list includes over a thousand beers from more than 400 different breweries and can be viewed at https://www.gbbf.org.uk/beer-finder/

Keen beer lovers will have plenty of interesting beers to seek out, including:

  • Alphabeta’s Rauch Bier, which was created to match this small batch brewery’s smokehouse menu and offers a distinctive smoky taste
  • Coniston’s No 9 Barley Wine, brewed just once a year to allow for a long maturation period to give a smooth and warming character, making it a delightful sipping beer
  • A collaborative brew from Brew York and Abbeydale, which is a festival-exclusive cask release IPA boasting flavours of white grape, peach and vanilla
  • Thornbridge’s Strawberry Lucaria, which is a lower ABV twist on the ice cream porter with the addition of sweet strawberries to provide that Neapolitan flavour we all need for summer
  • Norfolk Brewhouse’s Moon Gazer Pacific Pale Ale, a gluten-free beer that was made especially for a staff member diagnosed with coeliac disease last year. It has proved to be an instant hit in the region ever since
  • Oldershaw Brewery’s John’s Brew, which immortalises delivery driver John Senior after his retirement from the brewery. There are just 35 barrels available for public consumption in Grantham pubs and visitors to this year’s festival
  • A wide range of exciting American beers only available in the UK at the Great British Beer Festival, ranging from a cinnamon porter to a green jasmine tea IPA

In addition there will be 16 brewery bars hosted by favourites including Greene King, Fuller’s, St. Austell, XT, Harvey’s and Titanic, as well as new faces such as Beer Monkey, Bedlam, Hook Norton, Budvar, Arkell’s, Brew York, Brewery of Angels & Demons, Greyhound, Ballard’s, Thornbridge and Five Points.

Catherine Tonry, Great British Beer Festival organiser says: “We’re very excited to offer more beers than ever before at this year’s festival! The Great British Beer Festival is the only place in the UK where you can sample from over a thousand different beers under one roof, discovering the best that Britain has to offer alongside exciting flavours from abroad.”

The festival will take place from 7-11 August and tickets can be bought in advance at https://www.gbbf.org.uk/


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About the Great British Beer Festival

The Great British Beer Festival is one of the biggest, most exciting and well-known events in the beer and cider world. Organised by the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) and run by volunteers, it brings hundreds of real ales, international beers and real ciders and perries under the iconic Olympia roof. Tickets can be purchased online: http://gbbf.org.uk

The festival opening times are:
7 August – 12 noon-5pm (Trade Session)
7 August – 5pm-10:30 pm (Public Session)
8 August – 12 noon-10:30 pm
9 August – 12 noon-10:30 pm
10 August – 12 noon-10:30 pm
11 August – 11am-7:00 pm (last admission half an hour before close)

Media Contact:

CAMRA Press Office:
[email protected]
01727 337863