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Great British Beer Festival

The UK’s biggest beer festival is back again, and this year the Great British Beer Festival has a ‘discovery’ theme. It takes place at Olympia in London from 11th-15th August.


The Great British Beer Festival, which takes place annually and has been held in Olympia London for the past six years, is organised by volunteers from the Campaign for Real Ale and will showcase over 900 real ales, international beers, ciders and perries. Also on show will be the beers that are competing in the Champion Beer of Britain competition including the lucky beer named Supreme Champion on 11th August.

Over 55,000 people are expected to attend and this year more than 350 British breweries will feature alongside a host of international brews.

If you work in the trade you can apply for free trade tickets for the trade session on 11th August.

Trade day timetable:

1:00-2:00pm: Simply Hops Master Class – Explore the variety of hops with the world’s largest supplier of hop products and services. During the session you will have the opportunity to touch, taste and see the different varieties of hops used in brewing and the chance to discover varieties you may not have heard of or used before. Location: Trade Area Pillar Hall

2:30-3:30pm: Champion Beer of Britain Announcement – Find out the category winners and Supreme Champion in CAMRA’s Champion Beer of Beer competition. Location: Main Stage Olympia Grand

3:45-4:30pm: Beer Academy Workshop – A journey from the origins of beer through the brewing process, beer styles, beer serving and how to satisfy customers. This session will provide all those working in the beer sector with additional beer knowledge. Location: Trade Area Pillar Hall 


Tickets to all other sessions can be purchased here.