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Keep checking back here to see the latest press coverage of the Great British Beer Festival, as well as some exclusive blogs from our volunteers.

 

Travelerstoday.com 11th Jan

World’s Beer Festivals You Should Not Miss

TravelersToday.com  BY MARK JAMES  |  PUBLISHED JANUARY 11, 2017

Germany’s Oktoberfest has been known to be the most popular beer festival in the world for decades. However, what many people don’t know is that they don’t have to go to Germany just to enjoy festive celebrations of the world’s most popular drink – beer.

 According to a report from Paste Magazine, one popular beer festival that no one should miss is the Great American Beer Festival which has been established in 1982. One of the most popular beer festivals in the United States, it is a celebration of thousands of different varieties of beer from more than 800s breweries across the fifty states. read more…

 

cask-marque.co.uk 27th february

GREAT BRITISH BEER FESTIVAL CELEBRATES 40 YEARS

cask-marque.co.uk BY CASK MATTERS  |  PUBLISHED FEBRUARY 27, 2017

Beer lovers flocking to London this summer to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Great British Beer Festival will not be left disappointed as festival organisers are busy brewing up an experience unlike ever before.  read more…

 

hopculture.com 6th march

The Best Beer Festival in Each Month of 2017

Hopculture.com BY EVAN MALACHOSKY  |  PUBLISHED MARCH 6, 2017

So you never have to go more than a few weeks without your fix.

No matter how fussed over by some, great craft beer is just that: beer. And at its core, beer is social. It stands on chairs and does impressions and shakes hands with some added oomph. If you take beer and skirt it away for yourself, to examine quietly in provide, you’re lobotomizing it. read more…

 

BEERTODAY march 9

CAMRA gets set for 40th anniversary GBBF

beertoday.co.uk  BY DARREN  |  PUBLISHED MARCH 9, 2017

Beer lovers will flock to London this summer to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Great British Beer Festival.

The festival will feature more than 900 real ales, along with international and other craft beers, ciders and perries. Organised by the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) and run by thousands of volunteers, it has played a huge role in raising the profile and popularity of UK brewers over the years. read more…

 

travelmag.com 11th april

THE BEST FESTIVALS & FAIRS IN LONDON

travelmag.com BY PAUL JOSEPH  |  PUBLISHED APRIL 11, 2017

As one of the world’s great capitals of entertainment, it is little surprise that London plays host to a huge and diverse number of festivals and fairs throughout the year. A vibrant cultural landscape combined with a cosmopolitan outlook draws hundreds and thousands of visitors, while a population of over 8.5 million, including a large number of students and youngsters, mean there are plenty of creative minds to help conceive of such events. read more…

 

 

CheapRooms.com 12th April

CAMRA Great British Beer Festival

Beer boffins take note: the CAMRA Great British Beer Festival is back to celebrate its 40th anniversary. Fine booze fans will find plenty here to keep them refreshed, including more than 900 real ales, ciders, perries and top-quality craft beers.

Beer boffins take note: the CAMRA Great British Beer Festival is back to celebrate its 40th anniversary. Fine booze fans will find plenty here to keep them refreshed, including more than 900 real ales, ciders, perries and top-quality craft beers. read more…

 

thefestivalcalendar.com

The Festival Calendar

thefestivalcalendar.com 

Britain’s biggest beer festival will be returning to London this summer from the 8th-12th August at London Olympia. A paradise for beer lovers, CAMRA’s Great British Beer Festival is an event not to be missed with beers to suit all tastes and preferences. Make sure to work up a thirst before you arrive – this year the festival will be expanding its drinks offering of over 900 real ales and other craft beer, ciders and international beers to include for the first time fine English wine from some of the best wine producers in the country. read more…

 

Bring on the Booze

Access All Areas  PUBLISHED APRIL 19, 2017

Campaign For Real Ale, known as CAMRA, is responsible for some of the biggest beer events, including the Great British Beer Festival and the National Winter Ales Festival. “Festivals offer the chance to explore new beers and to be educated about flavours you wouldn’t discover on the supermarket shelves and at home. Local and smaller brewers are often supported at beer festivals, which provides a great opportunity to try something different and new,” says Lauren Archell, communications officer for the company. Read more….

 

rad season

10 OF THE BEST DRINKING FESTIVALS IN THE WORLD

Rad Season BY ELLIE HERRING  |  PUBLISHED MAY 8, 2017

Across the pond, our British friends are gearing up to celebrate 40 years of the Great British Beer Festival. To celebrate, the festival is offering an online beer finder. Check in weeks before the festival for an online directory of all the beers available, so that you can plan out your perfect tastings beforehand.

In addition to sampling the largest collection of English beers, shop & book signings, food stalls, and tutored tastings are available during the festival. read more…

 

The Great British Beer Festival

What’s On  PUBLISHED MAY 12, 2017

Mark your diaries for the return of Britain’s biggest beer festival! Loved by beer drinkers across the UK, this celebration of fine beverages offers tastings of over 900 real ales, craft beer, ciders, perries and fine English wines to try. Load up on beer snacks and more substantial street food, and then enjoy entertainment in the form of live music, pub games and a pub quiz. If you’re feeling particularly ‘studious’, you can add a tutored beer tasting for £17 on top of your ticket price. Advanced entry for one day starts at £11. read more…

 

The Great British Beer Festival

LondonTown  PUBLISHED MAY 17, 2017

Over 66,000 people flock to this massive celebration of our national drink, which features over 900 real ales, ciders, perries and beers from around the world. There are over 350 different British breweries featured at the Great British Beer Festival and with the brewery boom across the country, and in London in particular, being chosen for the festival is a real privilege.

 

The Great British Beer Festival

Olympia London  PUBLISHED MAY 17, 2017

A paradise for pint lovers, CAMRA’s Great British Beer Festival is one of the biggest, most exciting and well-known events in the beer and cider world. Celebrating its 40th anniversary, this year will see over 900 real ales, international beers, real ciders and perries showcased. Plus, brand new for 2017, you can now enjoy fine English wine from some of the best producers in the country as well as fruit cider. Read more…

 

Irish Beer To Be Brewed At This Year’s Great British Beer Festival

Publican Morning Advertiser  PUBLISHED MAY 17, 2017

Irish craft brewers will be collaborating at this year’s Great British Beer Festival (GBBF) for the first time, which has been dubbed an opportunity to brew cask-conditioned real ale. Read more….

 

The Great British Beer Festival to Welcome an Irish Bar

Cask Marque  PUBLISHED MAY 17, 2017

For the very first time a collaboration of craft brewers from across Ireland will come together to showcase the best of Irish real ale at the Great British Beer Festival this summer.

The co-operative Irish bar (the Kruger Bar) will see large brewers Porterhouse and Carlow and small brewers Kinnegar, White Hag, White Gypsy and Metalman brew one session and one special beer each at Britain’s largest beer festival. Read more…

 

Host Your Clients at Britain’s Largest Beer Festival

Caterer, Licensee and Hotelier  PUBLISHED MAY 17, 2017

Employers across London now have the opportunity to invite their staff and clients to a meeting unlike any other at Britain’s largest beer festival, taking place from the 8th-12th August at London Olympia. Read more…

 

Brewers Pull Together to Revive Interest in Real Ale in Ireland

Tipp Tatler Magazine PUBLISHED MAY 17, 2017

A collaboration of six craft brewers from across Ireland have banded together to travel to London this summer to showcase the best of Irish real ale at the Great British Beer Festival, hosted by the Campaign for Real Ale. Real ale is virtually nonexistent in Ireland, but the brewers have all agreed to try their hand at brewing one speciality and one session real ale for the Festival in the hopes of reviving interest in cask beer in Ireland. Read more…

 

Irish Showcase at the Great British Beer Festival

Beer Today PUBLISHED MAY 19, 2017

A collaboration of craft brewers from across Ireland will come together to showcase the best of Irish real ale at the Great British Beer Festival this summer. The co-operative Irish bar (the Kruger Bar) will see large brewers Porterhouse and Carlow and small brewers Kinnegar, White Hag, White Gypsy and Metalman brew one session and one special beer each at Britain’s largest beer festival. Read more…

 

JDW Backs World Famous Festival as Headline Sponsor

Publican Morning Advertiser PUBLISHED JUNE 1, 2017

Pub giant JD Wetherspoon (JDW) will be a headline sponsor at the 40th anniversary of the Campaign for Real Ale’s (CAMRA) Great British Beer Festival (GBBF) this year. Read more…

 

Champion Beer of Britain award returns to the Great British Beer Festival

Caterlyst PUBLISHED JUNE 15, 2017

The announcement of the Champion Beer of Britain, one of the most prestigious real ale competitions in the world, will be an exclusive highlight of the trade session taking place at the Great British Beer Festival on Tuesday 8 August at Olympia London. Read more…

 

The Champion Beer of Britain award returns to the Great British Beer Festival

Caterer, Licensee and Hotelier News PUBLISHED JUNE 14, 2017

The announcement of the Champion Beer of Britain, one of the most prestigious real ale competitions in the world, will be an exclusive highlight of the trade session taking place at the Great British Beer Festival on Tuesday 8 August at Olympia London. Read more…

 

The Champion Beer of Britain award to be revealed at GBBF Trade Session

Cask Marque PUBLISHED JUNE 14, 2017

The announcement of the Champion Beer of Britain, one of the most prestigious real ale competitions in the world, will be an exclusive highlight of the trade session taking place at the Great British Beer Festival on Tuesday 8 August at Olympia London. Read more…

 

Champion beer announcement returns to GBBF

Beer Today PUBLISHED JUNE 19, 2017

The announcement of the champion beer of Britain is returning to the trade session of the Great British Beer Festival this year. Read more…

 

 

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