Thursday, 26 June 2008
Earls Court, London will again host CAMRA's Great British Beer Festival this year, running between Tuesday 5th August and Saturday 9th August.
65,000 people attended the ‘Showcase for British Beer' last summer and we expect the same numbers to come along this year to participate in the festival fun!
Over 500 tasty tipples from the smallest microbreweries and large regional brewers have been handpicked for visitors to try. These will include wheat beers, ciders, golden ales, stouts, porters, bitters, milds, bottle-conditioned beers, perries and traditional foreign beers from around the world.
A large representation of real ales, ciders and perries from Wales will also be at the festival and for the first time ever, Brains, the National Brewer of Wales will be having a stand at the Great British Beer Festival. For years their beers have been available at this event, now the brewery has confirmed it's position as the National Brewer of Wales with a larger presence at the Festival. It's a long way from one of the first CAMRA festivals at Covent Garden in the 1970s, when rumour had it, after selling out of real ale a call was made to Brains for an emergency delivery and for the first time ever they sent a dray into England!
The festival is not only about the ale! Visitors will also be able to enjoy food, live music, entertainment, games, tombolas, and quizzes in the comfort of a family friendly atmosphere. Why not catch up and socialise with friends, unwind after work, or just soak up the festival atmosphere!
Other Festival Highlights
Family Room - all those under the age of 18 must remain in the Family Room throughout the festival and must be supervised by a family member.
Tutored Beer Tastings - why not learn to appreciate the different tastes and flavours be attending one of our tutored beer tastings - But be warned - places sell out fast!
Corporate Hospitality - For work colleagues or clients, we are able to offer a variety of packages to suit most tastes and budgets.
Hat Day - Thursday 6th August. This will be the 4th year that we will be celebrating Hat Day! As usual we will be asking people to wear their silly hats on Thursday. So whether you have got one in the cupboard, or even better make one for the day, make sure you remember those hats! The best hats will win some superb prizes.
Tuesday 5 August 5pm - 10.30pm
Wednesday 6 August 12 noon - 10.30pm
Thursday 7 August 12 noon - 10.30pm
Friday 8 August 12 noon - 10.30pm
Saturday 9 August 11am - 7pm
Discounted tickets can be bought in advance from seetickets.com/gbbf / 0871 230 5594
For more information
CAMRA Press Office - 01727 798443 www.gbbf.org