Friday 2 July 2010

British Heroes to be honoured at Great British Beer Festival

From Brew Wales
Above: Some Chelsea Pensioners enjoying the Great British Beer Festival Last year.

This year the various bars at the CAMRA Great British Beer Festival, to be held in August at Earl's Court, will be named after British military heroes and the festival charity will be the Royal British Legion. A good way to support our military with a pint of beer on the Bomber Harris Bar or quench your thirst with Monty on his bar!
The CAMRA bars:

* Harris Bar - Marshal of the Royal Air Force Sir Arthur Travers Harris, 1st Baronet GCB OBE AFC (13 April 1892 - 5 April 1984)
Featuring Real Ale from Aberdeen & Grampian, Argyll & The Isles, Ayrshire & Arran, Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Borders, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Cumbria

* Nelson Bar - Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson, 1st Duke of Bronté, KB (29 September 1758 - 21 October 1805)
Featuring Real Ale from Channel Islands, Cheshire, Cornwall, Derbyshire, Durham

* Montgomery Bar -Field Marshal Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein, KG, GCB, DSO, PC (17 November 1887 - 24 March 1976)
Featuring Real Ale from Devon, Dorset, Dumfries, East Sussex, East Yorkshire, Edinburgh & Lothians

* Scott Bar - Robert Falcon Scott CVO (6 June 1868 - 29 March 1912)
Featuring Real Ale from Essex, Fife, Glamorgan, Glasgow & Clyde Valley, Gloucestershire, Gwent

* Wellington Bar - Field Marshal Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, KG, KP, GCB, GCH, PC, FRS (c. 29 April/1 May 1769 - 14 September 1852)
Featuring Real Ale from Hampshire, Herefordshire, Hertfordshire, Highlands & Western Isles, Isle of Man, Isle of Wight Kent, Leicestershire & Rutland

* Treo Bar - Treo, a Labrador, located improvised explosive devices while serving in Helmand Province, Afghanistan in August and September 2008; served with Royal Army Veterinary Corps
Featuring Real Ale from Lancashire, Lincolnshire, Loch Lomond, Stirling & The Trossachs, London, Merseyside, Mid Wales

* Cavell Bar - Edith Louisa Cavell (4 December 1865 - 12 October 1915)
Featuring Real Ale from Manchester, North East Wales, North West Wales, Northamptonshire, Northern Isles, Northumberland

* Jones Bar - Lieutenant-Colonel Herbert Jones VC OBE, (14 May 1940 - 28 May 1982)
Featuring Real Ale from Norfolk, North Yorkshire, Northern Ireland

* Mountbatten Bar - Louis Francis Albert Victor Nicholas George Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma KG, GCB, OM, GCSI, GCIE, GCVO, DSO, PC, FRS, né Prince Louis of Battenberg (25 June 1900 - 27 August 1979)
Featuring Real Ale from Nottinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Shropshire, Somerset

* Budd Bar - Bryan James Budd VC (16 July 1977 - 20 August 2006).
Featuring Real Ale from South Yorkshire, Staffordshire, Suffolk, Surrey

* Kitchener Bar - Field Marshal Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener, KG, KP, GCB, OM, GCSI, GCMG, GCIE, ADC, PC (24 June 1850 - 5 June 1916)
Featuring Real Ale from Tayside, Tyne & Wear, Warwickshire, West Midlands, West Sussex, West Wales

* Trenchard Bar - Marshal of the Royal Air Force Hugh Montague Trenchard, 1st Viscount Trenchard GCB OM GCVO DSO (3 February 1873 - 10 February 1956)
Featuring Real Ale from West Yorkshire, Wiltshire, Worcestershire

* Dobbs Bar - Daisy Ellen Dobbs MM. Staff Nurse, Territorial Force Nursing Service.
Young and Upcoming Breweries - sponsored by JD Wetherspoon

* Drake Bar - Sir Francis Drake, Vice Admiral (1540 - 27 January 1596)
Featuring Real Ales in a Bottle

* Cook Bar - Captain James Cook FRS RN (7 November 1728 - 14 February 1779)
Featuring Real Ciders and Perry

In addition to the CAMRA bars a number of breweries from around the country will be well represented at the Festival with their own bar. These brewery bars are an exciting feature at the festival and will have some of your favourite beers available during the five day period. A number of them will be selling new beers and running competitions and are well worth a visit!

From Great British Beer Festival 2009

Brewery Bars present at the Great British Beer Festival 2010:

* Bader Bar - Group Captain Sir Douglas Robert Steuart Bader CBE, DSO & Bar, DFC & Bar, FRAeS, DL (21 February 1910 - 5 September 1982)
o Brains
o Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA)
o Thornbridge
o Thwaites

* Churchill Bar - Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill, KG, OM, CH, TD, PC, FRS (30 November 1874 - 24 January 1965)
o Liberation
o Theakston's
o Wells and Young's

* Dowding Bar - Air Chief Marshal Hugh Caswall Tremenheere Dowding, 1st Baron Dowding GCB, GCVO, CMG (24 April 1882 - 15 February 1970)
o Shepherd Neame

* Thorneloe Bar - Lieutenant-Colonel Rupert Stuart Michael Thorneloe MBE (17 October 1969 - 1 July 2009)
o Fuller's
o Greene King
o Marston's

From Great British Beer Festival 2009
In addition there will also be the cider and perry bar
From Great British Beer Festival 2009

and the foreign beer bar, Bières Sans Frontières

From Great British Beer Festival 2009
So a good week out for everyone!
Don't forget to keep up with the festival updates, follow the Great British Beer Festival on Twitter here.


Curmudgeon said...

Ooh, that will wind up all the lefties and disarmers in CAMRA ;-)

I see there's already a letter of complaint in July's What's Brewing - although it is pointed out that the list includes two nurses and a dog.

How about naming the foreign beer bar after Marshal Blücher who saved the day at Waterloo?

Brew Wales said...

Should have caused some real trouble and named the German bar after Bomber Harris. Talking of war heroes - trying to think of one name for the Italian bar but cannot!

Curmudgeon said...

I think Armando Diaz would be a worthy Italian hero.

And Garibaldi, of course!


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