The highlight of the beer enthusiast’s calendar is returning to London’s Olympia this summer and promises a bigger and better celebration of British booze than ever before.
Just as the capital’s brewing craze shows now sign of slowing down, so too the Great British Beer Festival – the biggest festival of its kind in the UK – continues to go from strength to strength, reflecting the enormous breadth of the buoyant brewing industry with an amazing array of tipples from Britain and beyond.
This year’s festival promises over 900 beers, ciders, perries and ales, so every imaginable shade of amber nectar is certain to be present. As ever there’ll be plenty of musical entertainment on hand to ensure a festive atmosphere, plus plentiful pub grub and traditional games. And for those who seek enlightenment GBBF is never short of opportunities for the discerning hop fancier to expand their knowledge – this year’s tutored tastings include Champion Beers of Britain with Roger Protz and London’s Best Beer, Pubs and Bars with Des de Moor.