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Countdown to CAMRA beer festival

PUBLISHED: 19:02 26 July 2011 | UPDATED: 19:45 20 February 2013

Countdown to CAMRA beer festival

Countdown to CAMRA beer festival

THE St Albans based Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) is gearing for the Great British Beer Festival 2011.

THE St Albans based Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) is gearing for the Great British Beer Festival 2011.


This years event runs from August 2 to 6 at Earls Court in London and with just over one week to go CAMRA is excited to announce that more than 1,000 different beers will be exhibited this year from Britain and across the world.


The festival is the biggest of its kind in the UK. Building on last year, where over 66,000 people flocked to Earls Court over the 5-day Festival, CAMRA this year will showcase over 300 brewers from across Britain thus representing over a third of all brewers across the country as well as brewers from as far afield as Japan, Singapore, Nigeria, Norway, USA, and New Zealand.


There will also be more than 120 real ciders and perries on offer.


To complement this range, there promises to be a fantastic live music line up, a diverse array of catering options including traditional pub snacks, a host of classic pub games, and the chance to join a beer expert on a tutored tasting.


For beer lovers across the UK, the nations most prestigious awards, the Champion Beer of Britain finals, will take place at the Festival on Tuesday August 2nd. In 2010, Castle Rock brewery of Nottingham came away as overall winner for their beer, Harvest Pale. With around 800 real ale breweries now operational around the country, who will walk away this year with the title of Best in Britain?


Tickets are available from www.gbbf.org.uk or on 0844 412 4640.


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