Dates for 2017 Announced


​The Great British Beer Festival will celebrate its 40th anniversary at Olympia London between Tuesday, 8th and Saturday, 12th August. More information on the festival and ticket prices and availability will be released soon....

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Press Release: Supermarkets, tax and pubcos to blame for pub closures


Press Release Issue date: 10th August Embargoed:00.01am 11th August Supermarkets, tax and pubcos to blame for pub closures Pubs are being forced out of business by cheap supermarket prices, high beer taxes and the high rents and wholesale beer prices charged by pubowning property companies, according to a new...

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Press Round Up


Press Round Up A selection of press coverage from the first three days of GBBF 2016 Champion Beer of Britain Awards Daily Mail - Binghams Vanilla Stout named Britain’s best beer of 2016 http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/pa/article-3732153/Binghams-Vanilla-Stout-named-Britains-best-beer-2016.html Morning Advertiser - Binghams Vanilla Stout crowned Champion...

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Press Release:The Rise of Real Cider


Press Release Issue Date: 10 August Immediate Release The Rise of Real Cider More ciders and perries than ever before are available to drinkers visiting CAMRA’s Great British Beer Festival. The festival is again dedicating two bars to cider and perry as the demand for both traditional drinks continues to...

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Press Release: Pint of the usual, Boris!


Press Release Issue Date: 9th August Embargoed: 00.01 10th August Pint of the usual, Boris! Boris Johnson has topped the poll which really matters - which politician we’d most trust to run a local pub. The former Mayor of London and now Foreign Secretary would be most trusted to pull...

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A speciality beer has won CAMRA’s Supreme Champion Beer of Britain for the first time.


A speciality beer has won CAMRA’s Supreme Champion Beer of Britain for the first time. Bingham’s Vanilla Stout, brewed in Berkshire, was named the best beer of 2016 at the Champion Beer of Britain Awards Dinner held on Tuesday evening (9 August) at the Hilton Hotel, Olympia, London. The award...

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UBER exclusive offer for GBBF Visitors


Take advantage of this exclusive Great British Beer Festival offer from UBER. Perfect for those looking for an alternative route too the festival. To redeem simply download the app, enter the promo code GBBF16 into the app when registering, before taking your first ride. Valid for new Uber customers only,...

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Action Duchenne The Official Charity For GBBF


What is Duchenne muscular dystrophy? Duchenne muscular dystrophy is the most common fatal genetic disorder diagnosed in childhood, affecting approximately 1 in every 3,500 men in the UK. Duchenne primarily affects boys as it is carried by the X-chromosome. Less than 1% of those with Duchenne are female. The condition results in progressive...

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Real Ale in a Bottle returns to the Great British Beer Festival


​Real Ale in a Bottle (RAiB) makes a welcome return to the Great British Beer Festival this year. We will be offering a range of bottle-conditioned beers from Greater London to showcase the fantastic variety of beer that is currently being produced in the capital. Brewers represented on the bar...

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GBBF 2016 Official Merchandise


​This year’s GBBF 2016 merchandise is ready to snap up pre-festival at the CAMRA Shop - www.shop.camra.org.uk/gbbf. We have t-shirts and polo shirts embroidered with the festival logo, available in sizes S-3X large. Plus the official festival pin badge, a must have collector’s...

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Real Ale List Online


You can now explore the Great British Beer Festival’s list of real ales online. This list allows you to filter your real ales by style, strength and colour to find the pints to fit your taste. The real ale list will be joined by our real ciders, perries and...

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Still opportunities to volunteer at the festival


There are still opportunities to take part in the GBBF 2016 as a volunteer, this video shows that volunteering is great way to learn new skills, make new friends and see a different side of the festival....

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Volunteering at GBBF


Volunteering to help at the Great British Beer Festival 2016 The online webform is now active ready for willing volunteers to sign up at http://volunteer.gbbf.org.uk/volunteer/index.asp If you have any problems or questions about volunteering, then email gbbfvolunteerstaffing@camra.org.uk where Paula, Laura or...

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GBBF A Family Day Out


The Great British Beer Festival, GBBF, has year after year provided alternative activities for festival goers who bring their whole family (barring the dog and cat) such as the fully equipped family area. The family area has activities to keep the children busy throughout the festival so they don’t...

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Traditional Pub Games


As well as loads of amazing real ale there will also be a host of traditional pub games for festival goers to get involved with, with their drinks in their hands. These are a mixture of games that can still be played when you’re at the pub and more...

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Raising a Glass To The Rise of Young Real Ale Lovers


CAMRA’s Good Beer Guide 2015 showed that over a third of young people aged 18-24 have been trying real ale and 87 percent of them would definitely drink ale again. With this rise in young ale lovers the Great British Beer Festival (GBBF) are hoping to help more young people discover...

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Choosing The Right Beer Glass


The Great British Beer Festival (GBBF) is on a mission to help people discover the wider world of beer. But did you ever think about not just what you are drinking but how you are drinking it? We’ve put together some information on the variety of beer glassware available. ...

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#ThankAVolunteer


What is #ThankAVolunteer? This is the movement that makes sure volunteers are being appreciated by members of the public and organisers of the event that they are working for. This started with the annual Volunteers’ Week event in June, which celebrates the contribution made by millions of volunteers across the...

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