Find your perfect beer at this year’s Great British Beer Festival
We’re in London on holiday which just happens to coincide with a visit to the Great British Beer Festival which has started today (Tuesday 6th August) at Olympia London.
With more than 1,000 beers from 250+ breweries are on tap that’s a lot of choice! Thankfully there’s not only a beer list, but there’s a helpful way to sort out which types of beer you are looking for and where to find them on the GBBF website (see link below).
Mrs Foodie is fond of a porter, so searched for these and found over 50 to try.
Full details of each beer and the location of where to find them (the Olympia is quite large!) is provided. Handy. 👍
10 beers worth seeking out include:
Five Points Brewing Co’s Cat Paw (5% ABV) – a mixed fermentation sour aged in Chardonnay barrels (Bar 2a).
Beartown Brewery’s Creme Bear Lee (4.8% ABV) – a velvety stout with burnt cream, Madagascan vanilla and molasses (Bar 2b).
Titanic Brewery’s Raspberry Wheat (4.7%) – a clear salmon colour wheat beer with an intense sweet flavour of raspberries and mild floral hops (Bar 11).
St Austell’s Milkshake (5.8% ABV) – wheat, oats and most importantly lactose (unfermented milk sugar) are at the heart of this US style hazy IPA (Bar 17b).
Bridgehouse’s Ice Cream Pale (5.6% ABV) – a creamy hazy pale ale with big vanilla ice cream flavours and a slightly sweet finish (Bar 3).
Turning Point’s Lucid Dream Cookies and Cream Stout (5.0% ABV) – a cookie and cream stout with a smooth mouthfeel and body. Cacao nibs, chocolate and a touch of vanilla are added to give a unique taste (Bar 5).
Dancing Man’s White Crow (5.2 ABV) – a wheat IPA liberally hopped with American hop varieties, oh and wheat! (Bar 6)
Beatnikz Republic’s DDH Tropic Fiesta (4.0% ABV) – swathes of not too sweet tropical fruit flavours dominate this easy drinking beer (Bar 7).
Thornbridge’s Salted Caramel Lucaria (4.5% ABV) – aromas of fudge, salted caramel and chocolate. The finish has a pleasing ice cream quality (Bar 8).
Little Earth Project’s Elderflower Saison (5.9% ABV) – this saison has an alcoholic punch, some pleasing sourness and a hint of elderflower (Bar 18).
A full beer list and floor plan is available here: https://gbbf.org.uk/
Find out more about CAMRA here: www.camra.org.uk/join
Tuesday 6th August – 5pm-10: 30 pm
Wednesday 7th August – 12 noon-10: 30 pm
Thursday 8th August – 12 noon-10: 30 pm
Friday 9th August – 12 noon-10: 30 pm
Saturday 10th August – 11am-7: 00 pm
Last Admission: half an hour before close.
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