Beers to try at the Great British Beer Festival

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.

Great British Beer Festival CAMRA 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).

Great British Beer Festival CAMRA OLYMPIA London

Mrs Foodie is fond of a porter, so searched for these and found over 50 to try.

Great British Beer Festival CAMRA London
Full details of each beer and the location of where to find them (the Olympia is quite large!) is provided. Handy. 👍

Great British Beer Festival CAMRA OLYMPIA London

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:

Great British Beer Festival CAMRA OLYMPIA London

Find out more about CAMRA here:


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.


Hammersmith Road
W14 8UX



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