Olympia - Great British Beer Festival (GBBF)

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Beers At Olympia - Great British Beer Festival (GBBF)

North Coast Old Stock Ale 11.9%4/16/2016
De Ranke Père Noël7%12/24/2015
Ballards Early Daze8.7%12/8/2015
North Coast Le Merle7.9%12/4/2015
Arran Sunset (Cask)4.4%11/7/2015
Tiny Rebel Cwtch4.6%11/2/2015
Brouwerij Kees Export Porter 175010.5%11/1/2015
Ponderosa Crosscut Kölsch4.9%10/31/2015
Overshores Blanc de Blanche6.4%10/21/2015
Canteen Brewhouse ScRUMtralecent11.2%10/19/2015
New Holland Mad Hatter Midwest IPA (2015-)7%10/17/2015
Odell Brombeere Blackberry Gose4.8%10/16/2015
De Molen Licht & Lustig Barrel Aged5.2%10/15/2015
Jailbreak Welcome to Scoville6.9%10/12/2015
Buntingford Twitchell3.8%10/11/2015
Burton Bridge XL Mild4%10/11/2015
Caledonian XPA4.3%10/11/2015
Summit Unchained 13 Another IPA5.6%10/11/2015
Fort George Vortex IPA7.7%10/11/2015
Rogue Farms OREgasmic Ale6.5%10/11/2015
The Prodigal Effinghammerweiss4%10/11/2015
Keesmann Weiße5%10/11/2015
Pelican Silverspot IPA6%10/11/2015
Walking Man IPA7.2%10/11/2015
Ridgeside Long Way From Home5%10/11/2015
Santa Fe 1680 Po’ Pays Rebellion9.7%10/11/2015
Karg Dunkles Hefe-Weissbier5.2%10/11/2015
Keesmann Bamberger Herren Pils4.6%10/11/2015
Taos Mesa Knight Rider8.8%10/11/2015
Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA6.4%10/11/2015
St. George India Pale Ale5.5%10/11/2015
FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Elijah Craig 20 Year Barrel10%10/11/2015
Jolly Pumpkin Luciernaga (The Firefly)6.5%10/11/2015
Il Vicino Nelsons Exodus7.6%10/11/2015
Rising Tide Zephyr7.2%10/11/2015
Liquid Riot Juntos Pale Ale5%10/11/2015
Pookhill Irish Whiskey Cask 2012 8.4%10/11/2015
Brains Craft Brewery Bragging Rights5%10/11/2015
Blakemere Cosmic6%10/11/2015
Dorset Dorset Knob3.9%10/11/2015
Kemptown Red4.5%10/11/2015
Permon Stout5%10/8/2015
Lakefront Fixed Gear6.5%10/6/2015
Permon Summer Ale American Pale Ale 10°4.3%10/5/2015
Braustelle Einkorn Gose5.2%10/3/2015
Green Flash Citra Session IPA4.5%10/2/2015
Fuller’s London Pride (Cask)4.1%9/30/2015
High Hops Dr. Pat’s Double IPA8.6%9/26/2015
Devils Backbone Schwartz Bier5.2%9/24/2015
Amiata Polska Grätzer/Grodzisk4.8%9/22/2015
Harpoon Take 54.3%9/21/2015
Santa Fe ECS Highland Heath7.6%9/20/2015
Willimantic WilliBeer’D Solstice Saison5.2%9/14/2015
Exmoor XPA4.8%9/14/2015
Flack Manor Hedge Hop4.9%9/14/2015
Chantry Women Of Steel3.9%9/14/2015
Alechemy Ritual4.1%9/14/2015
Cheddar Firewitch4.8%9/14/2015
Durham Mango Hefeweizen5.5%9/14/2015
Bristol Beer Factory Southville Hop6.5%9/14/2015
Harveys Imperial Extra Double Stout9%9/14/2015
Dancing Man Last Waltz5.3%9/14/2015
Black Hole Milky Way6%9/14/2015
Lagunitas Sucks with Ancho & Pulla Chillis8%9/7/2015
Gloucester Citra4.5%9/5/2015
Hogshead Denver Pride4.5%9/5/2015
High House Farm Top Tup4.5%9/5/2015
Fallen Chew Chew6%9/5/2015
Brampton Impy Dark4.3%9/5/2015
Birrificio del Ducato A.F.O.5.4%9/5/2015
Atom Schrodinger’s Cat3.5%9/5/2015
Andechser Weissbier Dunkel5%9/5/2015
Humpty Dumpty Reedham Gold3.6%9/5/2015
Blue Monkey Infinity4.6%9/5/2015
Cromarty Red Rocker5%9/5/2015
Olde Swan Ma Pardoes NPA (Netherton Pale Ale)4.8%9/5/2015
De Molen Storm & Bliksem9.2%9/4/2015
Thurston’s Milk Stout4.5%9/4/2015
Salopian Oracle4%9/4/2015
Marble / Emelisse Earl Grey IPA6.8%9/4/2015
Penzance Scilly Stout7%9/4/2015
Harbour / Simply Hops EX431 IPA Black Edition6%9/4/2015
White Rock Pushang3.8%9/4/2015
Arbor Single Hop Motueka4%9/4/2015
LoverBeer BeerBrugna6.2%9/4/2015
Ardent IPA6.8%9/4/2015
Ilkley Lotus IPA5.6%9/4/2015
Penpont Creation4.2%9/4/2015
XT Pi3.1416%9/4/2015
Lost Abbey The Angels Share Grand Cru12%9/4/2015
Borough (Lancaster) Summertime Dark4%9/4/2015
Antoš Tlustý Netopýr (Fat Bat)6.7%9/4/2015
Kocour IPA Samuraj5.1%9/4/2015
Lambrate Ghisa5%9/4/2015
Birrificio Rurale Hop Art4.2%9/4/2015
Thomas Hooker Hop Meadow IPA6.5%9/4/2015
Rogue Imperial Youngers Special Bitter7.5%9/4/2015
Stone Ruination Double IPA 2.08.5%9/4/2015
Blue Point Mosaic Session IPA4.8%9/4/2015
Kelburn Jaguar4.5%9/4/2015

  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
Benzai  (195) Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, Netherlands | September 9, 2014
Hah, never knew I could rate a place where a festival is held solely for that reason. Anyway. What can I say: there were 900 different beers! 900!! Had a great time, service was good and pretty quick, lots of different food stands and lots of space though the seats are quite limited. Loved it though!
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
tdtm82  (119) , England | January 6, 2015
If they stopped over-venting the casks this would be one of the best beer festivals in the country. The selection is only just bigger than Chris O’s house. Only just though. The staff are friendly especially that guy behind the Hogs Back brewery with that Elusive beer. Nice gueuze range. I always get a special from De Molen and something crazy from the US. Great work CAMRA.
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
Alengrin  (110) , Belgium | August 14, 2015
Strange that beer festivals can be rated as places here, but anyway: this is the mother of all European beer festivals of course, CAMRA goes to great lengths in organizing a fabulous event lasting for six days. Service is quick and very friendly, everything is perfectly organized, food stalls are even more elaborate now than they were back at Earl’s Court and selection is flabbergastering, with all corners of the UK covered. A classic, visited again this week and that will certainly not be the last time. Only small point of criticism I could come up with, is perhaps that more seats should be available, but then it would probably become less pleasurable to stroll through the hall from bar to bar...
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
EdKing  (174) London, England | September 5, 2012
One of the British beer highlights of the year. Try to go on the Trade Day if possible because everything is a little less crazy. Range of regional British beer is huge and the American and Belgian bars always have some nice surprises. Only downside is that everything has to be cask so some of the American cask versions of beers can be hit and miss. However, I thought this year they did superbly. Food shops are also great here. I’ve not had a better pie, maybe other than at Craft Beer Co and the pork scratchings are awesome. Only downside is that the stalwart volunteers who run it can get a bit tipsy and so the service can be slow at times.
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
SaintMatty  (307) Uppsala, Sweden | April 22, 2012
A fantastic festival, both for UK cask ales and foreign beers. I really enjoy going to this festival and can recommend it to anyone. Yes, they cater for the masses in some ways, but there is always something, even for the most seasoned of tickers!
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
Theydon_Bois  (1004) Tourist Town (West), England | August 29, 2012
Don’t think I’ve missed a GBBF since ’02 so have visited a mix of Olympia and Earls Court. Really enjoyed 2012 back at Olympia, much more airy and a grand old building. Shame that the US bar had shrunk this year as it is patently obvious how popular it is! None the less a great selection of UK and overseas beers every year and always good to sample European beers on cask that you wouldn’t normally drink via this dispense method! I typically go on the Wednesday it tends to get busier by the Thursday (silly hat day) and have always avoided the Friday for fear of office parties wandering cluelessly around the venue (which is much more evident on a Thurs compared to Weds!) Hoping it’s still at Olympia in ’13.
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
Travlr  (2456) Washington, Washington DC | April 26, 2012
I’ve been to both Earls Court and Olympia for this one. The positives of both is that the staff are very friendly, and it’s easy to meet an extremely wide variety of beer fans from far and wide. Staff at the cider booth spent a lot of time explaining the different varieties, since I don’t know a lot about them. The food was not exciting at either, but then again there are quite a few choices outside the venue in the surrounding neighborhoods, especially around Olympia. I hope that seating at Olympia is more plentiful than it was at Earls Court this year. And I hope someone follows in the tradition of nate2g, who did a terrific job taking us on pub crawls at the time of the 2011 festival.
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 4/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
dnicolaescu  (48) Chișinău, Moldova | August 21, 2013
Great festival atmosphere with lots of like-minded people. Huge selection. Have to be there to really understand.
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • OVERALL 18/20
Brugmansia  (558) Jylland, Denmark | July 31, 2014
A beery event, in a beery town, with beery friends - what more can you want??? ;-). Been to several GBBF, and I still love this event. Being at Olympia, this old exhibition hall just add another dimension to the festival. Nice selection of cask beers as well as bottle beers, lots of food stands, that sells a great varaity of food and beers snacks. I just love this event. See you next time ;-)
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
Sledutah  (549) Utah | August 24, 2014
Great fun, go if you get the chance. Attended GBBF after 4 days of RBESG 2014. Of course make sure you meet up with the RateBeer crew to get the maximum amount of samples, a great group of people!
GABF could learn something from this event. Bought my tickets a few days before the event. Zero lines for entry, glasses, programs, buying beer and food. This is the way it should be.

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