Olympia - Great British Beer Festival (GBBF)

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Beers At Olympia - Great British Beer Festival (GBBF)

Port City Ways & Means4.5%8/28/2016
Yorkshire Brewing Raspberry Tipple4.8%8/28/2016
Blue Point American Pale Ale5.5%8/28/2016
Tavy Solstice Summer Ale3.9%8/28/2016
Pictish Citra4.5%8/28/2016
Waen Pamplemousse4.2%8/28/2016
Top Out El Dorado3.6%8/28/2016
Buoy IPA7.5%8/28/2016
Deschutes Bachelor Bitter5%8/28/2016
Brewster’s Hophead3.6%8/28/2016
Dunham Massey Chocolate Cherry Mild3.8%8/28/2016
George Wright Drunken Duck3.9%8/28/2016
Hophurst Cosmati4.2%8/28/2016
Newby Wyke White Squall4.8%8/28/2016
Oldershaw Sorachi 4.2%8/28/2016
Nexus American IPA6.8%8/28/2016
Sonnet 43 Aurora4.4%8/28/2016
Bosque (NM) Huell Melon S.M.A.S.H5.4%8/28/2016
Lord Hobo Hobo Life4.5%8/28/2016
Delvin End Waltzing Wasp Cider 7%8/28/2016
Black Hat Belgian Saison10.1%8/28/2016
Aeronaut Summer In Cologne4.9%8/28/2016
Ponderosa Rip Saw Red5.3%8/28/2016
Cadogan Cider - Medium (Draught)5.5%8/28/2016
Maxim Swedish Blonde (Cask)4.2%8/28/2016
BAD Love Over Gold4.1%8/28/2016
Pilot Beer Orange / Green 5.1%8/28/2016
Batemans Salem Porter4.7%8/28/2016
Blackjack Bramling Cross4%8/28/2016
Moorhouses Pride of Pendle (Cask)4.1%8/28/2016
Bushys Oyster Stout4.2%8/28/2016
Whitstable Renaissance3.8%8/28/2016
Heavy Industry 774.9%8/28/2016
Surrey Hills Greensand IPA4.6%8/28/2016
Kinver Half Centurion5%8/28/2016
Lacons Encore3.8%8/28/2016
North Yorkshire Temptation3.8%8/28/2016
Leeds Best4.3%8/28/2016
Eve’s Ted Robbins Cider - Medium6.3%8/26/2016
Enville Cherry Blonde4.2%8/26/2016
Cliff Quay Tumble Home4.7%8/26/2016
Pig Iron Hog Core4%8/26/2016
Ramsbury Belapur IPA5.5%8/26/2016
Acorn Barnsley Bitter (Cask)3.8%8/26/2016
Malvern Hills Black Pear4.4%8/26/2016
Mallinsons Magnum Saaz3.9%8/26/2016
Ashcombe Estate Gratton’s Gold5.5%8/26/2016
Cairngorm Highland IPA5%8/26/2016
Langton Inclined Plane4.2%8/26/2016
Flowerpots Gyle 15005%8/26/2016
McClellan’s Kilt Tilter6.2%8/26/2016
Strathbraan Due South3.8%8/26/2016
Beard & Sabre Apple Smuggler - Dry5.5%8/26/2016
Kirkby Lonsdale Monumental4.5%8/26/2016
Marches Sweet Fanny Adams Perry6.5%8/26/2016
Little Beer Little Vienna5%8/26/2016
Downlands Bramber4.5%8/26/2016
Tillingbourne Bouncing Bomb3.8%8/26/2016
Hurst 700 Summer Ale3.9%8/26/2016
Two Roses Mosaic4%8/26/2016
Cross Bay Halo3.6%8/26/2016
Canterbury Ales The Miller’s Ale4.2%8/26/2016
Canterbury Foundry Man’s Gold4%8/26/2016
Opa Hays Engels Fruity Little Number3.9%8/26/2016
Brewsmith Mosaic3.5%8/26/2016
Belvoir Sir Frank Whitt’ Ale4.2%8/26/2016
Goody Good Evening3.4%8/26/2016
Fuzzy Duck Ruby Duck5.3%8/26/2016
St Georges Worcester Sauce4%8/26/2016
Stod Fold Blonde4.5%8/26/2016
Boulder Beer Ziggy Stardust5%8/26/2016
Angel Ginger Stout4.8%8/26/2016
Roosters Highway Fifty-One (51)3.7%8/26/2016
Kent Prohibition APA4.8%8/26/2016
Old School Detention4.1%8/26/2016
Purple Moose Ysgawen / Elderflower Ale4%8/26/2016
Ilkley Summer4%8/26/2016
Settle Blonde3.6%8/26/2016
York Gold3.6%8/26/2016
Salamander Blondie4.2%8/26/2016
Worsthorne Packhorse3.7%8/26/2016
Pig & Porter Skylarking4%8/26/2016
Palmers Colmers4%8/26/2016
Gyle 59 Freedom Hiker3.7%8/26/2016
Bridgehouse Cherry Choc Stout6%8/26/2016
Arkells Hoperation IPA4.5%8/26/2016
St. Austell Harvest Moon4.3%8/26/2016
Vale of Welton Rose Hill Cider - Medium Dry4.8%8/26/2016
Abbey Monks’ Holy Hops IPA5.7%8/26/2016
Gower Gold4.5%8/26/2016
Medusa Moffat 80/-5%8/26/2016
Turtle Mountain Two, If By Sea9.1%8/26/2016
Williams and Hughes Cider - Dry6.5%8/26/2016
Village Green Cider / Medium Dry6%8/26/2016
De 3 Horne Bananatana7%8/26/2016
Boxing Bear Bear Knuckle IPA7.4%8/26/2016
Cambridge / Mystic Into the Mild4.2%8/26/2016
Aeronaut Berliner Weiss with Apricot3%8/26/2016
Hammer Bulk5.8%8/25/2016
Brewski Pango IPA5.9%8/25/2016

  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
Benzai  (209) 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 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
Alengrin  (114) , 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 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 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  (311) 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  (1006) 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  (2488) 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  (566) 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  (553) 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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