Olympia - Great British Beer Festival (GBBF)

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Beers At Olympia - Great British Beer Festival (GBBF)

Deep Ellum Darkest Hour11%6/10/2017
Track Zoji5.8%6/8/2017
Great Divide Old Ruffian 10.27%4/27/2017
Sahtipaja Rött men inte Sött4.7%1/6/2017
Ironfire Raw Dog IPA - Grapefruit Zest8.5%12/10/2016
Moat Mountain Iron Mike Pale Ale5.6%12/10/2016
Ninkasi Hop Cooler Citrus IPA7.2%12/10/2016
Olde Swan Dark Swan4.2%10/26/2016
Sonnet 43 Aurora4.4%10/26/2016
Canteen Brewhouse Radio Wave IPA7.8%10/26/2016
Rebellion Agincourt4.2%10/26/2016
Island Earls RDA5%10/26/2016
Pyraser Jubeltrunk Altfränkisch5.5%10/26/2016
Permon Russian Imperi(um)al Stout7.6%10/25/2016
Elmtree Nightlight Mild5.7%10/25/2016
Norfolk Brewhouse Moon Gazer Dark Mild4.9%10/25/2016
Urban Farm Spruce Tip Session Ale4.5%10/25/2016
Hardywood Peach Tripel8.2%10/25/2016
Taos Mesa Mosaic IPA6.8%10/25/2016
Chama River Sleeping Dog Stout6%10/25/2016
Awesome Ales Spike Driver Ale7.9%10/25/2016
Aeronaut Toasted Brown Ale5%10/25/2016
Tributary O.O. Stout5.75%10/25/2016
Throwback Cheek Squeezer (Tart Cherry)4.9%10/25/2016
Worsthorne Packhorse3.7%10/25/2016
Noble Ale Works Galaxy Showers8.8%10/25/2016
Santiam Daydream Tropical IPA6.5%10/25/2016
Wiens Far Post Brown - Coffee5%10/25/2016
Grimm Brothers Fearless Youth5.2%10/25/2016
Zoiglhaus Ramona Red Ale6.5%10/25/2016
Stone Mocha IPA9%10/23/2016
Langton Inclined Plane4.2%10/23/2016
Quarter Celtic Quarter Porter 6%10/23/2016
RiverWalk Uncle Bob’s Bitter4.5%10/23/2016
Tiny Rebel Juicy4.8%10/23/2016
Two Roses Mosaic4%10/23/2016
Goody Good Evening3.4%10/22/2016
Yeovil Yolo #10 Belma & Colombus4.2%10/22/2016
Surrey Hills Greensand IPA4.6%10/22/2016
Mallinsons Magnum Saaz3.9%10/22/2016
De Molen Hel & Verdoemenis Bourbon BA11%10/22/2016
Revolutions E.P3.9%10/19/2016
Church End Grave Diggers Ale3.8%10/19/2016
Baladin Xyauyù Fumé (Islay Whisky)14%10/19/2016
RCH Hewish Mild3.6%10/19/2016
Small World Secret4%10/19/2016
Flying Monk Birdman4.7%10/19/2016
Two Chefs Green Bullet5.7%10/19/2016
Chadwick’s Castle Mills3.6%10/19/2016
Facers Mountain Mild3.3%10/18/2016
Black Cat Hopsmack4%10/18/2016
Kew Dahlia5.2%10/18/2016
Gyle 59 Freedom Hiker3.7%10/18/2016
Gadds She Sells Seashells4.7%10/18/2016
Ammerndorfer Keller Trunk4.9%10/18/2016
Grafters Darker Side of the Moon4.2%10/18/2016
Everards Carnival4.3%10/18/2016
Brampton Mild4.9%10/18/2016
Sherfield Village TBA3.9%10/8/2016
Abrahalls Lily The Pink4.5%9/30/2016
Sierra Nevada Otra Vez4.5%9/24/2016
Fuller’s Vintage Ale 20168.5%9/12/2016
Bad Flash Hop Wings5.2%9/12/2016
Ipswich Original Ale5.4%9/12/2016
Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Stout of the Union7.3%9/11/2016
Pizza Port 3rd Anniversary IPA (Bressi Ranch)7%9/11/2016
XT 14 Saison4.5%9/11/2016
Stone Liberty Station Ghost Gose Gadget4.1%9/11/2016
BridgePort Cream Ale4.8%9/11/2016
Cerne Abbas Tiger Tom Ruby Mild4.4%9/9/2016
Leatherbritches Cad4%9/9/2016
Whitstable Renaissance3.8%9/9/2016
Gribble Pukka Mild3.6%9/9/2016
Rother Valley Smild3.8%9/9/2016
Top Out Pale Ale El Dorado3.6%9/9/2016
Raven White IPA6.3%9/8/2016
Clock Twist 14° American Red IPA6.2%9/8/2016
London Phuchsia4.9%9/8/2016
Strathaven Summer Glow3.9%9/8/2016
Felstar Crix Forest4%9/8/2016
Brecon Blonde Beacons4.1%9/8/2016
Oldershaw Sorachi 4.2%9/8/2016
Harveys Elizabethan Ale 1952-2012 (Bottle) 7.5%9/8/2016
LOC Dinky Mosaic4.7%9/7/2016
Vocation Chop & Change Cascade4.5%9/6/2016
Red Fox Mild3.6%9/6/2016
J.W. Lees Cyclhops4.5%9/6/2016
Boss Black5%9/6/2016
Magic Bus Farmhouse Cider5.8%9/6/2016
Three B’s Stoker’s Slake3.6%9/6/2016
Abbeydale / Kuhnhenn Hop Smash7.4%9/6/2016
Burton Bridge Draught Burton Ale4.8%9/2/2016
Loch Lomond Southern Summit4%9/2/2016
Mohawk Double Down DIPA8.5%9/2/2016
Alameda Admiration IPA6.8%9/1/2016
Mohawk India Pale Ale6.9%9/1/2016
Lakefront Hop Jockey Double IPA8.2%9/1/2016
Mohawk Session IPA4.5%8/31/2016
Port City Monumental IPA6.3%8/31/2016
Wells Bombardier Burning Gold (Cask)4.7%8/29/2016

  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
Benzai  (254) 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  (134) , 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  (129) , 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  (192) 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  (353) 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  (1034) Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, 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  (2848) Charlotte , North Carolina | 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  (61) 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  (635) 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  (612) 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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