The Great British Beer Festival – 40th Anniversary

The Great British Beer Festival (GBBF) is in full swing once again this year and is currently running till August 12th. However, this year is slightly different! 2017 is the 40th anniversary of the festival and as such it’s even more exciting than ever.

But first, a slight history of the event for those who may not be familiar with the festival. The GBBF is an annual event organised by CAMRA which presents a selection of cask ales and alcoholic beverages from all around the world as well as being home to the Champion Beer of Britain awards.

The festival offers around 900 different beverages, 450 of which are beers from British Breweries as well as over 200 foreign beverages from breweries all around the world including the USA and Belgium to name a couple.

Some of the more unusual brews this year are noted on the festival’s website by beer writer and expert, Tim Hampson and can be found below:

Kingstone 1503 Tudor Ale, at 4.8 per cent, is brewed to a 500-year old recipe. Markedly different from modern beers, 1503 is deep chestnut red, lightly hopped, yet full of chocolate, coffee and malt complexities.

Black Sheep’s Holy Grail, at 4 per cent is the official beer of Monty Python, full flavoured it has a bitter finish.

For people who are keen to sample a sour beer, look out for Tiny Rebel’s Mojito Sour, at 3.9 per cent. A new sour beer, it is flavoured with mint and lime to give it a punchy Mojito flavour.

(Source: Credit to Tim Hampson.)

Do you plan to visit the GBBF this year? Have you visited in the past and have experiences to share? We’d love to hear from you! As usual, if you have any questions or stories to share you can get in contact with us either by using the contact details at the top of this page or by finding us on social media (@lineclenzeinfo.)

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