The Great British Beer Festival is returning to London Olympia from 7-11 August with plenty of new beers to sample -- along with a great entertainment line-up and fantastic street food. This summer’s festival is the only place where you can visit 30 different bars serving close to 1,000 different beers, ciders, perries, wines and gins under one roof. Keep reading to find out what to expect from your visit next month.
Added: Thursday, July 12th 2018
XT is an innovative, independent brewery crafting a wide range of beers. Located on the beautiful Notley Farm on the Oxfordshire-Buckinghamshire border, the brewery offers a core range of full-flavoured brews alongside one-off experimental beers available for just a limited time as part of the "Animal" range. Available to try in select pubs across the South, beer-lovers from far and wide can taste a selection of their beers at this year’s Great British Beer Festival, taking place from 7-11 August 2018.
Added: Sunday, June 17th 2018
CAMRA's Kidderminster Beer & Cider Festival will be doing things a bit different this year by celebrating women in beer. Brewsters Lizzie Barnett of Pershore Brewery and Sarah Salehr of the Hop Shed Brewery explain what they're hoping to get out of this year's festival. Image: Lizze Barnett, Pershore Brewery
Added: Wednesday, May 9th 2018
Katie Wiles is on the hunt for the best non-alcoholic beers for mums-to-be as well as general drinkers. Here she reviews Big Drop Brewing Co's non-alcoholic brews, ranging from pale ales to porters and lagers and investigates their methods for removing alcohol but not flavour from the end products
Added: Friday, April 6th 2018
Sara Barton is a self-described brewster – an old English term to describe a female brewer. Fittingly, she runs Brewster’s Brewery, which she founded with her husband Sean McArdle in 1998. As her brewery grows from strength to strength, Sara took on running a nearby pub in 2007 and set up the collaborative female brewing initiative called Project Venus in 2011. In 2012 she was named the first female Brewer of the Year and shows no signs of slowing down. So what’s next for Britain’s trail-blazing brewster?
Added: Tuesday, February 27th 2018
Trappist monks are brewing beer -- but this is not Belgium but a remote, rural area of Massachusetts in the United States. Inspired by the European tradition and working closely with their brothers in Belgium, Father Isaac leads a team that is making beers that are unique to America and dedicated to the upkeep of their abbey.
Added: Tuesday, January 16th 2018
Julie Johnson may not be a household name in Britain, but she is well known across the Atlantic for her contribution to the beer world as former editor of All About Beer magazine. A zoologist turned beer expert, Julie talks about beer in America, sexism in brewing and the importance of Britain’s pub culture.
Added: Wednesday, December 27th 2017
Christine Cryne is an iconic name in beer circles, a former member of CAMRA's ruling national executive and a pioneer of the campaign's beer tasting programmes. She was the first woman to run the Great British Beer Festival and shows no signs of slowing down. She has launched her own beer training courses that range from beer drinkers to brewing and pub staff.
Added: Friday, December 8th 2017