Great British Beer Festival
It was in 1975 when the first Beer Festival was held in London. 34 years on, this years GBBF (Great British Beer Festival) is bing held between Aug 02 and 06, at Earl’s court London.
The festival is often dubbed as the “biggest pub in the world” with 450 beers participating from British breweries and som 200 beers participating from Belgium, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Czech and even the USA
2010 saw approx 67000 visitors to the festival with approx 75 pints poured per minute, thats a whopping 200,000 pints sold.
The festival is organised by CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale). While CAMRA promotes good-quality real ale and pubs and has systematically left out good hand crafted beers from the festival, there has been much debate about inclusion of craft beers. However this year will see the inclusion of craft beer at the venue.
This round goes to the beer lover. May the best Beer win 😀