Thursday, 31 August 2006

Great British Beer Festival August 2006

Went to GBBF06 which this year for the first time was held at Earls Court. It was very big, there were hundreds of beers and I got to take home a 1/3 pint glass.

I attended on several days, which ones have now faded from my memory, but I was definitely there on the Saturday as I participated in the CAMRA Young Members Bar Crawl. Not for the faint-hearted, that's all I'm saying.

My beer of the festival was Nethergate's Augustinian Ale which was so delicious I think it's a serious contender for MY FAVOURITE BEER EVER. Wow. They had another Nethergate beer on too and that was also excellent.

I sampled over 60 beers in the few days I was there but I won't bore you with all the others.


  1. So a certain school in West Sussex has given serious consideration to teaching the joys of alcohol ?

  2. Yes - the school in question had a special licence where we could drink in the club just before we were 17 - I won't say that's where I got my taste for real ale, but it didn't put me off...