CAMRA festival returns after 2 year hiatus

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Great British Beer Festival 2022: CAMRA festival returns to London following 2 year hiatus due to the Covid pandemic
Great British Beer Festival 2022: CAMRA festival returns to London following 2 year hiatus due to the Covid pandemic

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The Campaign for Real Ale’s (CAMRA) Great British Beer Festival (GBBF) will return to London Olympia from 2 to 6 August 2022 following a 2-year hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic. 

GBBF, now in its 45th year, will feature live beer ​served from across the British Isles with new breweries joining stalwarts of the industry in a collaborative effort to celebrate and showcase ​the best live beer, cider and Perry Britain has to offer. 

Festival organiser Catherine Tonry said: “It gives me great pleasure to announce the return of the Great British Beer Festival in 2022.

Post-pandemic world

“Circumstances outside our control have seen hundreds of beer festivals cancelled across the country over the last 2 years, so the return of the Great British Beer Festival marks an incredibly positive turn for the beer industry and beer drinkers alike.

“We can all raise a glass to a new chapter of great beer and comradery in a post-pandemic world.”

Tickets for this year’s GBBF, which is possible thanks to the dedication and hard work of almost 1,000 volunteers, go on sale next week and cost £20.

Included with the ticket price, visitors will receive a souvenir glass, programme and 2 half-pints to kick off the day of beer tasting, with all proceeds going directly back into CAMRA’s ​campaigning activity.  

Small changes 

GBBF festival goers will also be able to sample cask ale from America thanks to a cask beer exchange set up between the Great British Beer Festival and the New England Real Ale Exhibition.

Tonry added: “Regular visitors to the festival may notice some small changes to the layout this year due to ongoing improvement works at our venue, London Olympia.

“Our organising group has worked incredibly hard to put on a good show this year, and we are confident that we won’t disappoint.”  

For more information visit gbbf.org.uk​.

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