Tickets avaiable now for The Great British Beer Festival – Britain’s biggest beer festival

I have a few days off in August to go to the Britain’s biggest and best beer festival this year ( 2-6 August 2011), my hotel is booked, and the tickets for the event have been released today – now only need a cheap train fare from Cardiff to London and I will be sorted.

I have not been for many years – since 2000 in fact when Bullmastiff Gold jointly won Gold for the bitter class , but can’t remember much then as we had a bus from the now closed Royal Hotel (which was Bullmastiff brewery tap of sorts at the time)

As you would expect there will be a great selection of beers from lots of brewerys, big & small.

The Camra Bars

* B4 – Harris Bar
Featuring Real Ale from Aberdeen & Grampian, Argyll & The Isles, Ayrshire & Arran, Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Borders, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Cumbria
* B5 – Nelson Bar
Featuring Real Ale from Channel Islands, Cheshire, Cornwall, Derbyshire, Durham
* B6 – Montgomery Bar
Featuring Real Ale from Devon, Dorset, Dumfries, East Sussex, East Yorkshire, Edinburgh & Lothians
* B7 – Scott Bar
Featuring Real Ale from Essex, Fife, Glamorgan, Glasgow & Clyde Valley, Gloucestershire, Gwent
* P1 – Wellington Bar
Featuring Real Ale from Hampshire, Herefordshire, Hertfordshire, Highlands & Western Isles, Isle of Man, Isle of Wight Kent, Leicestershire & Rutland
* P4 – Treo Bar
Featuring Real Ale from Lancashire, Lincolnshire, Loch Lomond, Stirling & The Trossachs, London, Merseyside, Mid Wales
* P5 – Cavell Bar
Featuring Real Ale from Manchester, North East Wales, North West Wales, Northamptonshire, Northern Isles, Northumberland
* P6 – Jones Bar
Featuring Real Ale from Norfolk, North Yorkshire, Northern Ireland
* P7 – Mountbatten Bar
Featuring Real Ale from Nottinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Shropshire, Somerset
* P8 – Budd Bar
Featuring Real Ale from South Yorkshire, Staffordshire, Suffolk, Surrey
* W4 – Kitchener Bar
Featuring Real Ale from Tayside, Tyne & Wear, Warwickshire, West Midlands, West Sussex, West Wales
* W6 – Trenchard Bar
Featuring Real Ale from West Yorkshire, Wiltshire, Worcestershire
* B2 – Dobbs Bar
Young and Upcoming Breweries – sponsored by JD Wetherspoon
* B8 – Drake Bar
Featuring Real Ales in a Bottle
* W5 – Cook Bar
Freaturing Real Ciders and Perry

The Brewery bars

Some great names there