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10th May 2013

The nation’s beers are dropping into London for the UK’s biggest beer festival

The UK’s biggest beer festival will once again be taking place at London’s Olympia exhibition centre from the 13th-17th of August.

The event, which is in its 36th year, is organised and run wholly by volunteers from the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) and will showcase over 800 real ales, ciders and perries from across the UK alongside specially chosen international beers that are rarely seen on these shores.

During the festival there will be several news stories available to cover, including the results of the Champion Beer of Britain Competition on Tuesday the 13th August, which selects the UK’s best real ale.


·         For the 2013 Great British Beer Festival we will be issuing Press Passes for the first time.

·         In order to gain access to the festival as a member of the press you will need to be in possession of a physical festival press pass which we will be sending out prior to the event.

·         The press pass will have your name pre written on it so please bring the press pass, along with some form of ID, with you to the event.

·         Press passes are available for all days apart from Saturday the 17th.

To request a press pass please visit:

GBBF Press Contact:

Neil Walker, CAMRA National Press Manager
Mob: 07939 425471 (during GBBF)
Tel: 01727 798443 (direct line, prior to start of festival)