Thu Mar 25th, 2010 at 05:15:47 PM EST
Given that I'm always going on about beer, I realised that most of you have probably got no idea of what a British Beer festival is.
So, this is a photo diary of the recent London Drinker festival I helped at. A couple of pictures from the balcony
there are 3 main bars, organised with the brewers in alphabetical order;
Bar A - C
Bar D - T. Also in the first picture, this shows the bar from the back of the stillage.
Bar U - Cider. Yes, a beer festival also stocks cider. At local festivals like this it will be british cider, but ciders from europe will feature at the Great british Beer festival in August.
Also, a lot of beer festivals will feature the more interesting and diverse foreign beers which are popular among the beer drinking cognoscenti. the range available is dependent upon the interests of the person doing the ordering, so some will focus almost exclusively on Belgian beers, whilst others, such as this one will feature a lot of German beers. that suited me as it enabled me to drink Schlenkerla Rauschbier in great quantities; a treat I never turn down.
and the sordid ruffians who serve it
But all good things come to an end, and then we have to take it down.
and then we party. Pictures censored to protect the
guilty very drunk.