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Bristol Beer Festival


25 ales on sale

The annual Bristol Beer Festival took place in march at Brunel’s Old Station, Temple Meads, Bristol. Tickets for many sessions  sold out within a few hours of going on sale and all the remaining tickets sold out well in advance of the festival, demonstrating the high level of demand. Despit some behind the scenes problems125 ales on sale a, however challenges were overcome and a great range of real ale was presented to the enthusiastic crowds. New for this year was a Beer Festival App (available on Android and iOS) which seemed to prove very popular with those attending the festival.
The range of beer available tends to vary across the festival as some beers can take longer than expected to be in quite the condition that we are happy to sell them and of course beers do sell out. The festival opened to the public on Thursday evening with 125 different real ales on sale. The final  session on Saturday evening opened with 103 real ales and closed with 64 still available. So once again, there was still a good number of beers right up to the very end.
At the Thursday afternoon trade session the results of the Bristol & District CAMRA branch Pub of the Year 2017 competition were announced (winner Drapers Arms, runner-up the Lime Kiln) as well as the results of the LocAle of the Festival competition. New Bristol Brewery Super Deluxe Stout wowed the judges (including guest judge Ashley Fox MEP) with its rich coffee and vanilla flavours and was named LocAle of the Festival. Bath Ales Prophecy was awarded runner-up in the competition. 
Report by Bristol Today