Tuesday, August 09, 2005

CAMRA Celebrates A Record-Breaking Great British Beer Festival

CAMRA is today celebrating the success of their flagship event, the Great British Beer Festival held at London Olympia last week. The Festival enjoyed a record attendance this year with over 47,000 visitors through the door from August 2nd –August 6th. This is an increase of nearly 2000 people from last year making this CAMRA’s most successful beer festival ever.

“We are delighted that this has been CAMRA’s most successful beer festival ever. We had over 47,000 visitors through the door and sold a record amount of British beer with 240,000 pints pulled over the five-day period. The most popular beer on sale at the festival was Crouch Vale Brewers Gold which was also the winner of this year’s Champion Beer of Britain competition. Despite placing an reorder for this beer, we still had to ration it and at one point it was selling at a rate of 144 pints every twenty minutes with queues of visitors waiting to try it out.”
Louise Ashworth from CAMRA

Festival Facts

Over 47,000 visitors
240,000 pints pulled
1,000 new CAMRA members
1,400 corporate guests
Community Pubs Foundation launched
Wedding reception held for the first time in the Corporate Lounge
Over 1000 visitors attended tutored tastings

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