The country is celebrating Team GB climbing up the medal table in pubs across the country. Meanwhile CAMRA is preparing for a whole different kind of celebration as we gear up for the Great British Beer Festival.
It will be the biggest beer festival in the UK having returned to Olympia and will be open from 7th – 11thAugust. With over 800 real ales, ciders and foreign beers available we are expecting over 50,000 people to attend. With entertainment at the festival ranging from a world record attempt to the now legendary ‘Hat Day’ the festival is guaranteed to entertain all those that attend.
While we expect everyone to have a great time we aren’t forgetting the campaigning side of our organisation. We have been to beer festivals all around the country from Edinburgh to Ealing asking people to sign our e-petition against the beer tax escalator. We have received a great response from both members and the public and have reached over 71,000 signatures.
We hope that we will be able to collect thousands of signatures over the course of the GBBF festival and bring the campaign ever closer to reaching our goal of 100,000 signatures which will force Parliament to hold a debate on this critical issue. Hopefully the size of our banner in at Olympia will ensure festival-goers know about the campaign! (pictured).
We hope to see you there.