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The Great British Beer Festival

Post by jdaw1 » 23:33 Mon 05 Aug 2013

This thread is to hold arrangements for meeting at the Great British Beer Festival, in 2013 and in subsequent years.

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Post by jdaw1 » 23:33 Mon 05 Aug 2013

In 2013 the Great British Beer Festival is at Kensington Olympia, from Tuesday 13th until Saturday 17th August. On Tuesday the doors open at 5pm; Wednesday Thursday Friday start at noon; and Saturday at 11am.

Will any TPFers be attending, and on which days?

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Post by DRT » 23:37 Mon 05 Aug 2013

Unfortunately, not me.
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Post by benread » 06:48 Wed 07 Aug 2013

Before kids, this was an annual event for me. Normally on the Thursday afternoon and evening, when the bands could be quite entertaining. Memories include Chas and Dave and a Madness tribute act!

Fond memories, but not 2013 for me.
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Post by idj123 » 21:26 Wed 07 Aug 2013

I will be making my annual appearance at the gbbf (I go back to when it was held in Brighton in the late 80s). I'll certainly be there on the Saturday but probably on the Tuesday as well.

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Post by WS1 » 06:48 Thu 08 Aug 2013

Sadly I do not have time; hence I will not attend.

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Post by AHB » 00:30 Sun 11 Aug 2013

Despite the plentiful choices of cider, I doubt that I shall attend. I seem to be booked in Bracknell all the coming week.
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Post by idj123 » 09:25 Sat 12 Jul 2014

Giving all an early heads up that this year's GBBF takes place at Olympia from Tues 12 August to Sat 16 August. As per usual I'm intending going on the Tuesday (less crowded and all the beers are on). Anyone else going?

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Post by jdaw1 » 09:43 Sat 12 Jul 2014

I probably am.

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Post by djewesbury » 09:44 Sat 12 Jul 2014

jdaw1 wrote:I probably am.
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Post by idj123 » 21:18 Mon 11 Aug 2014

Last call- I'll be there tomorrow from 6.30. If anyone's going drop me a PM and we can arrange to meet up.

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Post by DRT » 23:07 Tue 12 Aug 2014

I asked my life coach whether or not I am allowed to attend and it appears the answer is no.

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Post by djewesbury » 23:52 Tue 12 Aug 2014

He'll be there though.
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Post by idj123 » 12:41 Mon 03 Aug 2015

This year's GBBF starts next Tues (11 August) at Olympia and again I will be making my annual pilgrimage on this day and thus upholding an unblemished record stretching back to 1988. If anyone else is going and wishes to meet up then let me know (am planning to be there from 6.30pm).

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Post by idj123 » 20:55 Sun 31 Jul 2016

Starts a week Tuesday (9 August) which is when I intend going if anyone is interested?

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Post by jdaw1 » 12:32 Thu 04 Aug 2016

Can’t do Tuesday 9th. For me Wednesday 10th.

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Post by jdaw1 » 17:15 Wed 10 Aug 2016

The tall handsome chap at stand B1 is drinking Butford Organics' very dry cider.

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Post by jdaw1 » 17:31 Wed 10 Aug 2016

Reportedly, he is now having a half of something less dry, from Barcombe.

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Post by jdaw1 » 18:26 Wed 10 Aug 2016

Observers report that the tall and broad handsome chap in the blue striped formal shirt is at bar B20 drinking Perry.

ThePortForum has not found independent confirmation of this.

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