Battersea Beer Festival

Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) will have their first beer festival for London in 2008. Beer festivals aren’t just an excuse to get pissed, bur rather an adventure of the senses; in order to really enjoy an ale it’s best to exercise all five. Beer actually has one up on wine in that there are so many more varieties and the craftsmanship in brewing ale is well beyond fermenting grapes. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good wine and I’m sure many ale drinkers do as well, which is probably why there will be a decent selection of wines at the festival as well. For those of you who insist that you ‘don’t like’ beer, it’s probably cause you’ve never really tasted a good ale.

So here’s your chance, give it a go: get a sample of the beer of your choice in a glass, a lovely light or dark brew; hold it up to the light, observe its colour; swirl it around a bit, put your nose to the edge of the glass, breathe in deep, let the aroma fill your lungs; then take a drink; swish it around your mouth a little and let it go down. Repeat. Using this simple method, you will find an ale (or ales) you’ll come to love for a lifetime.

http://www.camra.org.uk/

6 Comments so far

  1. Paul Garrard (unregistered) on February 7th, 2008 @ 12:17 am

    You are wrong. There have been a number of CAMRA beer festivals already this year. Brace yourself for another shock, you don’t fall off the edge of the world outside the M25!


  2. Thomas (unregistered) on February 8th, 2008 @ 5:01 pm

    Yes, it’s true. I’ve often found the "Metroblogging London" site to have a heavy London bias :)


  3. Thomas (unregistered) on February 8th, 2008 @ 5:02 pm

    Yes, Paul has a point. I’ve often found the "Metroblogging London" site to have a heavy London bias :)


  4. BreTT (unregistered) on February 11th, 2008 @ 9:56 am

    yes, sweethearts I was talking about London! I’m well aware CAMRA has had ale festivals in other parts so far. So don’t get your knickers in a bunch. Look up at the top of the screen, what does it say? Not Cambridge or Oxford or York or Bath LONDON. ‘Metroblogging London’


  5. BreTT (unregistered) on February 11th, 2008 @ 10:00 am

    yes, sweethearts I was talking about London! I’m well aware CAMRA has had ale festivals in other parts so far. So don’t get your knickers in a bunch. Look up at the top of the screen, what does it say? Not Cambridge or Oxford or York or Bath LONDON. ‘Metroblogging London’ There’s no other place like it.


  6. Paul Garrard (unregistered) on February 11th, 2008 @ 10:11 am

    Well, I would never have guessed that ‘Metroblogging London’ was heavily London biased. I notice you qualified yor CAMRA festival statement. Thanks. It’s just that CAMRA is a national organisation and I just didn’t want people to get the wrong idea.



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