Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Day 1 of the GBBF

When we arrived right about opening time, the line was almost half way around the building, but once they opened the doors it moved quickly.

I didn't take pictures of all the beers, in fact, only a couple. My goal was to search out beers that weren't made with American/NZ/Aussie hops. Harder that it should be, but there were some.

1st Beer of the GBBF, Hogs Back Hop Garden GOld

Some German beers -- hard to pass on the Schlenkerla

The fest from the Gallery

Just wrong. Good, but wrong.

Champion Beer of Britain, Elland 1872 Porter (6.5%)
 We left the fest after about 6 1/2 hours. On the way home we stopped at the Churchill Arms on Kensington Church Street. It is famous for its flowers.

The Churchill Arms
It is a Fuller's pub and they didn't have any guest casks that I saw, but they did have the ESB which I haven't had this trip, so I did.

Fullers ESB
 The kitchen is Thai, so we both ordered Panang Curry with chicken. It was good and fairly spicy even though it was only rate 1 of 3 peppers on the menu.

Panang Curry at the Churchill Arms
Back to the fest tomorrow.

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