The Great British Beer Festival starts next week, and I’m trying to get more prepared than usual. The first thing I’ve been doing is typing up my list of beers, which goes back to 2000! Apart from being a definite memory trip, it also serves as a reminder of how many brewers have closed in the last 11 years. Fortunately others have replaced them, but some icons have gone forever. For example, Ind Coop Burton Ale, and Ansell’s Bitter, to name just two.
The Champion Beer of Britain will be announced on Tuesday 2 August. I’ll tweet the winner as soon as it is announced.