Bristol Beer Festival 2013
The sixteenth annual CAMRA Bristol Beer Festival took place from Thursday 14th to Saturday 16th March 2013 at Brunelís Old Station, Temple Meads, Bristol. There was an excellent range of around 140 different real ales from near and far on sale over the course of the festival and around 50 ciders and perries.
Winner of the LocAle of the festival competition was Arbor Ales Yakima Valley and the Runner-up was Bristol Beer Factory Southville Hop. Representatives from the breweries (pictured below, right) were on hand to receive their temporary certificates and we will arrange proper presentations of the official versions. Also announced were the results of the Bristol & District CAMRA branch Pub of the Year 2013 competition. The winner is the Plough at Congresbury, who were unfortunately not present at the time. The Runner-up is the Severn Stars, Bristol and Darren and Paul (pictured below, left) were available to receive the temporary certificate.
Beer Festival tickets went on sale at organised events as usual and our
CAMRA member ticket sale at the Old Fish Market on Sunday 3rd
February was the busiest ever. Some people have expressed concerns about
the length of the ticket sales queues, although long waits can largely be
avoided by arriving later in the session. The queue was dealt with quite
quickly at our following public ticket sales session at the Commercial
Rooms on Sunday 17 February and for most of the period people were able to
get served almost immediately on arrival. Simultaneous ticket sales took
place at Off the Rails in Weston-super-Mare and we would like to thank the
staff at all three pubs for their cooperation.
|Below are some pictures from the 2011 Bristol Bristol Festival|