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Battersea Beer Festival 2008

Battersea Beer Festival 2008 Flyer - Click for larger version The 18th Battersea Beer Festival ran from Wednesday 6 to Friday 8 February 2008 at the usual venue, Battersea Arts Centre (BAC) and was a great success - 4,283 attended over the three days. Thanks to all who attended and special thanks to all who gave up some of their valuable free time to help out.

The volunteers who worked at the Festival enjoyed a branch visit in July 2008 to the Marble Brewery in Manchester when the certificate for winning the Beer of the Festival was presented to the Marble Brewery’s Head Brewer for Janines One. See picture to the right or click to see some more Photos of the trip.

The Beers of the festival:

  1. Marble Janine’s One
  2. Thornbridge Jaipur IPA
  3. Wensleydale Forester’s Session Bitter

The top cider/perry:

Severnsider Blakeney Red (Gloucestershire)

Click for a pdf file of the 2008 Beer List.

Read the Battersea 2008 visitors comments or view some photos.

Those who had been before will have noticed some changes to the layout in 2008, notably with the ciders downstairs in the smaller hall. This was to help BAC maintain the sets for their highly successful dramatic production ‘The Masque of the Red Death’ which continued its run through to 12 April.

Sadly we were also missing two of our long standing bar managers, ’Arry Hart and Peter Smith, who died during the year. You may have seen the obituaries in London Drinker and there were further tributes in the festival programme.

CAMRAswl Pub of the Year 2007 announcement at the Battersea Beer Festival, 07 Feb 2008, winner - the Trafalgar, South Wimbledon
This shows the VIPs at the announcement of the Trafalgar as Pub of the Year 2007 at the Battersea Beer Festival on Thursday 7 Feb 2008.
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The brewer with the Certificate for the Battersea 2008 Beer of the Festival
This is the Marble Brewery’s brewer with the Certificate for the Battersea 2008 Beer of the Festival, Janine’s One, which was presented during the branch trip to the brewery in July 2008
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