On August 10 the Balham annual visit to the Great British Beer Festival staged by CAMRA at Olympia proved as enjoyable as ever and Balham Brothers where jointed by beer enthusiasts from Croydon and Osterley circles.
The almost bewildering selection of beers were sampled enthusiastically by all and produced an appetite for Cornish pasties, chips and other normally forbidden delights! Along with beers from every part of Britain (and beyond) and that food, there were other stalls, games and interests including ‘balloon artists’ who when challenged by Richard Mills, produce a balloon version of the Catenian logo!
The Cornish pasty obviously has international appeal!
Noel and Terry can’t get away from their Facebook addictions!
The event gives even the beer novice the opportunity to sample different beers in one third, half or full pint servings, though by the end of the evening it’s pretty well impossible to remember all the different styles and tastes and certainly the names of the beers! Some might say it’s difficult to remember very much at all, save for that lingering warm feeling that comes from an evening spent in great company. TGB