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A huge range of new world beers from America, Australia and New Zealand are set to appear at the Great British Beer Festival, taking place at Olympia from August 8-12.

Sponsored by the Brewers Association, the USA and new world bottles bar will showcase more than 100 world class craft beers, ranging from saisons and sours to Belgian tripels and barrel-aged stouts. The festival will be the only opportunity to try this selection of beers within the UK, says organiser CAMRA.

Rare visitors will include an imperial raspberry stout, an IPA aged in old gin barrels and a rum barrel-aged coconut qualdruple.

Adam Dulye, executive chef at the Brewers Association, said: “The small and independent American breweries at this year’s festival share the story of what is shaping the American craft beer scene today — from  the up and coming, sought-after brews to the iconic brands that have built the foundation of American craft brewing.

“We will  be pouring a vast selection of beers that range from those who have long been in the UK to new breweries currently unavailable in the UK, so don’t miss this unique opportunity to experience high-quality, distinctive and diverse American craft beers.”

Festival organiser, Ian Hill, added: “It is fantastic to have such a range and breadth of distinctive international beers available at the Festival. CAMRA is very supportive of fantastic beers brewed abroad, and the USA and new world bottles bar demonstrates the innovation, flair and creativity of America’s small and independent brewers.

“The Great British Beer Festival represents the best of British brewing, and there is no better place to exclusively showcase the best of what America has to offer. Make sure to look out for the bar on B9 in the grand hall of Olympia at this year’s festival.”