Judges begin to assemble on the morning of judging at the Great British Beer Festival.
Owen Ogletree tests the aroma of a sample of real ale.
Beer judges discuss all aspects of each sample of cask ale.
Vigorous discussion and debate surrounded certain beers.
Beer were divided into similar styles or categories for judging.
Owen Ogletree was on the panel to pick the champion strong bitter.
Quite an interesting experience -- more concise and relaxed than judging at the Great American Beer Fest.
One of the best special events that Owen Ogletree and friend Charlie Meers attended was a Thornbridge tasting at Cask Pub & Kitchen in London.
Sheffield's Thornbridge Brewery took over all the handpump taps at Cask Pub & Kitchen.
Cask Pub & Kitchen has quickly become known as one of London's best new pubs for real ale.
The pub is located just a few steps from London's Pimlico tube stop.
Cask Pub & Kitchen also offers a wide range of craft beers from Belgium, Germany and USA.
The guys from Thornbridge discuss each ale with the enthusiastic crowd.
Kelly Ryan (standing to the right) was a brewer for Thornbridge and has since moved to a new brewing position in New Zealand.
Charlie Meers, craft beer manager for 5 Points Bottle Shop in Athens GA USA, enjoyed the chance to sample the creative ales from Thornbridge.
Here's the list of amazing cask ales that Owen Ogletree and Charlie Meers managed to sample over two sessions of the 2010 Great British Beer Festival.