Beer Festival Season
Matt | 09 Apr 2015
The internet is amazing for bringing beer lovers together. The pub is even better.
But there is something magical about beer festivals. Especially the ones that take a bit of effort to get to.
Here are the events we’re aiming to be at this year.
Four people from different parts of Northern Ireland had the same idea at the same time. A growing local beer scene needs an innovative beer festival, and so ABV15 came about.
A beer, food and musical festival run by Fyne Ales on the banks of Loch Fyne since 2010, this is worth the pilgrimage.
Now in its third year, it’s the Liverpudlians that make this a special event. Art is another one of the magic ingredients on top of the standard (albeit brilliant) music, food and beer festival staples.
Some good beers to be found here, a 2 minute walk from Charlbury station on the London to Worcester trainline. The real highlight however is that anyone can rock up and compete to become a World Champion in the “sport” of Aunt Sally. Funny.
The brilliant Thornbridge Brewery’s Festival of Beer. Need we say more?
Britain’s “second city” is lagging behind the rest of the country in beer producers and venues but this event is putting Brum, as a beer destination, on the map.
This is our local CAMRA event. We try to avoid the national one, but this has been run by a bunch of passionate volunteers since before Craft was a twinkle in Real Ale’s eye. There are lots of sandals and if we’re honest a fair bit of average beer, but if you look hard enough at your local CAMRA festival there’ll be a few amazing cask beers too.
A week-long, city-wide festival celebrating London's beer renaissance. Mini-festivals, tap takeovers, dinners and tours at the best pubs, bars and breweries across the capital.
Boy, we love green hops. This is the place to try them at their finest.
Manchester’s Victoria Baths make a spectacular venue for this event, regarded as one of the very best by the UK’s craft beer elite. Great people. Awesome beer. If there is one event you don’t miss this year, we suggest it’s this one.