Beer Festival Diary

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Quick links :- March 2017 ; April 2017 ; May 2017 ; June 2017 ; July 2017 ; August 2017 ; September 2017 ; October 2017 ; November 2017 ; December 2017

MARCH 2017

22/03-02/04 : JD WETHERSPOON REAL ALE FESTIVAL
website : http://www.jdwrealale.co.uk/

23/03-25/03 : ALBION ALE HOUSE BEER FESTIVAL
12 High Street, Standish, Wigan WN6 0HL
website : https://www.albionalehouse.co.uk/
Featurng 20 ales from Cumbria and the Lake District

24/03-25/03 : BEER, MUSIC & FOOD @ BLACKJACK BREWTAP
Blackjack Brewery, 36 Gould Street, Manchester, M4 4RN.
website : http://www.blackjack-beers.com/
open : Fri 18:00-23:00 ; Sat 12:00-23:00

24/03-26/03 : BLACKPOOL BEER & CIDER FESTIVAL
Blackpool Winter Gardens, 97 Church Street, Blackpool FY1 1HL
website : http://www.liverpoolorganicbrewery.com/events
open : Fri,Sat 12:00-22:30 ; Sun 12:00-19:00
100+ Real ales & ciders, Continental bottled lagers, Wine, Entertainment

30/03-01/04 : LOWESWATER BEER FESTIVAL
Kirkstile Inn, Loweswater, Cumbria, CA13 0RU
website : https://kirkstile.com/

31/03-02/04 : LEYLAND BEER FESTIVAL
British Commercial Vehicle Museum, King Steet, Leyland, PR25 2LE
website : http://www.britishcommercialvehiclemuseum.com/
A choice of fine ales, a Prosecco bar, live music from local bands

31/03-02/04 : BEER & KEBAB FESTIVAL @ SHIP INN, LATHOM
The Ship at Lathom, 4 Wheat Lane, Lathom, West Lancs, L40 4BX
website : http://www.shipatlathom.co.uk/
40 real ales on handpull, 10 real ciders, food tent and BBQ. Live entertainment.

31/03-01/04 : OLDHAM BEER FESTIVAL (CAMRA)
Queen Elizabeth Hall, West St, Oldham
website : http://www.rob.camra.org.uk/
open : 12:00-22:30 both days
60+ real ales, cider, perry, foreign bottled beer

31/03-02/04 : RIPPONDEN VICTORIA HALL BEER FESTIVAL
Victoria Hall, 212 Halifax Road, Ripponden, Sowerby Bridge, West Yorkshire HX6 4BG
open : Fri 16:00-close, Sat 11:30-close, Sun 11.30-15:00
8 Craft Ales and 2 Ciders plus normal Bar. Food will be available. Entertainment throughout the weekend

APRIL 2017

06/04-08/04 : ISLE OF MAN BEER FESTIVAL (CAMRA)
Villa Marina Complex, Harris Promendade, Douglas IM1 2HP
website : http://www.iombeerfestival.com/
open : Thurs 17:00-23:00 ; Fri/Sat 12:00-23:00
150+ real ales, 40 real ciders.

06/04-08/04 : NEWTON-LE-WILLOWS BEER FESTIVAL
Newton le Willows Sports Club, Crow Lane East, Newton le Willows, WA12 9XE
website : http://newtonbeerfestival.co.uk/
open : Thurs 19:00-23:30 ; Fri 19:00-23:30, Sat 12:00-23:30
Real ale and ciders. Wine and bottle bar. Hog roast and hoot food available. Live music. Entrance fee – £5.

06/04-17/04 : 11th ROAD TO WIGAN BEER FESTIVAL
website : http://www.allgatesbrewery.com/
100+ beers from 30+ Breweries, across 7 pubs. The Anvil, Wigan ; Hare and Hounds, Hindley ; The Victoria, Aspull/Haigh ; White Lion, Leigh ; Union Arms, Tyldesley ; Crooke Hall Inn, Crooke ; Jolly Nailor, Atherton.

07/04-08/04 : BEER NOUVEAU & NEPTUNE
Temperance Street Brewery, 75 North Western Street, Manchester, M12 6DY
website : http://beernouveau.co.uk/
Two breweries, two bars, one venue

07/04-09/04 : CAMRA MEMBERS WEEKEND & AGM
Bournemouth International Centre, Exeter Rd, Bournemouth
website : http://www.camra.org.uk/

08/04 : ALL GATES BEER BUS (incorporating the ‘Road to Wigan Beer Festival’)
website : http://www.allgatesbrewery.com/
Bus tour around all pubs taking part in the ‘Road to Wigan Beer Festival’ (see above). Bus departs from the Anvil in Wigan at 11:30. Cost £7.50 per head includes hot pot supper at The Victoria in Aspull..

13/04-16/04 : WIRRAL EASTER BEER FESTIVAL
Hulme Hall, 23 Bolton Rd, Port Sunlight, Wirral, CH62 5DH
Over 100 real ales and 50 ciders.

14/04-16/04 : BAMBER BRIDGE BEER FESTIVAL
Bamber Bridge FC, Sir Tom Finney Stadium, Irongate, Brownedge Road, Bamber Bridge, Preston PR5 6UU
website : http://www.pitchero.com/clubs/bamberbridge
Over 20 Real Ales + a selection of real ciders. Live bands and entertainment across the weekend

14/04-16/04 : EMLEY BRASS BAND BEER FESTIVAL
Emley Band Room, 9 Beaumont Street, Emley, Huddersfield HD8 9RJ
open : Fri/Sat 13:00-23:30 ; Sun from 13:00 until dry
18 Beers, 5 Ciders, Wine, Soft Drinks, Burgers & snacks available. Free entry & £2.50 a pint

20/04-22/04 : PRINCE OF WALES DARK STRONG BEER AND CIDER WEEKEND
The Prince of Wales, Foxfield, Broughton-in-Furness, Cumbria, LA20 6BX
website : http://www.princeofwalesfoxfield.co.uk

20/04-22/04 : SKIPTON BEER FESTIVAL (CAMRA)
Refectory, Ermysted’s Grammer School, Gargrave Rd, Skipton BD23 1PL
website : https://skiptonbeerfestival.camra.org.uk/
open : Thu 3pm-10pm, Fri/Sat 11am-10pm
70+ Real Ales, Cider, Perry, Bottled Beers, English wines

21/04-22/04 : CHEQUERS HOTEL BEER FESTIVAL
Chequers Hotel, Abbey Road, Dalton In Furness, Cumbria LA15 8LF
website : http://chequers-hotel.co.uk
open : Fri from 14:00 ; Sat from 12:00

21/04-22/04 : BEER NOUVEAU & CONNOISSEUR ALES
Temperance Street Brewery, 75 North Western Street, Manchester, M12 6DY
website : http://beernouveau.co.uk/
Two breweries, two bars, one venue

21/04-23/04 : BEER FESTIVAL @ DAISY HILL CRICKET CLUB
St James Street, Westhoughton, Bolton BL5 2EB
website : https://www.facebook.com/events/1752377868344235/

21/04-23/04 : BEER & SAUSAGE FESTIVAL @ BAY HORSE, RIVINGTON
Babylon Lane, Heath Charnock, Lancashire, PR6 9ER
website : https://www.facebook.com/events/1313175808774015/

22/04-23/04 : BEER FESTIVAL @ HOLY TRINITY CHURCH, BLACKBURN
Holy Trinity Church, Mount Pleasant, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB1 5DQ
open : Sat 11:00-23:00 ; Sun 12:00-21:00
Wide range of beers, ales, lagers and ciders

27/04-29/04 : BOLTON BEER FESTIVAL (CAMRA)
Bolton Ukranian Club, 99 Castle St, Bolton BL2 1PL
website : http://www.boltonbeerfestival.org.uk/
open : Thurs 15:30-22:30 ; Fri/Sat 12:00-22:30
50+ real ales plus cider/perry

27/04-30/04 : WATERLOO BEER FESTIVAL
Old Christ Church, Waterloo, Liverpool L22 1RE.
website : http://www.liverpoolorganicbrewery.com/events/waterloo-13/
Up to 150 real ales and ciders, plus continental bottled lagers, wines, food and entertainment.

28/04-30/04 : BEER, MUSIC & FOOD @ BLACKJACK BREWTAP
Blackjack Brewery, 36 Gould Street, Manchester, M4 4RN.
website : http://www.blackjack-beers.com/
open : Fri 18:00-23:00 ; Sat 12:00-23:00 ; Sun 12:00-19:00

28/04-30/04 : KIRKBY LONSDALE BEER & MUSIC FESTIVAL
Kirkby Lonsdale RUFC, Underley Park, Kirkby Lonsdale, LA6 2DS

28/04-01/05 : ALTRINCHAM FC BEER FESTIVAL
Altrincham Football Club, Moss Lane, Altrincham, Cheshire, WA15 8AP
website : http://www.altrinchamfc.com
18 real ales & ciders, Fizz & wine. Live music & open mic night. Live football, Family fun day

28/04-30/04 : BLACKBURN BEER FESTIVAL
Blackburn RUFC, Ramsgreave Drive, Blackburn, BB1 8NB
website : http://blackburnbeerfestival.com/
More than 60 beers, plus cider, food and entertainment. In aid of Blackburn Youth Zone.

28/04-30/04 : FULWOOD & BROUGHTON CC BEER FESTIVAL
Fulwood & Broughton CC, Highfield, Garstang Road, Fulwood, Preston PR3 5JE
website : http://www.cricket-fulwood.co.uk/

28/04-30/04 : WHITTINGHAM BEER & SAUSAGE FESTIVAL
Whittingham & Goosnargh Sports & Social Club, Old Whittingham Hospital Grounds, Whittingham, Preston PR3 2JE
website : http://www.whittinghamclub.com/
80+ Beers & Ciders. 10 types of local gourmet sausages. Live bands every day

28/04-30/04 : BERRIES, BEANS AND BEER FESTIVAL
Crewe Heritage Centre, Vernon Way, Crewe, CW1 2DB
website : https://bbbcrewe.co.uk/
Gins, wines, beers, ciders, sodas and coffee from artisan producers. Alsofood and entertainment. The drinks festival with a twist!

28/04-01/05 : ELSECAR HERITAGE RAILWAY BEER FESTIVAL
Elsecar Heritage Centre, Wath Road, Elsecar, Barnsley, S74 8HJ
website : https://www.elsecarrailway.co.uk/
open : Fri 12:00-22:00, Sat/Sun 11:00-22:00, Mon 11:00-19:00

MAY 2017

04/05-06/05 : LS6 BEER FESTIVAL
Left Bank Leeds, Cardigan Road (opposite Milford Builders), Leeds, LS6 1LJ
website : http://leftbankleeds.org.uk/ls6/

05/05-06/05 : BEER NOUVEAU & HAFOD BREWING COMPANY
Temperance Street Brewery, 75 North Western Street, Manchester, M12 6DY
website : http://beernouveau.co.uk/
Two breweries, two bars, one venue

05/05-06/05 : MACCLESFIELD BEER FESTIVAL
Macclesfield Rugby Club, Priory Park, Priory Lane, Macclesfield, SK10 4AF
website : http://macclesfieldbeerfestival.org/

10/05-13/05 : STOURBRIDGE BEER FESTIVAL (CAMRA)
Town Hall, Market Street, Stourbridge, DY8 1YE
website : http://www.stourbridgecamra.org.uk/
open : Weds 19:00-22:00 (members only) ; Thurs 19:00-23:00, Fri 12:00-23:00 ; Sat 12:00-21:00
100+ real ales, real ciders and craft beers

11/05-14/05 : THE CONTINENTAL BEER & CIDER FESTIVAL
The Continental, South Meadow Lane, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 8JP
website : http://www.newcontinental.net

11/05-13/05 : FOREVER BURY BEER FESTIVAL
Bury FC Social Club, Gigg Lane, Bury, BL9 9HR
website : http://www.fb-beerfestivals.co.uk
55 real ales, 20 ciders all at just £2.50 a pint. Also an extensive Bottle Bar, Hot Food and evening entertainment

12/05-13/05 : SALE BEER FESTIVAL
Sale Masonic Hall, Tatton Rd Sale, M33 7EE
website : www.fancyabeermate.com
open : Fri 17:00-23:00 ; Sat 12:00-23:00
50+ beers, wines and cider, live entertainment and food

12/05-13/05 : CLITHEROE BEER FESTIVAL
Holmes Mill, Greenacre Street, Clitheroe, BB7 1EB
website : 
Over 60 traditional cask ales from over 30 breweries, 10+ ciders and live music from local bands both days.

18/05-20/05 : CHESTER CHARITY BEER FESTIVAL
Chester RUFC, Hare Ln, Littleton, Chester CH3 7DB
website : http://chesterbeerfestival.co.uk/
Over 140 real ales, ciders, perries and wines. A popup restaurant run by Hickory’s Smokehouse, plus live entertainment

18/05-20/05 : RAIL ALE FESTIVAL, CHESTERFIELD (CAMRA)
Barrow Hill Roundhouse, Barrow Hill, Chesterfield, S43 2PR
website : http://www.railalefestival.com/
open : 12:00-23:00 every day
Over 300 real ales, ciders, perrys, craft and world beers. Train rides and live music. Food court with a variety street foods

19/05-20/05 : BEER NOUVEAU & CWRW IAL
Temperance Street Brewery, 75 North Western Street, Manchester, M12 6DY
website : http://beernouveau.co.uk/
Two breweries, two bars, one venue

19/05-20/05 : NORTH WALES BEER FESTIVAL (CAMRA)
Centenary Club, Wrexham FC, Mold Rd, Wrexham
website : http://www.northwalesbeerfest.org.uk/
open : Fri 14:00-23:00, Sat 12:00-23:00
Real ales, ciders, perries, live music, hot & cold food, tombola & raffle. As well as the Champion Beer of North Wales competition

19/05-21/05 : SOUTHPORT BEER STREET
website : http://www.southportbeerstreet.com/

26/05-28/05 : BEER, MUSIC & FOOD @ BLACKJACK BREWTAP
Blackjack Brewery, 36 Gould Street, Manchester, M4 4RN.
website : http://www.blackjack-beers.com/
open : Fri 18:00-23:00 ; Sat 12:00-23:00 ; Sun 12:00-19:00

26/05-28/05 : BEER & MUSIC FESTIVAL @ CHARNOCK RICHARD FOOTBALL CLUB
Mossie Park, Charter Lane, Charnock Richard, Chorley, PR7 5LZ

26/05-29/05 : BEER FESTIVAL @ FACTORY TAP, KENDAL
Factory Tap, 5 Aynam Rd, Kendal, LA9 7DE
website : https://www.facebook.com/events/429900830678551/

27/05-29/05 : LIVE ALE!! OLD SCHOOL BREWERY BEER FESTIVAL
Sand Lane, Warton, Carnforth, LA5 9NJ
website : http://www.liveale.co.uk/

JUNE 2017

01/06-03/06 : STOCKPORT BEER & CIDER FESTIVAL (CAMRA)
Edgeley Park Football Ground, Stockport, SK3 9DD
website : http://www.stockportfestival.org.uk/
open : Thurs 17:30-23:00 ; Fri/Sat 12:00-23:00
150+ cask beers plus ciders and perries

02/06-03/06 : BEER NOUVEAU & HEAVY INDUSTRY
Temperance Street Brewery, 75 North Western Street, Manchester, M12 6DY
website : http://beernouveau.co.uk/
Two breweries, two bars, one venue

02/06-03/06 : KESWICK BEER FESTIVAL

02/06-04/06 : CUERDEN VALLEY BEER FESTIVAL
Walled Garden, Cuerden Valley Park, Preston, PR5 6BY

03/06 : THREE VALLEYS BEER FESTIVAL
Dronfield, Derbyshire
website : http://www.threevalleysfestival.org.uk/
Many beers plus ciders, food and live music. Spread across a record number of venues over three valleys. Free bus service

08/06-11/06 : BOOT BEER FESTIVAL
Boot, Cumbria
website : http://www.bootbeer.co.uk/

15/06-18/06 : LIVERPOOL CRAFT BEER EXPO
Constellations, 37-39 Greenland Street, Liverpool L1 0BS
website : http://www.liverpoolcraftbeerexpo.com/
More than 300 beers, both keg and cask, plus ciders, across more than 20 bars.

16/06-17/06 : BEER NOUVEAU & MAD DOG BREWING
Temperance Street Brewery, 75 North Western Street, Manchester, M12 6DY
website : http://beernouveau.co.uk/
Two breweries, two bars, one venue

16/06-18/06 : BEER & BANGER FESTIVAL @ WALMER BRIDGE VILLAGE HALL
Walmer Bridge Village Hall, Gill Lane, Walmer Bridge, Preston, PR4 5GN

16/06-18/06 : MIDDLE EARTH BEER & MUSIC FESTIVAL
Waddow Hall, Waddington Road, Clitheroe, BB7 3LD.
website : http://middleearthbeerfestival.co.uk/

23/06-24/06 : ORMSKIRK BEER FESTIVAL
Ormskirk Rugby Club, Green Lane, Ormskirk, Lancashire L39 1ND
website : http://www.ormskirkbeerfestival.org/
open : Friday evening & all day Saturday.
Ales, ciders & new this year – craft gins. Home cooked food, live music, carnival games & live Rugby 7s tournament

23/06-24/06 : BEER, MUSIC & FOOD @ BLACKJACK BREWTAP
Blackjack Brewery, 36 Gould Street, Manchester, M4 4RN.
website : http://www.blackjack-beers.com/
open : Fri 18:00-23:00 ; Sat 12:00-23:00

23/06-25/06 : DENTDALE BEER & MUSIC FESTIVAL

23/06-02/07 : MANCHESTER BEER WEEK
Various venues in and around Manchester
website : http://www.mcrbeerweek.co.uk/
City-wide beer festival over 10 event-filled days.

29/06-01/07 : CENTRAL MANCHESTER BEER & CIDER FESTIVAL (CAMRA)
53two Theatre, 8 Albion Street, Park Avenue Car Park, Manchester, M1 5LN
website : http://centralmanchestercamra.org.uk/
open : Thurs 16:00-21:00, Fri/Sat 12:00-21:00

JULY 2017

06/07-08/07 : SPBW WOODFEST
The Junction, Carlton Street, Castleford, West Yorkshire WF10 1EE
website : http://woodfest2017.com
First SPBW beers from the wood festival. Entry by ticket only

06/07-08/07 : CHORLTON BEER & CIDER FESTIVAL
St Clement’s Church, Edge Lane, Chorlton, Manchester, M21 9AE
website : https://chorltonbeerfestival.org.uk/

20/07-22/07 : NORTHERN CRAFT BEER FEST @ HAWKSHEAD BREWERY
Hawkshead Brewery, Mill Yard, Staveley, Cumbria LA8 9LR.
website : http://www.hawksheadbrewery.co.uk/

23/07 : DOVE SYKE CIDER & SAUSAGE FESTIVAL
Dove Syke Cider, Eaves Hall Lane, West Bradford, Clitheroe, BB7 3JG
website : http://dovesykecider.co.uk/
open : 12:00-23:00
Cider and real ale bar. Live bands. Camping.

28/07-29/07 : BEER, MUSIC & FOOD @ BLACKJACK BREWTAP
Blackjack Brewery, 36 Gould Street, Manchester, M4 4RN.
website : http://www.blackjack-beers.com/
open : Fri 18:00-23:00 ; Sat 12:00-23:00

AUGUST 2017

08/08-12/08 : GREAT BRITISH BEER FESTIVAL (CAMRA)
Olympia, London
website : http://gbbf.org.uk

18/08-20/08 : THORNBRIDGE PEAKENDER
Bakewell Showground, Bakewell DE45 1AH
website : http://www.thornbridgebrewery.co.uk/peakender.php

25/08-27/08 : BEER, MUSIC & FOOD @ BLACKJACK BREWTAP
Blackjack Brewery, 36 Gould Street, Manchester, M4 4RN.
website : http://www.blackjack-beers.com/
open : Fri 18:00-23:00 ; Sat 12:00-23:00 ; Sun 12:00-19:00

26/08-03/09 : LEEDS BEER WEEK
Leeds, Yorkshire
website : http://leedsbeerweek.co.uk/

31/08-02/09 : ULVERSTON BEER FESTIVAL (CAMRA)
Coronation Hall, County Road, Ulverston, LA12 7LZ
website : http://www.furness.camra.org.uk/viewnode.php?id=511

SEPTEMBER 2017

07/09-10/09 : SILLOTH BEER & MUSIC FESTIVAL
Silloth Green, Criffel Street, Silloth, Cumbria, CA7 4DA
website : http://www.sillothbeerfestival.co.uk/

08/09-10/09 : CREWE RAIL ALE FESTIVAL (CAMRA)
Crewe Heritage Centre, Vernon Way, Crewe, CW1 2DB
website : http://creweheritagecentre.org/
open : Fri 12:00-23:00 ; Sat 12:00-22:00 ; Sun 12:00-15:00

21/09-24/09 : REET GOOD BEER FESTIVAL
Mesnes Field, Parsons Walk, Wigan, WN1 1RU
website : http://www.reetgoodbeerfest.co.uk/

22/09-23/09 : LONGTON BEER FESTIVAL
Longton VM Sports & Social Club, School Lane, Longton, Preston, PR4 5YA
website : http://www.longtonvm.co.uk/

22/09-23/09 : BEER, MUSIC & FOOD @ BLACKJACK BREWTAP
Blackjack Brewery, 36 Gould Street, Manchester, M4 4RN.
website : http://www.blackjack-beers.com/
open : Fri 18:00-23:00 ; Sat 12:00-23:00

29/09-01/10 : EDGWORTH REAL ALE FESTIVAL
The Barlow, Bolton Road, Edgworth, Bolton BL7 0AP
website : http://www.eraf.org.uk/
50 cask ales, plus wine and cider along with hot food and snacks. Live music from Blackburn with Darwen Brass Band (Saturday and Sunday afternoon) and The Witnesses (Saturday night)

OCTOBER 2017

19/10-21/10 : 4th INDEPENDENT SALFORD BEER FESTIVAL
St. Sebastian’s Community Centre, Salford, M6 6ES
website : http://salfordbeerfestival.com/

NOVEMBER 2017

DECEMBER 2017