Events: August 2017

August 1-15: South West beers showcase at Friends of Ham, Leeds and Ilkley, curated by Vessel, Plymouth.  See preview

August 3: Chorlton Brewing Co tap takeover at the Hop Locker, South Bank Centre, under Hungerford Bridge, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX.

August 3-5: Grantham Beer Festival at Huntingtower School, Huntingtower Road, Grantham NG31 7AU. 40 real ales, plus ten ciders and mead. Details on the festival web page

August 3-6: Bombed Out Church Cider and Beer Festival at the Church of St Luke, Leece Street, Liverpool L1 2TR. 100 ciders and 100 real ales, plus prosecco, wines and spirits. Details and tickets via Eventbrite

August 3-6: Countryfile Live at Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, featuring beers and ciders to taste.

August 4: Norwich Craft Beer Week and Ampersand Brew Co collaboration launch, starting at BrewDog, 1 Queen Street, Norwich NR2 4SG, 7pm, before moving on to the Rumsey Wells, and then The Plasterers.

August 4-6: Beer festival at The Plantation, 53 Cliff Drive, Canford Cliffs, Poole, Dorset BH13 7JF. Ales from Upham, Ringwood and many more, plus a cocktail bar, live music, hog roast and outside kitchen. For details, call 01202 701531 or e-mail

August 4-6: Beer Festival at the Hoole Community Centre, Westminster Road, Chester CH2 3AU. 30 cask beers, ten keg beers, plus ciders.

London Craft Beer FestivalAugust 4-6: London Craft Beer Festival at the Shoreditch Electric Light Station, Hoxton Square, Coronet Street, London N1 6HD.  See preview

August 5: Anniversary Beer Festival at Durham Brewery, Unit 6A, Bowburn North Industrial Estate, Bowburn, County Durham DH6 5PF, noon-5pm. Tickets and more details via the brewery website

August 5: Vegan food market and brewery tap event at Chorlton Brewing Co, 69 North Western Street, Manchester M12 6DX, noon-8pm.

August 7: Verdant Brewing Co tap takeover at 55 Yards Bottle Shop and Townhouse, 5 Cheltenham Place, Newquay, Cornwall TR7 1BA, 2pm-10.30pm. More details on the event Facebook page

August 8-12: Great British Beer Festival at Olympia, London. Detail on the festival website

August 9: Beer and canapé pairing with Melissa Cole at Micro Beers, 335 Upper Richmond Road, London SW14 8QR, 7pm-10pm. More details and tickets via Eventbrite

August 11-13: Ranworth Beer Festival at the Village Hall, Broad Road, Ranworth, Norfolk NR13 6HS. With food, wine, cold drinks and live music.

August 12: Summer Brewhouse Session at Lost and Grounded Brewery, 91 Whitby Road, Bristol BS4 4AR, noon-7pm, with special guest Burning Sky and food by Little Taquero. More details on the brewery Facebook page

August 17-19: Worcester Beer, Cider and Perry Festival at Worcester Racecourse, Grand Stand Road, Worcester WR1 3EJ. More than 170 real ales and over 100 ciders and perries. Details on the festival website

August 17-20: Beer Festival at the Crystal Fountain, 53 St John’s Road, Cannock WS11 0AL.

August 18: Bakers Dozen Brewery Co tap takeover at The Plasterers, 43 Cowgate, Norwich NR3 1SZ, 7pm-1am. Part of Morwich Craft Beer Week, there will be several one-off brews. Details on the event Facebook page

August 18 and 19: B-Fest, featuring the SIBA North East beer competition, at the Barbican Centre, Paragon Street, York YO10 4AH. 200 real ales on rotation across 40 handpulls. Plus real cider, street food and live blues and folk.

August 18-20: Thornbridge Peakender at the Bakewell Showground, Bakewell DE45 1AH. Beers from Thornbridge and friends, plus live music. Camping available via Eventbrite — more event details here

August 18-20: Summer Beer Festival at The Rowbarge, Station Road, Woolhampton, Berkshire RG7 5SH.

August 18-27: Norwich Craft Beer Week — lots of events at various venues around the Fine City. Details on the event website

August 21-25: Craft Beer Festival at the Fat Cat Brewery Tap, 98-100 Lawson Road, Norwich NR3 4LF. 25 beers stripped across five days from some of the UK’s most exciting craft brewers.

August 24-28: Potfest 2017 at The Flowerpot, 19-25 King Street, Derby DE1 3DZ. More than 40 real ales, with live music throughout.

August 24-28: Beer festival at the Kings Arms, 229 Northgate Street, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk NR30 1BG. More than 30 Norfolk ales, plus cider.

August 24-28: Beer Festival at The Swan, 278 Long Lane, Halesowen B62 9JY.

August 25 and 26: The Great Scottish Beer Celebration at the Glasgow School of Art, 167 Renfrew Street, Glasgow G3 6RQ. Showcasing the thriving independent Scottish brewing industry. Details on the event website

August 25-28: Landmark Beer Festival at the Landmark Theatre, Ilfracombe, Devon EX34 9BZ. Real ale, cider and food, plus live music, craft stalls and activities. Details on the event Facebook page

August 25-28: Craft Fest 2017 at the Fat Cat Brewery Tap, 98-100 Lawson Road, Norwich NR3 4LF. 25 exclusive beers stripped across five days, from the likes of Deya, Verdant, Magic Rock and Brew By Numbers. More details on the event Facebook page

August 25-28: American Beer Festival at The Plasterers, 43 Cowgate, Norwich NR3 1SZ. Extra taps on the bar, plus a fridge full of cans. Details on the event Facebook page

August 25-28: Beer Festival at the Bridge End Inn, Bridge Street, Ruabon, Wrexham LL14 6DA,

August 25-September 3: Beer Festival at the Duke of Wellington, 91-93 Waterloo Road, Norwich NR3 1EG.

August 26: Open day at Bragdy Conwy (Conwy Brewery), Unit 2, Ty Mawr Enterprise Park, Tan y Graig Road, Llysfaen, Conwy LL29 8UE, noon until dusk. Brewery tours, special brews, music, food, and kids welcome (face painting).

August 26: Summer open day at Langham Brewery, The Granary, Langham Lane, Lodsworth, West Sussex GU28 9BU. Beer festival and entertainment.

August 26 and 27: Launceston Beer Festival, The Square, Launceston, Cornwall PL15. More information on the event Facebook page

August 26 and 27: South London Barrel Festival at Gosnells Mead, Unit 2, Print Village, Chadwick Road, Peckham, London SE15 4PU.  See preview

August 26-September 3: Leeds Beer Week, various locations. Keep up to date via the Facebook event page

August 30: Meet the Brewer with Ridgeside Brewing Co at the West Riding Refreshments Rooms, Dewsbury Railway Station, Wellington Road, Dewsbury WF13 1HF, 7.30pm-9pm. Six samples with a tutored tasting and complimentary supper, plus charity raffle. Tickets £5, behind the bar or call 01924 459193