Events: March 2017

March 1: Candytastic beer launch and tap takeover with Mad Dog Brewing Co at Society Standard, 79-81 Whitchurch Road, Cardiff CF14 3JP, 6-11pm. Details on the event Facebook page

March 1: Turk’s Head first birthday celebration with Verdant Brewing Co at The Turk’s Head, 4 Turk’s Head Yard, Leeds LS1 6HB. Free entry — first 25 to book via Eventbrite will receive three complimentary thirds of a Verdant beer

March 2: Wiper and True Imperial Milk Stout launch and tap takeover at Port Street Beer House, 39-41 Port Street, Manchester M1 2EQ, 6pm. Details on the Port Street Beer House website

March 2: Free tasting of Hook Norton Hop To It at the Star Inn, Manor Road, Sulgrave, Banbury, Oxfordshire OC17 2SA, 6-8pm.

March 2-4: Wigan Beer Festival at the Robin Park Indoor Sports Centre, Loire Drive, Wigan WN5 0UH. Details on the festival web page

March 3: Beer night with Elusive Brewing at Leyton Orient Supporters Club, the Matchroom Stadium, Oliver Road, London E10 5NF.

March 4: Indy Lager launch at Fourpure Brewery Tap Room, Unit 22, Bermondsey Trading Estate, Rotherhithe New Road, Bermondsey, London SE16 3LL, 11am-10pm. 16 taps of Fourpure brews, street food, live music and brewery tours.

March 4: Kernow in the City at the RichMix Arts Centre, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, Shoreditch, London E1 6LA. Celebrating Cornish culture, music and language, with Skinner’s beers and Warrens pasties. Full details and tickets here

March 8: Pickle Boy Comedy at Howling Hops Brewery and Tank Bar, Unit 9A, Queens Yard, White Post Lane, Hackney Wick, London E9 5EN, 8-10.30pm. Details via Design My Night

London Drinker beer festMarch 8-10: London Drinker Beer and Cider Festival at the Camden Centre, Bidborough Street, London WC1H 9AU. 150 London beers, imported beers, ciders and perries. Full details on the festival web page

March 9: Woodman’s Wild Ale tap takeover at The Front, Custom House Quay, Falmouth TR11 3JT, 1-11pm.

March 9: Tutored beer and whiskey pairing session at North Brewing Co, Unit 6, Taverners Walk, Sheepscar Grove, Leeds LS7 1AH, 7-10pm. Tickets £15 — click here

March 9: Mad Dog Brewing Co tap takeover at The Lamb, 6 Bridge Street, Newport NP20 4AL, 6-9pm.

March 10 (for two months): Beer Farts photo exhibition at Hop Hideout, 448 Abbeydale Road, Sheffield S7 1FR. Beer Farts composes and shoots humorous beer and Lego photos.

March 10: Meet the brewer with Magic Rock Brewing at Hop Hideout, 448 Abbeydale Road, Sheffield S7 1FR, 8.30pm. Tickets £10 via the Hop Hideout website

March 10: Music with The Good Old Fashioned Lover Boys at St Austell Brewery Visitor Centre, 63 Trevarthian Road, St Austell, Cornwall PL25 4BY, 8-11.30pm.

March 10-12: International Festival of Beer at the National Brewery Centre, Horninglow, Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire DE14 1NG. Full details on the Brewery Centre website

March 12: Petrus blending event at Hop Hideout, 448 Abbeydale Road, Sheffield S7 1FR, 5-6.30pm. Tickets £5 via the Hop Hideout website

March 12: Brewing Beer: Science, Art or Magic? Discussion with university researchers Dr Susan Cambell and Dr Daniel Allwood, and brewer Alex Barlow, at Sentinel Brewhouse and Taproom, 178 Shoreham Street, Sheffield S1 4SQ, 7pm. Tickets £5 via the Sheffield Festival of Science and Engineering website

March 13: Sheffield Pub Heritage Walk, starting at Fagans Pub, 69 Broad Lare, Sheffield S1 4BS, 5.30pm. Tickets, £2.50, via Eventbrite

Sheffield Beer WeekMarch 13-15: Sheffield Beer Week. Various events in locations around the city. For full details, visit the Sheffield Beer Week website

March 13-19: London Beer Week. Various events in various locations. See our full preview here

March 14: Collaboration meet the brewer with Siren and Elusive brewers, at Hop Hideout, 448 Abbeydale Road, Sheffield S7 1FR, 7.30pm. Tickets £10 via the Hop Hideout website

March 15: Beavertown Brewery tap takeover and meet the brewer at The Hallamshire House, 49 Commonside, Sheffield S10 1GF, 5pm. Free entry — tickets for tasting will be available on Eventbrite closer to the date.

March 15: Beer and cheese matching at Portland House, 286 Ecclesall Road, Sheffield S11 8PE, 7.30pm. Hosted by Claire Monk, head brewer at Welbeck Abbey Brewery. Tickets, £20, nearer the date via Eventbrite

March 16: Tasting of Foolish rhubarb IPA, Camden Town Brewery’s #YourBeerHere winner, at Camden’s Daughter, 289-291 Kentish Town Road, London NW5 2JS, from 7pm. Proceeds from sales of the beer are going to Medecins Sans Frontieres

March 16: Wild Beer Co tap takeover and meet the brewer at The Bath Hotel, 66-68 Victoria Street, Sheffield S3 7QL, 5pm. Free entry — tickets for tasting will be available on Eventbrite closer to the date.

March 16-18: Leeds Beer, Cider and Perry Festival at Pudsey Civic Hall, Dawson’s Corner, Pudsey, Yorkshire LS28 5TA. More than 150 ales from Yorkshire and beyond, plus cider, perry, global beers, hot and cold food, and music at some sessions. Details on the festival web page

March 17: Irish craft brews tap takeover at the Terrace Bar, Tate Modern, Bankside, London SE1 9TG. 6.30-10.30pm. Details on the Tate website

March 17 and 18: Wantage Beer Festival at the Beacon, Portway, Wantage OX12 9BY. 28 real ales, including festival specials. More details on the festival web page

March 17 and 18: Winchester Real Ale and Cider Festival at the Guildhall, The Broadway, Winchester, Hampshire SO23 9GH.. About 70 real ales and 30 ciders and perries. Full details on the festival website

March 17-19: The Dark, The Light and The Saison Beer Festival at the Driftwood Spars, Trevaunance Cove, St Agnes Cornwall TR5 0RT. Featuring beers from South West microbreweries.

March 17-19: St Patrick’s Real Ale Festival at the Dog and Bell, 116 Prince Street, Deptford, London SE8 3JD. More than 20 real ales, sourced from Ireland.

March 17-19: beer festival at the Cornish Arms, St Merryn, Cornwall PL28 8ND. Selection of beers from the West Country and further afield, hosted by Cornwall-based chef Rick Stein. Details on the event Facebook page

March 17-19: Cider and beer festival at Wigan Central, No 1 Arch, Queen Street, Wigan WN3 4DY. 40 cask ales, 20 craft kegs and 20 craft ciders.

March 17-19: beer festival at the Perseverance, 2 High Street, Staines-upon-Thames, Wraysbury TW19 5DB.

March 19: Beer tasting with Heretic Brewing founder Jamil Zainasheff at the Small Bar, 31 King Street, Bristol BS1 4DZ, 5-6.30pm. Tickets via Eventbrite

March 19: The South London Beer Festival at Tooting Tram and Social, 46-48 Mitcham Road, London SW17 9NA., noon-6pm. Tickets and information via Billetto

March 21: Beer and Gelato Pairing Evening at Gelato Village, St Martin’s Square, Leicester LE1 5DF, 6-7.30pm. With beer sommelier Mark Tetlow. Details and tickets via Design My Night

March 22-April 2: The World’s Biggest Beer Festival at J D Wetherspoon pubs and bars nationwide.

March 23: Lost + Found Brewery launch DIPA at Craft Beer Co, 22-23 Upper North Street, Brighton BN1 3FG, evening.

March 23: Launch of Firestone Walker’s Luponic 005 in Craft Beer Co bars across London.

March 23: Siren Craft Brew launch Maiden 2016 at Craft Beer Co, 82 Leather Lane, Clerkenwell, London EC1N 7TR, evening.

Sussex Beer FestivalMarch 23-25: Sussex Beer and Cider Festival at Brighton Racecourse, Freshfield Road, Brighton BN2 9XZ. More than 150 beers, plus cider and perry. Opening times and admission: Thursday, 5-10pm, £5; Friday, 11am-3pm, £6; 5-10pm, £8; Saturday, 11am-7pm (or until the beer runs out), £5; 3.30-8pm (or until the beer runs out), £2.50 (on door only and with NUS card). Advance tickets available from January 23 to March 17 from: Evening Star, Brighton; Gardener’s Arms, Brewers Arms, Lewes; Duke of Wellington, Shoreham-by-Sea; Selden Arms, Worthing; and Beer Essentials, Horsham. For postal sales, please state which session(s) you require and enclose a 9×4 SAE with your cheque, made payable to “Sussex CAMRA Beer & Cider Festival” and send to SBB&CF Ticket Sales, 16 Connell Drive, Woodingdean, Brighton, BN2 6RT. Full details on the festival website

March 23-26: Spring Beer Festival at Billericay Brewing Company, 54b/c, Chapel Street, Billericay, Essex CM12 9LS.

March 24: Marathon Man IPA launch at Ennerdale Brewery, Chapel Row, Rowrah, Frizington CA26 3XS, 7-11pm. Launch of a limited edition beer named after marathon runner Gary McKee , who is running 100 marathons in 100 days. More details on the event Facebook page

March 24: Local Tap Showcase at BrewDog, 8 Friar Lane, Leicester LE1 5RA, 6pm. Details on the event Facebook page

March 24: Meet the Brewer with Dartmoor Brewery at the Steam Packet Inn, St Peter’s Quay, Totnes TQ9 5EW, 5-7pm.

March 24-26: Beer festival at the Queen’s Head, Church Road, Boreham, Essex CM3 3EG.

March 25: London Brewers’ Market at Venn Street Market, Clapham, London SW4 0AT, 10am-4pm.

March 25 and 26: Winter Fireside Beer Festival at the Bankfoot Inn, Main Street, Bankfoot, Perth PH1 4AB.

March 29: Charity meet the brewer evening at The Hand in Hand, 6 Crooked Billet, London SW19 4RQ, 7.30pm. With Wimbledon Brewery master brewer Derek Prentice, in aid of the Leonard Cheshire Society.

March 29-April 1: Wandsworth Common Spring Beer Festival at Le Gothique and Garden, The Royal Victoria Patriotic Building, off John Archer Way, London SW18 3SX. 100 cask ales and 25 craft ciders, plus food and live music on Friday and Saturday evenings. Details and tickets via Eventbrite

March 30: Oakham Ales tap takeover and meet the brewer at Craft Beer Co, 168 High Holborn, London WC1V 7AA, after 6pm.

March 30: Wild Beer Co crowdfunding closing party at Wild Beer Co, Lower Westcombe Farm, Shepton Mallet BA4 6ER, 6-10pm. More information and free tickets via Eventbrite

March 30-April 1: Beer festival at The Hope, 48 West Street, Carshalton, Surrey SM5 2PR.

March 30-April 2: Five Years Celebration at The Ale House, 24-26 Viaduct Road, Chelmsford, Essex CM1 1TS.

March 31: Crafty Devil Brewing open evening and brewery tour at Unit 3, The Stoneyard, Ninian Park Road, Cardiff CF11 6HE, 7-10pm. Tickets (£20), including complimentary beer for three hours, buffet, tour and meet the brewer, via Eventbrite

March 31 and April 1: Fools Festival at the Cornish Arms, 86 Commercial Road, Hayle, Cornwall TR27 4DJ. Beer, cider, face painting, juggling and live music from 5pm onwards each day. Details on the event Facebook page

March 31 and April 1: Beer festival at the Blue Anchor, 50 Coinagehall Street, Helston, Cornwall TR13 8EL.

March 31 and April 1: North Leeds Charity Beer Festival at North Leeds Cricket Club, The Homestead, Old Park Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS8 1JX. Forty real ales and six ciders. Full details on the event Facebook page

March 31 and April 1: Can Launch Weekend at Pillars Brewery, Ravenswood Industrial Estate, Walthamstow, London E17 9HQ. Untraditional Lager in cans, plus live music and street food.

March 31 and April 1: Ale and Pie Festival at the Clovelly Bay Inn, Boringdon Road, Plymouth PL9 9TB. Also ciders, wines, gins and live music. Details on the event Facebook page

March 31-April 2: Formby Beer Festival at the Formby Cricket and Hockey Club, Cricket Path, Formby L37 7DP. In association with Red Star Brewery, the event will feature 24 cask ales, plus cider. Details and tickets via Eventbrite