Preview: Manchester Beer and Cider Festival

Organised by the nine Greater Manchester branches of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA), the Manchester Beer and Cider Festival is taking place at Manchester Central from January 25-27, with the promise of rare treats alongside old favourites in the 750-drink line-up....
Manchester Beer Festival to host sexism debate

Manchester Beer Festival to host sexism debate

Sexism in the beer industry will be the hot topic when a debate is staged during the trade day of the Manchester Beer Festival (January 24). “Sexism is bad for business. What are we going to do about it?” aims to address the ongoing issues and challenges of sexism in...
Preview: Manchester Beer Week 2018

Preview: Manchester Beer Week 2018

Manchester’s only city-wide beer festival returns this summer, promising a packed ten-day calendar of events designed to celebrate the best of beer and pub culture. Now entering its third year, Manchester Beer Week will run from Friday, June 29, until Sunday, July 8,...
Preview: Sussex Beer and Cider Festival

Preview: Sussex Beer and Cider Festival

The organisers behind the 28th Sussex Beer and Cider Festival have announced that the popular Sussex Bar will be returning when the event is staged at Brighton Racecourse from March 22 to 24. The move aims to properly showcase the county’s 60 breweries, with all...
Draft House to celebrate Aussie beers in January

Draft House to celebrate Aussie beers in January

The Draft House group of pubs is looking to banish British winter blues with a month dedicated to beer and food from Australia. Expect beers from Stone & Wood, Nomad, Mornington Peninsula, Pirate Life and the Big Shed Brewing Concern, some of which have never...

Preview: Exeter Festival of Winter Ales

The Exeter Festival of Winter Ales returns on January 19 and 20, once again at St James’ Park, home of Exeter City FC, celebrating beers brewed to warm drinkers during the winter months. There will be beers from local breweries as well as those further afield,...
Bong! It’s Pang Pang at BrewDog Manchester

Bong! It’s Pang Pang at BrewDog Manchester

A Cohiba cigar-smoked imperial stout brewed using the world’s biggest bong and a 10% Pale Ale made specifically to be drunk in the shower are just two of seven unique beers from Sweden’s Pang Pang brewery available during its tap takeover at BrewDog Manchester this...

Competition to find London’s best low-alcohol beer

CAMRA North London will be hosting the first ever competition to find the best low-alcohol beer brewed in London at the London Drinker Beer and Cider Festival, in Camden, in March. The competition is open to brewers of any beer of 3% ABV or lower, with the aim of...

What are you eating with your vegan beer?

Theo Corfield, Castle Brewery, Cornwall: “A lovely lentil, mushroom and walnut burger goes down well with my Best Bitter or Golden Gauntlet. Also, a nice rich winter vegetable ragout and butter beans is good with an accompanying Stuggy Stout.” Jack Pike,...

Stoke Newington Beer Fest line-up announced

Stoke Newington Beer Fest, in London, is returning and is set to host 11 UK breweries over two days in February. The event will feature: Solvay Society, Elusive Brewing, Verdant, Moncada, Seven Sisters, Villages, Hammerton, Unity, Affinity and Earth Ale. The breweries...

Festive showcase for alcohol-free beers

Suffolk’s St Peter’s Brewery is gearing up for the Mindful Drinking Christmas Festival this weekend — a two-day event at Spitalfields, London. With sales of its two alcohol-free beers now accounting for 15% of its overall sales, St Peter’s is keen to...