Events: April 2018

March 29-April 1: Egham Beer Festival at the United Services Club, 111 Spring Rise, Egham TW20 9PE. More than 60 real ales plus ciders and perries. Details on the festival website

March 29-April 1: Wirral Easter Beer Festival at Hulme Hall, 23 Bolton Road, Port Sunlight, Wirrall CH62 5DH. Huge numbers of real ales and keg beers. Details and tickets via Eventbrite

March 29-April 2: Easter Beer Festival at Doncaster Brewery and Tap, 7 Young Street, Doncaster DN1 3EL. 18 cask beers, eight keg beers and six ciders. Details on the event Facebook page

March 29-April 2: Beer, Cider and Gin Festival at the Upminster Taproom Micropub, 1B Sunnyside Gardens, Upminster, Havering RM14 3DT. 25 ales and 16 ciders, plus wine and prosecco. Gourmet burgers and hot dogs, too.

March 29-April 2: Easter Ale Festival at the Minerva Inn, 31 Looe Street, Plymouth PL4 0EA. 14 beers on at any one time.

March 29-April 2: Beer Festival at the Rose and Crown, 108 High Street, Sandhurst, Berkshire GU47 8HA.

March 29-April 3: Craft Lager, Ale and Gin Festival at Grainstore Brewery, Station Approach, Oakham LE15 6RA. More than 40 craft lagers, plus 40 gins. Details on the event web page

March 30-April 1: Gluten-Free Beer Festival at The Dreadnought, 72 North Fort Street, Leith, Edinburgh EH6 4HL. Dealing with the myth that gluten-free beer is inferior. 11 gluten-free beers on, plus a cider.

March 30-April 1: Emley Real Ale Festival at Emley Band Room, 9 Beaumont Street, Emley, West Yorkshire HD8 9RN. 18 beers, five ciders plus wine, soft drinks, burgers and snacks. Opening times: Friday and Saturday, 1pm-11.30pm; Sunday, 1pm until the beer has gone. Full details on the festival web page

March 30-April 1: Gloucester Beer and Sausage Easter Festival at Gloucester Brewery, Fox’s Kiln, West Quay, Gloucester GL1 2LG. 50 beers and ciders, a wide range of sausages, and live music. More details and tickets via Eventbrite

March 30-April 1: Morley Beer Festival at the Cricket Club, Scatcherd Lane, Morley, Leeds LS27 0JJ. 45 beers and ciders, plus prosecco and gin. Details on the event Facebook page

March 30-April 2: Hope Valley Beer and Cider Festival at The Old Hall Hotel, Market Place, Hope, Derbyshire S33 6RH. Details on the event website

March 30-April 3: South West Brew Fest at Belushi’s, 35 Fore Street, Newquay, Cornwall TR7 1HD. Regional ales, ciders and spirits.

April 1: Pipes Beer tap takeover at St Canna’s Ale House, 42 Llandaff Road, Cardiff CF11 9NJ, 5pm-11pm. Cask and keg beers. Details on the event Facebook page

April 5: Wiper & True brett and barrel-aged beer showcase at Small Bar, 31 King Street, Bristol BS1 4DZ. Details on the event Facebook page

April 5: Northern Monk tap takeover at The Dog, 5 Lichfield Street, Burton upon Trent DE14 3QZ.

April 5: Unbarred Thirstday launch at Bison Beer, Church Road, Hove BN3 2DB, 5pm-11pm. First off, it’s Major Hazer, a New England-style IPA. Details on the event Facebook page

April 5: Wild Beer Co tap takeover at the Beer Merchants Tap, 99 Wallis Road, London E9 5LN, 6pm.

April 5: Collaborative beer launch opening party with Fourpure Brewing Co at Craft Beer Co Limehouse, 576 Cmmercial Road, London E14 7JD, 6pm.

April 5-7: Beer Festival at the Dukeries Brewery Tap, 18 Newcastle Avenue, Worksop S80 1ET.

Forres Foot-TapperApril 5-8: Forres Foot-Tapper at the Mosset Tavern, Gordon Street, Forres IV36 1DY.  See preview

April 6: Het Uiltje tap takeover at North Brewing Co, Unit 6, Taverners Walk, Sheepscar Grove, Leeds LS7 1AH, 4pm. Details on the event Facebook page

April 6 and 7: Beer Festival at the Cornish Arms, 86 Commercial Road, Hayle, Cornwall TR27 4DJ.

April 6 and 7: Guisborough Charity Beer Festival at the Parish Hall, Bow Street, Guisborough TS14 6BP. 30 beers, plus ciders, perries and fruit wines. Details on the festival web page

April 6 and 7: North Leeds Charity Beer Festival at North Leeds Cricket Club, Old Park Road, Leeds LS8 1JX.  See preview

April 6-9: The Bierhaus first birthday bash at Brighton Bierhaus, 161 Edward Street, Brighton BN2 0JB. With street food and DJs.

April 7: April Bottle Club, Sours, at Mason & Co, 25 East Bay Lane, Here East, Hackney Wick, London E20 3BS, 4pm-5.30pm. Tickets (£10 plus booking fee) and more details via Eventbrite

April 7 and 8: Cask Beer 2018 festival at Affinity Brewing Company, Railway Arch 7, Almond Road, London SE16 3LR. The festival aims to start a positive conversation about cask-conditioned beer. More details and tickets via Billetto

April 10: Cloudwater tap takeover at the HAND Bar, High Street, Falmouth, Cornwall TR11 2BY, 1pm onwards. Beer menu to be announced — find out more on the event Facebook page

April 11: Amundsen Brewery and Duration Brewing meet the brewer and tap takeover at Mason & Co, 25 East Bay Lane, Here East, Hackney Wick, London E20 3BS, 5pm. Details on the event Facebook page

April 11: Brewers Sessions featuring Boundary Brewing Co-Operative at The Prince, 1 Finsbury Road, London N22 8PA, 7pm-10pm. Details and tickets (£19.99) via Eventbrite

April 11-14: Maldon Beer and Cider Festival at Plume School, Wantz Road, Maldon CM9 5DE. 60 beers, 10 ciders and free soft drinks for designated drivers. Details on the event web page

April 11-14: Newcastle Beer and Cider Festival at Northumbria Students Union, 2 Sandyford Road, Newcastle Upon Tyne. Details on the festival website

April 12: Amundsen Brewery (Norway) tap takeover, featuring a Duration Brewing collaboration, at Small Bar, 31 King Street, Bristol BS1 4DZ, 5pm.

April 12: New Bristol Brewery tap takeover and meet the brewer at The Volunteer Tavern, 9 New Street, Bristol BS2 9DX. Including the launch of a new house beer. Details on the event Facebook page

April 12: The Bruery meet the brewer at at BrewDog, 35 Peter Street, Manchester M2 5BG, 6pm.

April 12-14: Isle of Man Beer and Cider Festival at Villa Marine, Royal Hall, Douglas, Isle of Man. Details and tickets via Ticketsolve

April 12-14: Farnham Beerex at Farnham Maltings, Bridge Square, Farnham, Surrey GU9 7QR. Details and tickets on the festival website

April 12-14: Hull Beer Festival at Hull Minster, Market Place, Hull HU1 1RR. More than 135 real ales and over 30 ciders and perries, plus bottled and canned British and foreign beers. Details on the festival website

April 12-14: Skipton Beer Festival Ermysted’s Grammar School, Gargrave Road, Skipton BD23 1PL. More than 70 real ales, plus ciders, perries, foreign bottled beers and food. Details on the festival website

April 13: Brewery tour at Gloucester Brewery, Fox’s Kiln, West Quay, The Docks, Gloucester GL1 2LG, 7pm. Tickets (£20, to include generous tastings of beer accompanied by platters of food) via Eventbrite

April 13 and 14: Reading Craft Theory Festival at South Street Arts Centre, 21 South Street, Reading RG1 4QU. Craft beer and music festival featuring Unit, Turning Point, Siren, Verdant, Arbor and Elusive breweries. More details and ticket information on the festival website

April 13 and 14: Rothwell Beer Festival at Holy Trinity Church Parish Centre,Church Street, Rothwell, West Yorkshire. 52 cask ales, plus bottled beers, cider, perry and food. Details on the festival website

April 15: Cheese and beer pairing at TANK, 12-14 Llanthony Road, The Docks, Gloucester GL1 2EH, 4pm-6pm. Details and tickets via Eventbrite

April 16: Five Points Brewing meet the team investor evening at The Water Poet, 9-11 Folgate Street, Spitalfields, London E1 6BX, 6pm-9pm. Supporting Five Points’ current crowdfunding campaign. Details and tickets via Eventbrite

April 18: Feast — five courses with beer pairings at The Pig & Pallet, Topsham Quay, Topsham, Devon EX3 0JB. In association with Powderkeg Brewery, with beer sommelier Ben Richards and UK barbecue champion Marcus Bawden. Tickets £60 — book on 01392 668129.

April 16-22: Sponfest, a celebration of wild and traditionally fermented food and drink, at four London venues: The King’s Arms, 11A Buckfast Street, Bethnal Green E2 6EY; The Axe, 18 Northwold Road N16; The Mermaid, 181 Clarence Road E5 8EE; and TT Liquor, 17B Kingsland Road E2 8AA. Full details on the festival website

April 18: Meet the brewer with Timothy Taylor at The Millhouse, North Warnborough, Hampshire RG29 1ET, 7pm. Details on the event Facebook page

April 18-21: East Anglian Beer and Cider Festival at The Apex, 1 Charter Square, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 3FD. 165 real ales and ciders. Details on the festival web page

April 19: Northern Monk Brew Co tap (keg and cask) and can takeover at Head of Steam, 12 Mill Hill, Leeds LS1 5DQ, 7pm.

April 19: Wild Beer Co Cheese and Rarities tasting at The Beer Merchants Tap, 99 Wallis Road, London E5 9LN, 6.30pm-8.30pm. Details and tickets via Eventbrite

SIBA Maltings festivalApril 19-21: SIBA South West Beer Festival at Tucker’s Maltings, Teign Road, Newton Abbot, Devon TQ12 4AA. More than 250 beers on the ground floor of the maltings. Find out more on the event web page

April 20 and 21: Beer and Cider Festival at Newbury Racecourse, Newbury RG14 7NZ. Some 40 real ales and ciders.

April 21: Fyne Ales Origins Brewing — Spring 2018 Collection launch at Fyne Ales, Achadunan Bungalow, Cairndow PA26 8BJ, noon-midnight. A one-day celebration of brewing. More details on the event Facebook page

April 21: Chester Craft Beer Festival at The Carriage Shed, City Road, Chester CH1 3DR. Beers from ten breweries. Details on the event Facebook page

April 21: Thorner Beer Festival at Thorner Victory Hall, Carr Lane, Thorner, Leeds LS14 3ET, noon-7pm.

April 21: Padstow Brewing Co birthday bash at Unit 4A, Trecerus Estate, Padstow, Cornwall PL28 8RW. Fifth anniversary with live music from The Stowes and pizza from Wild Bake.Details on the event Facebook page

April 25: Social at Thornbridge Brewery, Riverside Business Park, Buxton Road, Bakewell, Derbyshire DE45 1GS, 5pm-9pm. Booking essential — call 01629 815 999.

April 25: Abbeydale Brewery tap takeover at The Draughtsman Alehouse, Platform 3, Doncaster Railway Station, Doncaster DN1 1PE, 5pm-11pm.

April 25: Track Brewing tap takeover at the HAND Bar, High Street, Falmouth, Cornwall TR11 2BY. Details on the event Facebook page

April 25: Meet the brewer and tasting with Truman’s at Draft House, 102-104 Camden Road, London NW1 9EA, 7pm-9pm.

April 26: Buxton Brewery showcase at BrewDog, 35 Peter Street, Manchester M2 5BG, 6pm.

April 26-28: Bolton Beer Festival at the Ukrainian Social Club, 99 Castle Street, Bolton BL2 1JP. More than 50 real ales, plus cider, perry, a KeyKeg bar, local meads, food and soft drinks. Details on the festival website

April 26-28: Thornbridge Brewery Tap Takeover at the Arcade Street Tavern, 1 Arcade Street, Ipswich, Suffolk IP1 1EX.

April 26-29: European Beer Festival at the White Horse, 1-3 Parson’s Green, London SW6 4UL. 20 to 30 beers, plus food specials paired with the brews. Details on the event Facebook page

April 26-29: Thornbridge Brewery tap takeover weekend at Mason & Co, 25 East Bay Lane, Here East, Hackney Wick, London E20 3BS. Details on the event Facebook page

April 27: Brewery tour at Gloucester Brewery, Fox’s Kiln, West Quay, The Docks, Gloucester GL1 2LG, 7pm. Tickets (£20, to include generous tastings of beer accompanied by platters of food) via Eventbrite

April 27: Jester King Brewery tasting event with Salthouse Bottles at Browns of Brockley, 5 Coulgate Street, Brockley, London SE4 2RW, 7pm. Five beers from the Texan farmhouse ales specialist. Tickets (£20) and more details via Eventbrite

April 27: Beer Club at Saltaire Brewery, Dockfield Road, Shipley BD17 7AR, 4.30pm-10pm. Three bars and 13 pumps, with Saltaire beers and guest brews. Details on the event Facebook page

April 27 and 28: GCHQ Brewery Tap opening at Good Chemistry Brewing, Unit 2, William Street, St Phillips, Bristol BS2 9RG. Thereafter, open 5pm-8pm every Friday, and from 2pm until 5pm on Saturdays.

April 27 and 28: April Brewtap at Blackjack Beers, 36 Glould Street, Manchester M4 4JT. Beer plus Italian wood-fired pizza.

April 27-29: Ponsanooth Brewing Collective Beer Festival at the Stag Hunt Inn, Ponsanooth, Cornwall TR3 7EE. Featuring beers from Dynamite Valley, Treen’s and Woodman’s Wild breweries. 12 beers, plus cider and food. Details on the event Facebook page

April 27 and 28: Chippenham Beer Festival at Olympiad, Sadlers Mead, Chippenham SN15 3PA. More than 90 real ales, plus ciders and perries. Details on the festival web page

April 27 and 28: Berries, Beans and Beer Festival at the Crewe Heritage Centre, Vernon Way, Crewe CW1 2DB. 35 craft beers, nearly 100 artisan gins, 15 rums, rare bottled beers from Otter’s Tears, coffee bar from Hasbean, wine truck from Vin Van Voom, cider bar from Pulp Cider, plus Jordi’s Pizza and Street Yourself Wurst. Live music. Opening times: Friday, 4pm-11pm; Saturday, noon-11pm. Entry £3 on the door per day, £2 glass hire.

April 28: Social at Thornbridge Brewery, Riverside Business Park, Buxton Road, Bakewell, Derbyshire DE45 1GS, noon-8pm. Booking essential — call 01629 815 999.

April 28: Brewery tour at Billericay Brewing Co, 54B/C Chapel Street, Billericay, Essex CM12 9LS, 2pm. Book here

North Brewing breakfastApril 28: Real Ale and Cheese Pairing at Peerless Brewing, 8 Pool Street, Birkenhead CH41 3NL. With Peerless founder / brewer, Steve Briscoe. Includes brewery tour. More details and tickets (£15) information on the event Facebook page

April 28: Beer Tasting Breakfast with North Brewing Co at The Independent, 95 Queens Park Road, Brighton BN2 0GH, 10.30am-1.30pm. The Independent provides the breakfast, North Brewing provides the beer. Details on the event Facebook page

April 28: Stone Brewing pop-up bar at Six Degrees North, 24 Howe Street, Edinburgh EH3 6TG.

April 28: Beer ‘n’ Food at the HAND Bar, Old Brewery Yard, High Street, Falmouth, Cornwall TR11 2BY, 1pm-8pm. Food from The Kitchen and music by local artists.

April 28: Tasting of Affinity Brew Co Breeze, lime and coriander saison, at Salthouse Bottles, 12 Coulgate Street, London SE4 2RW, 3pm-6pm.

April 28: 10 Squared Beer Festival at Brass Castle Brewery, 10A Yorkersgate, Malton, York YO17 7AB, 10am-10pm. Craft beer, street food and live music.

April 28: Dark Star 7, a flat 7km fun run on the Downslink, between Partridge Green and Henfield, starting and finishing at Dark Star Brewery, Star Road, Partridge Green, West Sussex RH13 8RA, 1.30pm. Details on the brewery website

April 28: Beer and Barbecue Bash at Stannary Brewing Co, Unit 5A, Pixon Trading Estate, Tavistock, Devon PL19 8HD, 1pm-11pm.

April 28 and 29: Fourpure tap takeover, including the launch of the new Hell beer for the NationalTheatre at The Understudy, National Theatre, South Bank, London See preview

April 28-30: Drighlington Beer Festival at the Spotted Cow, Drighlington, West Yorkshire BD11 1LJ. Details on the festival website