Events: August 2018

August 2: Abbeydale Brewery tap takeover at The Dog, 5 Lichfield Street, Burton upon Trent DE14 3QZ.

August 3: Tutored tasting with Honest Brew, Browar Sto Mostow and Kinnegar Farmhouse Beers at Mason & Co, 25 East Bay Lane, London E20 3BS. Details and tickets via Eventbrite

August 3-5: Chester Beer & Wine’s Beer Festival at Hoole Community Centre, Westminster Road, Chester CH2 3AP.  See preview

August 3-5: Beer festival at the Safe Harbour Inn, 58 Lostwithiel Street, Fowey PL23 1BQ.

August 3-5: London Craft Beer Festival at Tobacco Dock, Tobacco Quay, London E1 W2SF. A big, bold celebration of modern beer. Details on the event Facebook page

August 4: Vibrant Forest Beer Festival at the Village Hall, Highwood Road, Brockenhurst, Hampshire SO42 7RY, 11am-7pm. 20 Vibrant Forest beers, plus guests beers and ciders. Details on the event Facebook page

August 7: Brewery tour at Wimbledon Brewery, 8 College Fields, Prince George’s Road, Wimbledon, London SW19 2PT, 6.30pm-8pm. Details and tickets via Eventbrite

GBBF 2018August 7-11: Great British Beer Festival, organised by CAMRA, at Olympia, London. More than 30 bars under one roof. Full details on the festival website

August 9: Red Van Rebel at the Rebel Brewery, Century House, Parkengue Road, Kernick Industrial Estate, Penryn, Cornwall TR10 9EP, 7pm. An evening of music with three bands who will go on to perform at Boardmasters, Newquay, at the weekend. Details on the event Facebook page

August 9-11: Worcester CAMRA Beer, Cider and Perry Festival at Worcester Racecourse, Grand Stand Road, Worcester WR1 3EJ. More than 170 real ales, plus over 100 ciders and perries. Details on the festival website

August 10 and 11: Beer and Cider Festival at Aberaeron Yacht Club, 8 South Road, Aberaeron SA46 0DP. Friday, 5pm-11pm; Saturday, noon-late. Live music.

August 10-12: I Want Moor Festival at Moor Beer Co’s Bristol Taproom, Days Road, Bristol BS2 0QS, and Bermondsey Vault, 71 Enid Street, London SE16 3RA.  See preview

August 10-12: Summer Ale and Steam Weekend at Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway, Winchcombe And Toddington Stations, Toddington, GL54 5DT. 44 beers, divided between Winchcombe and Toddington stations, plus cider and perry, and hot and cold food. Details on the North Cotswold CAMRA website

August 11: Drink the Bar Dry at the Pembury Tavern, 90 Amhurst Road, London E8 1JH. The last weekend before a month-long renovation of the pub. Details and free tickets via Evenbrite

August 11: Southern Hopisphere Beer Festival at the Two Tribes Tap Room, Tileyard, Kings Cross, London N7 9AH. Organised with the New Zealand Beer Collective and celebrating the best brews from Australia and New Zealand.

August 11: Brewery Tour and Beer Tasting at Five Points Brewing Co, 3 Institute Place, London E8 1JE, 1pm-6pm. Full details and tickets via the event Facebook page

August 11: Wild Beer and Cheese Festival at Wild Beer Co, Lower Westcombe Farm, Westcombe BA4 6ER, noon-9pm. Wild beers with cheese from Westcombe Dairy. Details and tickets via Tikk

August 16: Tiny Rebel Brewery showcase at every BrewDog bar nationwide.

August 17-19: Thornbridge Brewery’s Peakender at the Bakewell Showground, Bakewell, Derbyshire DE45 1AW. A three-day family- and dog-friendly celebration of the beautiful Peak District, with food, music, activities and, of course, beer from Thornbridge and the likes of Magic Rock, Beavertown, Cloudwater and Hawkshead. Camp on the site or visit for the day. Full details on the event website

August 17-19: Beer Festival at the Rowbarge, Station Road, Woolhampton, Berkshire RG7 5SH. 35 real ales, craft beers and ciders. Details on the pub website

August 18: Open Day at Sixpenny Brewery, Holwell Farm, Holwell, Cranborne, Dorset BH21 5QP, 11.30am-7pm. Beer, food and music.

August 19: Beer and Cider Festival at the Royal Oak, Perranwell TR3 7PX.

Peterborough Beer FestivalAugust 21-25: Peterborough Beer Festival on The Embankment, Embankment Road, Peterborough PE1 1EF. Details on the festival web page

August 22-25: Clacton-on-Sea Real Ale and Cider Festival at St James’ Hall, Tower Road, Clacton CO15 1LF. More than 70 real ales, plus cider, perry, Essex wines and overseas beer, with free soft drinks for designated drivers. Details on the festival web page

August 23: Wave Project Fundraiser at The Barrel at Bude, 36 Lansdown Road, Bude, Cornwall EX23 8BN. Donations on the door.

August 23-25: Swansea Bay Beer and Cider Festival at the Brangwyn Hall, Swansea SA1 4PE. Opening times: Thursday, 5pm-11pm; Friday and Saturday, noon-11pm. Admission £5 (£3 CAMRA members).

August 23-27: Rutland Beer Festival at Grainstore Brewery, Station Approach, Oakham LE15 6RA. More than 70 real ales, plus ciders. Detail on the event web page

August 24 and 25: Brechin Beer and Gin Festival at City Hall, Swan Street, Brechin DD9 6EE. Details and tickets on the festival website

August 24-26: Moseley Craft Beer Festival at the The Dark Horse, Moseley, Birmingham B13 8JP.  See preview

August 24-26: Beer festival at the Queens Arms, Botallack, Cornwall TR19 7QG.

August 24-26: Stith Fest at the Seven Stars, Church Road, Stithians TR3 7DH.

August 24-27: Beer festival at St Neot Social Club, St Neot, Cornwall PL14 6NG.

August 24-27: Sour Beer and Cider Festival at The Beer Shop London, 40 Nunhead Green, London SE15 3QF. UK and international sour beers, plus the best ciders the UK has to offer. Details on the event Facebook page

August 24-27: Beer Festival at The Queen’s Arms, Botallack, St Just, Cornwall TR19 7QG. With live music on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

August 24-27: Rails and Ales Beer Festival at Staverton Station, South Devon Railway, Totnes, Devon TQ9 6AG. More than 60 real ales, plus cider, wine, prosecco, Pimms and, new for this year, a craft beer bar. Open from 11am until late (6pm Monday). Food available.

August 25: Social at Thornbridge Brewery, Riverside Business Park, Buxton Road, Bakewell, Derbyshire DE45 1GS, noon-8pm. Booking essential — call 01629 815 999.

August 25: Pop Up The Hill to Exe Valley Brewery, Land Farm Silverton, Exeter EX5 4HF, noon-6pm. Bar, and brewery tours.

August 25 and 26: Ilfracombe Beer and Food Festival at The Landmark, The Promenade, Ilfracombe, Devon EX34 9BZ.

August 25 and 26: Funk Fest 18 at Abbeydale Brewery, Unit 8, Aizlewood Road, Sheffield S8 0YX. A celebration of sour and mixed fermentation beer. Details and tickets via Party for the People

August 25 and 26: Beer and cider festival at the Wilcove Inn, Wilcove, Torpoint, Cornwall PL11 2PG.

August 25-27: Real ale and cider festival at the Smugglers Inn, Seaton PL11 3JD.

August 29: Social at Thornbridge Brewery, Riverside Business Park, Buxton Road, Bakewell, Derbyshire DE45 1GS, 5pm-9pm. Booking essential — call 01629 815 999.

August 30-September 1: Durham Beer and Cider Festival at Durham City Rugby Club, off Green Lane, Durham DH1 3JU. More than 30 beers and ciders. Opening times: noon-10.30pm.

August 30-September 1: Furness CAMRA Beer Festival at Coronational Hall, Ulverston, Cumbria LA12 7LZ. 80 real ales, plus ciders and perries. Opening times: Thursday, 2pm-11pm; Friday, noon-11pm; Saturday, noon-7pm.

August 31 and September 1: Harbury Beer Festival at the Village Hall, South Parade, Harbury, Warwickshire CV33 9JE. About 40 beers, with an emphasis on Oxfordshire breweries. Opening times: Friday, 5.30pm-11.30pm; Saturday, 11.30am-11.30pm.

August 31 and September 1: Beer By the Brewery Street Party at Sambrook’s Brewery, Units 1 and 2, Yelverton Road, Battersea, London SW11 3QG. A special event to celebrate the brewery’s tenth anniversary, with street food, live music, and, of course, beer, including some rare specials. Details and tickets via Eventbrite

August 31-September 2: Charity Ale and Music Festival at the Union Inn, Tamar Street, Saltash, Cornwall PL12 4EL. In support of the Riding for the Disabled Association.