Events: August 2018

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

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

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