November 30 – December 3: Billericay Brewing Company Winter Beer Festival, 54C Chapel Street, Billericay, Essex CM12 9LS.
December 2: Beer festival at UBREW, 29 Old Jamaica Business Estate, 24 Old Jamaica Road, London SE16 4AW, noon. Showcasing UBREW’s commercial brewers.
December 5-9: Pigs Ear Beer and Cider Festival at the Round Chapel, Glenarm Road / Lower Clapton Road, Hackney, London E5 0LY. A wide range of real ales, ciders, perries and foreign / bottled beers. Details closer to the date via www.pigsear.org.uk/
December 9: Beer Festival with Christmas carols at Ringwood Brewery, 138 Christchurch Road, Ringwood BH24 3AP, 6pm-9pm. Details on the event Facebook page
December 10: We Love IPAs beer tasting at TANK Gloucester, 12-14 Llanthony Road, Gloucester GL1 2EH. Led by Jared Brown, founder of Gloucester Brewery. Details and tickets via Eventbrite
December 28: Porters, Peers and Pilgrims London brewery heritage, with Des de Moor — a five-mile walk with commentary. More details on Des’ website