Events: December 2017

November 30 – December 3: Billericay Brewing Company Winter Beer Festival, 54C Chapel Street, Billericay, Essex CM12 9LS.

December 1: Ridgeside Brewing Co showcase and meet the brewer at BrewDog Bar, 2 White Cloth Hall, Crown Street, Leeds LS2 7DA. Details on the event Facebook page

December 1-3: Hop Kettle Brewing Co Christmas Beer Festival at the brewery tap, Unit 4, Hawksworth Industrial Estate, Swindon SN2 1DZ. Beers from both the Swindon and Cricklade bases. Details on the event Facebook page

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 2: Naming of new IPA at Granite Rock Brewery, Unit 19, Kernick Road Industrial Estate, Penryn, Cornwall TR10 9EP, 11am-2pm.

December 3: Second anniversary party at the Drapers Arms, 447 Gloucester Road, Bristol BS7 8TZ. Details on the event Facebook page

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 7: Wiper & True Christmas tap takeover at the Navy Volunteer, King Street, Bristol BS1 4EF, 6pm-midnight.

Tiny Rebel Huw Stephens

December 7: Tiny Rebel Christmas with Radio 1 DJ Huw Stephens at Tiny Rebel Brewing Co, Wern Industrial Estate, Rogerstone, Newport NP10 9FQ, 9pm-11pm. Tickets and further details via Eventbrite

December 9: Christmas Party at the New Bristol Brewery, 20A Wilson Street, Bristol BS2 9HH, 3pm-9pm. All cask beer £2.50. Music, too. More details on the event Facebook page

December 9: Brewery tour at Langham Brewery, The Granary, Langham Lane, Lodsworth GU28 9BU, 2pm-4pm. Tickets and more details via the brewery website

December 9: Real Ale Train at Llangollen Railway, The Station, Abbey Road, Llangollen LL20 8SN, 6.30-9.30pm. Book via the Llangollen Railway website

December 9: Villages Brewery first anniversary party at 21-22 Resolution Way, Deptford, London SE8 4NT, noon-11pm.

December 9: The Kernel tap takeover at The Understudy, National Theatre, South Bank, London SE1 0PX, 7.30pm. Beers will include Biere de Saison Apricot, The Raspberry Stout and The Damson Sour. Details on The Understudy web page

December 9: Woodman’s Wild Ale mini beer festival at the Village Hall, 50 St Michael’s Road, Ponsanooth TR3 7EE, noon-10pm. Including a couple of guest beers.

December 9: Beer Festival with Christmas carols at Ringwood Brewery, 138 Christchurch Road, Ringwood BH24 3AP, 6pm-9pm. Details on the event Facebook page

Gloucester IPA

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 13: Thornbridge Brewery Social at Riverside Business Park, Buxton Road, Bakewell, Derbyshire DE45 1GS, 5pm-9pm. Brewery tours available, pizza, and, of course, cask and keg beer! Details on the event Facebook page

December 14: Unbarred Brewery and Missing Link Brewing tap takeover and meet the brewer at Bison Beer and Bottle Shop, 57 Church Road, Hove BN3 2BD, 5pm-11pm. Details and beer list on the event Facebook page

December 14-16: Beer festival at the Dukeries Brewery Tap, 18 Newcastle Avenue, Worksop S80 1ET. More than 20 real ales, plus ciders. Live music, too.

December 15-17: Wiper and True tap takeover at The Butcher’s Hook, 7 Manor Farm Road, Southampton SO18 1NN. Details on the event Facebook page — includes Christmas bottle shop and beer tasting on the Saturday.

December 15-17: Beer Festival at the Royal British Legion, Station Approach, Marlow SL7 1NT. Some 20 beers, plus cider.

December 16: Brew Shack second birthday bash and beer festival at the Allendale Centre, Hanham Road, Wimborne, Dorset BH21 1AS, 4.30pm-11.30pm. Tickets £10 via evensi

December 22: Christmas party at the Stannary Brewing Co Tap Room, Pixon Trading Centre, Tavistock, Devon PL19 8DH, noon-11.30pm. Details on the event Facebook page

December 23: Christmas Fun at Sixpenny Brewery, Holwell Farm, Holwell, Cranborne, Dorset BH21 5QP, 11.30am-4pm. Beers, of course, plus Dorset sausages, Mummers’ play and carols. Details on the event Facebook page

December 28: Porters, Peers and Pilgrims London brewery heritage, with Des de Moor — a five-mile walk with commentary. More details on Des’ website