Events: December 2018

November 29-December 1: Dudley Winter Ales Fayre at the Town Hall, St James Road, Dudley DY1 1HP. More than 70 real ales, plus cider, foreign beers and wine.

Vessel Beer Festival

November 30 and December 1: Vessel Beer Festival at Plymouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square, Plymouth PL1 2BJ. A celebration of craft beer across three sessions. Full details and tickets via Eventbrite

December 1: Moor Beer barrel-aged Double Stout tastings at its taprooms in Bristol (Days Road, Bristol BS2 0QS) and at the Bermondsey Vaults (71 Enid Street, London SE16 3RA).  See preview

December 3-9: Dartmoor Brewery tap takeover at the Gog and Magog, 57-59 Southside Street, Plymouth PL1 2LA.

December 4: Beer and food tasting with Unbarred Brewery and Humble Plates at Bison Beer, 103 North Road, Brighton BN1 1YW, 7.30pm. Pairing of five beers and five plates of food. Details and tickets via Humble Plates

December 4: Brewery tour at Wimbledon Brewery, 8 College Fields, Prince George’s Road, Wimbledon, London SW19 2PT, 6.30pm-8pm. Details and tickets via Eventbrite

December 4-8: Pigs Ear Beer and Cider Festival at The Round Chapel, Glenarm Road / Lower Clapton Road, Hackney, London E5 0LY. Up to 230 real ales, ciders, perries, and foreign and bottled beers. Details on the event Facebook page

December 5: Beer tasting evening with Skinner’s Brewery at Brewhouse & Kitchen, 31-35 Cotham Hill, Bristol BS6 6JY, 6pm-9pm. Details and free tickets via Eventbrite

December 6: Verdant Brewing Co tap takeover tour at Junkyard, 12 Bridlesmith Walk, Nottingham NG1 2HB. In support of the brewery’s crowdfunding campaign.  Read more here

December 6-9: Christmas Beer Festival at the Billericay Brewing Co, 54B/C Chapel Street, Billericay, Essex CM12 9LS.

December 7: Verdant Brewing Co tap takeover tour at Cotteridge Wines, 1825 Pershore Road, Birmingham B30 3DN. In support of the brewery’s crowdfunding campaign.  Read more here

Huey Morgan

December 8: Sharp’s Brewery Doom Bar Session with Huey Morgan (pictured above), setting off from Padstow, Cornwall, on the Camel Estuary.  See preview

December 13-15: Christmas tap takeover with Other Half Brewing (New York) at The Experiment, Unit 19, Bohemia Place, London E8 1DU. Details on the event Facebook page

December 14: Christmas pup-up bar open at Old Dairy Brewery, Tenterden Station Yard, Station Road, Tenterden, Kent TN30 6HE, 5pm-8pm. Featuring winter warmer beers.

December 15: Christmas open day at Test Brewing, The Old Stables, The Greyhound Inn, Broughton, Hampshire SO20 8AA, noon-4pm. Free tastings, gift packs, T-shirts, plus draught beer, bottles and growlers to take away.

December 15: Christmas pub run with the start and finish at The Barrel at Bude, 36 Lansdown Road, Bude, Cornwall EX23 9DW. Jog, walk or bike, with funds for local charities. Fancy dress encouraged.

December 15: Christmas event at Woodman’s Wild Ale, Viaduct Works, Frog Hill, Ponsanooth, Cornwall TR3 7JW, noon-5pm.  Read more here

December 20: Beer and Carols at The Front, Custom House Quay, Falmouth TR11 3JT, 8pm-9pm.

December 20: Verdant Brewing Co tap takeover tour at HAND, Old Brewery Yard, High Street, Falmouth TR11 2BY. In support of the brewery’s crowdfunding campaign.  Read more here

December 20-23: Winter beer festival at the Royal British Legion, Station Approach, Marlow, Buckinghamshire SL7 1NT. About 18 ales, plus gin.

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