Events: February 2019

January 30-February 1: Colchester Winter Beer Festival at Colchester Arts Centre, Church Street, Colchester CO1 1NF. Details on Colchester CAMRA’s Beer Festivals website

January 31-February 2: Bent ‘n’ Bongs Beer Bash (the Atherton Festival of Beer and Winter Ales) at Atherton Roller Rink, Bolton Road, Atherton, Greater Manchester M46 9JQ. More than 70 real ales, plus cider, draught foreign beers and a gin and prosecco bar. Details on the festival website

January 31-February 2: Pendle Beer Festival at Colne Municipal Hall, Albert Road, Colne, Lancashire BB8 0RY. 120 real ales, plus cider, perry, and KeyKeg and bottled beers. Full details on the festival website

January 31-February 2: Tap takeover weekend with Verdant, Burnt Mill and Left Handed Giant at Beer Merchants Tap, 99 Wallis Road, London E9 5LN.

January 31-February 2: Tewkesbury Winter Ales Festival at George Watson Hall, 65 Barton Street, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire GL20 5PX. 80 real ales, plus local cider and perry. Opening times: Thursday, 7pm-11pm; Friday, 11am-11pm; Saturday, 11am-8pm. Entry to all session £6, including glass.

February 1 and 2: Chesterfield Beer Festival at the Winding Wheel, 13 Holywell Street, Chesterfield S41 7SA. 100 beers, plus cider and gin. Details on the Chesterfield CAMRA website

February 1 and 2: Dorchester Beerex at the Corn Exchange, Dorchester DT1 1HF. 80 real ales, plus ciders and perries. Details on the West Dorset CAMRA website

February 1 and 2: White Cliffs Winter Festival of Strong Ales and Kent Ciders at the Maison Dieu (Town Hall), High Street, Dover, Kent CT16 1DL. More than 70 ales, none under 5% ABV. Food at all sessions, and entertainment on Friday and Saturday evenings.

February 1 and 2: Tonbridge Juddians Rugby Club Beer Festival at The Slade, Tonbridge, Kent TN9 1HR. 24 ales, plus cider. Free admission. Full details on the festival website.

February 7-9: Fleetwood Beer and Cider Festival at Marine Hall, The Esplanade, Fleetwood, Lancashire FY7 6HF. More than 100 real ales, plus cider, perry and bottled beers from round the world. Details on the event web page

February 7-9: South Norwood Beer Festival at Stanley Halls, 12 South Norwood Road, London SE25 6AB. 25 real ales, plus cider and perry. Details on the Croydon and Sutton CAMRA website

February 11-17: Valentine Beer Festival at the Trafford Arms, Grove Road, Norwich NR1 3RL. 60 beers, plus live music.


Beavertown Seven Deadly Sins


February 16: Beavertown and the Seven Deadly Sins at Beavertown Brewery, Taproom / Unit 15, Lockwood Industrial Park, Mill Mead Road, London N17 9QP, 2pm-8pm. A birthday party featuring beers named after the seven deadly sins. Full details and tickets via Eventbrite

February 19-23: Great British Beer Festival Winter at The Halls, St Andrew’s Plain, Norwich NR3 1AU.  See preview

February 20-23: Chelmsford Winter Beer and Cider Festival at King Edward VI Grammar School, Broomfield Road, Chelmsford CM1 3SX. More than 170 beers, and over 50 ciders and perries. Details on the festival website

February 20-23: Derby Winter Ale Festival at The Roundhouse, Derby College, Roundhouse Road, Pride Park, Derby DE24 8JE. More than 400 cask ales, ciders, perries, bottled world beers, craft keg beers, and meads. Details on the festival web page

February 21-13: Liverpool Beer Festival at the Metropolitan Cathedral Crypt, Cathedral House, Mount Pleasant, Liverpool L3 5TQ. More than 200 beers, plus ciders and perries. Tickets and more details on the Liverpool CAMRA website

Craft Beer Rising 2019February 21-23: Craft Beer Rising at The Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, London E1 6QL. Big name breweries from the UK and overseas, plus spotlights on no- and low-alcohol beers, ciders, and emerging trends.

February 22 and 23: Alton Beer Festival at Alton College, Old Odiham Road, Alton, Hampshire GU34 2LX. Details on the festival website

February 22 and 23: Winterfest XXVII — Gosport’s Winter Beer Festival at Thorngate Halls, Bury Road, Gosport, Hampshire PO12 3QX. Details on the festival web page

February 28-March 2: Bradford Beer Festival at Victoria Hall, Saltaire, West Yorkshire BD18 3JS. 130 beers, plus ciders, perries, fruit wines, foreign beers and KeyKeg beers. Details on the festival website

February 28-March 2: Stockton Ale and Arty Beer Festival at ARC, Dovecot Street, Stockton-on-Tees, County Durham TS18 1LL. Details on the Cleveland CAMRA website

February 28-March 2: Wigan Beer Festival at Robin Park Indoor Sports Centre, Loire Drive, Wigan WN5 0UH. More than 70 real ales, plus cider, perry and draught foreign beers. Details on the festival website

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