Events: February 2020

January 30-February 2: United Sours of Whatever, American sours takeover, at Shakespeares, 146-148 Gibraltar Street, Sheffield S3 8UB.

February 1: Tour and tasting at Stonehouse Brewery, Weston Road, Oswestry ST10 9ES, 1pm. For more information, or to book a place, e-mail or call VJ Lonsdale on 01691 676457.

GBBF Winter 2020

February 4-8: Great British Beer Festival Winter at the New Bingley Hall, 1 Hockley Circus, Birmingham B18 5PP. Details on the festival website

February 6-8: The Bent and Bongs Beer Bash (Atherton Festival of Beer and Winter Ales) at Atherton Roller Rink, Bolton Road, Atherton, Manchester. More than 70 real ales, plus cider, draught foreign beers, gin, and prosecco. Details on the festival website

February 6-8: Fleetwood Beer and Cider Festival at the Marine Hall, Esplanade, Fleetwood FY7 6HF. Details on the Blackpool CAMRA website

February 6-8: South Norwood Beer Festival at Stanley Halls, 12 South Norwood Hill, London SE25 6AB. Details on the Croydon and Sutton CAMRA website

February 6-8: Tewkesbury Winter Ales Festival at Watson Hall, Barton Street, Tewkesbury GL20 5PX. 80 winter ales, plus local ciders and perry. Details on the Tewkesbury CAMRA website

February 7 and 8: Aireborough RUFC Beer Festival at the Nunroyd Pavilion, New Road, Yeadon, Leeds LS19 7HR. See preview

February 7 and 8: Bath Winter Ales Festival at Widcombe Social Club, Widcombe Hill, Bath BA2 6AA. At least 30 real ales, plus traditional ciders. Details on the Bath and Borders CAMRA website

February 7 and 8: Chesterfield 2020 Winding Wheel Festival, 13 Holywell Street, Chesterfield S41 7SA. More than 100 beers, plus cider, wine, and gin.

February 7 and 8: Dorchester Beerex at the Corn Exchange, High East Street, Dorchester DT1 1HF. 80 real ales and 20 ciders and perries. Details on the festival website

February 7 and 8: White Cliffs Winter Festival of Strong Ales and Kent Ciders at the Maison Dieu, Town Hall, Biggin Street, Dover CT16 1DW. More than 60 winter and strong ales.

February 12: Tutored beer and cheese matching evening with Harbour Brewing Co and Neal’s Yard Dairy at Mother’s Kelly’s, 92 Church Street, Stoke Newington, London N16 0AP. Tickets £20 via Mother Kelly’s.

February 13-15: Brew York Taps Takeover Weekend at Hullabaloo, 41 Westgate, Shipley, Bradford BD18 3QX.

February 13-15: Love Beer London near King’s Cross, London. See preview

February 15: Beer Club at the Thornbridge Tap Room, Riverside Brewery, Buxton Road, Bakewell DE451GS. February Year of Beer tasting sessions at 1pm and 3pm.

February 15: Meet the brewer with Padstow Brewing Co at Vessel Beer Shop, 184 Exeter Street, Plymouth PL4 0NQ, noon-7pm.

February 19-22: Chelmsford Winter Beer and Cider Festival at King Edwards Sixth Grammar School, Broomfield Road, Chelmsford CM1 3SX. More than 170 beers and over 50 ciders and perries. Full details on the festival website

February 19-22: Derby Winter Ale Festival at the Roundhouse, Roundhouse Road, Derby DE24 8JE. Beer, cider, mead, gin, and rum, with brewery bars. Full details on the festival web page.

February 20-22: Liverpool Beer Festival in the Crypt, Metropolitan Cathedral. Brownlow Hill, Liverpool L3 5TQ. War of the Roses theme. Details on the Liverpool CAMRA website

February 20-22: Bradford Beer Festival at Victoria Hall, Saltaire, West Yorkshire BD18 3JS. 130 real ales, plus cider, perry, KeyKeg beer, foreign beer, country wines, and soft drinks. More information on the festival website

February 20-22: Stevenage Beer and Cider Festival at the Arts and Leisure Centre, Lytton Way, Stevenage SG1 1LZ. More than 100 beers, ciders, perries, and mead. Details on the North Herts CAMRA website

February 21 and 22: Gosport Winterfest at Thorngate Halls, 54 Bury Road, Gosport PO12 3PX. More than 50 real ales, KeyKeg beers, cider, and perries. Details on the local CAMRA website

Friends Family Beer

February 21 and 22: Friends & Family & Beer festival at Manchester Central, Windmill Street, Manchester M2 3GX. See preview

February 27: Arbor Ales tap takeover at King Street Brew House, Ground Floor and Basement, Welsh Back, Bristol BS1 4RR, from 5pm. Six keg beers and five cask beers.

February 27: Cornish beer and food tasting with chef Jack Stein and trainee beer sommelier Laura Hicks at the Cornish Arms, St Merryn, Cornwall. See preview

February 29: Meet the brewer with Verdant Brewing Co at Vessel Beer Shop, 184 Exeter Street, Plymouth PL4 0NQ, noon-7pm.

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