Events: January 2018

January 5: Launch of Ilkley Brewery and North Brewing Co collaboration Bonaparte, a dry-hopped Berliner weisse, at the North Bar, 24 New Briggate, Northern Quarter, Leeds LS1 6NU, 6pm. The beer will also be launched at all the other six North Brewing bars, too. Find out more on the North Bar website 

January 5-7: Beer Festival at the Perseverance, 2 High Street, Wraysbury, Staines TW19 5DB. Featuring seasonal porters.

January 6: Wiper and True tap room open at 2-8 York Street, St Werburghs, Bristol BS2 9XT, 1pm-7pm.

January 6: Stannary Brewing Co meet the brewer at Vessel Beer Shop, 184 Exeter Street, Plymouth PL4 0NQ, 12.30pm-5pm. Part of the Tryanuary campaign

January 6 and 7: Beer Festival at Beerwolf Books, 3 Bells Court, Falmouth, Cornwall TR11 3AZ.

January 10: Launch of Roosters’ 25th anniversary collaboration with Magic Rock at the North Bar, 24 New Briggate, Northern Quarter, Leeds LS1 6NU, 6pm.

January 11: Siren Craft Brew tap takeover at All Hail Ale, 10 Queens Road, Bournemouth BH2 6BE, 6pm-11pm. Details on the event Facebook page

January 11: Siren Craft Brew meet the brewer and tap takeover at Tiny Rebel bar, 25 Westgate Street, Cardiff, from 5pm. Further details on the Tiny Rebel website

Exeter Winter Ales FestivalJanuary 12: Tasting of aged beers, including 1996 Thomas Hardy’s Ale, at Vessel Beer Shop, 184 Exeter Street, Plymouth PL4 0NQ.

January 13: Wiper and True tap room open at 2-8 York Street, St Werburghs, Bristol BS2 9XT, 1pm-7pm.

January 16: Tryanuary event at the Maltings Taphouse, Teign Road, Newton Abbot, Devon TQ12 4EX, 6pm. Featuring Devon and Cornwall brewers. See preview

January 17: Kiln Brewery Meet the Maker event at Brooksteed Alehouse, 39 South Farm Road, Worthing BN14 7AE, 7pm-9pm. Cheese pairings, too — a Tryanuary event.

January 17-20: Cambridge Beer Festival at the University Social Club, Mill Lane, Cambridge CB2 1RX. Details on the festival website

January 18: Gluten and Be Free — Magic Rock Fantasma launch at Bundobust, 61 Piccadilly, Manchester M1 2AG, 7pm. It’s a gluten-free IPA.

January 19: First anniversary party at The Wolf, 2-10 Constitution Hill, Birmingham B19 3LY, 6pm. Featuring three collaboration beers created with Blackjack, Burning Soul and Twisted Barrel breweries. Details on the event Facebook page

January 19: North West Blood Bikes Lancs and Lakes Beer and Cider Bash at the Memorial Hall, Cuerdale Lane, Salmesbury, near Preston, Lancashire PT5 0UY. 20 cask ales from Lancs and Lakes brewers, plus cider wine, gin, prosecco, soft drinks and music. Profits to the North West Blood Bikes charity

January 19 and 20: Staff tap takeover at the Cap and Collar, 4 Queens Road, Saltaire, Bradford BD18 4SJ. The staff curate the cask and keg beer line-up.

January 19 and 20: Exeter Festival of Winter Ales at Exeter City FC, St James Park, Stadium Way, Exeter EX4 6PX. 76 real ales, plus cider and perry.  See preview

January 19-21: Winter Beer Fest 2018 at Fairfield Social Club, Archway 6, Temperance Street, Manchester M12 6HR. Hosted in association with GRUB street food events company. Details and tickets via Eventbrite

January 20: Beavertown Brewery tap takeover at The Wolf, 2-10 Constitution Hill, Birmingham B19 3LY, all day. Details on the event Facebook page

January 20: Tryanuary free craft beer tasting at Love to Brew, 7 Brislington Hill, Bristol BS4 5BE, 10am-4pm. Details on the Facebook event page

January 20: Wiper and True tap room open at 2-8 York Street, St Werburghs, Bristol BS2 9XT, 1pm-7pm.

January 23 and 24: BevExpo 2018 at the Ricoh Arena, Judds Lane, Coventry CV6 6GE. Free to attend, the event is an opportunity for the beverage industry to meet, learn and discover the excellence of products and services within its industry supply chain. Seminar areas, along within an exhibition stand area, will deliver presentations on products, equipment and services, from raw materials and ingredients to packaging, dispense and point of sale. More details on the event website

January 24: Beer and Pizza Night with St Ives Brewery and Una Kitchen at Una Kitchen, Laity Lane, Carbis Bay, Cornwall TR26 3HW. Wood-fired pizzas paired with St Ives’ ales and Pilsner. Details and tickets via the event Facebook page

January 24: Burns Night five-course beer pairing dinner at the White Horse, 1-3 Parsons Green, London SW6 4UL. With special guests Fierce Beer. For tickets (£49.95) book in person at the pub, or 0207 736 2115, or e-mail bookings@whitehorsesw6.com

January 25: Burns Night Dinner at the Sentinel Brewing Co, 178 Shoreham Street, Sheffield S1 4SQ, 7.30pm. Five courses, with the option of five matched beer pairings. Details and tickets via Eventbrite — full menu here

Manchester Beer Fest 2018January 25-27: Manchester Beer & Cider Festival at Manchester Central, Windmill Street, Manchester M2 3GX. More than 700 beers, ciders and perries. Keep up to date via the event Facebook page

January 26: Beer Club at Saltaire Brewery, County Works, Dockfield Road, Shipley, Bradford BD17 7AR, 4.30pm-10pm. Three bars with 13 pumps, serving a selection of Saltaire ales, plus guests. More details and tickets via Eventbrite

January 26 and 27: The Elysian Winter Beer Festival at The Maltings, Ship Lane, Ely CB7 4BB. More than 100 beers and ciders.

January 26 and 27: Salisbury Winterfest at the Royal British legion Club, Endless Street, Salisbury SP1 3NL. 24 real ales and three ciders.

January 27: Social at Thornbridge Brewery, Riverside Business Park, Buxton Road, Bakewell, Derbyshire DE45 1GS, noon-8pm. Booking essential — call 01629 815 999.

January 27: Wiper and True tap room open at 2-8 York Street, St Werburghs, Bristol BS2 9XT, 1pm-7pm.

January 27: Five Points Brewing Co #tryanuary Hackney Beer Hop around five pubs, meeting at Tap East, 7 International Square, Monfichet Road, London E20 1EE, noon. Tickets (£5, with all proceeds going to Hackney Winter Night Shelter) and more details via Eventbrite

January 27: Burns Night Supper with Woodman’s Wild Ale at the Village Hall, 50 St Michael’s Road, Ponsanooth, Cornwall TR3 7EE, 6.30pm. Supper with beer and whisky. Details and tickets via Eventbrite

January 28: Tryanuary bottle tasting at the Market Ale House, 33 Hough Lane, Leyland, Lancashire PR25 2SB, 2pm-4pm. Tickets £15 — visit @leylandalehouse on Twitter

January 28: Blind Beer Tasting event at Vessel Beer Shop, 184 Exeter Street, Plymouth POL4 0NQ, 3pm-4.30pm. A #tryanuary special — £15 for five beers, whose identity will be revealed after tasting. Details on the event Facebook page

January 29: Beavertown Brewery tap takeover at the Dead Crafty Beer Co, 98 Dale Street, Liverpool L2 5TF. Five limited release beers on.

January 31: Social at Thornbridge Brewery, Riverside Business Park, Buxton Road, Bakewell, Derbyshire DE45 1GS, 5pm-9pm. Booking essential — call 01629 815 999.

January 31: Cheese Night at The Wellington, 37 Bennetts Hill, Birmingham B2 5SN, 7.30pm. Cheese paired with ales. Details on the event Facebook page