Events: January 2019

January 5: Imperial Stout Tour at the Chiltern Brewery, Nash Lee Road, Terrick, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire HP17 0TQ. Te only time the brewery’s Vintage Imperial Stouts will be available to try during one of its tours. More details and bookings here

January 11-13: Pie and porter beer festival at The Perseverence, 2 High Street, Wraysbury, Berkshire TW19 5DB.

January 18 and 19: 30th anniversary Exeter Festival of Winter Ales at Exeter City FC, St James Park, Stadium Way, Exeter, EX4 6PX, 11am-11pm. More than 76 real ales, plus cider and perry, and hot and cold food.

Manchester Beer Cider Festival

January 23-26: Manchester Beer and Cider Festival at Manchester Central, Windmill Street, Petersfield, Greater Manchester M2 3GX. More than 700 beers, plus ciders and perries. Brewery bars from Thornbridge, Brass Castle, Blackjack  and others, plus a Little Ireland bar, 100 Club bar celebrating historic breweries, international bar and beers from the wood bar – over 60 beers matured and served direct from wooden casks. Full details on the festival website

January 25 and 26: Salisbury Winterfest at the Royal British Legion Club, Endless Street, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP1 1DL. 24 real ales and three ciders.

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: 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.

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