Events: July 2018

June 29-July 1: Summer Beer Thing at The Pilcrow, Sadler’s Yard, Hanover Street, Manchester M60 0AB.

June 29-July 8: Manchester Beer Week, various venues.  See preview

July 3: Beer and food matching with beer writer Roger Protz at Lussmanns restaurant, Waxhouse Gate, St Albans, Hertfordshire AL3 4EW. Details on the Lussmanns website

July 3-8: Summer Beer Festival at The Ploughman, Staniland Way, Werrington Centre, Peterborough PE4 6NA.

July 4-8: Beer festival at The Swan Inn, Stafford Street, Stone ST15 8QW. The best real ales from the festivals first 20 years, plus real ciders.

July 5: Vibrant Forest tap takeover at The Dog, 5 Lichfield Street, Burton upon Trent DE14 3QZ.

July 5-8: Beer festival at Billericay Brewing Co, 54B/C Chapel Street, Billericay, Essex CM12 9LS, 7pm-9pm.

July 6 and 7: SIBA South East Beer Festival at Tonbridge Juddians Rugby Club, The Slade, Tonbridge, Kent TN9 1HR. 150 ales and ciders. Details on the festival website

July 6-8: Penzance Brewing Co tenth anniversary beer festival at the Star Inn, Crowlas, Cornwall TR20 8DX. Full line-up of Penzance Brewing beers plus some special guests. More details to follow on the event Facebook page

July 6-8: Beer on the Wye at the Hereford Rowing Club, 36 Greyfriars Avenue, Hereford HR4 0BE. With cider and perry as well, of course! Details on the event Facebook page

July 10-14: Chelmsford Summer Beer and Cider Festival at Admirals Park, Chelmsford CM1 2XS. Details on the event website

July 13: Launch of Lervig House Party session beer in Birmingham, Bristol, Liverpool, London and Manchester See preview

July 13-15: Weyhill Beer Festival at the Weyhill Fair, Weyhill, Andover, Hampshire SP11 0PP.

July 13-15: 25th anniversary celebration at the Blue Anchor, 50 Coinagehall Street, Helston, Cornwall TR13 8EL. Celebrating Simon and Kim’s 25 years at the pub, with beer, food and live music.

July 13-15: KingsBeer Festival at Kingswear Station, The Square, Kingswear, Devon TQ6 0AA. More than 60 ales and ciders, plus music and a barbecue. Full details on the festival website

July 14: Dogfest 2018 at Hammerton Brewery, 149 Roman Way, London N7 8XH, noon-11pm. It’s a dog show in a brewery, with Hammerton beers on tap. Details on the event Facebook page

July 20-22: Lock and Key Midland Beer Con at The Bond Company, 180-182 Fazeley Street, Digbeth, Birmingham B5 5SE. An independent beer festival organised by people who run beer-orientated businesses across Birmingham and beyond. Details on the event Facebook page

July 25: Social at Thornbridge Brewery, Riverside Business Park, Buxton Road, Bakewell, Derbyshire DE45 1GS, 5pm-9pm. Booking essential — call 01629 815 999.

July 26-28: South Devon CAMRA Sunshine Beer and Cider Festival at Newton Abbot Rugby Club, Newton Abbot TQ12 3AD. Up to 60 beers and ciders. Details on the event Facebook page

July 26-28: Stafford Beer and Cider Festival at the Blessed William Howard High School, Rowley Avenue, Stafford ST17 9AB.

July 26-29: Liverpool Craft Beer Expo at the Invisible Wind Factory, 3 Regent Road, Liverpool L3 7DS. More than 300 craft beers, plus The Cider Truck, gin bars and a street food market. Full details on the event website

July 28: Social at Thornbridge Brewery, Riverside Business Park, Buxton Road, Bakewell, Derbyshire DE45 1GS, noon-8pm. Booking essential — call 01629 815 999.

July 28: Pop Up The Hill to Exe Valley Brewery, Land Farm Silverton, Exeter EX5 4HF, noon-6pm. Bar, and brewery tours.

Craft Drink Festival 2018

July 28 and 29: Craft Drink Festival at the NEC Birmingham See preview