Events: March 2018

March 1: Tiny Rebel tap takeover at The Brew Room, 131-139 Church Street, Blackpool FY1 3NU.

March 1: Tiny Rebel tap takeover at The Dog, 5 Lichfield Street, Burton upon Trent DE14 3QZ.

March 2: Meet the Brewer with New Bristol Brewery at Beercraft Bath, 3 Argyle Street, Pulteney Bridge, Bath BA2 4BA. Tickets and more details via the Beercraft website

March 2 and 3: Chappel Beer Festival at the East Anglian Railway Museum, Chappel and Wakes Colne Station, Colchester, Essex CO6 2DS, 11am-11pm. Up to 70 real ales, plus cider, perry, live music and hot food. Details on the festival web page

March 2-4: Abbeydale Brewery tap takeover and meet the brewer at The Plasterers, 43 Cowgate, Norwich NR3 1SZ. Meet the brewer on the Friday evening, with DJs from 8pm. Details on the event Facebook page

March 3: Bottle Club — Women in Beer at Mason & Company, 25 East Bay Lane, Here East, Hackney Wick, London E20 3BS. Celebrating the growing role of Women in Beer in time for Women’s History Month. Details and tickets via Eventbrite

March 3: The Mighty Mighty St Piran’s Party at Dynamite Valley Brewing Co, Viaduct Works, Frog Hill, Ponsanooth, Cornwall TR3 7JW, noon-8pm. With pizza and doughnuts. Details on the event Facebook page

London Beer Competition

March 8: Trappist Beer Tasting, hosted by Chris Pollard, AKA Podge, at the Arcade Street Tavern, 1 Arcade Street, IP1 1EX Ipswich, Suffolk, 7.30pm. Tickets £30 — find out more at arcadetavern.co.uk/events/

March 8 and 9: London Beer Competition at The Worx, 10 Heathman’s Road, Fulham, London SW6 4TJ.  See preview

March 9-11: The Dark, The Light and The Saison beer festival at the Driftwood Spars, Trevaunance Cove, St Agnes, Cornwall TR5 0RT.

March 7-10: Leicester Beer Festival at the Haymarket Theatre, 1 Garrick Walk, Leicester LE1 3AF. More than 250 real ales, plus LeyKeg beer, cider, perry and gin. Full details on the festival web page

March 10: Spring Craft Beer Festival at the York House Centre, London Road, Stony Stratford MK11 1JQ, noon-10pm. Organised by Beer Bear and the York House Centre. Details on the event Facebook page

March 10: Indie Beer Feast at the Abbeydale Picture House, 387 Abbeydale Road, Sheffield S7 1FS, 11.30am-10.30pm. Inaugural independent beer festival with brewery bars and street food. More details and tickets via Tickets for Good

March 11: Tutored tasting with beer writer Adrian Tierney-Jones at The Wellington, 1 Henry Street, Sheffield S3 7EQ, 7pm. Part of the Norwich Beer City Twinning Event. Details and tickets (£8) via the Facebook event page.

March 12-18: Sheffield Beer Week, various venues.  See preview

March 16 and 17: Wantage Beer Festival at The Beacon, Portway, Wantage OX12 9BY. 11am-11pm both days. 28 real ales, plus ciders and perries.

March 16 and 17: Winchester Beer and Cider Festival at The Guildhall, The Broadway, Winchester SO23 9GH. Details on the festival website

March 16-18: Irish and Northern Ireland breweries tap takeover for St Patrick’s Weekend at Mason & Co, 25 East Bay Lane, Here East, Hackney Wick, London E20 3BS. Includes tutored tasting on March 16 at 6pm (tickets £10). Details on the event Facebook page

March 16-18: Beer Festival at The Perseverance, 2 High Street, Wraysbury, Berkshire TW19 5DB.

March 17: Weymouth Craft Beer Festival at Wyke Smugglers, 76 Portland Road, Weymouth, Dorset DT4 9AB, noon-11pm. Beers rarely seen in the area. Event in aid of Brain Tumour Support. More information and tickets via Eventbrite

March 20: Designing Great Beers course at Bristol Brewery School, 20A Wilson Street, Bristol BS2 9HH, 9.15am-4pm. The course is aimed at those already brewing all-grain beers and looking to improve their knowledge. More details and tickets via Eventbrite

March 20: Brewery tour at Wimbledon Brewery, 8 College Fields, Prince George’s Road, Wimbledon, London SW19 2PT, 6.30pm-8pm. Details and tickets via Eventbrite

March 22: Tiny Rebel tap takeover at Tonic, 36 Foregate Street, Worcester WR1 1EE

March 22-24: Sussex Beer and Cider Festival at Brighton Racecourse, Freshfield Road, Brighton, East Sussex  BN2 9XZ.  See preview

March 22-25: Spring Beer Festival at the Billericay Brewing Company, 52 Chapel Street, Billericay, Essex CM12 9LS. More than 20 beers from the hosts and other local microbreweries, plus Essex wines, ciders and perries. Details on the event Facebook page

March 22-25: Beavertown Brewery tap takeover at the Fat cat Brewery Tap, 98-100 Lawson Road, Norwich NR3 4LF. Details on the event Facebook page

Blackpool Beer FestivalMarch 23 and 24: Blackpool Beer and Cider Festival at the Winter Gardens, 97 Church Street, Blackpool FY1 1HL. More than 150 real ales and ciders, plus continental bottled lagers, gin, wine and prosecco, pus entertainment. Full details, and tickets, on the festival Evenbrite page

March 23 and 24: Manchester Breweries Tap Takeover at the Arcade Street Tavern, 1 Arcade Street, IP1 1EX Ipswich, Suffolk. Featuring ten breweries.

March 23-25: Spring Craft Beer Festival at The Craft Beer Shop, Image House, 34 Radford Way, Billericay CM12 0DX. Beers in keg and bottle. Details and tickets via Eventbrite

March 28: Social at Thornbridge Brewery, Riverside Business Park, Buxton Road, Bakewell, Derbyshire DE45 1GS, 5pm-9pm. Booking essential — call 01629 815 999.

March 29-31: Hop City at Northern Monk Brew Co, Marshall Street, Leeds LS11 9YJ. Tickets on sale via Eventbrite

March 29-April 1: Egham Beer Festival at the United Services Club, 111 Spring Rise, Egham TW20 9PE. More than 60 real ales plus ciders and perries. Details on the festival website

March 29-April 2: Easter Beer Festival at Doncaster Brewery and Tap, 7 Young Street, Doncaster DN1 3EL. 18 cask beers, eight keg beers and six ciders. Details on the event Facebook page

March 29-April 2: Beer Festival at the Rose and Crown, 108 High Street, Sandhurst, Berkshire GU47 8HA.

March 30-April 1: Emley Real Ale Festival at Emley Band Room, 9 Beaumont Street, Emley, West Yorkshire HD8 9RN. 18 beers, five ciders plus wine, soft drinks, burgers and snacks. Opening times: Friday and Saturday, 1pm-11.30pm; Sunday, 1pm until the beer has gone. Full details on the festival web page

March 31: Social at Thornbridge Brewery, Riverside Business Park, Buxton Road, Bakewell, Derbyshire DE45 1GS, noon-8pm. Booking essential — call 01629 815 999.