Events: November 2018

October 21-November 4: Cider and Sausage Fest at Hippo Inns pubs across London. Two weeks of rorotating craft ciders, fresh pressed apple juices and sausage specials.

November 1: Timothy Taylor tap takeover at the Aspinall Arms, Mitton Road, Mitton, Clitheroe BB7 9PQ. Four half-pints, steak pudding with chips and peas, a talk from the Timothy Taylor team, and prize raffle. Tickets £20 — book on 01254 826555.

November 1: Tutored tasting with Mike Hampshire at the Fox and Goose, 7 Heptonstall Road, Hebden Bridge HX7 6AZ, at 6.30pm and 7.30pm. Tickets £10 from the pub beforehand or on the night. Also on the same evening, a meet the brewer session with Katie Marriott of Nomadic Beers.

November 1-3: Carlisle Beer Festival at The Venue, Portland Place, Carlisle, Cumbria CA1 1RL. More than 60 beers and ciders, with the emphasis on local brews. Details on the festival web page

November 1-3: Redhill Beer Festival at the Village Hall, Station Road North, Merstham, Surrey RH1 3ED. More than 60 real ales and ten ciders / perries. Details on the event Facebook page

November 2: Old Dairy Brewery bar open at Tenterden Station Yard, Station Road, Tenterden, Kent TN30 6HE, from 5pm-8pm.


Kegfest 2018


November 2 and 3: Kegfest at Brew York Beer Hall, Unit 5, Enterprise Complex, Walmgate, York YO1 9TT. A celebration of keg beers featuring the likes of Fourpure, Yeastie Boys and Elusive Brewing. Tickets and more details via Ticket Tailor

November 3: Launch event for this year’s brew of Saddle Back at Purity Brewing Co, Great Alne, near Alcester, Warwickshire, 11am-3pm.  See preview

November 6: Brewery tour at Wimbledon Brewery, 8 College Fields, Prince George’s Road, Wimbledon, London SW19 2PT, 6.30pm-8pm. Details and tickets via Eventbrite

November 7: Harbour Brewing Co beers matched with food at The Anthologist, 58 Gresham Street, London EC2V 7BB.  See preview

November 8-10: Belfast Beer and Cider Festival at Ulster Hall, Bedford Street, Belfast BT2 7FF. More than 80 real ales, plus craft beers and ciders. Details on the festival website

November 8-10: Oxford CAMRA Beer and Cider Festival at the Town Hall, St Aldate’s Street, Oxford OX1 1BX. 130 real ales, plus 50 ciders / perries. Details on the festival website

November 8-10: Watford Beer Festival at the West Herts Sports Club, Park Avenue, Watford WD18 7HP. More than 80 beers, many from Hertfordshire and London breweries, plus ciders and perries. Details on the festival web page

November 9: Stu Brew fourth anniversary Brewery Bash at Merz Court, NewCastle University, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE1 7RU, 5pm-11m. Details on the event Facebook page

November 9 and 10: Bath CAMRA Winter Ales Festival at Widcombe Social Club, Widcombe Hill, Bath BA2 6AA. At least 30 real ales, plus traditional ciders. Details on the festival web page

November 9 and 10: Woking Beer Festival at the Leisure Centre, Woking Park, Kingfield Road, Woking GU22 9BA. More than 60 real ales, plus ciders, perries and imported beers. Details on the festival website


Nomadic Un-Open Taproom


November 10: Un-Open Taproom and Craft Fair at Nomadic Beers (pictured above), Unit 11, 15 Sheepscar Street, Leeds LS7 1AD, noon-6pm. Details on the event Facebook page

November 10: BrewDog’s Metro Mayhem beer festival at the Copper Box Arena, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London E20 3HB.  See preview

November 10: Launch of the Christmas Shop at Chiltern Brewery, Nash Lee Road, Terrick, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire HP17 0TQ, 11am. With carol singers, mince pies and a tasting bar.

November 14: Cloudwater cask relaunch at Cheltenham Motor Club, Upper Park Street, Cheltenham GL52 6SA, 6pm. With Paul Jones from Cloudwater and beer in cask, keg and can.

November 14: Omnipollo tap takeover at The Kings Arms, 11A Buckfast Street, Bethnal Green, London E2 6EY, noon-11.30pm. Ten taps, plus art and music.

November 14-17: Cambridge Beer Festival Winter at the University Social Club, Mill Lane, Cambridge CB2 1RX. ore than 90 real ales, plus ciders and foreign beers. Details on the festival website

November 15 and 16: Grimsby and North East Lincolnshire Beer Festival at the Matrix Club, Bethleham Street, Grimsby DN31 1JN. 24 beers and ciders.

November 16 and 17: Dark City, a festival showcasing the diversity and complexity of dark beer styles, at Northern Monk Brew Co, Marshall Mills, Leeds LS11 9YJ.

Harwich Parkeston Beer FestivalNovember 21-24: Harwich and Parkeston Winter Ale Festival at Parkeston Railway Club, Hamilton Street, Parkeston, Essex CO12 4PQ. More than 40 real als, plus ciders, wines and international beers. Details on the festival web page

November 21-24: South East Essex CAMRA Beer and Cider Festival at Freight House, Bradley Way, Rochford SS4 1BU. 150 real ales, plus ciders, perries, international beers and free soft drinks for designated drivers.

November 23: Relaunch of Black IPA at Sambrook’s Brewery, Units 1 and 2, Yelverton Road, Battersea, London SW11 3QG, 5pm-10pm. Further details anf tickets via Eventbrite

November 24: Celtic Beer Festival at St Austell Brewery, 63 Trevarthian Road, St Austell, Cornwall PL25 4BY, 11am-11pm. The 20th anniversary festival with more than 180 ales and ciders. Details on the event Facebook page

November 24 and 25: Anniversary weekend, including the launch of a fundraising CD in aid or Cornwall Air Ambulance, at The Barrel at Bude, 36 Lansdown Road, Bude, Cornwall EX23 8BN.

November 26: Quantock Brewery tap takeover and meet the brewer at George’s Meeting House, 36 South Street, Exeter EX1 1ED, 6.30pm-8.30pm.

November 28-December 2: Winter Beer Festival at The Dove Street Inn, 76 St Helens Street, Ipswich, Suffolk IP4 2LA. Real ale, cider and craft beer, as well as wood-fired pizza and sausages.

November 29: Wylam Brew Day and tap takeover at Two Tribes Brewing Co, Tileyard Studios, Tileyard Road, King’s Cross, London N7 9AH, 5.30pm-10.30pm. Details on the event Facebook page

November 29: Budvar and Wild Beer Co collaboration launch at EustonTap, 190 Euston Road, London NW1 2EF, 5pm-11pm.

November 29: Attempt at the world beer tasting record at Brewhouse & Kitchen venues nationwide See preview

November 29: Open night at Dartmoor Brewery, Princetown, Devon PL20 6QX. Free event, but call 01822 890789 to book a place. 3pm-6pm, trade only; 6pm-9pm, open to the public. Details on the event Facebook page

November 29-December 1: Dudley Winter Ales Fayre at the Town Hall, St James Road, Dudley DY1 1HP. More than 70 real ales, plus cider, foreign beers and wine.

November 30 and December 1: The All Durham Beer Festival at Emirates Riverside, Chester Le Street, County Durham DH3 3SH. Real ale and craft beer, plus gin, food and music, at the home of Durham County Cricket Club.

November 30 and December 1: Vessel Beer Festival at Plymouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square, Plymouth PL1 2BJ. A celebration of craft beer across three sessions. Full details and tickets via Eventbrite

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