January 2024

4th January: Abyss Brewing Equity Investment Raise Q&A session at Abyss Brewery and Taproom, Unit 3 The Malthouse, Davey’s Lane, Lewes BN7 2BF, 8pm-9pm.

5th-7th January: Dark Beer Festival at The Jolly Fisherman, 3 East Beach Street, Hastings TN34 3AR.

7th-10th January: Winter Beer Festival at The Organ Grinder, 4 Woodgate, Loughborough LE11 2TY.

9th January: She Drinks Beer at The Good Measure, Chandos Road, Bristol BS6 6PE. A monthly event for women who enjoy beer, presented by Good Chemistry Brewing.

10th January: Coffee and Beer Experience at Neptune Beerhouse, 25 Liverpool Road North, Maghull, Liverpool L31 2HB, 7pm. Find out more and buy tickets.

12th January: Tank Talk at the Howling Hops Tank Bar, Queens Yard, White Post Lane, London E9 5EN. A tasting with a talk. Find out more and book.

12th-14th January: Beer Festival at the Robin Hood Inn, Icklesham, Winchelsea TN36 4BD.

12th-14th January: Beer Festival at The Whittlesea Straw Bear, Whittlesea, Peterborough PE7 1XL. Details on the pub website.

12th-14th January: Porters and Pies Festival at The Perseverence, 2 High Street, Wraysbury, Staines-on-Thames TW19 5DB.

18th January: Re-opening of the Left Handed Giant Taproom, Unit 3 Wadehurst Industrial Estate, Bristol BS2 0JE.

Exeter Festival Beer

18th-20th January: Exeter Festival of Beer at the Corn Exchange, Exeter EX1 1BW. More than 60 real ales, plus cider and wine. Details on the Exeter CAMRA website.

19th January: Release of six sixth anniversary collaborations from Polly’s Brew Co, at venues around the UK.

19th January: Tank Talk at the Howling Hops Tank Bar, Queens Yard, White Post Lane, London E9 5EN. A tasting with a talk. Find out more and book.

24th-28th January: Titanic Brewery tap takeover at The Panniers (Wetherspoon), 33-34 Boutport Street, Barnstaple EX31 1RX.

25th January: DEYA mixed fermentation bottles and tasters at Bath Road Beers, 157 Bath Road, Cheltenham GL53 7LU, 6pm.

25th January: Burns Night at Track Taproom, Unit 18 Piccadilly Trading Estate, Manchester M1 2NP. Beer and pizza, including a haggis special pizza. Plus spoken word performances from 7.30pm. No tickets required.

25th January: Burns Night at Brewery Market, 48 and 49 Church Street, Twickenham TW1 3NR.

25th-28th January: The BeerMuda Triangle Beer Festival in pubs around the centre of Newark, Nottinghamshire. Find out more.

26th and 27th January: Burns Night Weekender at McColl’s Brewery, Unit 4 Randolph Industrial Estate, Evenwood, Bishop Auckland DL14 9SJ. No need to book. 3pm-9pm on Friday, and noon-9pm on Saturday.

26th and 27th January: Chesterfield Beer Festival at the Winding Wheel Theatre, 13 Holywell Street, Chesterfield S41 7SA.

26th and 27th January: Tarporley Beer Festival at the Community Centre, High Street, Tarporley, Cheshire CW6 0AY. Raising funds for Tarporley CE Primary School PTA, and other local community charities.

26th and 27th January: A celebration of the life of Peter Elvin at the Star Inn, Crowlas, Cornwall TR20 8DX, 4pm-11pm. Peter was the founder of Penzance Brewing Company and landlord of the Star Inn. Read about Pete.

26th-28th January: Beer Festival at the Coopers Arms, Coopers Lane, Crowborough TN6 1SN.

26th-28th January: Beer Festival at The March Hare, 34 High Street, Dunton, Biggleswade SG18 8RN. Around ten beers, plus music.

26th-28th January: Beer Festival at the Albert Inn, 32 Bridgetown, Totnes TQ9 5AD.

29th January-2nd February: Dark Beer Festival at the Black Lion, 20 High Street, Leighton Buzzard LU7 1EA. 30 dark cask beers.

27th January: Launch of The Beers of America at 13 Overfield, Thorpe Way, Banbury OX16 4XR, noon-4pm.

29th January-4th February: London Beer Festival at JD Wetherspoon pubs in the capital.

31st January-3rd February: Colchester Winter Ale Festival at Colchester Arts Centre, Church Street, Colchester CO1 1NF. Details on the festival web page.

Brewery tours

Balance Brewing and Blending: 27th January. Find out more.
Billericay Brewing Co: 13th and 27th January. Find out more.
Brolly Brewing: 28th January. Find out more.
Five Points Brewing Co: 13th, 20th, and 27th January. Find out more.
Hanlons Brewery: 18th January. Find out more.
McColl’s Brewery: 27th January. Find out more.

Taprooms