October 2021

Welcome to the new-look listings. There is now a clickable map showing events by location. Below are the normal listings, with full details, plus a new regular events section. For a free listing, email darren.norbury@gmail.com

One-off events

24th September-3rd October: St Albans Beer and Pubs Festivals. A collection of pub trails and events across St Albans, in collaboration with local publicans. Details on the festival website.

23rd September-4th October: Cask Ale Week, at various venues nationwide. Read more

Cloudwater Oktoberfest

27th September-24th October: Cloudwater Oktoberfest at Unit 9, Piccadilly Trading Estate, Gidding Road, Manchester M1 2NP, and 73 Enid Street, London. Plus Katoberfest at the Sadler’s Cat, Hanover Street, Manchester M60 0AB. See preview

30th September-3rd October: Croctoberfest, including a Donzoko tap takeover (Thursday, 4pm-9pm), at the DEYA taproom, 33 Lansdown Industrial Estate, Cheltenham GL51 8PL.

30th September-3rd October: Beer festival at The Thatched House, Exwick Road, Exeter EX4 2BQ. 16 real ales showcasing Devon breweries, plus guests from further afield. Snacks and live music, too.

2nd October: Thinking Drinkers Pub Quiz at Carriageworks, Leeds. See preview

1st October: DJ Jazzy Japes at Attic Brew Co taproom, 29B Mary Vale Road, Stirchley, B30 2DA, 7pm-10pm.

1st and 2nd October: Ascot Beer Festival at Ascot Racecourse, Ascot, Berkshire SL5 7JX. More than 160 real ales, real ciders, and perries. Also live music and horse racing. Details on the festival website.

1st and 2nd October: Docktoberfest at Docks Beers, The Church, King Edward Street, Grimsby DN31 3JD. Loads of German beers and Docktoberbier, Docks Beers’ own traditional hefenweizen. Details on the event Facebook page.

Shropshire Oktoberfest

1st and 2nd October: Shropshire Oktoberfest, Shrewsbury’s Quarry Park and around town. 180 real ales, food, live music, and comedy. Full details on the event website.

1st and 2nd October: Woolston Beer Festival at Peartree Church Hall, Peartree Road, Woolston, Southampton. Details on the festival website.

1st and 2nd October: Oktoberfest at Duration Brewing, Abbey Farm, River Road, West Acre, Norfolk RPE32 1UA, 4pm-8pm. See preview

1st-3rd October: Real Ale and Cider Festival at Spa Valley Railway, West Station, Royal Tonbridge Wells, Kent TN2 5QY. See preview

1st-3rd October: Stone Food and Drink Festival at Westbridge Park, Stafford Road, Stone, Staffordshire ST15 0EX. Joule’s Brewery is the headline sponsor. Details on the festival website.

2nd October: Book signing and meet the author session with Jonny Garrett, author of A Year In Beer,at Hackney Brewery, Unit 10, Lockwood Way, London E17 5RB.

6th-9th October: Bedford Beer and Cider Festival at the Corn Exchange, 13 St Paul’s Square, Bedford MK40 1SL. Details on the North Beds CAMRA website.

6th-10th October: Autumn Beer Festival at Billericay Brewing Co, 54B/C Chapel Street, Billericay, Essex CM12 9LS.

7th October: Book signing and meet the author session with Jonny Garrett, author of A Year In Beer, at DEYA Brewery, Unit 27, Lansdown Industrial Estate, Gloucester Road, Cheltenham GL51 8PL.

7th-9th October: South Woodham Beer Festival at the Village Hall, 25 Hullbridge Road, South Woodham Ferrers, Chelmsford CM3 5PL. Details on the Maldon and Dengie CAMRA website.

7th-10th October: Steel City on Tour. Special events in numerous Sheffield pubs, bars, breweries, and taprooms. Details on the Sheffield CAMRA website.

8th October: Book signing and meet the author session with Jonny Garrett, author of A Year In Beer, at Lost and Grounded Brewery, 91 Whitby Rd, Brislington, Bristol BS4 4AR.

8th-10th October: Crewe Rail Ale Festival at Crewe Heritage Centre, Vernon Way, Crewe CW1 2DB. More than 50 cask ales, plus real ciders and perries. Details on the South Cheshire CAMRA website.

9th October: Live music, with guitarist and singer/songwriter Matt Owens, at Beercraft, 3 Argyle Street, Pulteney Bridge, Bath BA2 4BA. Book tickets here.

9th October: Thinking Drinkers Pub Quiz at Arlington Arts Centre, Newbury. See preview

9th October: Red Herring Comedy Club at Docks Academy, The Church, King Edward Street, Grimsby DN31 3JD. Pick up tickets here.

9th October: Book signing and meet the author session with Jonny Garrett, author of A Year In Beer, at Siren Craft Brew, Marino Way, 18, Alberto House, Finchampstead, Wokingham RG40 4RF, and Elusive Brewing, Unit 5 Marino Way, Hogwood Lane, Hogwood Industrial Estate, Wokingham RG40 4RF.

9th October: Oktoberfest at Beer & Bird, 18A Fore Street, St Ives, Cornwall TR26 1AB, noon onwards. Oktoberfest beers, oompah band, and fried chicken. Details and tickets via Eventbrite.

From 11th October: Timothy Taylor tap takeover at The Pursuit of Hoppiness, 15 West Street, Bridport, Dorset DT6 3QJ.

11th-24th October: Cornwall CAMRA’s Falmouth Pubs Festival. See preview

12th October: Chapel Street Kitchen Feast Night at Billericay Brewing Co, 54B/C Chapel Street, Billericay, Essex CM12 9LS.

Craft Beer Calling
Illustration: Hannah Botma

13th-16th October: Robin Hood Beer and Cider Festival, at Trent Bridge Cricket Ground, West Bridgford, Nottingham NG2 6AG. Details on the festival website.

14th October: Quiz Night at Billericay Brewing Co, 54B/C Chapel Street, Billericay, Essex CM12 9LS, 7pm.

14th October: October bottle pour at Amity Brew Co, 83-85 Town Street, Farsley, Pudsey LS28 5UJ, 7pm. Details on the Amity Brew Co website.

14th-17th October: Keighley and Worth Valley Railway Beer and Music Festival at the Railway Station, Haworth, West Yorkshire BD22 9NJ. Details on the festival web page.

15th and 16th October: Thinking Drinkers Pub Quiz at G Live, Guildford. See preview

15th-17th October: Ale Festival at the Prince Maurice, Farm Lane, Plymouth PL6 5RJ.

19th October: Book signing and meet the author session with Jonny Garrett, author of A Year In Beer, at Beer Guerilla, 227 Wellingborough Road, Northampton NN1 4EF.

21st October: Beer tasting and tour at Amity Brew Co, 15-16 Festoon Rooms, Sunny Bank Mills, 83-85 Town Street, Farsley, LS28 5UJ, 6.30pm-8pm. Details and tickets here.

21st October: Meet the brewer at Horsforth Brewery, 143 New Road Side, Horsforth LS18 4QD, 7.30pm. Details and tickets via Eventbrite.

21st October: Book signing and meet the author session with Jonny Garrett, author of A Year In Beer, at the Crooked Tap, 3 Greenside House, York YO26 5LL.

21st-23rd October: Indian Vegan Kitchen takeover at Orbit Beers Brewery and Taproom, 233 Fielding Street, London SE17 3HD. Full details and tickets here.

21st-23rd October: Craft Beer Calling at Wylam Brewery, Palace of Arts Exhibition Park, Claremont Road, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE2 4PZ. Details on the festival website.

22nd October: Thinking Drinkers Pub Quiz at Komedia, Bath. See preview

22nd October: October Fest at Quantock Brewery, Westridge Way, Broadgauge Business Park, Bishop’s Lydeard, Taunton TA4 3RU, 5pm-10m. Bavarian themed beers. Beer token for those in fancy dress.

22nd October: Meet the brewer and tap takeover with Vaux Brewery at the Nomadic Beers Taproom, Unit 11, 15 Sheepscar Street, Leeds LS7 1AD, noon-10pm.

22nd and 23rd October: Alphabet Brewing Co 7th anniversary party at 99 North Western Street, Manchester M12 6JL. 5pm-10pm on Friday, noon-10pm on Saturday.

23rd October: Thinking Drinkers Pub Quiz at The Junction, Cambridge. See preview

23rd and 24th October: First anniversary celebration at the Bini Brew Co taproom, Unit A, Wharfe View Yard, Ilkley LS29 8DU. Six beers pouring, including the next in Bini’s Gose series, a DIPA brewed in collaboration with Slowride, a new pale ale, and a special anniversary edition of Under the Manhole Cover. More details on Facebook.

25th-30th October: Norwich Beer and Cider Festival at S Andrews and Blackfriars Hall, St Andrews, Norwich NR3 1AU. See preview

26th October: Vegetarian curry night at Billericay Brewing Co, 54B/C Chapel Street, Billericay, Essex CM12 9LS, 1pm.

28th October: Examity Pub Quiz Night at Amity Brew Co, 83-85 Town Street, Farsley, Pudsey LS28 5UJ, 8pm. Details on the Amity Brew Co website.

29th October: Duration Brewing tap takeover at The Stoneworks, 8A Church Street, Peterborough PE1 1XB, 6pm-10pm. Details on the brewery website.

29th and 30th October: Poole Beer Festival at St Aldhelms Centre, Poole Road, Branksome BH12 1AD. More than 85 real ales and craft beers, plus real ciders and perries, and international bottled beers. Details on the festival web page.

29th-31st October: DEYA tap takeover at the House of Trembling Madness, 48 Stonegate, York YO1 8AS. Fresh beers, mixed fermentation beers, as well as a DEYA/TRmbling Madness export stout collaboration.

30th October: Spooktacular Halloween event at Siren Craft Brew, 18 Marino Way, Hogwood Lane Industrial Estate, Finchampstead, Berkshire RG40 4RF, from noon. Details on the event Facebook page.

30th October: Thinking Drinkers Pub Quiz at Arts Depot, Finchley. See preview

30th October: Meet the brewer at Horsforth Brewery, 143 New Road Side, Horsforth LS18 4QD, 12.30pm. Details and tickets via Eventbrite.

3oth October: Screamity — an Amity Halloween Monster Mash at Amity Brew Co, 83-85 Town Street, Farsley, Pudsey LS28 5UJ, 1pm-11pm. Details on the Amity Brew Co website.

30th October: Elusive Brewing tap takeover at Brewery Market, 48-49 Church Street, Twickenham TW1 3NR. This will include the exclusive launch of Middle Child Brewing’s collaboration with Elusive Brewing.

31st October: Third anniversary and Halloween party at Brewery Market, 48-49 Church Street, Twickenham TW1 3NR, 2pm-8pm.

Regular events

Wednesdays

Track Brewing Co taproom open at Unit 18, Piccadilly Trading Estate, Manchester M1 2NP, 2pm-10pm.

Thursdays

Track Brewing Co taproom open at Unit 18, Piccadilly Trading Estate, Manchester M1 2NP, 2pm-10pm.

Fridays

Track Brewing Co taproom open at Unit 18, Piccadilly Trading Estate, Manchester M1 2NP, noon-10pm.

Tap nights at Duration Brewing, Abbey Farm, River Road, West Acre, Norfolk RPE32 1UA , 4pm-8pm. Details on the brewery website.

Saturdays

Brewery tours at Billericay Brewing Co, 54B/C Chapel Street, Billericay, Essex CM12 9LS, 1pm.

Track Brewing Co taproom open at Unit 18, Piccadilly Trading Estate, Manchester M1 2NP, noon-10pm.

Tap nights at Duration Brewing, Abbey Farm, River Road, West Acre, Norfolk RPE32 1UA , 4pm-8pm. Details on the brewery website.

Sundays

Duration Brewing HorseBox Bar at the Sunday Market, White Lion Street, Holt NR25 6BA. Details on the brewery website.

Street Food Sundays at Amity Brew Co, 83-85 Town Street, Farsley, Pudsey LS28 5UJ. Details on the Amity Brew Co website.

Track Brewing Co taproom open at Unit 18, Piccadilly Trading Estate, Manchester M1 2NP, noon-8pm.

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