10 Best Beer Festival: Festivals of UK

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Is anyone up for pints? When you think of beer festivals, you probably think of Oktoberfest, the German beer and sausage festival. Beer festivals honor the lovely nectar that many people visit and enjoy sinking pints, cans, and bottles after a long day or week of work. There are numerous types of beer available, and beer festivals frequently showcase them in their entirety.

Because it’s not a good idea to drink all that beer on an empty stomach, beer festivals usually have food for sale, which is usually street food or BBQ-style grub that you can eat with one hand while holding your beer in the other. Because music and beer go so well together, there is always a musical component to these events, which may even include live music from talented locals.

If you are not interested in large crowds of people in various states of celebration, you should look elsewhere for that summer event you want to attend. Give one ago if you want to learn about beer, try some old favorites, and discover new flavors.

1. Great British Beer Festival

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The Campaign for Real Ale Ltd organizes the Great British Beer Festival annually. It serves cask ales and other alcoholic beverages from the UK and beyond. The Great British Beer Festival is one of the world’s largest, most exciting, and most well-known beer and cider events.

The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) organized the event, which brings hundreds of real ales, international beers, and real ciders and perries under the iconic Olympia roof.

In addition to a large selection of drinks, there is a diverse selection of street drinks, food, and snacks. The ticket price includes entertainment such as live music on Saturday and Friday evenings.

Try your hand at traditional pub games, and peruse the festival shops for pub books, brewery memorabilia, and CAMRA merchandise. Beer experts will be conducting beer tastings throughout the week to help you learn more about the craft that goes into making Britain’s best beers.

And, of course, the CAMRA Champion Beer of Britain will be judged and announced at the start of the Great British Beer Festival. The festival, which takes place in the first few days of August each year, also hosts the Champion Beer of Britain awards. The fund raised at this beer festival goes to charities and is later used for good causes.

Here are some more beer festivals celebrated in different regions.

2. Tynedale Beer & Cider Beer Festival

It is one of the largest and possibly the best beer and cider festivals in the North East! It is an annual event held at Tynedale Park in Corbridge, home of Tynedale Rugby Football Club.

We bring you the best beers and ciders from the region and the UK over three days in June, along with great wine, a gin and rum bar, delicious street food, and live music. Tynedale Lions Club and Tynedale Rugby Football Club are organizing the festival. Its mission is to raise funds for charitable causes.

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While we have some chairs, there will not be enough for everyone, so please bring your camping chairs. Tokens must be used to purchase all drinks and food. If you purchased your tickets online from the website, you order token vouchers, which can be exchanged for tokens when you arrive at the festival.

A festival is a fundraising event that benefits the nominated charities and the rugby club. Tokens can be purchased at the festival with cash or a credit card. The majority of beers and ciders cost two tokens. Token numbers will be displayed on all food and beverages. The festival is run entirely by volunteers.

3. FyneFest Fyne Ales Beer Festival

Enjoy some pints while taking in the breathtakingly beautiful views at this three-day family-friendly party, drink, food and fun.

Every year, in the large shadow of the Glen Fyne valley, the fine folks and visitors at Fyne Ales curate an awesome collection of beers from independent breweries worldwide (including Deya Brewing Company, Cloudwater Brew Co and North Brewing Co).

Camping, kid-friendly activities, talks, Fyne Ales brewery tours, Meet The Brewer sessions, and some fantastic festival food — including local oysters (perfect with porter), venison, hog roasts, and plenty of vegan and vegetarian options — are all available.

There’s also dancing with live bands, karaoke, and some old-school hip hop played on banjos this year. The brewery even has its bus to transport you from Glasgow.

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While we have some chairs, there will not be enough for everyone, so please bring your camping chairs. Tokens must be used to purchase all drinks and food. If you purchased your tickets online from the website, you order token vouchers, which can be exchanged for tokens when you arrive at the festival.

A festival is a fundraising event that benefits the nominated charities and the rugby club. Tokens can be purchased at the festival with cash or a credit card. The majority of beers and ciders cost two tokens. Token numbers will be displayed on all food and beverages. The festival is run entirely by volunteers.

Location: Cairndow, Argyll and Bute, Scotland

4. Wincle Beer Festival, Cheshire

Enjoy a pint at Wincle Beer Company, located on Tolls Farm in the tiny village of Wincle on the Cheshire-Staffordshire border, welcoming its doors and neighbouring fields each June to host this boutique beer festival by the River Dane.

The atmosphere is festive, with live music (a brass band will perform on Saturday), a tug-of-war, street food, and a different gin and prosecco bar. Expect around 25 beers from local breweries such as Beartown, Torrside, Peak Ales, early craft pioneer Red Willow, and Wincle. Camping is available for £10 per night.

5. Keswick Beer Festival

In addition to its world-famous Derwent Pencil Museum, the lovely Cumbrian town of Keswick hosts a fantastic traditional cask ale festival. The two-day ‘party on the pitch’ takes place in the heart of the Lake District, on the green grass of the local rugby club, against a stunning backdrop of fells and mountains.

Overlooking Skiddaw, England’s fourth-highest peak, there’s live music, beer festival food, and a massive beer lineup largely dedicated to Cumbria’s thriving brewery scene. Don’t leave without trying Coniston Bluebird, a beautifully balanced beer named after the speedboat that crashed fatally on Coniston Water in the Lake District in 1967.

Location: Keswick, Cumbria

6. Cardigan Independent Beer Festival, Ceredigion

Pizzatipi is run by the second generation of the Tucker-Lynch clan (who, as Fforest, own a variety of top-end, eco-friendly camping, holiday apartment, and food and drink businesses). Its riverside kitchen serves pizzas in a courtyard formed by several historic maritime buildings, with sunset views over the water.

Pizzatipi also hosts this showcase of Welsh craft beer every June. Expect around 50 beers, mostly kegs from Polly’s Brew Co, Heavy Industry, Cwrw Ial, and Crafty Devil, as well as one-off exclusives. The weekend welcomes guests and includes silly games, challenges, music, and a big screen showing the Glastonbury festival.

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7. Bigfoot Beer Festival

For many years, music festivals lacked decent beers, and beer festivals lacked great music (unless, of course, you like morris dancing). Not any longer. This three-day event, held on a picturesque 170-acre site, excels at both. Amid scenic parkland with lakes and woods, you’ll find brewery taps from a prestigious list of producers such as Northern Monk, Signature Brew, Siren, and The Wild Beer Co.

This year, Khruangbin, Caribou, and the Happy Mondays will headline the main stage alongside an impressive lineup of up-and-coming acts. At the same time, the incredible food offering will centre on fire pit cooking. Throw in some fine wines and quality cocktails, and you may need to unwind thanks to the Wellness program, which includes yoga by the lake. There are loads of cool kids’ activities too.

Location: Claydon Estate, Buckinghamshire

8. Craft Beer Festival in London

When Britain ruled the global beer show centuries ago, London’s breweries exported their indigenous styles worldwide. Ships laden with barrels of porter, stout, an India pale ale would set sail a few miles upriver from Tobacco Dock, the urban setting for the 10th annual craft beer festival. The ‘all-in’ ticket price of £180 may appear a little steep, but the sessions here are intended to broaden one’s beer horizons.

Rather than simply nursing a few pints, you’ve given tasting glasses with which to walk around and sample unlimited beers from a staggering selection of microbreweries — not just from within the M25 but from all over the UK.

In addition, thanks to an agreement with the US Brewers Association in America, there will be brews from more than two dozen transatlantic producers, cider, spirits, and some top-notch street food.

Location: Tobacco Dock, Wapping, east London

9. Thornbridge Peakender Bakewell Beer Festival

This fantastic weekend beer and music festival in the incredibly scenic Peak District comes from one of the leading pioneers of the British craft beer renaissance. The Bakewell Showground is the setting for a three-day beer-fueled camping and glamping festival featuring breweries from the United Kingdom and beyond.

Meet the Brewer talks and tastings for craft beer connoisseurs, but if in-depth discussions of hop varieties, mash tun circumferences. Stone & Wood from Australia, Firestone Walker Brewing Company from California, Lost and Grounded from Bristol, and, of course, a plethora of Thornbridge bottled beers. And the like don’t interest you there’s a wide selection of tasty food and fantastic live music.

Location: Peak District

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10. Indy Man Beer Con

While the legendary lineup of beers and breweries will be pure catnip for craft beer enthusiasts, it is the spectacular setting that distinguishes this four-day Manchester festival.

The Edwardian Grade II-listed Victoria Baths, a red-brick-and-terracotta masterpiece that provides a stunning backdrop for a lovely beer, is a far cry from the usual trestle tables scattered around a cavernous hall.

Expect ornate tiling, lavish stained glass, and a maze of lead, cast iron, and mahogany. There are numerous bespoke bars crammed into charming little snugs, nooks, and cubby holes. But, as always, no running or excessive petting.

Location: Victoria Baths, Manchester

Conclusion

Do you want to spend a couple of days drinking only beer? Then a beer festival is probably right up your alley. These events frequently include stalls and at least one large bar where you can buy, sample, and drink as much beer as possible. Although there is rarely a theme, the beers available at specific beer festivals are usually determined by the region.

For example, the type of beer available at an Oktoberfest beer festival in Munich will differ from one held in the United Kingdom. Often, as with food events, the main focus will be on locally brewed drinks, and you will have the opportunity to meet the brewers.

I hope the article will help you enjoy different beer festivals!

Also, read 12 Best Pubs In Hampstead Must To Visit.

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