Here is a selection of local and national beer festivals, with maybe a few interesting ones from other regions. Don't forget to also check our diary of social events.
17th - 19th October 2013 The Forest Real Ale Festival
The festival starts at 5:00pm on Thursday and finishes Sunday evening and is promising to be a fantastic weekend at The Forest. DJ playing in The Olive Room Friday night 9:30pm to 1:00am, free entry, call for more information: 01564 772120
Getting there: Post code B93 8JA.
Thurs23rd, Fri24th and Sat25th May 2013 Kidderminster Beer Festival
Thursday 4-6pm for CAMRA members and Trade ONLY Public 6-11pm Friday: 11am-11pm Saturday: 11am-11pm (or until the beer runs out!) A superb range of local and Yorkshire ales, ciders and perries. Entertainment and food. Town Hall, Vicar St, Kidderminster.
Fri 14th - Sat 15th June 2013 Stratford upon Avon Beer Festival
Stratford Racecourse, Luddington Rd. 55+ real ales plus 25+ specially selected ciders and perries. Open Fri 2-11pm; Sat 11am-11pm. Food available all sessions. Live music Sat; quiet room available.
Getting there: Post code CV37 9SE.
Fri 14th - Sat 15th June 2013 30th Rugby Beer Festival
Coastal theme 50+ real ales plus ciders, perry and foreign beers. Open: Fri 3.00-11.00. Sat 11.00-11.00. Thornfield Bowling Club, adj Marriot Leisure Centre, Hillmorton Road, • Open 2-11pm Friday. 11-11pm Saturday. •Food available all sessions. •Live music starring Dave Pepper (acoustic solo guitarist/ singer artist) Saturday from 8pm.
Getting there: Post code CV22 5LJ.
Thurs 4th, Fri 5th and 6th July 2013 10th Bromsgrove Beer Festival
Over 100 Real Ales plus ciders and perry. Thurs 6 - 11 (CAMRA members only) Fri 3-11, Sat 11-11. Entrance £5 or CAMRA members £3.Bromsgrove RFC, Finstall Park, Finstall, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire.
Getting there: Post code B60 3DH.
For further information on any of these events, contact the Branch Secretary . You can phone him during the evenings on .