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.
Fri 26th - Sat 27th April 2013 Coventry Beer Festival
At Coventry Rugby Football Ground, Butts Road. 80+ beers including specials from local breweries,plus ciders, perries and country wines.Open: Fri/Sat:noon-4pm,then 6pm-11pm. Glass hire £2, food all sessions. Admission £1 lunch, £2 evening, free to card-carrying CAMRA members all sessions. More details contact Mick/Louise Madder 0247 667 3680
Getting there: Post code CV1 3GE.
Fri 3rd - Mon 6th May 2013 Long Itchington Beer Festival
All six village pubs participating: Buck And Bell, Cuttle Inn, Duck On The Pond, Green Man, Harvester and Two Boats. Beer guides available at the pubs.Full details of the beer festival are here: www.longitchingtonbeerfestival.co.uk
Getting there: Post code CV47 9PQ.
Fri 17th - Sat 18th May 2013 Shirley Beer Festival (second)
Camp Hill Rugby Club, Haslucks Green Rd, Shirley. 25 real ales and 7 ciders. £10 Entry includes souvenir glass, programme and £5 beer tokens, (£6 tokens CAMRA members) Open: Fri 5.30-11.30, Sat 11.30-11.30
Getting there: Post code B90 2EF.
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.
Fri 4th and Sat 5th Oct 2013 Solihull CAMRA Beer Festival
The Royal British Legion, Union Road, Solihull Town centre (within easy walk of rail station and buses). 40+ beers, cider and perry. Homebrew competition (Sat lunchtime);.Live band - Strumtroopers Sat eve. Open: Fri 5.30-11.00pm; Sat 12 - 11.00pm. Hot food all sessions. £2 entry. Token system: £10 covers entry (£1 Card carrying CAMRA members) £2.5 refundable commemorative glass, the balance in beer tokens.
Getting there: Post code B91 3DH.
For further information on any of these events, contact the Branch Secretary . You can phone him during the evenings on .