Cask Ale Week 2017 is fast approaching and will be running 21st September to the 1st October. To celebrate cask ale and promote it to more consumers there will be beer festivals, tastings, brewery open days, promotions and competitions. Here are details of some of the events which will be taking place around the UK during Cask Ale Week:
Brewery Dray – 23 Sep
The Palmers Brewery Dray will be based in Bridport market, handing out hundreds of free brewery tours which will give people an insight into the unique process that makes cask ale so distinct.
Brighton and Hove’s first micropub, The Watchmaker’s Arms, will be holding a Home Brew competition. The winner will spend the day with Jack (Beercraft Brighton) brewing their winning beer to be served at The Watchmaker’s.
Mini beer festival
Thwaites is running a load of mini beer festivals in selected Inns, Pubs and Hotels. The winner of the Best Pint award will devise and brew their own beer to be included in the Beer festival package. The beer will also be on general sale to Thwaites Pubs, Inns and Hotels.
Free pint promotion
Ei Group are hosting a free pint promotion to coincide with the 11-day Week.
Taking place at Wadworth’s Brewery, the evening will include a full guided brewery tour where guests get to meet the brewer and experience a tutored tasting and beer matching. At the end, a gift pack of selected beers will be provided for each guest to take home.
Tour de Palmers – 1 Oct
Now in its fourth year, it sees upwards of 100 cyclists ride round a selection of Palmers’ pubs with teams representing their local pubs and competing for cask ale prizes.