Pubs across the city of Norwich are putting on a number of events for the Fringe Festival, a celebration of local beer and pubs throughout the month of February to coincide with the Great British Beer Festival Winter.
Each of the participating pubs boast a good range of ales and will host a social event for visitors, ranging from pie and porters pairing to tap takeovers and meet the brewer evenings. The Great British Beer Festival will be promoting each event with a ‘Treasure Trail’, which will provide keen pub explorers the chance to learn interesting facts about each venue as well as the chance to win a bundle of beer worth £100.
Kicking off the week of the Great British Beer Festival Winter will be a beer and fine dining experience, in which a selection of local brews will be paired with a three-course evening menu by local Beer Sommelier Cheryl Cade and the head chef of the Maids Head Hotel.
Ian Stamp who has organised the Fringe Festival says: “I am delighted that over 20 pubs across Norwich are coming together to put on events to celebrate beer. This is a great opportunity to show of the finest local pubs and brews to both locals and visitors alike and the perfect lead up to the Great British Beer Festival Winter.”
The Great British Beer Festival Winter will be taking place from 20-24th of February at the Halls in Norwich. To download your fringe guide to the best events taking place, visit www.winter.gbbf.org.uk/the-fringe/
Members of the trade and press can attend the Great British Beer Festival Winter’s trade session, opening the winter festival on Tuesday 20 February from 3-5.30pm and find out which beer has been crowned the Champion Winter Beer of Britain this year. Registration is open until 16 February, 5pm and can be accessed at winter.gbbf.org.uk/trade-session/