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Campaign for Real Ale

Campaign for Real Ale

Kidderminster Beer & Cider Festival 2018 17-19 May

Kidderminster Beer and Cider Festival 2018

Kidderminster Town Hall

The magnificent Kidderminster Town Hall is our setting for the 2018 festival featuring 48 beers plus 15 ciders and perries, soft drinks and a selection of wines (including locally produced wines and fruit wines). It's just a ten minute walk from Kidderminster railway station.

The Festival is coming

2017 Festival Logo

This year we are celebrating the role of Women in Brewing. We will be providing a selection of interesting and unusual beers from nearby and farther afield. The selection will including and highlighting beers produced by women. All beer styles will be there, from golden ales, rich and hoppy bitters, copper ales, full-flavoured IPAs culminating with dark mysterious porters and stouts. There will be beer styles to suit everyone and all tastes!

With a rich cider heritage in the area, we will offer a selection from local producers displaying the marvellous range of flavours and styles being produced.

There will also be a selection of wines including locally produced fragrant delicious grape wines to enjoy.

The bar selection has now been finalised and a full list of Beers, Wines and Ciders is available here> Beer And Cider Festival 2018 - Beer List

Entertainment on the Friday evening entertainment will be provided by local dance collective BellyFusion and Irish duo the Ranters. Both acts are returning following successful previous visits.

Tutored tasting session for beer on the Saturday Afternoon at 1:30 is available at a cost of just £3. If you'd like to know a little more about the subtleties of beers then sign up at the Tokens Stall.

Seating and tables will be in the main hall - a relaxed festival with Hot Food and cold snacks is available.

Designated Driver Scheme – Free admission and 2 soft drinks, no alcohol.

Children - Well-behaved children before 8pm accompanied by two family responsible adults in the main hall. Children's drinks will be available.

Dogs - Well-behaved dogs kept on a lead at all times are allowed in the main hall but not in the bar. Guide dogs are welcome in all areas

Advance tickets are available online from Eventbrite. Ticket price includes refundable Festival glass charge and bar tokens: Eventbrite

Festival opening times and Entry:

Thursday 17 May6-11pm4pm CAMRA member’s preview
Friday 18 May11am-11pm
Saturday 19 May11am-8pm (last entry 7pm)

Entry is just £2, £3 on Friday evening after 5pm. Entry for CAMRA members is free for all sessions, but not the beer and you'd still need a festival glass within the Entrance package. Free re-admission on following days is also available for those that preserve their wrist bands intact. Souvenir glass £2 (refundable).

Our Volunteer Rota is now fully staffed for this year and our thanks go out to all those members whose contribution makes the festival possible. If you missed out this year but would like to be considered for next year please email us at moc.liamg@armactseroferyw

Festival Sponsors

Our appreciation and thanks go to the generous and supportive sponsors without whom the festival wouldn't be possible.
To visit any of our sponsors websites please click the logos below
Festival Promotional
Polo Shirts
Weavers Logo

Festival Programme

Logo for George/Penny Black Programme Sponsorship

PA Equipment

Load Street Studios Logo
Loan of Van

CMS Kidderminster

Charity Fund Raising

West Mercia Women's Aid This year’s festival charity is West Mercia Women’s Aid who work primarily with women and children affected by domestic abuse, providing refuge or safe accommodation, a 24hr helpline and a range of community-based support. Their vital charitable work is an important lifeline and much appreciated by those that they help. See their website for more details by clicking their logo

West Mercia Women’s Aid Domestic Abuse Helpline is available 24hrs:
Worcestershire 0800 980 3331
Herefordshire, Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin 0800 783 1359