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Kidderminster Beer & Cider Festival 2019 7-9 November

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At Kidderminster Town Hall

The magnificent Kidderminster Town Hall is our setting for the 2019 festival featuring 45 beers plus 18 ciders and perries, soft drinks, a selection of wines (including locally produced wines and fruit wines) and NEW for 2019 a Craft Gin bar. It's just a ten minute walk from Kidderminster railway station.

The Festival is coming

KBCF 2018 Patrons

Kidderminster Beer and Cider Festival: Details

We will be providing a selection of 45 interesting and unusual beers from nearby and farther afield. 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! Download the beer list here -> Festival Beer List 2019

With a rich heritage in the area, we will offer a selection of 18 real ciders and perries from local producers displaying the marvellous range of flavours and styles being produced. Download the cider and perry list here -> Festival Cider & Perry List 2019

New for 2019, a Craft Gin Bar will be available including a selection of speciality and local Gins. Download the one page gin list here -> Festival Gin List 2019

Beer Tour! - On Thursday late afternoon starting at 4pm there will be a couple of beer styles tours led by an experienced CAMRA beer taster. Meet in the bar. There is no cost to this but you will need to buy your own beers and places will be limited so if interested please sign up at the Tokens stand.

Entertainment – Thursday will be designated a Quiet day with no entertainment or distracting music. On Friday evening live entertainment sees the return of The Ranters, playing a rousing mix of Irish and contemporary music and song on the fiddle and guitar.

Tutored tasting session! - Saturday sees a tutored beer tasting at 2pm. This is a great way to get to know more about what’s in different beers and how that affects the pleasures of drinking different beers. Sign up for £5 at the Tokens Stand. You’ll get six varied beers and interesting insights about them. And it’s fun.

Designated Driver Entry – 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

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

Festival opening times and Entry:

Thursday 7 Nov2 to 10pmCAMRA member’s preview from 12 noon
Friday 8 Nov11am to 11pm
Saturday 9 Nov11am to 9pm ** or until the beer runs out

Entry is just £3 for non members and £1 for CAMRA members. There is a cashless bar so an entry package will get you entry, a festival glass and tokens for use at the bars. Unused tokens and souvenir glass deposit are fully refundable. Free re-admission on following days is welcome for those that preserve their wrist bands intact.

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 Sponsorship

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


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Kinver Brewery Logo (Festival Glass Sponsor 2019)
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Festival Charity: The Alzheimer's Society

Small Logo For Alzheimers Charity (Festival Charity 2019) This year’s festival charity is The Alzheimer's Society.

The Alzheimer's Society is the UK's leading dementia charity.
We provide information and support, improve care, fund research, and create lasting change for people affected by dementia.
Alzheimers SideBySide There are 8,650 people living with dementia in Worcestershire and this figure will only rise as we all live longer.

In Worcestershire we have local services offering support to families and people with dementia.
  • We have 5 singing for the brain services which helps stimulate the mind with music.
  • We have a Dementia Support service which is countywide helping families and carers navigate the dementia journey.
  • We also have side by side service operating across Worcestershire to help people with dementia remain active in their own communities.
  • Many of these services are funded by income gratefully received through organisations such as Kidderminster Beer& Cider Festival and will only continue if we get further donations.
  • We also need volunteers to support side by side and fundraising for further information please contact 01905 621887 or email ku.gro.sremiehzla@erihsretsecroW.

For details of our research, campaigning and national services please visit:
our website at alzheimers.org.uk
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twitter logo Twitter at @alzheimerssoc

KBCF 2018 Beers and Staff

Sponsors and Advertisers

Festival Charity:       The Alzheimer's Society
Sponsors: The Swan Shopping Centre Kinver Brewery
      CMS Vauxhall Big Print Shop The Anchor Inn, Cookley
      Marston's The Midcounties Co-operative Severn Mortgage Solutions
      AleWrightNow The Weavers at Park Lane Woodcote Manor Brewery
      Bewdley Brewery BOA Brewery, Stourport The Black Star, Stourport
      Gymaphobics Hartlebury Brewery The Harriers Arms
      Enville Brewery Kidderminster Harriers Social & Supporters Club Pockets Snooker Club
      Sadlers Brewery Tipplers of Bewdley Whittles Coaches
      Paradise Balti Autoweld Motor Services Coconuts Consulting