MAIN EVENTS IN 2018Join an event at the breweries & pubs mentioned below
Cask Ale Celebration Day – Sunday 23rd September
The George Inn, Denby
Pick up your Cask Ale Week collector card and start collecting your beer tokens – Claim your FREE pint when you have a full card of eight tokens!
Westerham Brewery are giving a free 1/3 pint taster of Scotney Green Hop Ale for every purchase of a tasting paddle of Westerham Brewery cask ales.
Hop and Grain Ale Trail – Saturday 22nd September
East Cheshire, from 12pm – 10:30pm
Hop on the bus ale trail for Cask Ale Week and hop off at any of the 9 selected pubs along the way. A day of entertainment, food and a range of over 50 cask ales from many small breweries.
Pubs on the Trail: The Macc, Macclesfield; The Vale, Bollington; The Mounting Stone, Bramhall; The Magnet, Stockport; Ye Olde Cock Inn, Didsbury; The White Hart, Cheadle; The Old Dancer, Wimslow; The Bulls Head, Mottram St Andrew; and Olde Admiral Rodney, Prestbury.
Tickets £13 and available to buy from all participating pubs. Further info: www.hopandgrainevents.co.uk
Celebrate Cask Ale Week at Banks’s Brewery – Saturday 22nd September
Banks’s Brewery, 12pm-4pm
Join Banks’s Beer for brewery tour, cheese and beer tasting, and meet the brewer on 22nd September. Booking essential: 01902 329 653
Events at The Black Hat
The Black Hat, Ilkley, LS29 9DR
Join The Black Hat for their first Cask Ale Week! 15+ Cask Ales making an appearance on the bar;
live music acts; & a Cask Ale Quiz with many great prizes to be won!
Market Town Taverns
20th September – Launch Day
Celebrate the start of Cask Ale Week by raising a glass of Cask! Either try something new or stick to your favourite, the choice is yours.
22nd September – FemALE Day
An on-going initiatives of CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale) is to encourage more women to try cask ale. After all, why should the good tasting beer be left for just the men to enjoy!
26th September – Introduce a Friend Day
Share the joy of cask ale by buying a pint for your non cask drinking mate!
30th September – Big Finale
Raise a toast to cask ale!
‘Meet’ the Brains Brewery Brewer – Social media takeover
Ask the brewer at Brains’ Brewery questions during social media takeovers happening throughout Cask Ale Week.
Events at Bowland Brewery
In celebration of Cask Ale Week 2018 Bowland Brewery have a huge lineup of beer themed fun. Join them at The Bowland Beer Hall for a 10 day beer journey including:
Free monthly Jazz Jam session. Enjoy it even more with Beer Flight & cheese tasting board at just £7.50 book now on 01200 407 183.
Beer Hall for a taster event with Bowland Brewery team.
Their tour guide will be giving free mini tours from 4pm – 6pm
Join Bowland at 11am for a Cask Ale Week Walk from The Waddington Arms, full details here
Bacon butties before you set off and beer tasters on return.
24th & 25th
Monday and Tuesday is ‘Drink it Dry’ which means selected beers are half price all day!
26th & 28th
Tour guide will be giving free mini tours, no need to book just turn up!
3pm – 5pm on the 26th
4pm – 5pm on the 28th
Farm Yard Ales tap takeover and meet the brewer event. This is a ticketed event from 7.30pm and all information can be found here.
Hook Norton Cask Ale Celebration Day – Sunday 23rd September
Hook Norton Brewery, 11.00am – 16.00pm, OX15 5NY
Celebrate all good things cask ale at Hook Norton’s. The brewery has a range of great events for you to enjoy:
Cask Ale Trail
A series of bars will be set up around the brewery site, each with a mystery beer on tap. Collect your tasting glass from the shop and head off to explore the brewery museum, steam engine room, barm cellar and stables. In each place you’ll find a mystery beer that needs tasting and identifying! Prizes for correct answers.
Tickets £5 (inc free Hook Norton Pint Glass and free samples of 4 cask ales)
Kids Treasure Hunt
Why should mum and dad have all the fun?! Perfect for the kids – make your way around the brewery site, collecting clues and answers with a host of fun prizes up for grabs!
For those of a semi sporting nature, there will be the brewery ping pong table set up and also the Aunt Sally
Beer & Food matching – Brewery Boardroom
head brewer James Clarke will be on hand to talk you through three of our beers and their ideal food match. Enjoy free beer and food samples.
Sessions 12 and 2pm
Malthouse Kitchen will be open as usual providing its usual selection of locally sourced, hand prepared dishes.
Check out full range of cask ales, available in polypins, minipins, bottles and cans.
Offer – Free Hook Norton Brewery glass with every case of beer bought!
Party at Dhillons brewery – Friday 28th September
Dhillons Brewery, CV6 6AT, 5pm
It’s their first event for Cask Ale Week and they are making it a big one. Join Dhillons Brewery for a celebration at their brewery involving food stalls; live music; and a taste of their two special beers, brewed especially for Cask Ale Week – not one to miss!
‘Launch of Old’ – Sunday 1st October
Harvey’s Brewery, BN7 2AH
Harvey’s brewery are celebrating the first consignment of ‘Old Ale’ with a Church Harvest Thanksgiving Service; Morris Dancing in the brewery yard; and copious free draughts of ale – a grand finale for Cask Ale Week!
Party at Palmers
Palmers Brewery, DT6 4JA
A free to all party at the brewery celebrating Cask Ale Week. The celebration will include a hog roast; live music from the back of a Palmers Dray; free brewery tours; range of cask ales; and a cask ale exhibition which will be offering five core ales alongside their autumn seasonal, Dorset Longhorn, brewed to coincide with Cask Ale Week.
Live music nights
The Skipper Inn, Brixham, TQ5 9LA
Join The Skipper Inn for 3 nights of music:
- Saturday 22nd September from 9pm
- Saturday 29th September from 9pm
- Music in the garden Sunday 30th September from 3pm
Quiz nights at The Plough Inn, Towcester – Wednesday 19th and Wednesday 26th September
The Plough Inn, NN12 6BT
The Plough, Towcester are hosting a Pub Quiz on both Wednesday evenings during Cask Ale Week from 8.30pm. Cost of entry is £2 per person, no max limit on team numbers.
Further details, contact: [email protected]