EVENTS IN 2017See what others are doing during Cask Ale Week 2017
SOME OF THE EVENTS for 2017
Bingley brewery are launching a new bar which coincides with Cask Ale Week. The launch event will include guest beers from 3 other Yorkshire Breweries. Food will be provided from the local Peacock Bar in Bradford to create a mini beer festival style opening.
BLACK TOR BREWERY
Black Tor Brewery of Christow, Dartmoor National Park are celebrating Cask Ale Week 2017 with the release of a new limited edition beer Pale 4.4% ABV, which will be served in carefully chosen pubs across the south west.
Brakspear are pairing up with The Chilterns Walking Festival. They will be hosting a guided walk in the attractive hills of Henley on Thames on Friday 22nd September from 9am. The 7 mile thirst-creator finishes with a free tour of the Bell Street Brewery in the Bull. This will be led by the head brewer and assistant brewer. Pie, chips and cask ale will complete the happy experience. For further information and booking see http://www.visitchilterns.co.uk/walkingfest.html
Enjoy a Butcombe Trio tasting paddle, try out a new cask beer and understand more about flavour profiles. They will be available during the Week for £3.50. They are also hosting a Meet the brewer evening at The Swan in Roeborrow – try 8 beers and pair with food Keep an eye out on their social media pages for competitions during the Week – Facebook: Butcombe Brewery and Twitter: @ButcombeBrewery
CHARLES WELLS (FRANCE) – ELEPHANT AND CASTLE, LYON
Cask Ale Week is heading overseas to France! Elephant and Castle in Vieux Lyon will be hosting a range of activity during the Week. They will be hosting a pub quiz, ale and cheese tasting evening, main of the day matching and a sample tray of cask beers will be available – plenty to test your taste buds with.
CHARLES WELLS (FRANCE) – THE CROSS OF ST GEORGE, PARIS
On Thursday 28th September, The Cross of St George will be hosting a Beer and Cheese tasting night, in partnership with La Souris Gourmande – a marvellous cheese shop on Rue des Martyrs. It will feature five traditional English beers which will be perfectly paired with five delicious cheeses (2 English and 3 French).
15,000 pints of Doom Bar are being given away this Cask Ale Week. The offer will be available in 500 pubs across the UK and runs from 25th September – 8th October. To claim your free pint of Doom Bar, follow this link: http://freedrinkoffer.co.uk/.
Everard’s have teamed up with There’s a Beer For That to host a beer and food pairing event at the Bulls Head, Leicester Forest West, on Wednesday 20th September. The festival style event will be themed around end of harvest and will focus on their Golden ale ‘Sunchaser’, which will be expertly matched with a small plate as well as the rest of their core beers, Beacon Hill, Tiger and Old Original.
FOX ON THE HILL
Fox on the Hill has arranged for several breweries to come to pub during cask ale week to operate brewers nights and showcase their beers. The brewers will be providing raffles/quizzes where customers can win some beer. The dates are as follows: Thurs 21st Sep – Southwark brewery, Tue 26th Sep – Portobello and Thurs 28th Sep – Sambrooks.
There will be various tutored tasting events taking place to coincide with Cask Ale Week – some of which will include menu matching with cask beers.
A Beer festival will be taking place from 22-24 Sep. Each night will include different entertainment, starting with a comedy night on Friday 22nd, local live music on Saturday 23rd and finishing off with a Cask Ale Week quiz night on Sunday 24th. An exclusive new brew, brewed between Jennings and Tractor Shed Brewing will be available for the festival weekend. Buy your beer festival glass on the door for £2.
To celebrate National Cask Ale Week, Manchester Brewer; Joseph Holt will be hosting a special Beer Tasting and Meet the Brewers event. The evening will be held at their pub, the Old Monkey in Manchester on the 28th September from 6pm. To register for this free event, please e-mail [email protected] quoting “BeerTasting” and names of those attending. More information about the tasting can be found here: https://www.joseph-holt.com/news-and-social/news-article/beer-tasting-session-with-joseph-holt-brewers.
As well as their award-winning beers, Joseph Holt pubs are also fast becoming known for their quality food offering and dining experiences. So to enjoy the full cask ale week experience, Joseph Holt invites you and your friends to tuck into a homemade Pie and a Pint for £8.95 at their selected pubs from 21st September to 1st October. To find out which pubs are running this offer, please visit: https://www.joseph-holt.com/news-and-social/news-article/pie-and-a-pint-for-cask-ale-week.
JW Lees are running a buy 4 get 1 free supported by a consumer collector card for free trade accounts. There will be four different cask ales on offer to give consumers as much choice during the Week.
Members of public can gain an insight into the day-to-day inner workings of Lancaster Brewery through a tour of the brewery. There will be two tours taking place during Cask Ale Week, one on Thursday 28th at 1pm and one on Friday 29th at 1pm. Ring 01524 848537 to confirm availability.
Marston’s are hosting the Beertown Brewery Bash. The event will include ten cask ales from seven different breweries such as Marston’s Brewery, DE14, Freedom and Tower Brewery. Artisan food will be available from Speedough Pizza and Yes Chef Gourmet Burgers. The stage will be rocking with live entertainment from local musicians, Shallow Waters and Lapels with some stand-up comedy by Snap Comedy in Birmingham.
From 11th September – 15th October, Nicholson’s will be showcasing an array of new and limited-edition cask ales for the season. The selection is available for a limited time only so try it whilst you can. For further info, please visit: http://www.nicholsonspubs.co.uk/beershowcase
Oakham Ales are hosting a ‘Meet The Team’ night on the Thursday evening (28th) with a number of people on site. Watch their Twitter account for a number of competitions which are taking place throughout the week – plenty of prizes to be won!
The Palmers Brewery Dray will be based in Bridport market on Sat 23rd Sep, handing out hundreds of free brewery tours which will give people an insight into the unique process that makes cask ale so distinct. Tour de Palmers 1st Oct – now in its fourth year, upwards of 100 cyclists going around Palmers pubs and in teams supporting their local pub, competing for cask ale prizes They will also be hosting a Cask Ale giveaway Competition on social media during the Week.
PACKHORSE INN (WETHERSPOONS)
Local Ale Festival will be taking place at the Packhorse Inn. There will be a selection of ales from the 8 Sail Brewery based in Heckington, Oldershaw’s Brewery in Grantham, Oakham Ales Brewery in Peterborough and Milestone brewery from Cromwell to try.
Purity Brewing Co will be hosting an open brewery event for their Puritan members to thank them for continued support. It will feature great cask ale, food and music.
Punch pubs will host a selection of pub quiz nights throughout the Week. You can also try before you buy any cask ales. Ask at your nearest punch pub for details and find out what they have going on during Cask Ale Week.
THE CATHERINE WHEEL, GORING ON THAMES, OXFORDSHIRE
There will be a Beer festival taking place from 29th Sep – 1st Oct
THE DODO MICROPUB
The Micropub is holding a Pig & Porter tap takeover and meet the brewer evening on 21st Sep, 6-10pm.
THE WATCHMAKER’S ARMS
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.
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.
A beer and food evening taking place at Harrogate Brasserie, hosted by award-winning beer sommelier, Annabel Smith. There will be five local dishes paired with 5 different beers including Timothy Taylor.
Hosting a range of promotions including third pints as well as brewing a limited edition cask beer for Cask Ale Week – not one to miss!
Purchase a pint of Brains cask ale in the seven participating pubs (The Duke of Wellington, The Cambrian Tap, The Yard, The Cottage, The Old Arcade, The City Arms and Elevens) during Cask Ale Week to complete the ‘Brains Ale Trail’ and receive an official Brains Cask Ale Week t-shirt. To kick off Cask Ale Week and the launch of the Brains Ale Trail, a free guided tour of the seven Brains pubs will take place on Thursday 21st Sep. It will be led by head brewer Bill Dobson, who will talk through the history and making of seven famous Brains ales. (The Duke of Wellington, The Cambrian Tap, The Yard, The Cottage, The Old Arcade, The City Arms and Elevens) during Cask Ale Week to complete the ‘Brains Ale Trail’ and receive an official Brains Cask Ale Week t-shirt. Pubs outside the Brains Ale Trail will be running a special offer of £2.50 a pint of Brains SA, SA Gold or Bitter throughout Cask Ale Week.
Wadwoth’s Brewery are hosting a brewery open evening. This 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.
ST PETER’S BREWERY
Join St Peter’s Brewery for a beer and food matching evening. The evening will commence with an informative brewery tour followed by supper in the great hall. This will include a duo of starters, mains and desserts, with each dish being accompanied by a cask beer to compliment the meal. Tickets are £25 per person. For booking please call: 01986 782322 or email: [email protected] / [email protected]
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CASK ALE WEEK – 21 SEPT TO 01 OCT 2017
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