Britain’s Summer Beer Festivals

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Summer is (almost) here, and there’s no better way to embrace the new season than by planning a trip to a beer festival!

From Liverpool to London, there will be plenty to quench your thirst for new craft beers. These festivals are the perfect place to discover different craft beers from across the UK and Europe and enjoy tasting different cuisines to accompany them.

There are so many events happening this summer that you really will be spoilt for choice! Here are just a few happening across the UK…

Liverpool Craft Beer Expo
14 – 16 June 2013
Liverpool, L1 0BY
Tickets from £6.50
The Liverpool Craft Beer Expo will be celebrating the latest and best craft beers from across the UK. There will be 80 varieties of keg beer and 50 cask ales on show across the four sessions. Visitors can also enjoy live brewing, music, arts, Sunday lunches and ‘street food with a twist’.

Beer Mutiny: British Craft Beer Tasting Festival
19 - 23 June 2013
London, E2 8HD
Tickets £15 - £20
Aiming to challenge the misconceptions about British beer, this festival organised by the Craft Beer Social Club runs over 5 days in June and features the finest in British beers. For £15 per session (or £20 including snacks), you can celebrate British craft beer by sampling 10 of the 30 different beers on offer, while learning more about the science involved in brewing a great craft beer.

Hastings Beer & Music Festival 2013
5 - 6 July 2013
Alexandra Park, Hastings
Tickets £10- £12
This annual festival has the motto Great Fun for Great Causes, with the proceeds supporting many local charities. The festival features over 100 different beers, with many originating from the surrounding Hastings and Bexhill areas. There is also live music from local bands and two big screens to ensure that you don't miss any of the action.

The Great British Beer Festival
13 - 17 August 2013
London, W14 8UX
Tickets from £8
One of the largest beer festivals in the UK, the Great British Beer Festival will be held in London in August. You will find an impressive selection of 800 different real ales and ciders and over 200 foreign beers. The festival boasts food, music and traditional pub games to entertain visitors. This year, organisers are expecting over 55,000 people to attend, so you can be certain of a great atmosphere.

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