Bewdley Beer Festival 2018

Bewdley Beer Festival

It all began with two and a half tonnes of beer, a fifty-six-foot long bar, one tonne of scaffolding, and fifty-one different beers from thirty-seven different breweries. The first ever Bewdley Beer Festival was born!

Now, over 1500 people come together to experience hundreds of the best beers the UK has to offer over an action-packed four-day festival!


Getting Here

Times and Dates

Bewdley Beer Festival 2018

23rd August – 18:00 – 23:00

24th August – 12:00 – 23:00

25th August – 11:00 – 23:00

26th August – 12:00 – 23:00…
…or until the beer runs out!


We do not sell tickets in advance as all admission is paid on the door. 

Thursday 23 August – £5.00

Friday 24 August – £5.00

Saturday 25 August – £5.00

Sunday 26 August – £5.00

*a £5.00 ticket will be valid for all four days of Bewdley Beer Festival 2018 and Severn Valley Railway ticket holders receive 50% off

The Beer List

Bewdley Brewery


ABV: 10%

Colour: Amber

Brewed to celebrate the brewery’s 10th Anniversary. This is a rich, smooth dark amber beer with spice, blackcurrant, herbal aroma & hints of grapefruit & lychee. There is a distinct bitter taste which gives way to the sweetness of the three malts used to brew the beer.

20th Anniversary Ale

ABV: 4.5%

Colour: /

No tasting notes! Celebrate the 20th Anniversary with Bewdley Beer Festival


ABV: 3.8%

Colour: Pale

A very pale beer with sweetness, fresh, fruity, & citrus of the single hop Citra

Abbeydale Brewery

Myar Skikt

ABV: 4.1%

Colour: Pale

Pale beer with loads of hops giving fruit flavours with hints of citrus and a balanced, fairly bitter finish. Late hopped with Columbus, Southern Cross and Exp 300 hops.

Abbeydale Brewery


ABV: 5.3%

Colour: Mild

Mid straw coloured beer with aromas of tropical fruit and mangoes. The beer is sweet all the way through, balanced by some bitterness at the finish. Flavours are fruity with toffee apples and bananas. A clean tasting beer, sweetish but not cloying.

Beowulf Brewery

Dark Raven Mild

ABV: 4.5%

Colour: Dark

With a chocolate and coffee bouquet, this dark brown mild has a sweet, fruit and nut chocolate flavour.

Black Country Ales

Bradley’s Finest Golden (BFG)

ABV: 4.2%

Colour: Pale

A straw coloured quaffing beer, with an impressive bold citrus hop aroma, fruity balanced sweetness and a lingering refreshing after-taste.

Boss Brewery

Amber Gambler

ABV: 4.2%

Colour: Amber

This coppery red brew has a rich mouth feel and body and is accented with floral hops. Malt-driven with noticeable caramel and crystal malt flavours.

Bristol Beer Factory

Belgian Swipe Right

ABV: 4.4%

A gorgeous beer that’s full of flavour. Belgian yeast is used which give the natural haze and flavour of this style of beer.

12 Apostles

ABV: 5.0%

Brewed to showcase a trio of hops. Galaxy giving citrus and passion fruit. Ella bringing anise and floral aromas and Enigma redcurrant and melon. A clean base of extra pale malts lets the hop aromas jump out of the glass.

Castle Rock Brewery

Brian Clough

ABV: 4.2%

Colour: Pilsner

A Pilsner styled Ale, brewed to celebrate the best manager England never had!. A deliciously more-ish pilsner style beer.

Screech Owl

ABV: 5.5%

Colour: Pale

This multi award winning ale is brewed to export strength. It is a well hopped India Pale Ale.

Colchester Brewery


ABV: 4.0%

Colour: Gold

A bright golden ‘wheat’ beer with zesty citrus flavours from the hops and the peel, balanced with a soft sweetness from the wheat malt.

Colchester No.1

ABV: 4.1%

Colour: Copper

A classic English best bitter, copper in colour. Whole leaf Boadicea hops for flavour and the definitive aroma of East Kent Goldings. Bronze Medal, Best bitter category, Great British Beer Festival 2016.

Hook Norton Brewery

Old Hooky

ABV: 4.6%

A beautifully balanced beer, fruity by nature, with a well-rounded body and the suggestive echo of Crystal Malt.

Isaac Poad Brewery

No. 91

ABV: 3.9%

Brewed with lager malt and some of the boldest UK hops to create a modern craft special. Hops: Minstrel,Olicana.

Kelham Island

Rkid Ale

ABV: 6.2%

Colour: Blonde

Hazy Belgian style beer. A blonde ale, clean, slightly malty and is complemented by an earthy, spicy aroma with subtle orange notes provided by late hopping with a blend of European hops.

Lacons Brewery

Falcon Ale

ABV: 4.2%

Colour: Auburn

This beer has an auburn glint. Balanced with charming complex flavours that are lightly spiced. The finish is fruity and bitter.

Mallinsons Brewery


ABV: 4.3%

Colour: Gold

A triple hopped beer using Kohatu and Mosaic hops for bittering and combined quantities of Mosaic and Centinnenel for aroma. this is a Golden ale with a very zesty hop aroma. A bitter taste with resinous undertones and a strong flavoursome finish.

Neepsend Brewery

Erebus Stout

ABV: 4.8%

Colour: Stout

Dry hopped Stout. Rich and roasty malts complemented by a good bitterness leading to a finish with hints of pine and lemon from the addition of Simcoe and Sorachi Ace dry hops

Nethergate Brewery

Orange Wheat

ABV: 4.1%

A bright golden ‘wheat’ beer with zesty citrus flavours from the hops and the peel, balanced with a soft sweetness from the wheat malt.

Umbel Magna

ABV: 5.0%

A recreated 1750s porter containing coriander. Six medals already in the Camra Champion Beer of Britain awards speaks volumes. Step back in time and experience the wonderful spiciness of this fabulous porter – a taste of history still living in the 21st century.

Salopian Brewery

Darwin’s Origin

ABV: 4.3%

Colour: Copper

A copper coloured beer that evolves. With a pronounced hop character which leads to a refined malt finish.

Sandiways Brewery


ABV: 5.0%

Colour: Dark

A delicious Smooth Stout with a twist. Chocolate orange and whisky flavours!

Teme Valley Brewery

Solemnly Hopped


Dark Golden, drinkable and well hopped, with Ernest hops.

Wotever Next?

ABV: 5.0%

Strong, dark and bitter.

Weetwood Brewery


ABV: 4.5%

A champion beer of Cheshire. Brewed exclusively with whole leaf Cascade hops for a fruity foretaste and distinctly hoppy flavour, it has a long sweet finish.

Welbeck Abbey

Mark’s Lager & Lime

ABV: 4.4%

Mark, a valued member of the brewery team, drinks lager. His tipple is a carefully chosen pint of mainstream lager, pepped up with either a twist of lime cordial or perhaps preceded by a dash of R White`s. The brewers decided this had to stop. They have brewed Mark his very own Lager & Lime using the finest quality British lager malt and fresh zest and juice from Brazilian limes.

Vocation Brewery

Bread & Butter

ABV: 3.9%

An easy drinking, everyday beer can still be special. Layers of US hops are set against a backbone of British malts, so what this beer lacks in strength, it makes up for in character.Look out for fresh flavours and aromas of pine, peach, lychee & citrus fruits, tempered by a smoothly rounded bitterness.

The Cider List

Woodhall’s Brewery

Strawberry & Lime

ABV: 4.0%

 This beautifully crisp fruit cider is created in the green valleys of Herefordshire with 100% GPI British cider apple blended with scrumptious Strawberry and Lime juice to produce this wonderfully clear cider.


ABV: 4.0%

Beautifully fresh apples from Hereforshire apples and Rhubarb from the celebrated Yorkshire triangle.


ABV: 4.0%

A very good medium cider.

Harefields Craft Cider

Funky Buckby

ABV: 5.8%

Traditional Country Cider. Wild fermentation has created a traditional West ‘countryside’ flavours known in the cider world as ‘funky’.

Sliding Bevel

ABV: 5.4%

Medium Craft Cider. A fruity Cider with naturally occuring hints of Caramel and Toffee apples.

Lilley’s Cider

Cheeky Pig

ABV: 7.5%

Sweet Cider

A medium, dry blended Somerset perry and cider packed full of crisp refreshing apple flavours, backed by sweet pear …taste is sweet, mellow, juicy apple & pear,

Orchard Pig Cider

Ginger & Chilli

ABV: 4.0%

Medium Cider

A deliciously refreshing medium cider with a Maverick bite… real West Country Cider apples partnered up with a taste of the exotic. Sweet ginger and honey layers saddle up to the fruit in the first sip, whilst the sneaky chilli’s mosey along shortly to set your trotters tingling…

Gwynt Y Ddraig

Ancient Warrior

ABV: 6.5%

Dry Cider

This warrior of a drink is a traditional dry cider which will challenge your taste buds to battle and win every time.

Millwhites Cider

Original Scrumpy

ABV: 6.5%

Dry Cider

Traditional golden cider made from 100% pressed juice from cider apples harvested across the West Country. Packed with flavour.

Farmer Jim’s

Pickled Pear

ABV: 7.2%

Lyme Bay Winery

Fruit Wines

A selection of delicious fruit wines – Damson, Elderberry, Cowslip, Sloe, and more!

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