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!


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Times and Dates

Bewdley Beer Festival 2022

It is with great regret that we have decided to cancel this year’s Bewdley Beer Festival. We have had long discussions over the months about whether we could stage the festival with reduced capacity, social distancing, wearing masks, and all the other really important measures to keep everyone safe. In the end we came to the decision to cancel, as to carry on with the measures we would need to take to keep everyone safe would spoil the atmosphere.
Fingers crossed we will be back next year and that Covid 19 will be a distant memory.


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

Thursday 27 August – £5.00

Friday 28 August – £5.00

Saturday 29 August – £5.00

Sunday 30 August – £5.00

*a £5.00 ticket will be valid for all four days of Bewdley Beer Festival 2020 and Severn Valley Railway ticket holders receive 50% off

2019 Beer List

1648 Brewing Co.

Bee Head

ABV: 4.6%

Double award-winning ale. Clear honey coloured and lightly flavoured with Sussex Downs Blossom Honey.

Affinity Brew Co.

Queer Royale

ABV: 4.0%

Brewed in collaboration with, and launching The Queer Brewing Project. This is a Blackcurrant Pale Ale fermented with Champagne Yeast, fresh blackcurrants, and Hibiscus and Elderberry Tea.

Bays Brewery

Devon Dumpling

ABV: 5.1%

A strong golden beer with a fresh hop character. This ale has a smooth taste with balanced sweetness throughout.

Bewdley Brewery

D-Day Dodgers

ABV: 4.5%

This beer was brewed as a tribute to the unsung heroes of the Battle of Monte Cassino – a series of battles in Italy overshadowed by the D-Day landings. One of those heroes was Tim the brewer’s Grandad! Amarillo and First Gold hops give a distinct fruity, spicy flavour, with a zesty aroma.

Laxford Lager

ABV: 4.2%

Brewed with finest Pilsner malt. Bramling Cross hops give a beautiful blackcurrant palette. German Lager hop Saaz adds a floral and herbal aroma.

William Mucklow’s Dark Mild

ABV: 6.0%

A dark, sweetish, strong ale with a smooth, fruity flavour and a slight liquorice after taste.

Cheshire Brewery

Bramling Cross

ABV: 4.2%

A crisp, fruity Pale Ale brewed with Bramling Cross hops from Herefordshire.


ABV: 4.8%

An Oatmeal Pale Ale, double dry hopped with Amarillo, Azacca and Jester hops.

Smokehouse Porter

ABV: 8.1%

Slightly smoked, salted caramel, chocolate, sticky toffee pudding porter. Speciality Malts have been married with lots of Dates, Cacao, Black Treacle & Bourbon Vanilla pods to create a smooth, complex stout that drinks far below the ABV suggests it should.

Exe Valley Brewery

Devon Summer

ABV: 3.9%

A refreshing Bitter, brewed with West Country malt and English hops.

It’s Phil’s Ale

ABV: 4.8%

A special beer formulated by a good friend of the brewer, who had passed away. Bursting with hops, this beer was a Champion Beer of Britain finalist in 2017.

Fownes Brewing Co.

King Korvak’s Saga

ABV: 5.4%

The complex chocolate, roast and coffee flavours are balanced by bitterness and subtle earthy hop flavours. CAMRA’s Champion Porter of the West Midlands Gold winner 2015 & 2017.

Goose Eye Brewery

Goose Eye Bitter

ABV: 3.9%

A traditional session ale. With a chestnut hue, this bitter is as pleasing to the eye as it is to the palette. A delightful flavour produced by three varieties of hop.

Kirkstall Brewery

Out of Focus

ABV: 5.0%

A punchy, hazy, Pale Ale brewed in collaboration with Track Brewing Co. Generously hopped with Citra and Azacca. Quite floral, with notes of orange peel and pineapple.

Single Hop Session IPA

ABV: 4.5%

Mosaic hops bring juicy blueberry and tropical fruits followed by some herbal, savoury notes, all backed by a clean malt base.

Mad Dog Brewery

Stouty McStoutface

ABV: 4.5%

An award-winning, classic stout. Full bodied and smooth with chocolate and roast flavours from the hefty 6-malt base.

Nothing Bound Brewing Co.

Favour The Bold

ABV: 4.5%

The first craft beer from this new brewery. A hazy Pale Ale brewed with Simcoe, Centennial and Ekuanot hops.

Pershore Brewery


ABV: 5.2%

A Pale Ale brewed with Pilsner grain and coloured by Cara and Caragold malts. A fruity and aromatic citrus flavour with undertones of mango and tropical fruits.

Man in a Hat

ABV: 4.8%

A Pale Ale with an abundance of Nugget, Galena and Cascade hops providing an earthy and aromatic citrus flavour. Undertones of grapefruit and a floral hit on the nose.

Pheasantry Brewery

Light Dragonfly

ABV: 3.9%

A pale golden beer packed with peachy, exotic fruit flavours.

Reunion Ales


ABV: 4.7%

A thirst quenching pale ale with Maris Otter & Carapils malts. Generously hopped with Simcoe and US Cascade hops. Fruity and citrusy.

Reunion Ales


ABV: 4.5%

A light, crisp, very pale beer. Subtly infused with freshly ground coriander seeds. Talwar is clean cut and refreshing, with a zingy, zesty finish and a resinous, spicy aroma.

Salopian Brewery

Postcard from Purgatory

ABV: 4.5%

A Black IPA. Roast malt, coffee and licorice flavours, with a nice long bitter finish.

St Peters Brewery

Suffolk Gold

ABV: 4.9%

This premium beer is brewed with Suffolk malt to produce a full-bodied golden ale with hints of citrus. First Gold hops provide the pleasing and lasting hop aroma and bitterness for this pleasantly sweet, but dry beer.

Swan Brewery

Arm Breaker IPA

ABV: 6.0%

Brewed using plentiful British Goldings and Admiral hops, and Chevallier heritage malt.

Teme Valley Brewery

Our Man in the Moone

ABV: 4.5%

An IPA inspired by an old English novel. Brewed extra pale with delicate malt undertones and loads of Olicana hops.

Our Man In the Moone is a twelve-month heritage and arts project that focuses on the first, and most extraordinary, work of science fiction. Published in 1638, “The Man in the Moone” was written by Bishop Francis Godwin while living in Whitbourne, Herefordshire.


ABV: 3.5%

A pale beer brewed using Challenger and Goldings hops to give a delicate aroma and a gentle bitterness. Amber malt contributes a light biscuit flavour.

Tyne Bank Brewery

Summer Breeze

ABV: 3.9%

A refreshing Pale Ale with hints of ginger and lemongrass.

Windmill Hill Brewing Co.

Amber Post

ABV: 4.0%

Deep amber in colour, this well balanced beer consists of sweet malt and light roasted notes with a subtle bitterness and a dry finish.

The Cider List

Lilley’s Cider

Cherries & Berries

ABV: 4.0%


This Somerset cider is sweet with a soft, underlying berry flavour and bold cherry notes.

Fire Dancer

ABV: 4.5%


A traditional cloudy cider, with a rich, rosy colour. Packed full of apples to really allow the flavour to come through.

Lemon & Lime

ABV: 4.0%


A Refreshing blend of tangy citrus fruits and crisp Somerset cider.

Merry Monkey

ABV: 4.5%


A medium Scrumpy made with unfiltered bittersweet apples. Full of character with a rich apple flavour.

Somerset Scrumpy

ABV: 6.0%


Made with a blend of bittersweet cider apples, this is a very traditional, unfiltered cider. Full-bodied and full of character.

Newton Court Cider

Gasping Goose Organic Cider

ABV: 4.8%


A well balanced, golden, medium bodied craft cider made with organic apples from Newton Court’s orchards.

Panting Partridge Perry

ABV: 4.8%


Made with perry pears grown in orchards from Yarkhill to Much Marcle. A juicy pear taste and delicate wine finish.

Woodhall’s Brewery

Strawberry & Lime

ABV: 4.0%


Apple varieties such as Dabinett, Ashton Bitters, Ellis Bitters, Harry Masters, and Jane are blended with strawberry and lime juice to produce this clear cider.


ABV: 4.0%


Made with fresh apples from Hereforshire and Rhubarb from Yorkshire’s celebrated Rhubarb Triangle.

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