Need an excuse to get away with friends when the sun comes out? It’s beer. Heatwave or not, your summer is about to get seriously hot as we’ve compiled a list of the best UK beer festivals that you need to know about. Now, where’s our cold pint?

Edinburgh Craft Beer Festival

The Contemporary One

Combining contemporary beer culture and innovative breweries, this 2-day event is home to street food stalls, headline DJs and some of the best craft beer around. Set in an industrial warehouse and yard, this is one of the hottest events in the summer calendar.

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Leith, Edinburgh, 24th & 25th May 2019


Pub in the Park

The Gourmet One

Tom Kerridge is back for the third year running, with a fantastic line up of pubs, chefs and music. In its first years, all 18,000 tickets sold out in 1 day so this year the festival is visiting 4 destinations. An event to celebrate the UK’s best pubs, food and drink, incredible shopping and of course various other festival fun.

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Various locations, 2019 dates TBC


Liverpool Craft Beer Expo

The Big One

Liverpool’s Craft Beer festival is back and is bigger and better than ever. Welcoming more brewers from all over the world, 5000 people are expected to take part in the 4-day party. Celebrating more than 300 craft beers from the UK, Europe and beyond.

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Invisible Wind Factory, Liverpool, 27-30 June 2019


London Craft Beer Festival

The Lively One

Expected to be the biggest and loudest party yet, over 65 craft beer breweries will descend to East London. Even better, the UK’s first all-in ticket will allow you to try some of the best beer around for just the price of entry. Result.

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Tobacco Dock, London, 9-11 August 2019


Great British Beer Festival

The Elaborate One

Home to hundreds of beers, suiting all budgets and tastes, CAMRA’s 4-day event is definitely not to be missed. Showcasing more than 900 real ales, ciders, craft beers and perries, there’s also a vast selection of gin and wine to try. There’s street food stalls and live music to really put the cherry on top.

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Olympia, London, 6-10 August 2019


London Oktoberfest

The German One

If you love beer, then you’ve got to get involved in Oktoberfest. This fun-fuelled event offers lots of German beer, fantastic German food and great fancy dress, so join in the fun, dance on the benches and sing along.

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London, 2019 dates tBC


Craft Beer Calling

The Ultimate One

Geordies are renowned for their parties and this craft beer festival is no different. Speak to individual brewers, taste limited edition beers, and watch as the likes of Northern Monk, Cloudwater and Beavertown run their own individual bars. The only thing you need to decide is where to begin.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, 2019 dates TBC

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