No Beer Festivals

Have you missed out on a visit to your local beer festival this year and now find yourself longing to try a varied selection of beers?

The disruption coronavirus has caused to pub openings, brewery open days and beer festivals have impacted the small brewery. Many have seen a significant drop in sales, some mothballing the brewery whilst others decided to keep going and fighting to survive on take-away sales.

Although, pubs opened for a while local lockdowns coming into force are closing these down again. This leaves many breweries with uncertainty as to when they can realistically start brewing again.

We don’t want to lose the wide and diverse selection of beers that our many UK small breweries have created over the last 10 years. This is where we the consumer can come into play.

With more people opting for drinking at home or virtual gatherings via social media why not help the local brewer rather than just settle for the traditional standard supermarket offerings.

If you scan our brewery map you can find a local brewer and in a lot of cases, they will be offering some form of take-away service. Just a caution although we have opening times listed you may want to check with the brewery directly as these can change at short notice.

If you can’t get out to a brewery then some online services like Flavourly have an introductory case deal (link) or Beer Hawk has a range of discovery cases (link).

Both of these offer mix boxes that enable you to experiment and try new beers, or treat your friends and family to an Advent Calendar.

Wherever you live, let us all try and keep our breweries going whilst being responsible drinkers and obeying government COVID-129 guidelines.