Burton Beer Festival set for 39th event

Burton Beer Festival set for 39th event

Burton has been the home of brewing since the 11th century and fans of beer and cider flock every single year for the famous beer festival.

The festival will run from the 22nd to the 24th of this month and there will be well over 150 beers for eager drinkers to try.

Burton Town Hall will host the festival again as usual, and if the last festival is anything to go by, this will be another fantastic event.

Because Burton is so close, ale drinkers in Derby may find themselves on a 20-minute bus journey down.

CAMRA Press Officer for Derby, Alan Pickersgill said: “Derby is the Capital of Real Ale and there is a lot of festivals going on in the area year-round.”

Beer festivals in Derbyshire have always been successful

This shows that Derby and Derbyshire still has a huge following who come for the beer and Burton being on Derby’s doorstep opens this festival for the city once again.

We all know about the brewing heritage in Derbyshire and industry professionals agree that this area is by far the best in the country for real ale.

Rachel Matthews, owner of the Dancing Duck Brewery in Derby, said: “100 years ago Burton on Trent was the World Capital of Beer and the knowledge and the passion for beer has moved just 20 miles up the road.”

It starts on Thursday 22nd of this month at 6pm, running until 11pm.

This will be free entry for all goers.

The festival will have over 150 different beers and ciders and a non-alcoholic bar for drivers

On the 23rd and the 24th the familiar lunchtime and evening split occurs. Both lunchtimes (11am – 6pm) are £3 entry.

However, the 22nd evening (6pm – 11pm) is £7 entry and the 23rd evening is £5 entry.

Each festival goer will receive a £3 beer token regardless of which entry they go to.

So, if you’re a big drinker or even just a fan of beer, head on down to Burton this weekend for a taste of some beers you might never otherwise get to try.

This is why the ale in the area is the best in the UK: