Manchester Beer & Cider Festival
Wed 24 – Sat 27 Jan
The nine Greater Manchester branches of CAMRA team up to stage this huge festival at Manchester Central, M2 3DX, which in 2017 showcased more than 750 beers and ciders. Tickets for the Thursday (£7), Friday and Saturday (both £10) sessions are on sale now at mancbeerfest.uk. CAMRA members can also attend the preview session on Wednesday evening (free entry).
Chesterfield & District CAMRA
Fri 2 – Sat 3 Feb
Chesterfield & District CAMRA are hosting a beer festival at the Winding Wheel, 13 Holywell St, S41 7SA. Sessions are 11am-4pm and 6:30pm-11pm on both days and the evening sessions will feature live music. Entry to the lunchtime sessions is £5.50 and evenings £6.50; both include the price of a glass.
CAMRA Great British Beer Festival Winter
Tue 20 – Sat 24 Feb
Rebranded and relaunched for 2018, CAMRA’s winter edition of the Great British Beer Festival will again take place at the Blackfriars Hall in Norwich. Ticket details will be announced soon.
Derby CAMRA Winter Ale Festival
Wed 21 – Sat 24 Feb
The 14th annual winter ale festival from Derby CAMRA branch will take place at the Roundhouse. CAMRA members gain free entry at all times, OAPs are free at lunch times and people under-26 receive half-price entry throughout the festival. Open 5pm-11pm Wednesday, 12pm-11pm Thursday and Friday, and 11am-11pm Saturday. Regular direct trains from Sheffield to Derby run throughout the day and take around 35 minutes.
Thu 22 – Sat 24 Feb
The annual beer festival from Bradford CAMRA will again take place at Victoria Hall in Saltaire in 2018. Opening times are Thursday 2pm-11pm (entry £3); Friday 11:30am-5pm (CAMRA free/£3) and 6pm-11pm (£5); Saturday 11:30am-5pm and 6pm-11pm (both £5). CAMRA members receive a free beer token for all sessions except Friday afternoon, when free entry is offered instead. Regular trains, changing at Leeds, take just over an hour.