York Beer and Cider Festival 2018

We’re celebrating our 10thAnniversary on the wonderful York Knavesmire this year and we very much want you to be part of it also.

The festival runs from Wednesday 19th to Saturday 22nd September in the all new racecourse enclosure – directly opposite the grandstand.

It is everything a great festival should be – forward looking; inclusive; grand in scale and most importantly welcoming. It has the reputation as one of the friendliest beer festivals in the UK and this is reflected in the wide and diverse type of visitors it attracts – not just from the UK but from all over the world.

York Beer Festival has a vast choice - over 500 beers; over 100 ciders and perries including a UK keykeg bar and a foreign beer bar with beers from all over the world, including last year, beers from Sardinia that had never been sold in the UK before.

The festival is Yorkshire’s largest beer festival. Yorkshire, as the capital of brewing in the UK with over 170 breweries, will be very well represented at the festival with over 300 beers – the largest ever available under one roof.

Look out for the onsite Festival Fringe, with events such as expert briefings; pub and beer forums; cooking with beer demonstrations as well as tastings.

There will be a huge beer garden as usual as well as a great selection of takeaway cuisines from around the world to suit all tastes including high quality vegetarian options.

To make things go with a swing we have a great line-up of live music at most sessions featuring a roster of talented local artists performing a wide range of different musical genres.

The special bus service from York Pullman, which proved so popular last year, will return for the duration of the festival – with an hourly return timetable, departing from York Station.

If you want to get involved in helping with the festival in any capacity then email comms@yorkbeerfestival.org.uk and if you want to stay up to date with the latest news then subscribe to the e-Newsletter at the bottom of this websit

Location Knavesmire Rd York, YO23 1EX
Event Ended Sat 22 Sep 2018
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Information is provided to the best of our knowledge, but please check with the festival organiser before attending as the details here may be inaccurate.

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Pete / 2018-09-22

York Beer Festival 2018

Another classic Camra festival, with the longest bar in Europe, delivering a great range of cask beer


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Beer List

This beer list is tentative, please check at the festival for available beers as changes can occur before and during the festival.

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