Cambridge Beer Festival 2013

Cambridge Beer Festival is this week celebrating its 40th year. Way back in August 1974 when everybody else was Kung Fu Fighting, Cambridge CAMRA was serving up beers from breweries such as Hoskins, Rayments, Ridleys and Tolly, while local pubs the Ancient Druids, Bun Shop and Cambridge Arms featured in the Good Beer Guide. None of those breweries and pubs have survived, but the beer festival still has plenty of life left in it, as evidenced by last year’s record breaker, when over forty-one thousand visitors enjoyed the sun-baked sessions. Beers have arrived here this year from as far away as the American West Coast, and as nearby as Cambridge’s own Brewhouse, less than half a mile away on King Street. And if the thought of over 200 different beers, over 60 ciders and perries, plus meads and wine doesn’t whet the appetite, there’s always the cheese counter.

Cambridge Beer Festival

Cambridge Beer Festival runs weekdays from 12pm-3pm and 5pm-10:30pm, and Saturday 12pm-10:30pm

Volunteers are always much appreciated (and rewarded with beer tokens, free food and a T-shirt!), particularly for this Thursday evening.


One response to “Cambridge Beer Festival 2013

  1. Just returned after my visit to the festival. I live in Denmark (used to live in Cambridge for some 3-4 years), and it was just too hard to pass up the opportunity to attend the festival. I enjoyed it! I think one of my favourites was the “dark arts”. And I was happy to have the chance to celebrate the 40th anniversary. Hope I’ll get to celebrate the 41th as well 🙂

    If they have any interest, I shared some photographs here:

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