Durham Beer Festival 2019 offers four days of ales, ciders, perries and fun. Here's the information you need including ticket prices, dates and venue.
Featuring almost 80 beers and perries, the Durham Beer Festival 2019 isn't to be missed whether you're an ale aficionado or simply enjoy a good day out with friends. So when is it?
When is Durham Beer Festival 2019?
Durham Beer Festival takes place over four days, from Wednesday August 28 to Saturday August 31 2019. On the Wednesday it opens at 4pm and closes at 10.30pm. On the other three days, it opens at 12 noon and closes at 10.30pm.
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And where's it being held?
The Durham Beer Festival location is Durham City Rugby Football Club on Green Lane - postcode DH1 3JU, not far from the Racecourse.
What beers and perries will there be?
There are 67 beers and 12 ciders and perries on the list so far including - for the first time - some key keg ales. The list will keep changing, but a few of our local brewery highlights among the Durham Beer Festival beer list are Durham Brewery's Goslar Gose, Cameron's Tooth and Claw breakfast stout, Brinkburn Street's smoked bourbon porter, Steam Machine Brewing Company's Chocolate Custard Stout, and Maxim Brewery's Maximus strong premium ale.
How much do Durham Beer Festival tickets cost and what do I get?
Durham Beer Festival tickets cost £5, which includes glass hire, a programme and a beer token. Tokens are used instead of cash at the bar: it costs one token for a half pint of all drinks up to and including 5.9% ABV, or one third of a pint for drinks of 6.0% ABV or above (or up to 6.9% and over 7.0% for cider and perry). You can buy more beer tokens at the venue and you can get a refund on any unused, undamaged tokens.
You can also decide either to keep the glass at the end or get a small refund for it.
I'm the designated driver - what do I do?
Designated drivers at Durham Beer Festival will get a wristband and no glass, but you get in for free. There's a cash soft drinks bar.
Anything else I need to know?
You can leave and return to the Durham Beer Festival on the same day, but you'll need to buy a new glass if you don't bring the original one back with you.