Cambridge Beer Festival

Cambridge Beer Festival, Cambridge UK

Credit: Simon Webster

The Cambridge Beer Festival, founded by the Campaign for Real Ale, holds three events every year, showcasing small breweries both local and from elsewhere in the UK.

The main and largest festival, which was first held in 1974, typically occurs the week before the late May bank holiday and has been held on the Jesus Green for the last several years.

Enjoy beers of all styles and flavours, as well as a wide selection of wines, meads, ciders, and even a few draught beers from around the world. Snack on cheeses, locally made breads, and pork pies as you explore hundreds of expertly crafted beers.

In late January, enjoy the Cambridge Winter Ale Festival. Since 1997, the Cambridge Winter Ale Festival has featured local and national breweries, putting an emphasis on wintertime ales and ciders. Taste over 100 ales, ranging from light to dark, and dozens of locally produced ciders.

The Cambridge Beer Festival also hosts Octoberfest, which was started in 2007. The Cambridge Octoberfest strives to emulate the Munich Oktoberfest on a smaller scale. The festival features British Ales and German Beers.