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12th January 2020


The 2nd edition of the craft beer festival heads to Anarchy Brew Co. this January

The Tryanuary edition of Friends of Anarchy Beer Fest is heading to the taproom at Anarchy Brew Co. in Walkergate, Newcastle upon Tyne, and will feature a host of craft breweries from across the UK and beyond. Brewers and their teams including Weird Beard (London), Brass Castle (North Yorkshire), and Wild Weather (Reading) will be coming together alongside North East breweries such as WylamDonzoko, and Alpha Delta, to pour their beers and chat to visitors.

Festival organiser Daisy Turnell, Marketing Manager at Anarchy Brew Co. said ‘We hosted our first Friends of Anarchy beer fest in August last year, and it was really well received by customers and brewers, so we decided to do it all again to support Tryanuary. As a member of the Guild, it’s important to me to try to entice more like-minded people to our region, as the Newcastle beer scene is flourishing’.

This second edition of the festival sees a completely new line-up of breweries, plus local spirits from Hepple Gin and Durham Distillery, and Marlish soft drinks available at the main bar. Food stalls for the festival come from local traders Domestique, The Feed Zone, and Meat Salt Smoke, plus resident burger vendor Rib & Rub. There’s also a chance to buy jewellery made from recycled beer can artwork, courtesy of Brewery Jewellery.

Dawn Miles, co-owner of Anarchy Brew Co. said ‘It’s fantastic to be part of the local community since we’ve moved the brewery to Newcastle from Morpeth, and to be able to bring beer fans together for these events makes us proud to give more people the chance to meet many of the amazing brewers we know and love.’ 

The Friends of Anarchy Beer Fest takes place at Anarchy Brew Co.’s taproom on Saturday 25th January (tickets for the public are available via TicketWeb, priced at £5 per session). The daytime session is family-friendly (12pm – 4.30pm), whilst the evening session is over 18s only (5.30pm – 10pm). For any trade ticket holders coming to the evening session, there’s an after-hours session with Brewers Karaoke from 10pm – midnight (…apologies in advance to any music fans out there).

Click here to claim free tickets, using password: friendsofanarchy

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About Anarchy Brew Co
Anarchy Brew Co. started life back in 2012 in Morpeth, Northumberland, and has built up a reputation for producing quality beers packed with well-balanced flavours. Following on from the success of core beers such as Blonde Star and Citra Star, the brewery has expanded over the past seven years to creating more iconic beers, in keg, cask, and their new 440ml cans.

October 2018 saw the brewery move to a bigger site in Walkergate, Newcastle upon Tyne, with the addition of a new taproom playing host to tap takeovers, brewer meet-ups, gigs, DJ sets, and other popular events every Friday and Saturday.

Beers from Anarchy Brew Co. can now be found across the globe, proving popular in Russia, Italy, Finland, and many other countries, and with recent collaborations with 7 Fjell Bryggeri (Norway), plus several more in the pipeline, the brewery continues to go from strength to strength, ably assisted by the incredible artwork of designer Josh Tinsley (Studio Tinsley), plus collaborations with Exile Cycles in the US, and local UK artist, Ryan Roadkill.

The brewery has won numerous awards, including a Certificate of Excellence for Buried in Hops (Brussels Beer Challenge 2019), ‘UK Country Winner – Gluten-free’ for Exile (World Beer Awards 2018), ‘Best Pale Ale’ for Urban Assault (World Beer Awards 2017),  and ‘Best Stout in the UK & Europe’ for Sublime Chaos (World Beer Awards 2015).

Daisy Turnell
Marketing Manager
Anarchy Brew Co.
07811 388 051