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24th November 2021

Great British Beer Festival Winter cancelled as organisers reimagine plans

The Great British Beer Festival Winter, which was due to take place in Birmingham 9-12 February 2022, has been cancelled.

Due to concerns from volunteers and festival goers alike, the committee have chosen to scrap plans for a traditional single-site festival this year. Instead, they are assessing ideas for an alternative celebration, to be announced in due course.

The organising committee said: “We were really excited to be bringing everyone back together to Birmingham in February for a physical Great British Beer Festival Winter. However, following consultation and concerns from volunteers and festival goers alike, we have come to the difficult decision that this physical single-site event will no longer be taking place in 2022.

“​That being said, we will still be celebrating GBBFW in other ways! Pubs continue to face a number of challenges and a long road to recovery. We are now working to reimagine our festival in a way that will allow real ale and cider lovers to support their locals and producers in a safe, comfortable way.

“More details will be released in the coming weeks, so please keep a close eye on our social media pages. If you have already bought advance tickets​, you will be contacted directly, but please do get in touch on if you have any further questions.”


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CAMRA, the Campaign for Real Ale, is a not-for-profit consumer group with over 160,000 members that has been operating since 1971. Our vision is to have quality real ale and thriving pubs in every community.

Press release from CAMRA

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