Clitheroe Beer Festival

Clitheroe Beer Festival 2019 will run from 9-11 May 2019 at St Michael & St John’s Assembly Room in Clitheroe. Try over 70 real ales, ciders and perries and enjoy live music and food on site…

Over 70 Cask Ales

We’ll have over 70 cask ales for you including, for the first time at CBF, a Key Keg bar – plus a great selection of ciders and perries AND a German & Czech Bottled Beer Bar too! Entry to Clitheroe Beer Festival is FREE for CAMRA members or £3 per day for non members (£4 after 6pm).


We’ve sourced some VERY special Festival Ales, some of which are being brewed just for us, scroll down for more info.

We’re hoping to source tipples from the excellent breweries above as well as many more. Please click the button to view our latest provisional beer list…

As with any beer festival we can’t 100% guarantee we’ll have all the beers listed at the festival as we don’t brew it all ourselves – but 100% of the beers that we do have will be crackers!

Special Festival Ales

The wonderful breweries  below are brewing special festival ales, some just for Clitheroe Beer Festival 2019 – you won’t have tasted most of them anywhere else. Beer tickers – get here early!!

Avid Brewing Co – Catherine The Great  Russian Imperial Stout 10% ABV Avid has brewed this fabulous stout in memory of Catherine Snelling, dark beer lover and former Clitheroe Beer Festival Organiser 

Bowland BreweryHoney Porter Festival Ale 6% – Especially brewed for this festival using chocolate, four different malts, East Kent goldings and locally sourced honey from
@thebeecentre. Remember to be kind to Bees, we need them!

Chain House Brew Co  and Avid Brewery – Gimbal – a hazy Pale Ale at 4.5% – collaboratively brewed as a on a one-off special brew just for CBF

Farm Yard Ales – Mild Peat – 3.7% – Steve Dilworth from the Swan with Two Necks at Pendleton has been up to  Farm Yard Ales to help brew their popular 3.7% Mild Peat to a new recipe.

Neptune Brewery – Hear The Sirens – a Russian Imperial Stout 10% – Especially created for this festival by Clitheroe’s own beer writer and blogger Katie Taylor and the @ladiesthatbeer. A luscious imperial stout with rich dark chocolate and caramel flavours, giving way to roasted coffee. 


West Meets East

Our festival theme for CBF2019 is ‘West Meets East’. Sample a wide variety of Eastern & Western themed beers, choose a third, half or pint and get ticking them off!

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsor a barrel for just £75 and get your logo in front of hundreds of local beer lovers plus FREE pints, FREE entry and access to an exclusive Sponsors, Trade & CAMRA only evening on Thursday 9 May! Many other opportunities available too…


Live Music

We’ll have live music from local bands on Friday and Saturday evenings. The Ranting Lads will be entertaining us on Friday and The Vogon Brothers on Saturday.

Visitor Information

Clitheroe Beer Festival runs from 9-11 May 2019* times given below.
It’s FREE to enter for CAMRA members or £3 entry per day for non-members (£4 after 6pm).
Buy a ‘starter card’ for £10 on entry.
Starter card includes half or pint glass hire of £3 and £7 worth of drinks tokens.
Further top-up cards of £10 tokens are then available.
No money is taken at our festival bars.
All unused tokens can be refunded on exit.
If you don’t want to keep your glass you can get your £3 hire fee back.

NB! We don’t take plastic so please do bring cash, there are plenty of cashpoints nearby


The Assembly Hall of St Michael & St John’s, Lowergate, Clitheroe BB7 1AG


9 May 6.30-9.30pm*
10 May 11am-11pm
11 May 11am-10.30pm

*Sponsors, trade & CAMRA only