Upcoming Cambridge Beer Festivals

There appears to be a few beer festivals happening in Cambridge next month. While in The Cambridge Blue last Friday I noticed a poster advertising their Octoberfest, which runs from Thursday the 7th to Sunday the 10th. There will be around 70 odd German ans 20 odd British "German Style" beers on offer, plus German food.

Cambridge CAMRA are holding their fourth Octoberfest on Friday 15th and Saturday 16th at the University Social Club on Mill Lane. They hope to have all five* of the 2010 Munich Octoberfest beers from Augustiner Bräu, Hacker-Pschorr, Löwenbräu, Paulaner and Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu. Plus local breweries Cambridge Moonshine and Milton are evidently providing Octoberfest style ales. Finally:

Hopshackle is hoping to produce us a Hacker-Pschorr style Octoberfest beer, this harks more back to the days when Octoberfest beers were darker than the blond versions of today.

Which sounds pretty awesome! I’m hoping to work all day Saturday, so if you’re around pop in and say hello.

Finally, I was walking past The Pickerel on Saturday and noticed that they has a poster up advertising their second Courtyard Ale Festival, which is running between Wednesday the 13th and Sunday the 17th, so it clashes a bit with the CAMRA festival. I just hope that it’s not too cold for them and thus the beer is in better condition than their last festival.

*There is no mention of any beer from the sixth Munich brewery Hofbräuhaus.

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