Medway Beer Festival
The 2015 Medway Beer Festival


News of the 14th Medway Beer Festivals


This is the 14th Medway Beer Festival at the Stanley Ballroom in Chatham! We have 50 cask conditioned ales from around the UK differing in colour, styles, taste and gravity.  There is also a range of Kent bottled beers for you to buy and take home. This year we have a ‘first’ for Medway. We have eight draught keg ales in a bar set-up by the Foundry Brewery in Canterbury. This is an experiment. These are specialist ales which have been brewed in the traditional manner but are dispensed by tap on a separate bar. Please give them a try – you could be surprised! Some traditionalists will throw their hands in the air in despair, but these ales are nothing like Whitbread Tankard and Watney’s Red Barrel which were so bland that it led to the formation of CAMRA – the campaign for real ale. We still have the 50 real ales served straight from the tub, so every taste should be satisfied. We will have a full range of Magic Bus ciders, plus a smaller range of Belgian bottled beers and Christmas specials. Hot food and live music each evening make up the programme. Come along - you will be welcome!

Finally our live music line-up for the three days is as follows:


Thursday evening: Details to follow.

Friday evening: Details to follow.       

Saturday evening: Details to follow.       

Thursday 12th November 2015

Friday 13th November 2015

Saturday 14th November 2015



The Medway Hopper Festival is now firmly established on the local ale calendar. For more information go to the website: 

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