Great British Beer Festival Winter to move to Birmingham

The Great British Beer Festival Winter will next year move to Birmingham as part of its rotation around the country, after three seasons in Norwich.

As the West Midlands is a region built on the trade and innovation of the industrial revolution, next year’s festival will be themed “A Festival of a Thousand Trades”, celebrating industry, diversity, and creativity throughout time, according to the organisers.

This theme will define the drinks on offer, which will include a range of spirits and non-alcoholic options to accompany over 400 beers, ciders and perries that will represent the region, the wider UK and beyond.

The festival will also feature games and activities, musical entertainment, a range of food stalls, and a selection of tastings and talks.

West Midlands regional director Gary Timmins said: “This is an incredibly exciting opportunity for us to showcase the fantastic food and drinks that the region has to offer.

“The region has a rich history in brewing and we’re looking forward to working with local museums, charities and organisations to tell visitors a story that will go hand in hand with their drink of choice.”

Planning for the festival is already well underway, and details including dates and venue for the 2020 festival will be released soon on winter.gbbf.org.uk