We’re establishing Leicester at the heart of U.K beer culture and as a great city to enjoy beer…

A group of publicans, brewers and passionate volunteers have come together to launch Leicester Beer Week. When we first met, we decided this event should allow participating venues to show why Leicester is a wonderful place to visit to sample amazing local, national and international beers of varied styles. Putting us at the heart of U.K beer culture.

The not-for-profit organisation initially involved people from all across the beer world including CAMRA volunteers, representatives from breweries including: Anstey Ales, Elliswood Brewery, Everards of Leicestershire and Framework.

Along with publicans from The Blue Boar, Broood, Head of Steam and The Two-Tailed Lion. The list is growing with venues signing up daily to run events including: Meet the Brewer, Tap Takeovers, Beer and Food Matching and much more.

There is great excitement about the first ever Leicester Beer Week, with Zoe White from the Head of Steam saying, “We (HoS) are excited to be involved in Leicester’s first ever Beer Week and showcase what Leicester has got to offer. We have one of the biggest Belgian beer ranges outside of Mainland Europe [OR ‘Belgium itself’]as well as some awesome craft and cask beers from around the world and we pride ourselves on delivering not only great beer, but excellent service and knowledge from our in-house beer sommeliers!”

Claire Cannell, Events and Promotions Manager for Everards said “With so many exciting venues in our city serving great beers, it makes sense that Leicester hosts its very own Beer Week. Leicester Beer Week will bring people into the city and gives pubs the perfect platform to shout about what they do. We’ll be running a Comedy Beer Tour across four of our venues where people will be entertained by a stand-up comedian and given the chance to sample our some great beers alongside a complementing dish. We’re very excited to be part of the very first Leicester Beer Week and hope that it will grow from strength to strength over the years to come!”

Jim Willis Framework Co Founder said “Framework Brewery is delighted to support the inaugural Leicester beer week. Leicester’s independent businesses have much to celebrate and events like this are great for opening doors, eyes and minds. We’ll be opening the brewery for a very special Tap event, further details will be announced on www.leicesterbeerweek.co.uk”

This perfectly sums up why we need to put Leicester on the U.K. beer map, as we have a great history of cask and we also enjoy beer in all its many varieties including the new Trappist brewery within our county borders.

We’re really excited to see what beer related events our venues can come up with during the 20th to 30th of September event and look forward to welcoming people into the city centre to be part of it!