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September Beer Events

Recently I noticed that there are several exciting craft beer rated events coming up in Cardiff/South East Wales during September. Of course, this is brilliant news. However, I then realised that in order to find the details of these events you have to trawl through various different social media accounts. There is no central list or calendar for these events- so I decided to start one. 

The list below has an obvious Cardiff bias, but I'm keen for it to include events from across Wales, so if you spot something I should add, leave a comment or connect with me via Twitter and i’ll update the list

Sept 1/2 -12 noon to 11pm - Tiny Rebel Brewfest
Tiny Rebel beer festival held at The Depot on Dumballs Road, Cardiff. 25 breweries from Wales and beyond, with cider and spirits also available and various street food options. A huge event which will undoubtedly deliver bucket-loads of high quality beer. 

Sept 2 - 12 noon to 10pm - PIPES Bar Open event
Ever popular monthly event at the Pipes brewery on King’s Road, Pontcanna, Cardiff. Featuring a range of beers on tap (with cider, soft drinks and wine available too). Bottles also available, with food provided by Standard Burgers & Fries. 

Sept 6 - 5pm onwards - Gloucester Brewery Tap Takeover @ The Pen and Wig
Tap takeover event at Cardiff’s Pen and Wig (Park Grove). A real “town and gown” pub popular with both students and locals, this should be a great event with 8 casks and 3 kegs to choose from, provided by Gloucester Brewery 

Sept 7 - 7pm onwards - Bluestone Brewing Tap Takeover @ St Canna’s Ale House
Tap takeover event by highly rated Pembrokeshire brewery Bluestone, hosted at Canton’s superb micropub St Canna’s. Sure to be a popular event with a lively atmosphere. 

Sept 9 - 11am to 11pm - Flintshire Real Ale Trail @ various venues across Flintshire
A great bus based route around 8 Flintshire venues. Choose from over 50 ales across the the trip. Includes a visit to the microfest hosted by Hafod Brewery and Deva Craft Beer Brewery! Buses every 20 mins. 

Sept 14 - 6pm onwards - Stoutfest 2 @ Brewdog 
Brewdog Cardiff’s second annual stout festival, which promises to showcase highly rated and exciting stouts and porters from around the world! A treat for stout fans, and a great sampling opportunity for those less familiar with the style. 

Sept 15/16 - 12 noon to 9pm - Lolffest2 @ Bragdy Twt Lol
The excellent Bragdy Twt Lol host a festival showcasing their beers at their brewery on the Trefforest Industrial Estate, with food on the Saturday. 

Sept 16, 23 & 30 - 6pm onwards - Oktoberfest experience @ St Canna’s Ale House
Three consecutive Saturdays of German food and beer at Cardiff’s first micropub!

Sept 21/22/23 - 11am to 11pm - Great Welsh Beer & Cider Festival 2017
Hosted at the Depot on Dumballs Road, Cardiff, this popular annual event will feature over 140 beers and over 60 perries/ciders. There will be street food, live music and “meet the brewer” sessions with a host of Welsh brewers. 

Sept 23 - 11am to 11pm - Conwy Real Ale Trail 
Another fantastic real ale trail by bus, featuring a host of great pubs and visits to two brilliant north Wales breweries - Wild Horse and Conwy. 

Sept 28 - 6pm onwards - Stone Berlin Tap Takeover @ Brewdog
A tap takeover featuring world-renowned west coast brewery Stone, with beers mainly coming from their European brewery in Berlin. This promises to be an excellent event showcasing beer from an internationally acclaimed craft brewery. 

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