Oxford Beer Week

Where: Oxford

When: Saturday 4th - Sunday 12th May 2019

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We’re super excited to once more be involved in Oxford Beer Week taking place between Saturday 4th – Sunday 12th May 2019

The primary aim of Oxford Beer Week, which runs from Saturday 4th May through Sunday 12th, is to raise the profile of the tremendous range of wonderful beers brewed locally to the city. A series of events throughout the week to include food and beer pairings, comedy nights, beer trails, and local interactive beer festivals, will showcase the wide variety of beer styles produced in and around Oxford.

Highlight of the week is the “Big Event”, a ticketed beer fair to be held at The Oxford Artisan Distillery, Cheney Lane, Oxford, on Saturday May 4th between 11.30am and 8.30pm. With music and sideshows for all the family, this will be a celebration of the best from both food and drink producers in and around Oxford.

We’ll have our Hooky Bar in the ‘beer village’; where you can come and sample our latest beers and chat to the brewers about how they made it.

Tickets for the event will cost £10, which buys a programme, a beer map, a glass and your first drink. Tickets are available from outlets around the city – check out oxfordbrewers.org to find out where you can buy yours. Children will be welcome if accompanied by an adult.

The aspiration is to raise national awareness of the Oxford brewing scene alongside other “beer cities” such as Sheffield, Bristol and Manchester. Oxford Beer Week is organised by the Oxford Brewers Alliance, which represents the best breweries local to Oxford, and is fortunate to have the generous support of NFU Mutual as its major sponsor. Other sponsorship opportunities are available.

Christian Aldridge, Senior Sales Executive at NFU Mutual, said: “As someone who enjoys the occasional pint of beer, it didn’t take much to convince me that Witney & Oxford NFU Mutual should help to organise a festival showcasing the best of Oxfordshire’s brewers. Craft beer brewing is a tremendous growth industry in Oxfordshire which I believe is home to some of the best quality ales in the country. The partnership is an excellent match for us with our specialist knowledge of food and drink manufacturing, so I’m delighted to support an exciting industry in which our local customers are already heavily represented.

“If you’re attending there’s a lot to look forward to on top of the exceptional beers on offer – we would be delighted if you would come along even for a chat and to listen to some great, live music. – I hope to see you there.”

About NFU Mutual Witney:

Part of the fabric of rural life, NFU Mutual in Witney is known for its expertise insuring the risks of every part of the food chain and every type of rural business, with customers ranging from small craft brewers to some of the largest food and drink manufacturers in the UK. For more information about Witney & Oxford NFU Mutual and to speak to our office, contact us 01993 776716 or witney@nfumutual.co.uk.



About Oxfordshire Brewers Alliance:

Oxford Brewers Alliance is an informal group of independent craft breweries based in and around the city of Oxford, working together to promote and enjoy quality local beers and to enhance the craft of brewing in Oxford. Oxford is a fascinating city with an amazing blend of the traditional and an ever evolving modern culture. This diverse city culture is reflected in the many local breweries who craft an incredible range of beers.