Cheers to local producers at Shropshire Oktoberfest

Shropshire Oktoberfest takes place in Shrewsbury’s Quarry on October 6 and 7.

Shropshire Festivals will host the popular beer festival which champions independent drinks producers, local bands and performers, and provides all the fun of a festival with a silent disco, karaoke, multiple bars, and street food.

In an Oktoberfest first, there will be a beer tasting workshop on Friday 6th from award-winning beer writer, Laura Hadland, with ales from Ludlow Brewery, Hobsons, Bewdley Brewery, Stonehouse Brewery, and Giepel Brewing.

On Saturday 7th the comedy club will be open featuring top acts from the circuit, including Britain’s Got Talent Finalist and golden buzzer winner Daliso Chaponda.

Local brewers, cidermakers, distillers, and drinks producers will be serving in the beer hall. CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale) will be running the Hopportunity Bar with their top picks. They will crown the best beer at the festival ‘Shropshire’s Choice’.

The Shire Collection Live Music Stage will host local bands including Ego Friendly, Dirty Rockin Scoundrels, Five o’Clock Hero, and SkaBurst, plus Vorsprung Durch Oompah will transport you to the German beer halls. Festival goers can pick their own music in the silent disco tent.

Beth Heath, Director of Shropshire Festivals, said, “Come and enjoy the very best ales, ciders, lagers, spirits, and wine at Shropshire’s biggest beer festival! Dressing up in lederhosen isn’t compulsory but it is very much applauded! We’ve got some fantastic drinks producers, street food businesses, and exhibitors coming along to make this year extra special.”

CAPTION: Getting into the Oktoberfest spirit.

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