Chelmsford Craft Beer Festival

Chelmsford Craft Beer Festival, Chelmsford Social Club, 55 Springfield Road, Chelmsford CM2 6JD
Last weekend, the team at TWICB embarked on a journey to the Chelmsford Social Club for the inaugural Chelmsford Craft Beer Festival.

Organised by the connoisseurs of craft beer, Hopsters, renowned for their craft beer establishments scattered across Leigh-on-sea, Ipswich, Felixstowe, and of course, Chelmsford, this event promised a tasty experience for beer enthusiasts

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Opting for the Saturday afternoon session, we eagerly ventured into the venue after securing our entrance with a mere £5 fee. Upon arrival, we were greeted by a bustling atmosphere, as around 200 eager attendees mingled within the relatively intimate yet comfortable space.

The festival operated on a token system, with tokens conveniently available for purchase at the door in £10 increments. This streamlined approach allowed us to seamlessly explore the diverse array of offerings from the participating craft breweries throughout the five- hour session.

Speaking of breweries, the lineup was small but impressive. From Duration Brewing to Beak Brewery, Burnt Mill to Verdant, Phantom Brewing to Three Hills, Time & Tide to Radio City Beer Works, the event boasted a stellar selection, each presenting four or more distinct brews. It was evident that every brewery showcased their latest and freshest creations, with few of the standard ‘core’ beers making an appearance.

Under the expert organisation of Ed, the mastermind behind Hopsters Events, attendees were treated to an unparalleled tasting journey. With a DJ spinning infectious tunes and a kitchen kiosk serving up, no-fuss fare, the festival provided not only a feast for the palate but also a feast for the senses.

The beer tasting experience was heightened by the use of proper glasses, rather than plastic which can often let a festival down.

In conclusion, the Chelmsford Craft Beer Festival proved to be a resounding success, offering a platform for local artisans to showcase their craft while fostering a sense of community among beer enthusiasts. We eagerly anticipate future editions of this event and commend the organisers for a job well done. Cheers to a celebration of craftsmanship and camaraderie.