Brewing events & exhibitions

CHARLES FARAM EVENTS

HopWalk®

Our largest event, hosting brewers for a day of hop reports, crop inspections, farm tour, beer showcases and trade networking.

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Brewery Resource Road Show

Typically the day before the HopWalk®, but can also be a stand-alone showcase of products and suppliers in our offering.  The day consists of seminars, trade stands, a pub and a brewery tour.

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International Hop Awards

A competition held in January to judge samples of our own commercial, early and brand-new varieties. Head brewers are invited to judge to find the best international sample.

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AromaFest®

Brewers are invited by the Charles Faram team to a rub and sniff event in their area. See what’s new while we come to you.

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HopTastic®

Brewers have a play with our experimental and commercial hops and then run a beer
competition. This is usually judged by the public in a pub or taproom.

Faramania®

Home brewers use our experimental hops to brew beers that are judged in a beer competition. Usually by other home brewers, commercial brewers and hop experts.

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Hop Academy

A day of learning with dinner and a pub tour. The day is designed to help trainee and new brewers on their formal brewing courses as well as act as a refresher for experienced brewers.

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INDUSTRY EVENTS

FEBRUARY 2024

TUS

13

13th February

AROMAFEST® – BRISTOL

Brewers are invited by the Charles Faram team to a rub and sniff event in their area. See what’s new while we come to you.

THU

15

15th February

AROMAFEST® – MANCHESTER

Brewers are invited by the Charles Faram team to a rub and sniff event in their area. See what’s new while we come to you.

FRI

23

23rd February

AROMAFEST® – SWEDEN

Brewers are invited by the Charles Faram team to a rub and sniff event in their area. See what’s new while we come to you.

MON

26

26th February

AROMAFEST® – DENMARK

Brewers are invited by the Charles Faram team to a rub and sniff event in their area. See what’s new while we come to you.

WED

28

28th February

AROMAFEST® – SOUTH 

London

Brewers are invited by the Charles Faram team to a rub and sniff event in their area. See what’s new while we come to you.

WED

28

28th February

AROMAFEST® – EDINBURGH

Brewers are invited by the Charles Faram team to a rub and sniff event in their area. See what’s new while we come to you.

MARCH 2024

WED

13

THU

14

13th-14th March

BEERX UK

The UK’s biggest beer and brewing trade event, with a huge industry trade show, regional beer bars and trade-only beer festival, the SIBA AGM and Members’ Conference, the independent beer and business awards presentations, plus a packed schedule of seminars, talks and panel debates from the beer industry’s leading voices.

FRI

22

SAT

23

22nd-23rd March 

INTERNATIONAL BREWING & CIDER FESTIVAL

 The festival will run after the judging is complete, giving both trade and the public a chance to sample products from all entries and award winners.

APRIL 2024

THU

18

18th April

SIBA SOUTH WEST COMPETITION

The SIBA competitions represent the very best beer from the UK’s independent brewers and are judged by fellow brewers and industry experts making these awards the “Brewers’ Choice” awards in the UK.

THU

18

18th April

BFBI EASTERN SECTION AGM ANNUAL GENERAL DINNER & CASINO EVENING

The BFBi Annual dinner and Casino Evening is an opportunity for BFBi members and guests to come together to network and socialize. 

SUN

21

WED

24

21st-24th April

THE CRAFT BREWERS CONFERENCE®

 

The Craft Brewers Conference® delivers concentrated, affordable brewing education and idea sharing to improve brewery quality and performance. Attendees can choose from eight educational tracks led by the top minds in the beer and business worlds.

MAY 2024

WED

1

1st May

BFBI NATIONAL LUNCH 

The BFBi National Lunch, will also be hosting the International Brewing & Cider Awards, which gives an opportunity for BFBi members and guests to celebrate with the medal and trophy winners of the awards. 

FRI

3

3rd May

SIBA NORTH EAST COMPETITION

The SIBA competitions represent the very best beer from the UK’s independent brewers and are judged by fellow brewers and industry experts making these awards the “Brewers’ Choice” awards in the UK.

WED

8

8th May

SIBA W&W REGIONAL MEETING

SIBA Regional Meetings are an excellent way to network with fellow brewers and suppliers, get an update on Regional activity including the beer awards and where they’ll be held, as well as hear from the SIBA Senior Management Team on the current progress of SIBA’s Strategic plan and other national activity.

THU

9

9th May

SIBA WALES & WEST BEER COMPETITION 

The SIBA competitions represent the very best beer from the UK’s independent brewers and are judged by fellow brewers and industry experts making these awards the “Brewers’ Choice” awards in the UK.

WED

15

15th May

BREWERY RESOURCES ROAD SHOW & NZ HOPS SHOWCASE

A showcase of products and suppliers in our offering.  The day consists of seminars, trade stands, and a pub tour occurring the evening before.

THU

16

16th May

SIBA MIDLANDS COMPETITION

The SIBA competitions represent the very best beer from the UK’s independent brewers and are judged by fellow brewers and industry experts making these awards the “Brewers’ Choice” awards in the UK.

WED

22

22nd May

SIBA SCOTLAND REGIONAL MEETING

SIBA Regional Meetings are an excellent way to network with fellow brewers and suppliers, get an update on Regional activity including the beer awards and where they’ll be held, as well as hear from the SIBA Senior Management Team on the current progress of SIBA’s Strategic plan and other national activity.

THU

23

SAT

25

23rd – 25th May

BEEREX AFRICA 

BeerEx is a two-day conference and expo dedicated to beer. The conference will host several high-profile speakers from around the world, as well as local experts giving an African perspective on beer innovations and trends. The expo showcases innovative products from local companies alongside major international suppliers.

JUNE 2024

THU

20

20th June

HOP ACADEMY

Charles Faram technical advisors with award winning commercial brewing skills have created a programme of seminars that contain a mix of lectures and interactive sessions to benefit rising stars of the brewing industry.

SEPTEMBER 2024

WED

4

4th September

BREWERY RESOURCE ROADSHOW

At a farm in Herefordshire or Worcestershire (TBC)

A showcase of products and suppliers in our offering.  The day consists of seminars, trade stands, a pub and a brewery tour. 

THU

5

5th September

THE HOPWALK®

At a farm in Herefordshire or Worcestershire (TBC)

Our largest event, hosting brewers for a day of hop reports, crop inspections, farm tour, beer showcases and trade networking.

WED

18

18th September

SIBA SCOTLAND REGIONAL MEETING

SIBA Regional Meetings are an excellent way to network with fellow brewers and suppliers, get an update on Regional activity including the beer awards and where they’ll be held, as well as hear from the SIBA Senior Management Team on the current progress of SIBA’s Strategic plan and other national activity.

MON

23

TUES

24

23rd-24th September

THE BREWERS CONGRESS

The Brewers Congress will host 30 speakers from across the brewing industry in the UK, US, Europe and beyond. The two-day exhibition will feature many industry suppliers, giving attendees access to the latest brewing expertise and technology.

OCTOBER 2024

THU

3

FRI

4

3rd – 4th October

BREW ASIA 

Brew Asia, formerly SEA Brew, is the networking event for the region’s brewing industry and attracts brewers, marketers and business owners from across the continent and beyond.  The show also incorporates the Asia Beer Championship 2024 Awards Evening as well as a multitude of evening social functions in the bars and taprooms across the city.

NOVEMBER 2024

TUES

26

THU

28

26th – 28th November

BRAUBEVIALE

BrauBeviale has something for every beverage producer and bottler. At BrauBeviale you will meet business partners, colleagues, former fellow students, like-minded people and beer enthusiasts from Germany, Europe and all over the world. They combine diversity – from international brewing groups and traditional family breweries to craft brewers and hobby brewers.