Cambridge Beer Festival will be returning for it’s 45th edition. The annual event will see thousands of beer fans descend on Jesus Green for a week of alcohol-induced excitement. From Monday 21 May, punters will be treated to over 300 British real ales from over 100 breweries, as well as a huge selection of ciders, perries, mead and wine.
Every year the festival has a theme, which features on its posters, t-shirts and specially-produced glasses. The 45th Cambridge Beer Festival is celebrating the 350th anniversary of Isaac Newton’s construction of the first reflecting telescope in 1668 – now known as the Newtonian telescope. Newton was a fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge. Newton’s contribution to mathematics, optics, geometry and numerous other fields were, and still are, remarkable. Some examples of that work can be seen on our poster.
The festival always raises thousands of pounds for local causes. This year’s charity of choice is Stars, which provides specialist bereavement counselling for young people in Cambridgeshire who are finding it difficult to cope with the loss of someone significant in their life.
The festival is the oldest CAMRA beer festival and one of the largest in the country.
Cambridge Beer Festival takes place from Monday 21 May – Saturday 26 May.
For information on times and prices, visit the Cambridge Beer Festival website.