Black Country Beer Festival cancelled for 2019

The much loved event will be missing from ale-lovers calenders this year after organisers decided to rest the festival.

Over almost a decade, the festival has grown from a 30 cask event into the three day celebration with over 100 casks, 30 ciders, a range of gins and live cricket and music which have made this a firm favourite on the circuit, with people travelling from as far as Oxford and Leeds to attend. A spokesperson for the festival said:

“The work required to organise such a large festival is huge. The organisers are all volunteers and have, over the years, given a large amount of their own time; taking no personal benefit from it, with all monies being used to keep Lye Cricket Club running.

“[The organisers] are no longer associated with the cricket club, whilst still maintaining friendships and relationships with the club and many of its members. This however, does mean that extra expenditure will be required to either rent the club ground or another venue.

“Those attending the festival in 2018 will recall the less than pleasant weather conditions which impacted heavily on our income. For these reasons and for the general sanity of the organisers we sadly announce that this year will be a ‘fallow year’.

“We are looking to the future and hope to see you for the 10th anniversary. Most of all, the organisers would like to thank the customers, for making the last 9 festivals so much fun and such a success.”


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