First Festival Beers start to arrive


Preparations for this year’s festival are hotting up as we get closer to the Bank Holiday.

Happy to announce that the first of the festival beers have arrived from out Friends at Sunny Republic – Temperance. Don’t forget you can see a full list of what we have or this years festival on the website here

2013 Festival entertainment announced

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This years’ beer festival is shaping up nicely and promises to be a great event.

The live entertainment has now been confirmed and we are delighted to announce that we have secured entertainment for both the Saturday and Sunday.

Saturday 4th

Come and dance the night away with a Vinyl Revival – a blast from the past covering  Soul, Mod and the 80’s

Sunday 5th

From 5pm we have local band the Mad Hatters performing a collection of well known tracks from all genres of music – they guys are packed with talent and it promises to be great fun. 

2013 Beer Festival Dates Announced


Well, ITS BACK and destined to be bigger and better than before. Due to feedback following last year’s festival, we have moved the 2013 Upwey Beer Festival  to the May Bank Holiday weekend meaning that the fun will start on Friday 3rd May and finish on Bank Holiday Monday 6th May.

Following the success of last year’s entertainment you can be sure of a great line-up of  local entertainment on Saturday and Sunday evenings to help the festival go with a swing.

More details will be announced soon as arrangements are made, but be sure to check back often to get updated on what beers & ciders will be available here.

All Tapped Up and Ready!!!


The wait is finally over….

The beers are here, they are tapped and are ready to go.

Over 2,500 pints are ready for a weekend of fun, live entertainment…and of course real ale.

The Upwey Beer Festival 2012 kicks off tomorrow (Friday) at Midday.

See you there!?

Upwey Beer Festival announces its primary charity for the 2012 event


Following an online campaign utilising social networks the fan base has spoken and chosen which local charity will be adopted for the 2012 festival.

We will be raising money for the Weldmar Hospicecare Trust. Tickets are available from the Royal Standard at £3.50 each (£3.00 for loyalty card holders at the pub).

See you there!!

Last minute preparations


As the 2012 Upwey Beer festival gets closer we are delighted to announce several updates:

  1. We have had the following prizes generously donated for the festival prize draw
    • A voucher for a 8×12 canvas print of your favourite photo from Wessex Photo Weymouth
    • A mini cask of Stargazer from Yeovil Ales
    • Sunday Roast for 2 people dontated by the Royal Standard
    • A four ball at East Dorset Golf Club – Waverly TBS
    • Beer gift packs from Dorset Piddle Brewery
    • Beer gift packs from Isle of Purbeck Brewery
    • Beer gift packs from Town Mill Brewery, Lyme Regis
    • Charity Meat Draw kindly donated by Quality Butchers, Dorchester
  2. Sponsorship opportunities are almost fully taken with only a few remaining barrel sponsor opportunities remaining. If you are interested in getting involved please get in touch.

2012 Sponsors pledge support

As the clock ticks ever closer to the start of the 2012 Upwey Beer Festival we are delighted to announce that local business throughout the Weymouth & Portland area are pledging to support the event by taking up sponsorship opportunities.

To date we a delighted to welcome the following companies as confirmed sponsors.

  • Buildrite Ltd – Building supplies hire and sales for the trade and DIY enthusiast
  • Advoco – Chartered Accountants and Tax Advisors
  • Loose Moose – Full service catering company
  • Winterbourne Game – Suppliers of locally sourced game to private & trade customers
  • Tristan G Murless Ltd – Electrical Contractors
  • ZingPR – Marketing consultancy offering web design, graphic design and branding
  • The Royal Standard – A traditional local pub and also a micro brewery. Host to the Upwey beer festival event
  • Solutions – Specialist designer and installer of beautifully crafted kitchens, bathrooms and bedrooms.


More Beers Confirmed for 2012 Festival


As the festival continues to gain momentum we are delighted to announce that more great ales have now confirmed for the event.

We will have two great beers from Butcombe Brewery, Mendip Spring and Butcombe Gold.

That’ll do nicely sir!

More Beers confirmed for 2012 Festival

As the event draws closer we now have confirmation on the following beers that will be available at the 2012 Upwey Beer Festival.

Mighty Hop Brewery, Lyme Regis

  1.  Mighty Red I.P.A
  2. Mighty Blond
  3. LymeBrau

Yeovil Ales

  1. Lynx Wildcat
  2. Posh IPA
More details and taxing notes can be found on the 2012 Ales List page here.

More live entertainment confirmed

This years’ beer festival is shaping up nicely with lots of things to see.

The latest live entertainment has now been confirmed and we are delighted to announce that the Mill Street Jazz Band will be performing at the Upwey Beer Festival on Saturday 7th April.

Formed more than twenty years ago, the band began rehearsing in Mill Street, Broadwey, Dorset, hence the name of the band. The band plays a nice combination of traditional jazz, mainstream, and good old jazz standards.

The rhythm section – the trio – plays some wonderful Latin numbers, giving the band lots of versatility.

More information on the band can be found here