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Craft Ale in Croxton Kerrial: A Toxic Beer Festival

Friday, March 8 - Sunday, March 10

Working with the newly-formed ‘Team Toxic’ breweries (Sue Hayward of ‘Waen Brewery’ and Gazza Prescott of ‘Mission Creep’), we’ll be bringing a craft beer festival like those you might expect to find taking place in an urban hipster bar, but doing the whole thing with a ‘village pub’ feel. So if craft beer by a real fire is your thing, this is definitely the event for you. 


  • Tasting Sessions
  • Panel Discussions
  • Food and Beer Matching Meals
  • Live Music
  • Beer-themed Movies

We’re hoping to involve at least one brewery trip into the mix, and there’ll be lots of opportunity to interact with Sue and Gazza, and other brewers over the course of the weekend. And, of course, there’ll be lots of lovely beer.

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Provisional timetable

Friday, March 8th

Collaboration brewday at nearby Brewsters Brewery, Grantham. FREE
Panel Discussion: Diversity and Inclusion in Beer and Brewing. FREE
Tutored Tasting: Around the World in 8 Beers. Tickets £24.
Live music with Loose Change UK

Saturday, March 9th

Team Toxic Tasting Session, featuring nine new beers produced by the ‘Team Toxic’ breweries. Tickets £18.
Beer Pairing Dinner featuring six courses and six Team Toxic beers. Tickets £36.
Panel Discussion: “What’s that weird shit in my beer?” Extreme brewing and amazing adjuncts. FREE
Live music with The N’Ukes

Sunday, March 10th

Beer-fuelled Sunday Roast. Tables by advance booking only, usual Sunday lunch prices apply.
Tasting and discussion: “How Low Can You Go?”, low and no alcohol beers for the new generation. Tickets £10.
Live music with The Geese and Fountain Folk and Acoustic Club

Tickets are now on sale for all the individual sessions. Limited Bed & Breakfast availability: first come, first served. We also offer a ‘full package’ ticket including B&B for three nights (either Thursday to Sunday, or Friday to Monday) and all the priced and free sessions during the beer festival, at a considerable discount. Please email (nick@thegeeseandfountain.co.uk) or call us (01476 870350) for details.


Friday, March 8
Sunday, March 10
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The Geese and Fountain
1 School Lane
Croxton Kerrial, Leicestershire NG32 1QR United Kingdom
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