Berries Beans & Beer is about doing a drinks festival with a twist – bringing together some great artisan producers and retailers in to the Crewe Heritage Centre for a weekend of drinking, eating and having a great time.

We are 7 friends in a working group headed up by Michelle Shipman formerly of Offbeat Brewery doing this part time while holding down various full time jobs and running our own businesses.  This is an event to put Crewe and local businesses on the map; we’ve lined up some great partners to work with and we’re looking forward to bringing you an amazing festival.

Keep an eye on our social media sites for competitions, announcements and ticket release dates.



Chris, former pub owner, CAMRA & beer festival volunteer and part of the Birmingham Beer Bash team. If you can understand him at the end of the night you’re doing better than the rest of us 🙂

David, director of the hugely succesful Birmingham Beer Bash and owner and head brewer of Otherton Ales.

Michelle, former owner, brewer and bar operator at Offbeat Brewery, Crewe. previously of the multi award winning Failford Inn & Windie Goat Brewery. 12 years running bars and breweries!

Phil & Rachel, the people behind the great bottle shop and tap room,Otters Tears Beer Co and we’re currently trying to persuade Phil to bring back the #MaccTwissup for 2017.

Simon, another ex licensed trade bod and has worked in marketing and promotions. Passionate about beer, wine and whisky (maybe next year on the latter!) and studying for WSET qualifications.

Sarah, marketing guru! A great marketing career behind and ahead of her, she’s worked within the licensed trade and knows her stuff and all the useful people!