The big countdown

For #Crewe, #Nantwich #Cheshire and beyond, our drinks festival with a twist is racing ever closer. 6 weeks until the doors open for the weekend on Friday 28th April at 5pm. We’ve 80 gins and an array of fresh fruits, herbs and spices, 35 beer taps from lagers to stouts and encompassing some hoppy numbers…

Coffee pick me up

Stafford coffee roasters @Hasbean will be with us Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th April for a caffeine fix up to 3pm.  We’re opening the doors at 11am on both days for FREE coffee between 11am and 12 from the Hasbean team plus you can grab a toastie from Viva La Toastie for a great start to the day.  From 12 to 3pm you’ll have…

Clucking amazing

With our street food traders we’ve aimed for a good variety and @CluckingOinks are cooking up their buttermilk fried chicken and pulled pork all weekend at Berries, Beans & Beer. They’re well known us having catered at Birmingham Beer Bash and also appeared at the Crewe Cosmopolitan Food Festival in October 2016 in their very distinctive pink…

Otter’s Tears bottled beers

Burslem based @OttersTears have been confirmed as the bottle bar for this year’s Berries, Beans & Beer Festival. We can’t wait for you to meet Phil and his team as they bring a variety of cans and bottles to the party for drinking on site or to take away. Otter’s Tears is a specialist beer shop…

Help Needed

Fancy a bit of volunteering work with payment in food, drink and a great time?! As a really small team of 7 and a bump that’s due very close to the festival, we’re in need of some extra helpers.  If you can spare a few hours to help with beer or gin serves, dishing out…

It’s about 8 weeks to go

until we kick off at 5pm on Friday 28th April so we’ve tons of information and news to bring you this week!  We’ve now ordered all the gins from across the UK and some international ones too.  After some debate we’ve got a plan on how we’re splitting them up so you’ll find a bar…

The Homebrew Champion

So after two rounds of judging, the scores have been collated and only two points separated first and second in our Homebrew Competition. First up, congratulations to the category winners who are; Bitters over 5% – Beer 4, Pekko Ale, Mark Warburton Golden Beers – Beer 2, Apres Deux Ans (Saison), Steven Hadfield Porters, Stouts,…

Saturday Night band is The Age of Plastic!

The Age Of Plastic are a top quality party band, playing a load of indie and rock covers to ensure a lively dance floor all night. We’re very much looking forward to having them with us at Berries, Beans & Beer – Crewe. Check out their Facebook page here and give them a ‘like’. In case…

We’re going ginsane!

So gin is making up a big part of Berries, Beans & Beer.  With the huge renaissance in artisan gin to match the craft beer movement, there’s a load of exciting gins out there alongside some really good classic styles and we’re aiming to have around 80 for you. We’ve gins coming from all over…

Introducing The Gintleman

Things are ticking along nicely here at BBB towers, this week is all about the #gin – what a place to start! We’d like to introduce you to @TheGintleman, there’s nothing that he doesn’t know about gin (at least nothing worth knowing) and he’ll be with us for the evening session on Friday 28th April…

Salopian Spirits are joining us

We tried the Salopian Spirits #gin (@SalopSpiritCo) in Congleton last year and loved it so it became ‘Gin Of The Month’ at Offbeat Brewery back in the summer.  They’re with us for the weekend so a great opportunity to have a chat about their gin and rum, taste their Shropshire strawberry and raspberry packed gin and…

It’s all about the draft beer this week

Berries, Beans & Beer is something of a different kind of drinks festival, and when it comes to the #beer list we’re also putting together what we think is a first for the region, with Crewe’s first keg-only festival line-up. We’ll have at least 35 taps, each with a beer from a different brewery covering…