About the Festival

The RCLP Charity Beer Festival was started in 2016 and has run annually.

2019 is our fourth year and year on year for thr first 3 years attendance has grown progressively by 20-25%+ per annum.

The Festival has created a regular event on the last weekend of September, where we bring together Beers, which are generally from within approximately 50 miles of Beckenham, featuring small breweries and cider makers.

Right from the first year, we have featured Green Hop Ales, beers that are brewed in September with Fresh Green hops rather than the traditional dried ones.  This creates a unique freshness to the beers and is a feature of brewers in the Kent area.

In 2018 we added Lagers to the Beers we served and in 2019, in addition to the Cask Conditioned Ales and Lagers, we added Craft Beers to the mix.