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Beer lovers are invited to join Stroud Brewery in celebrating everything organic when it welcomes two other breweries into its taproom between 23rd – 24th September.

Customers will be able to enjoy a number of organic beers from Little Valley and Black Isle Breweries as well as the brewery’s usual range organic of organic beers. This mini-beer festival is Stroud Brewery’s contribution to ‘Organic September’- the UK’s annual celebration of producing food, drink and everyday products in a way that regenerates nature and protects the environment.

As with all good festivals, there’ll be music to add to the taproom’s convivial atmosphere. On Saturday, 2pm-5pm, DJ Graham Dowler will create the atmosphere with his eclectic mix of soulful house, funk, disco & R&B. From 7pm, the balcony bar will resound with the haunting vocals of internationally renowned James Walker. 

On Sunday, Stroud-based singer & songwriter, Dave Pilla, will play a live acoustic set in the taproom from 2.30pm whilst Stroud Love Radio will provide a funky mix of genres as the perfect backdrop for a Sunday evening tipple. There’ll also be a special pop-up menu during the weekend – though advanced booking is recommended. 

Stroud Brewery’s mini-beer festival will run from 10am – 10pm on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th September in its taproom. It’s free to attend, and all ages and families are welcome to join in.

Stroud Brewery’s beer has been certified organic since 2008. Producing beer in a way that helps to regenerate nature is of upmost importance to Greg and the brewery’s team – research shows that up to 50% more plants, insects and birds can live on an organic farm rather than a ‘conventional’ farm. 

Organic farming avoids the use of artificial chemicals and rebuilds soil health – these help wildlife to thrive. This type of farming also helps to protect river life and doesn’t put artificial chemicals into the groundwater (both are sources of our drinking water).  Very occasionally, artificial chemicals might have to be used, but this is only allowed when natural or organic options are not available and there’s an important need: if a farm animal becomes seriously ill, for example. 

Anyone who wants to use their purchasing power to help nature should look for the Soil Association’s organic logo – this means that whatever the product is, it’s been made following strict standards. As it’s the only environmental standard that’s enshrined in law, buyers can be confident it’s making a positive difference. 

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