Shirley Lions, Solihull Lions and Acocks Green Lions held their first ever Beer Festival on Friday 14th September and Saturday 15th September 2018 at the Solihull Royal British Legion, Union Road, Solihull, B91 3DH where patrons enjoyed two days of locally sourced ales and ciders.

This year's festival will be held on Friday 13th and Saturday 14th September 2019 at Shirley Royal British Legion, Parkgate, Shirley, Solihull, B90 3BQ.

Opening times for both days will be 12.00 noon to 10.00 pm 

Entry fee is £10 which will include a souvenir beer glass, programme, entry to raffle and £5 worth of beer tokens.

Advance tickets for the Festival can be obtained from Shirley Royal British Legion.

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The beers provided will include :-

                              Sourced locally from the Red Moon Brewery in  Holder Road, Yardley, Birmingham.

Red Moon logo                                                                                        Squirrels Nuts          

This is a strong, red ale based on a Dakota red recipe with our UK twist. Red colour          This oat meal ale will leave you wanting more. With its nutty 

and rich malt flavours comes from the use of caramelised rye, which are balanced             undertones and light pallet followed by a hoppy taste, it certainly

with the fruity overtones from ‘Sorachi ace’ hops. 6.6 % ABV.                                               is the squirrel's nuts ! 4.5% ABV

                                            Sourced locally from the Sperrin Brewery in Ansley, Nuneaton, Warwickshire

Third party logo                                                                                   Sperrin Brewery logo       

Fantastic malty ale that's ruby in colour with its selected hops,                                The Sperrin Brewery will also be providing "Ghost" a made

which gives it a floral aroma, as well as hints of fruit and spice.                               to measure beer, specially for our Festival.

AB 4.8 %.

                                                                Sourced locally from the Purity Brewery, Alcester, Warwickshire     

                                                                             Saddle-Black logo             

Saddle Black is our gnarly black beer using Pilgrim, Chinook and Cascade hops to help give a full smoky and citrus aroma. The roasted malts used to craft this full flavoured black beer will give a taste of chocolate and espresso, whilst the use the of smoked malt gives saddle black a well-rounded finish. The aromas are a mix of black pepper, deep fruits, orange and spices. The mouthfeel is full bodied and complex with a lingering bitter finish. ABV 5.8% with an IBU 65

           From Gwynt Y Ddraig ciders                                                                                                      From Dudda's Tun Ciders

Celtic Warrior logo                                                                            Dudda's Greenhorn Cider logo         

This warrior of a cider is sweet but mighty on flavour. The result                      A light, medium cider, with crisp and refreshing green apple undertones

is a cider with a full depth of colour and a matured flavour with                        ABV 5.2%

a smooth, balanced finish. Suitable for vegetarians, vegans and

coeliacs. Contains sulphites. AB 5.5%

                 From Biddenham Ciders                                                                                                     From Thistly Cross Ciders

Red Love Cider logo                                                                                 Thistly Cross cider                                                                     

The UK’s first commercially available naturally red apple juice                                              Our Whisky-Cask Aged Cider. Matured in ex-Glen Mora

and cider. Made from an apple variety called Red Love®, the                                               (previously Glenglassaugh Distillery) whisky casks this is

special edition apple juice and cider are a vibrant red colour,                                               a dry & subtle cider. Infused with mellow, vanilla oak of the 

clear not cloudy and contain no added colourants.Red Love®                                              cask. A refreshing, complex drink to be savoured. AB 6.7%

is a Swiss variety which has been developed over the past 25 

years by Markus Kobelt, founder of plant nursery and fruit

growers Lubera. Mr Kobelt, who describes Red Love® as

complex and interesting; a real taste sensation, has cross-pollinated

a range of red-fleshed, sweet and disease resistant apple varieties 

to create a naturally red skinned, red fleshed apple with a crisp 

and long lasting taste. AB 5.0%



Further details of our beers and ciders will appear here as they are sourced and agreed.


We are very grateful to the following sponsors as without their help this event would not be possible :-

Chamberlains Chartered Surveyors, 210-222 Hagley Road West, Birmingham

Andara Travel Limited, Box Trees Farm, Stratford Road, Hockley Heath

C J Bastock Limited, Funeral Directors, 100 Stratford Road, Shirley

Solihull Windows, 374 Stratford Road, Shirley

Wadsworths Solicitors, 325 Stratford Road, Shirley

Horton & Storey, Estate Agents, 179 Stratford Road, Shirley

Silhill Brewery, Oak Farm, Catherine De Barnes

Carrick Travel, 377 Warwick Road, Solihull

The Pub and Duckling, 1 Hatchford Brook Road, Solihull

William H Painter, Funeral Directors, 343 Warwick Road, Solihull

Knowle Ale Rooms, 1592 High Street, Knowle

TC Cars Ltd, Saxon House, Saxon Way, Fordbridge

The Wilkes Partnership Solicitors, 54 Stratford Road, Shirley, Solihull

Plume Tyres, 343 Stratford Road, Shirley, Solihull

Westley Arms Hotel, Westley Road, Acocks Green, Birmingham

Solihull Moors FC, The ATG Stadium, Damson Parkway, Solihull

Red Moon Brewery, 25 Holder Road, Yardley, Birmingham

Encasa Estate Agency, 57 Warwick Road, Olton Hollow, Solihull