Beavertown Extravaganza ticket refunds as brewers pull out

By Nicholas Robinson contact

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Can do: refund available for Beavertown Extravaganza tickets
Can do: refund available for Beavertown Extravaganza tickets
Beavertown has announced it will give ticketholders to its Beavertown Extravaganza beer festival a £20 refund, after almost half of the breweries set to exhibit at the event pulled out.

Earlier this week the brewer, which recently sold a minority stake in its business to Heineken, said it would not rule out refunding tickets​ as more brewers pulled out of the event.

Today (5 July), Beavertown posted a message on its website stating it would give a £20 refund on tickets purchased for the event, which is still set to take place between 7 and 8 September.

Those looking for a full refund can receive one by emailing the ticketing website Ticket Tannoy with their booking details before 20 July.

‘Beavertown’s announcement’

The post on the brewer's website​ read: “Following Beavertown’s announcement on the 22 June regarding investment to help us build our new brewery, Beaverworld, we contacted all of the breweries attending The Beavertown Extravaganza to explain our decision and give them the opportunity to consider their involvement in BeaverEx18.

“We have now heard back from almost all of the breweries who have confirmed with us whether they are in or out.

“We’d like to thank all ticket holders for their patience with us during this process. It was an important step, that took time, but one that was necessary to assess the impact on the event and plan the next steps.”

It continued: “Following this consultation, roughly half of the breweries remain committed to putting on a show and pouring their beers for all of you that have bought tickets. Therefore, we have decided to offer a two-step process for Beavertown Extravaganza ticket holders.

‘£20 refund on your ticket’

“All of you who still wish to attend will be given a £20 refund on your ticket. To get this you do not need to do anything. It will be refunded to the card/purchasing method you used to purchase the original ticket.”

UK brewers Cloudwater, BrewDog, Brew By Numbers, Buxton and Verdant Brewery have all made public statements stating that they will no longer be attending the festival, while US breweries The Veil and Jester King have also pulled out.

Last month Beavertown sold a stake in its business to Heineken​ for an undisclosed sum to help it build a new £40m brewing facility.

The brewers still involved in the event are:

  • Basqueland
  • Beerbliotek
  • Bell’s Brewery
  • Blackberry Farm
  • Brekeriet
  • Brouwerij Alvinne
  • Brouwerij de Molen
  • Brouwerij Kees
  • Burning Sky Brewery
  • Casita Cerveceria
  • Cigar City Brewing
  • Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
  • Del Ducato
  • Firestone Walker Brewing Company
  • Fuller's
  • Garage Project
  • Hair of the Dog Brewery and Tasting Room
  • Hawkshead Brewery
  • Magic Rock Brewing
  • Mahrs Bräu Bamberg
  • Mikkeller
  • Naparbier
  • New Belgium Brewing
  • Northern Monk
  • Oliver’s Cider & Perry
  • Omnipollo
  • Oude Beersel
  • Oxbow
  • Partizan Brewing
  • Pizza Port Brewing Co.
  • Põhjala
  • Pressure Drop
  • Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
  • Siren Craft Brew
  • Slim Pickens Cider & Mead
  • Stockholm Brewing Co.
  • Superstition
  • The Lost Abbey
  • The White Hag
  • The Wild Beer Co
  • Thornbridge Brewery
  • Wylam Brewery

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