CAMRA Aberdeen, Grampian and Northern Isles Branch

Promoting Real Ale in the North East of Scotland

Beer Festival

2017 Beer Festival News

Unfortunately, we have no dates as yet for a festival in 2017. Pittodrie has ceased to be a viable site for our event in the future.

We are actively looking at alternative venues to hold the 31st Great Grampian Beer Festival. Dates will be dependant on availability of the chosen venue. We will not be constrained to within the period end of May to beginning of June. This was because at Pittodrie we had to have dates outwith the football fixture season.

As soon as we have fixed a new venue and dates, an announcement will be posted here. We hope to welcome back our devout festival regulars and visitors alike to our new venue once decided.

Other forthcoming CAMRA / Pub Beer Festivals in Scotland 2017

30th Paisley Beer Festival - Wednesday 19th to Saturday 22nd April at Paisley Town Hall

19th Kingdom of Fife Real Ale, Cider and Perry Festival - Thursday 20th to Saturday 22nd April 2017 at Rothes Halls, Glenrothes

Braeval Beer Festival - Thursday 27th April to Monday 1st May at Banstand Bar, Braeval Hotel, Nairn

Brodie Beer Festival - Friday 26th to Monday 29th May at Old Mill Inn, Brodie

Glasgow Real Ale Festival (GRAF) - Thursday 22nd to Saturday 24th June 2017 at The Briggate, Glasgow

Scottish Real Ale Festival (SRAF) - Thursday 6th to 8th Saturday July 2017 at The Corn Exchange, Edinburgh (note website is currently still showing 2016 details!)

Ayrshire Real Ale Festival - Thursday 5th to Saturday 7th October 2017 at Troon Concert Hall, Troon

The 2016 Great Grampian Beer Festival closed its doors on 21st May 2016

In 2016 the 30th GREAT GRAMPIAN BEER FESTIVAL took place at the Richard Donald Stand, Pittodrie Stadium. 

Stick the Festival Location Postcode AB24 5QH into Google Maps and add the date to your diary immediately. There were 100 cask beers and a selection of traditional Cider and Perry. 

The Bar Managers extend you a warm welcome. 

The festival bar managers welcome you.  Loch Ness Brewery logoAberdeen Beer Festival 2016 logo

The Basics

There is a strict policy of No Cash at The Bar. Purchase beer tokens on entry and exchange these for ale inside the venue. More about this can be found in the FAQ.

In order to keep waiting times to a minimum we are not able to offer carry-outs during most of the public opening hours.

Remember to vote for your own favourite this year.

There is no music or other entertainment at this festival because we prefer the deafening cacophony of garulous people.

Aberdeen FC are providing the catering; CAMRA have no control over menu, portion size, quality, availability or price. In past years Stovies have proven a popular filler. Unfortunately there are very few alternative take-away food venues close by. You might like to try the restaurants at Aberdeen beach, or bring a sandwich.

Toilet facilities are almost without limit.

Disabled access to the venue is available.

There is no access to the football playing surface or stadium stands.


The 2016 festival charity is Aberdeen Lions 

Downlaod the poster above