16th – 18th June 2016

Baird Park – Stonehaven

It’s Happening again…

The North-east’s biggest and most popular beer festival is back this Midsummer.

We were delighted that more than 4,800 people came to our first Happening last year and we expect as many again – and more – to come along and enjoy themselves this year.

The festival will have more than 140 beers on offer, ranging from real ale to craft to Belgian beer – many of which people may not have seen before, and certainly not such a wide range of choice.

We hope people enjoy some old favourites and find new ones to savour in the midst of the current explosion of excellent artisan brewing in this country and further afield.

As always there will be some superb music – with the cream of local talent on show, and street food offering some of the finest cuisine from burgers to hog roast to award winning fish and chips.

The Happening will also see the return of the immensely popular cycling Sportive – the challenging Redo, over the Cairn O’ Mount and back.

A corporate dinner will kick off this years event, allowing guests a chance to learn more about beer and how to match excellent brews with outstanding cuisine.

We have already had so many inquiries about when the tickets will go on sale from people around the country – and further afield – we expect the online sales to be busy. Weekend passes are limited, so when they’re gone, they’re gone

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See you Midsummer.


Beer Happening

Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Weekend

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Beer Dinner

Thursday 16th June

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Cycle Sportive

Saturday 18th June

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craft beer

Beer Happening

On tap will be over 140 of the best craft beers and real ales from Scotland and the UK plus the finest Belgium has to offer and we'll have enough ensure the Happening keeps happening up until we call time at midnight on Saturday.

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Vip dinner

Beer Dinner

On Thursday June 16th the happening is offering a VIP five course beer dinner, each course matched with beer and presented by our beer sommelier. Arrive at the Marine hotel for your dinner at 17.30, dine and imbibe then walk along the picturesque beach esplanade to the beer happening for around 19.30.

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Cycle Sportive

Cycle Sportive

The “REDO” is back! Taking on the Cairn O’ Mount in both directions. A challenge that brings its own reward – as well as the prospect of some great beer afterwards and refreshments at well known Mearns farm stores. Be prepared for the big climbs and spectacular views – this route will be a challenge that brings its own reward.

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great music


As always, great music will form the soundscape of the Midsummer Beer Happening. Expect some superb bands, some quirky surprises, and three days of brilliant entertainment to ensure you have cool tunes with your cold beer.

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fine food


Good beer demands good food! So it’s just as well that here at the Midsummer Beer Happening we'll have Some tasty treats to offer you.

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find us

How to find us

Once again we'll be pitching up under canvas in Stonehaven's Baird Park. Lets hope the weather is as good as the beer!

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Midsummer Beer Happening 2015


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Thanks to our 2016 Sponsors

The Beer Happening doesn't just happen, if you'll pardon the pun.

It couldn't go on without the hard work of the volunteers who put it together, man the pumps and look after you while you are here. Our thanks to them and to the sponsors and organisations who supported us.

They all make it possible for us to say to you, "Welcome to the Happening and cheers."
Robert Lindsay Organiser

  • sixnorth
  • The Bay
  • Bike Remedy
  • Boundary Creative
  • Harviestoun
  • Muir Motors
  • Stonehaven Cycling Club
Midsummer Beer Happening ? Stonehaven 2016