Shrewsbury Beatles Weekend: Brewery thinks beer will be just Fab

By Lucy Todman | Shrewsbury | Shrewsbury entertainment | Published: | Last Updated:

Organisers of the Shrewsbury Beatles Weekend which takes place later this month will be hoping people will Twist and Shout when a new beer is unveiled.

Tim King, Charlie Farman (Hobsons Brewery) and Phil Gillam with the Shrewsbury Beatles Beer

Hobsons Brewery, in Cleobury Mortimer, came up with a special beer to mark the festival, which has been organised by Shrewsbury Mayor Councillor Phil Gillam to raise funds for his chosen charity.

Shrewsbury Beatles Beer will be available across the weekend as a limited bottled beer, with a proportion from every bottle sold donated to the mayor’s nominated charity, Samaritans of Shrewsbury. 

Tim King, Charlie Farman, from Hobsons Brewery, and Mayor Phil Gillam

The beer can be found at Shrewsbury Beatles Weekend event venues Theatre Severn, The Buttermarket, Salop Leisure and The Wheatsheaf in Frankwell.

The brewery's Nick Davis said: “We’re always on the look-out for new and exciting causes to support. When we heard about the Shrewsbury Beatles Weekend, we immediately thought about offering a special beer for it.


"We hope that visitors across the weekend will see it as a chance to support The Samaritans and keep a memento due to the bottle’s unique label, all whilst enjoying a good beer."

This year, Shrewsbury will be celebrating all things Fab Four with the Shrewsbury Beatles Weekend, which is organised by Councillor Gillam and an enthusiastic team of volunteers.

During the festival weekend, which takes place from September 20-22 there, will be a whole range of events live music, special guest speakers and five Beatles film screenings – from ‘Backbeat’ a chronicle of The Beatles’ performances in Hamburg, to Grammy Award winning film ‘The Beatles: Eight Days A Week’.

For more information on the weekend and to book tickets for events, visit

Lucy Todman

By Lucy Todman

Senior reporter for the Shropshire Star and Shrewsbury Chronicle based in Shrewsbury.

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