Tap Social Movement announces third-annual ‘Change is Brewing’ craft beer festival

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Independent Oxford member, Oxford-based craft brewery, social enterprise, and hospitality organisation Tap Social Movement is proud to announce its third-annual Change is Brewing craft beer festival for Saturday, 22 June, from 2pm – 11pm at its taproom in the Curtis Industrial Estate in West Oxford.

Change is Brewing 2024 features 15 of the UK’s best and brightest craft breweries, including four breweries rated on Untappd amongst the top 50 in England: Verdant Brewing Co (#7), Cloudwater Brew Co (#24), Gravity Well Brewing Co (#26), and Bluntrock Brewery (#50).

Representatives of all breweries will be in attendance to pour their freshest and finest beers; small-batch cask ales will also be available from select breweries.

“I would sell my first-born child to go to this,” says Tap Social Marketing Manager Brian Spencer. “Wait, don’t tell him that; don’t publish that. Love you son.”

“No but seriously, supporting independent breweries and small businesses is more important today than ever—and, thankfully, easier than ever to do. The incredible breweries that will be here today represent a small, yet substantial slice of the UK’s exciting, innovative craft beer industry, and collectively are a shining example of small businesses doing their very best to do things the right way.”

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The full line-up:

  • Attic Brew Co (Birmingham)
  • Bluntrock Brewing (Cornwall)
  • BMAN Brewery (Oxford)
  • Cloudwater Brew Co (Manchester)
  • Drop Project Brewing (London)
  • Elusive Brewing (Finchampstead)
  • Howling Hops (London)
  • Mysterious Brewing Co (Reading)
  • Orbit Beers Brewery (London)
  • Phantom Brewing Co (Reading)
  • Pretty Decent Beer Co (London)
  • Siren Craft Brew (Finchampstead)
  • Tap Social Movement (Oxford)
  • Verdant Brewing (Cornwall)
  • Gravity Well Brewing Co (London)
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Tickets include:

* Access to great beer (including small-batch cask ales) from 15 leading independent craft breweries, plus DJs & music TBA, sourdough pizza and street food, and curated non-alcoholic drinks
* Exclusive festival glass new for 2024
* Digital festival programme
* 10% discount on Tap Social webshop the week after the festival
* A few surprises…

Change is Brewing 2024 is dog friendly and open to all. Early Bird tickets are now on sale for £10. Tickets are also available for supervised minors under the age of 18; children 8 years old and younger have free admission.

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About Tap Social Movement

Founded in 2016, Tap Social is a craft brewery, social enterprise, and hospitality organisation that provides training, support, and employment for people in prison and prison leavers. It has created more than 80,000 hours of paid, meaningful employment for leavers to date, and today approximately one-third of its staff has come into contact with the UK’s criminal justice system.

In 2023 Tap Social earned the ‘Purposeful Business Award’ at the Oxfordshire Business Awards, ‘Best Community Food Endeavour’ at the Ox in a Box Food Awards, and was short-listed for ‘Consumer-Facing Social Enterprise of the Year’ at the nationwide Social Enterprise UK Awards.

On the brewery side, Tap Social brews modern, accessible beer highlighted by its multi award-winning core range. Inside Out (5.5% Oatmeal Stout) earned a Gold Medal and ‘Best in Category’ at the Society of Independent Brewers Association (SIBA) Bottle & Can Awards 2023; Time Better Spent (5.1% Juicy IPA) and False Economy (4.8% Craft Lager) earned Bronze Medals.

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