After the floods in the North came the floods in the South with whole towns in Gloucestershire and Worcestershire seemingly under water. This has led to The Worcester Beer Festival being cancelled. They have helpfully put up a photo on their website of the venue, and it can be seen that the right decision has been taken. I wasn't planning on going to Worcester but I know it's a great festival and feel the loss of those not able to go.
Of course the most serious thing to result from the floods was the untimely death of John White the beer writer, traveller and undoubted expert. His untimely passing would never had happened if it were not for the enormous stresses caused by the flooding his home encountered. You can read a series of tributes here. The loss of a beer festival and the unavailablity of some decent pubs for a few weeks pales into insignificance against such a tragic event.