Ale good fun at the Bromsgrove Beer Festival

By Tristan Harris Thursday 27 June 2013 Updated: 27/06 22:26

ALE LOVERS and beer connoisseurs from across the country will be heading to the town’s rugby club from Thursday to Saturday (July 4 to 6), for the annual Bromsgrove Beer and Cider Festival.

The event will be open from 6pm to 11pm on Thursday for CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale) members, between 3pm and 11pm next Friday and from 11am to 9pm next Saturday.

It boasts more than 110 real ales, including some from Bromsgrove’s Birds Brewery and other local brewers, and 50 plus ciders and perries.

There will also be a range of food available and Saturday beer tasting sessions from 1.30pm to 3pm. That enables people, for just £2 per person, to try six different beer styles, representative of the variety of ales on offer.

The West Midlands Strong Bitter of the Year contest will be judged, there will be a performance by Blackwell Concert Band on the Saturday afternoon and proceeds raised throughout the festival will go to Macmillan Cancer Support – this year’s chosen charity of the year.

Admission, including a programme, is £3 (£1 for CAMRA members) and there is a £2 refundable deposit on this year’s commemorative glass.

For more, visit www.bromsgrovebeerfestival.org.uk.

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