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Raise a glass to return of popular town beer festival
2:20pm Sunday 17th June 2012 in Local
IT’S time to raise your glasses to the return of a popular beer festival being held in Bromsgrove this month.
Bromsgrove Beer and Cider Festival, in its 10th year, has again been organised by the Redditch and Bromsgrove branch of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA).
Last year more than 2,000 real ale lovers enjoyed the event at Bromsgrove Rugby Club, in Finstall Park, and the venue is set to host this year’s festival between June 28-30.
Visitors will be able to choose from more than 100 real ales, served in pint, half pint and third measures, and 45 different ciders and perries, alongside a selection of fruit wines.
Festival-goers will also be able to enjoy a wide range of food, and be entertained by a performance from Blackwell Concert Band.
The festival opens to card-carrying CAMRA members only on Thursday, June 28, between 6-11pm.
It then opens to the public on Friday, June 29, between 5-11pm, and then on June 30, between 11am-9pm.
Entrance is £5, which includes a festival glass and programme. There is a discount for card-carrying CAMRA members.
The Royal British Legion is inviting drinkers to toast its 90 years of support for British troops, and donate money to the charity at the event.
All money raised goes to the charity, which provides practical and emotional support to serving members of the Armed Forces, veterans of all ages, and their families.
The branch’s chairman, Paul Richards, said the festival will be a great opportunity to try traditional beers and ciders that people wouldn’t normally find in the pub.
He added: “If you’ve never been to a beer festival before, why not make this your first?”
For more details see bromsgrovebeerfestival.org.uk.