Cheers to the festival – Lytham St Annes Express


Published on Monday 8 September 2008 10:18

LOWTHER Pavilion will be transformed into a real ale lover’s paradise this month when tipplers raise their glasses to the Lytham Beer Festival.This year will be the second outing for the festival – which was so popular last year that it sold out of beer on the Saturday evening.

But the organisers have learnt their lesson and have ordered a lot more beer for this year’s festival – with over 90 different ales from around the UK.

Some beers are being specially brewed for the Festival by Shugborough Brewery (near Stafford), Hopstar and Fallons Breweries (both Darwen) and Fuzzy Duck Brewery (Poulton).

Meanwhile the World Beers bar will provide a showcase of bottled beer from outside the UK – especially the ever popular fruit beers of Belgium – and there will be plenty of real cider and perry on offer too.

Festival chairman Paul Smith said: “Lowther Pavilion proved an excellent venue for last year’s festival and we want this year’s to be even bigger and better.

“Our charity this year will be the Multiple Sclerosis Society. Last year we raised 400 for the air ambulance and we want to do even better this time.”

The festival will be taking place at the Lytham venue on September 12 and 13 and will run from 12 noon till 11pm on both days.

Admission each day costs 2 and is free to CAMRA members – including anyone who joins CAMRA at the Festival.

There will also be a festival programme and the opportunity to take away a souvenir festival glass.

For more details contact Neil Pascoe on (01253) 734243 or e-mail: publicity@blackpoolcamra.org.uk.

via Cheers to the festival – Kirkham and Rural – Lytham St Annes Express.

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