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Bristol Beer Festival


25 ales on sale

The annual Bristol Beer Festival took place in march at Brunel’s Old Station, Temple Meads, Bristol. Tickets for many sessions  sold out within a few hours of going on sale and all the remaining tickets sold out well in advance of the festival, demonstrating the high level of demand. Despit some behind the scenes problems125 ales on sale a, however challenges were overcome and a great range of real ale was presented to the enthusiastic crowds. New for this year was a Beer Festival App (available on Android and iOS) which seemed to prove very popular with those attending the festival.
The range of beer available tends to vary across the festival as some beers can take longer than expected to be in quite the condition that we are happy to sell them and of course beers do sell out. The festival opened to the public on Thursday evening with 125 different real ales on sale. The final  session on Saturday evening opened with 103 real ales and closed with 64 still available. So once again, there was still a good number of beers right up to the very end.
At the Thursday afternoon trade session the results of the Bristol & District CAMRA branch Pub of the Year 2017 competition were announced (winner Drapers Arms, runner-up the Lime Kiln) as well as the results of the LocAle of the Festival competition. New Bristol Brewery Super Deluxe Stout wowed the judges (including guest judge Ashley Fox MEP) with its rich coffee and vanilla flavours and was named LocAle of the Festival. Bath Ales Prophecy was awarded runner-up in the competition. 
Report by Bristol Today
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At Chesterfield Rail Ale Festival’s dedicated website, you can find information on 15 years of previous Festivals and keep up-to-date with news of Rail Ale in May  2017, including where to buy tickets, links to  sponsors, beer lists and confirmed musical acts.

You will also find regular updates on Rail Ale on the Twitter feed and on Barrow Hill Roundhouse’s Facebook page.  The local CAMRA branches, particularly Chesterfield, have been invaluable for their support as has Chesterfield Tourist Information Centre for their promotion of the Festival and to everyone else who ‘spread the word’.

Make sure that you drive responsibly and in particular that you do not drink and drive. if you’re attending the festival arrange a taxi or get a non-drinking friend to drive you. Or better still walk off the effects by taking a brisk stroll home! If you lose your licence you may need to take driving lessons with I-Drive Chesterfield

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Weybridge and Chertsey


Weybridge Vandals Rugby Club are proud to present the second Weybridge Beer Festival. Great English Beer, Wine and Cider. Live bands and BBQ all weekend

From 8pm till late Friday night The Cheap Shots (aka ‘Surrey’s Ultimate Party Band’ will be playing for you, with a mix of acoustic, funk, disco, ska and generally cracking tunes. From the rocking sounds of bands like Guns n’ Roses to the funky sounds of Chic, and spanning the decades with 70’s Elton John, 80’s Duran Duran and 90’s Blur right through to current acts like The Killers. The band drives an atmosphere that brings everyone together for a good time.

Remember – don’t drink and drive. Nominate an alcohol free driver. Driving lessons in Weybridge

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Real Ale Pioneer to open Redhill Beer Festival


Plans for 7th Redhill Beer Festival later this month have been announced – and a very special guest has agreed to open the event.

Running from Thursday, October 27, to Saturday, October 29, the event at Merstham Village Hall in Station Road North, Merstham, will be opened by Michael Hardman founder member of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA).

Mr Hardman, who lives in neighbouring Reigate, is the obvious choice to perform the opening honours as this year’s event will take the theme of the 40th anniversary of the founding of CAMRA.

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Girona Beer Festival


Platja D’Aro near Girona hosts an annual beer festival each October. Centred around Avenida S’Agaro the event gathers around 15000 people each year. The festival features both locally brewed Spanish beers as well as international beers. Being outside the height of the summer season, hotels can be booked during the festival at very reasonable rates. In October the town is considerably quieter but you can expect some reasonable weather and pleasant autumn sunshine.

Platja D’Aro is a popular resort on the Costa Brava and is located only 30 kms away from Girona airport. You can get car rental Girona with collection from the airport