Preparing for the biggest and best Celtic Beer festival

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Preparing for the biggest and best Celtic Beer festival
Boasting a line-up of over 190 beers and ciders from across the UK, this year’s Celtic Beer Festival in the Brewery vaults looks set to be the biggest and best yet, featuring a eclectic mix of live music sessions from the likes of King Creature, Jacknife, the Motown Pirates and the Velvet Hands.

Kicking off at 11am on Saturday November 25th, festival revellers will be able to please their palates with a fabulous range of beers and lagers, 61 of which have been hand-crafted on site, making use of the Small Batch Brewery to create a wide selection of styles and flavours.

But the beer isn’t just home grown, featuring donations of ale from across the UK and as far away as the Orkney Islands to help with the main drive of the event which - apart from being a fantastic experience for everyone coming along on the day - is to raise as much money as possible for our Charitable Trust.

Over the last 19 years, the Celtic Beer Festival has raised over £200,000 for local charities, organisations and individuals in need, all made possible through sponsorship, donations of beer and the volunteering of Brewery staff to man (and woman) the very busy bars across the day.

As our CEO James Staughton commented, “While the obvious focus of the Beer Festival is for everyone to have a fantastic experience while they are with us, there is a serious side to proceedings and that’s to raise as much money as we can for local charities. So while we’re breaking records this year with the beers on offer, we’re looking forward to another year of record breaking attendance and funds raised thanks to our fabulous festival-goers.”

From green hopped pilseners to chocolate stouts, there’s definitely something on offer to please every palate at the festival, which follows the same format as previous outings. Tickets for the event, which runs until 11pm, cost £10 to include a souvenir festival glass, a full program featuring all of the beers and ciders on offer and two tokens to kick-start your sampling sessions.

More tokens will be available to purchase on the day and for more information about the event, click here.