THERE is now just under a month to go until this year’s Bromsgrove Beer and Cider Festival at the town’s rugby club.
And this week, the organisers – the Redditch and Bromsgrove branch of CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale) – have released more details about what revellers can expect.
This year is the 200th anniversary of the Worcester-Birmingham and Droitwich Canal Society and the organisation has been chosen as the festival charity.
And, as with previous year, the festival logo reflects the theme.
The event, which takes place between June 25 to 27, boasts more than 120 real ales, along with 50 ciders and perries.
Many of the beers, ciders and perries on offer will be from local breweries, fitting in with the CAMRA LocAle campaign.
Food on offer includes hot dogs, pizza and burgers and there will be live bands playing on the Friday and Saturday nights.
The festival is open for CAMRA members and trade from 6pm on the Thursday (June 25). New members are also welcome to go along and sign up at that session or at any of the others.
It is then open from midday to 11pm on the Friday and between 11am until 9pm on the Saturday (June 26 and 27).
Everyone is welcome to the festival and admission, which includes a commemorative festive glass and programme, is £5. There are also discounts for card-carrying CAMRA members.
There is also camping available on a first-come, first-served basis for £5 per night for a tent and £10 for a camper.
With limited parking available at Bromsgrove Rugby Club, the organisers are urging people to use taxis, buses and trains to get to the venue.
Visit www.bromsgrovebeerfestival.org.uk or e-mail BromBeerFest@rbcamra.org.uk for more information.