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Gainsborough Beer Festival 'a success'

By VictoriaSlack  |  Posted: October 20, 2012

Gainsborough Beer Festival

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Cheers! Gainsborough's annual beer festival is in full flow.

Organised by the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA), the festival is part of the town's Octoberfest and record numbers are visiting the festival.

The festival, which is being held in Gainsborough Old Hall, continues tonight and tomorrow.

It opened on Thursday and since the doors opened there has been a very steady stream of visitors.

Karl Thomson, chairman of the Gainsborough branch of CAMRA, told www.gainsboroughpeople.co.uk he was delighted with the success of this year's festival.

"We had 250 people come to the festival on Thursday and 500 yesterday - it's been fantastic," he said.

Success and 2013

"It has already been a huge success and we have high hopes for tonight and tomorrow.

"And we are already making plans for a festival next year."

The theme of this year's festival is The War of the Roses, with beers specially selected from Yorkshire and Lancashire.

Tonight's session runs from 7pm to 10.30pm.

How it works

Entry to the festival is free but visitors have to pay £1 for a glass which is yours to keep once you leave the Old Hall.

You then purchase beer tokens which are exchanged for beer inside the Old Hall.

Beers at this year's festival include Moorhouse's Black Cat, Goose Eye's Bronte Bitter and Elland Porter.

You can also enjoy a number of beers brewed by Grafters Brewery at Willingham-by-Stow including Moonlight and the mighty Moonster Mash which is 6% in strength.

There are ciders and perries to taste and food can be purchased as well.

This year's event is the fourth annual beer festival in Gainsborough.

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