Beer lovers invited to ‘hop’ along as Oldham Beer Festival returns

BEER LOVERS are invited to ‘hop’ along to the Queen Elizabeth Hall and sample some of the brews on offer as the Oldham Beer Festival returns.

The event, which is run by the Rochdale, Oldham and Bury branch of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA), is now in its 28th year and is still as popular as ever.

Home page rotatorThis year more than 60 of the best real ales, ciders, perries, fruit wines, and imported bottled beers will be on offer.

Also flying in for its second appearance at the festival is ‘Silver Owl’, which was created especially by Greenfield Brewery for the 25th annual event.

Ever year the event focuses on bringing to the borough the best ales from a particular part of the country – this year 18 of the beers on offer are coming from the Midlands.

Councillor Jean Stretton, Leader of Oldham Council, said: “The Oldham Beer Festival is a fixture in many people’s diaries and brings hundreds of people to the town centre, many from miles away.

Beer Festival 33“The event boosts trade and the borough’s profile and is also a good opportunity for local breweries to showcase their products.

“Another bonus of this festival is that all proceeds will be going to the Mayor of Oldham’s Charity Appeal Fund.”

The festival will take place from 12 noon until 10.30pm on Friday 11 and Saturday 12, March at The Queen Elizabeth Hall, West Street, Oldham, OL1 1QJ.

Admission is £3 before 5.30pm on Friday and £5 after 5.30pm. Saturday is £3 all day. CAMRA members are entitled to a discount of £2. For tickets call the Box Office: 0161 770 4083.


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