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Portsmouth Beer Festival 2017
Portsmouth Beer Festival 2017 is back at Portsmouth Guildhall this weekend for its fourth year!
It’s this Friday and Saturday at the Portsmouth Guildhall featuring over 120 cask ales, a cider, gin and wine bar along with delicious street food and live entertainment during each session.
Beers will be featured from local breweries as well as from around the UK. A large variety of ales will feature to suit the season, but fear not there will still be a fine selection of the regular favourites to choose from.
The Craft Beer bar will return with a host of top quality draught beers from some of the country's top breweries. "The rise of craft beer has been phenomenal over the past few years, and it's something we had to include in our offering. We like to be able to offer all the traditional hallmarks of a beer festival, but with the addition of the modern expectations of the discerning beer drinkers. The choice nowadays is huge and we like to celebrate that at Portsmouth Beer Festival as much as possible".
Brand new additions for 2017 will see a gin bar and wine bar added to the festival. With a wide-ranging audience, we've stretched our range to cater for a big variance in tastes. The Prosecco bar has been very well received in past events and will be returning to feature alongside the brand-new wine bar. Gin has also seen a huge rise in popularity in recent times and will make it's debut this May with different long mix drinks available as well as the good old fashioned Gin & Tonic. The Gins will be served with all the matching botanicals and mixers with a Gin expert on hand to advise the perfect pours!
This year sees Portsmouth Down Syndrome Association as the chosen charity supported by the beer festival. The association is a charity committed to improving the lives of children and their families, in Portsmouth and South Hampshire, by providing friendship, support and an extensive range of educational services from birth.
The live entertainment lineup consists of local favourites Kojaks Revenge headlining the Friday evening session, The Tiddley Kinks, a tribute to Ray Davies and The Kinks topping the Saturday afternoon bill and favourites The Silver Beatles closing the Saturday night session.
There will also be the usual foodie favourites to help wash down the beers including a hog roast, BBQ and pizza!
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