Kegs at the ready as beer festival returns

STALYBRIDGE hosts the eighth annual Tameside Beer Festival on Friday, September 7 and Saturday, September 8 from 12noon-11pm.

The event returns to the Civic Hall and will be utopia for real-ale drinkers while there will also be food and an array of musical talent performing. Admission is by programme priced £3.

Tameside beer festival in Stalybridge

This year’s beer festival promises to be even better than usual with 36 different ales as well as ciders and a selection of specially chosen wines.

Hot food will be available including Carr’s famous pies and Indian cuisine from the Delights of India.

There will be a varied selection of live music to entertain throughout the event. Some you will know and some may surprise you.

The schedule for Friday is singer Eric Barrow, Phoenix Brass Hoppers and Steely Don, a Steely Dan tribute band while Saturday’s performers will be Barrow, Lexi and Christopher, Tameside Community Voices, Irving Lewis and Dollar Bombers.

The festival was conceived as a way to raise money to support local charities and worthwhile causes.

Each year two charities are chosen so that they receive a significant amount to help their local work.

Last year Diabetes UK and the British Heart Foundation each received £2,500 and this year the chosen charities are:

• The British Lung Foundation, whose aim is ‘making sure that one day everyone will breathe clean air with healthy lungs’

• Tameside Admiral Nurse Service, a part of Dementia UK, provide the specialist dementia support the families need. They work in the community, in care homes, hospices and hospitals.

A portion of the money also goes to Tameside Rotary’s charity to support many local charities and worthy causes.

The beer festival is not only about raising money, it is also a friendly enjoyable experience in a wonderful building that brings people into Stalybridge. It’s not unusual to have visitors from as far away Liverpool and Sheffield.

As well as supporting Tameside Rotary by coming to the beer festival you can sponsor a barrel for £100 or place an advert in the programme with prices ranging from £50 for a quarter page, £75 for a half page and a full page for £125. For more details search ‘Tameside Beer Festival 2018’ on Facebook or visit their website: www.tamesiderotary.org

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