Monday, 4 March 2013

The Gateshead Beer Festival 3rd-5th May 2013

A goat, some ale, fun time guaranteed.
Me and Beer

I do like beer. I'm a member of the Campaign for Real Ale but I don't limit myself to the strictly British definition of real ale. I love a good German weiss- or schwarzbier, a Belgian Ale or a lager brewed in the Gambia (very welcome in that heat!). I don't drink beer to get drunk, but to enjoy the different flavours of hops, malts and the odd guest ingredient that brewers like to play with.

I was pleased to hear about the Gateshead Beer Festival, and even more happy to see a great lineup of bands playing over the 3 days: the 3rd to the 5th May. Scratch The Surface, Jonny Boyle, the Dust Town Dogs, Superheat, Jen Stevens and the Hiccups, Skylark Song, Bessie and the Zinc Buckets, Claypath and many more.
After very successful festivals in 2011 and 2012 the festival will again be brightnening up your May Bank Holiday.

There will be over 140 different beers from all over the country and also featuring and supporting local breweries. There will be over 25 different ciders & perries as well as a Cava Bar.
A bar, some ale. Excellent.


As well as the clubhouse bar and lounge there will be a large marquee to cope with the demand. As last year there will be a varied food menu to help soak up the ale!
Last year saw a sell out in advance for the event so make sure you get your tickets ordered early. Tickets are on sale and as last year can be bought online, in person at the club or by post...check the website for details.

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