Mi­cro brew­eries, a tiny pub and very big cel­e­bra­tion

EAL­ING BEER FES­TI­VAL BRINGS CHEER AND CHEERS

Harefield Gazette - - WHAT’S ON - KATY CLIFTON

HUN­DREDS of beer fans are de­scend­ing on Walpole Park this week as Eal­ing’s an­nual beer fes­ti­val re­turns to the bor­ough for the 29th time.

The four-day Eal­ing Beer Fes­ti­val 2018, which is CAMRA’s largest out­door beer fes­ti­val in Lon­don, will run from July 11 to 14 in Walpole Park and will boast a va­ri­ety of lo­cal beers.

More than 400 real ales will be avail­able for fes­ti­val goers, from brew­eries in­clud­ing Weird Beard in Han­well, Por­to­bello in White City and North­fields’ Owl and the Pussy­cat mi­cropub and brew­ery.

Other drinks on of­fer will be an ex­ten­sive range of cider and per­ries, a for­eign beer bar, and a wine se­lec­tion show­ing off a range of English wines from se­lected vine­yards.

For food lovers, there will be fes­ti­val reg­u­lars set­ting up such as Crusty Pie Com­pany, Gupta Curry, Ched­dar Deli, Toastie­li­cious, Pipers Crisps and Oddfel­lows Choco­late.

The fes­ti­val is also wel­com­ing new of­fer­ings from Mer­maids Fish Fin­gers and O’Ha­gans Sausages.

En­ter­tain­ment will in­clude Beer O’Clock on the Wednes- day, The Zim­mer­men – a Bob Dy­lan Trib­ute on Thurs­day, The Good Ol’ Boys on Fri­day and The Vol­un­teers on Satur­day.

Speak­ing ahead of the fes­ti­val, or­gan­iser Ben Hart said: “CAMRA’s Eal­ing Beer Fes­ti­val is a mas­sively pop­u­lar fes­ti­val draw­ing real ale en­thu­si­asts from all over Lon­don.

“Some vis­i­tors travel great dis­tances to vol­un­teer or attend, which is a tes­ta­ment to the great team we have across Lon­don. We are ex­cited to cel­e­brate the fes­ti­val’s 29th year and look for­ward to a fun-filled week­end.”

Ad­mis­sion is £5 or £3 for CAMRA mem­bers, visit ebf. camra.org.uk for tick­ets.

Hats off to draft, craft beers a

J88ke tweeted this picture of a stun­ning sky over last year’s fes­ti­val

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