Beer lovers ready for fes­ti­val cheer

Macclesfield Express - - FRONT PAGE -

THE tick­ets for the Macclesfield Beer Fes­ti­val are sell­ing fast, as beer lovers are get­ting ready to quench their thirst in style and en­joy the new food of­fer­ings.

Ben White­ley, of Macclesfield Round­table, which or­gan­ises the event, said ticket sales are al­ready as high as at the same point last year when 4,000 peo­ple turned up. He said: “We are ex­pect­ing to sell out, so we ad­vise peo­ple to buy the tick­ets as soon as pos­si­ble. You can’t buy the tick­ets at the door.”

The or­gan­is­ers have also re­sponded to calls from last year’s vis­i­tors, when they only of­fered cold sand­wiches, and ex­tended the menu.

He added: “This year, we are hav­ing a much larger food of­fer­ing. There will be wood-fired piz­zas and a hog roast.”

And with more than 200 beers, per­ries and ciders on of­fer, he rec­om­mended to try some of the more ex­otic choices, such as a choco­late or fruit-in­fused beer. All pro­ceeds of the fes­ti­val will go to East Cheshire Hospice, which is plan­ning to build a be­reave­ment cen­tre for chil­dren hav­ing lost a loved one to can­cer.

As the fes­ti­val goes into its 21st year, the or­gan­is­ers are hop­ing to raise at least £21,000.

Busi­nesses and in­di­vid­u­als, who wish to spon­sor the event, should get in touch with Micky Jones at michael@ pr­jones­jew­

The Macclesfield Beer Fes­ti­val is on Fri­day, May 8 and Satur­day, May 9 at Macclesfield Rugby Club on Pri­ory Lane.

Tick­ets are £10, in­clud­ing a 21st an­niver­sary glass, and can be bought on­line at www. mac­cles­field­beer­fes­ti­val. org and in se­lected pubs across Macclesfield.

The Satur­day day time ses­sion, which of­fers a pro­gramme for the whole fam­ily, is free of charge.

The fes­ti­val is again sup­ported by the main spon­sors SAS Daniels and Bennett Brooks Char­tered Ac­coun­tants.

●● Tick­ets for this year’s beer fes­ti­val are al­ready sell­ing fast

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