Four-day event is big­gest in Scot­land

Paisley Daily Express - - Get Set For First Round Of Brilliant Beer Festival - Ali­son Ren­nie

There are just a few days to go till the doors open on this year’s Pais­ley Beer Fes­ti­val.

It’s the big­gest beer fes­ti­val in Scot­land and it kicks off at 5pm on Wed­nes­day, April 25, at Pais­ley Town Hall and runs for four days.

Or­gan­ised and staffed en­tirely by an army of ded­i­cated vol­un­teers, the fes­ti­val is al­ways pop­u­lar with thou­sands of pun­ters go­ing along ev­ery year, keen to try a wide range of real ales.

This is the 31st fes­ti­val and there will be more than 250 beers from brew­eries across Scot­land and the rest of the UK. If real ale isn’t for you, there is a for­eign beer bar as well as real cider and a wine bar.

Any­one look­ing for food can en­joy a se­lec­tion of crepes, bratwurst, scotch eggs and sausage rolls.

The fes­ti­val takes place in Pais­ley Town Hall but,as this is sched­uled Ale) but you don’t have to be one to get in­volved. Any­one in­ter­ested can con­tact or­gan­is­ers via their Face­book page at face­ pais­ley­beer­fes­ti­val

En­try to the beer fes­ti­val is £6 (£4 for CAMRA mem­bers) and can be paid at the door only. Ticket price in­cludes a fes­ti­val glass and fes­ti­val beer guide. Bring your glass back for free re- en­try on sub­se­quent ses­sions.

The fes­ti­val is open from Wed­nes­day, April 25 from 5pm till 11pm; Thurs­day, April 26, from noon to 11pm; Fri­day, April 27, from noon till mid­night, and on Satur­day, April 28, from noon till 10pm.

For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www. pais­ley­beer­fes­ti­

Bar’s open Karen Moore and Tony Baregi are or­gan­is­ing this year’s event

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