Raising a glass to the Gloucester Beer Festival
By David Wood
After a pretty miserable 18 months, there will be plenty of cheer for hundreds of revellers at the Gloucester Beer Festival later this month.
The Rotary Club of Gloucester Quays are organising their 11th annual beer, gin and cider festival at The Farmers Club in Sandhurst Road, Gloucester, on Friday and Saturday, September 24-25.
The outdoor event, with marquees, will feature over 50 beers and ciders from England, Scotland, Wales and Gloucestershire.
Appetites will be satisfied courtesy of food trucks from Openside Pizza and The Jerk Van Man.
The Ukeaholics will be providing musical entertainment on both the Friday and Saturday, while Last Man Standing and Tommy Lewis will also be playing on Saturday.
Sponsorship is being kindly provided by Barnwood, Malvern Tyres, Elmrep and Allstone Speedy Skips, meaning all the profits can go to charity.
Seventy five per cent of the proceeds will go via the Rotary Club's charity account to Gloucester Foodbank while 25 per cent will go to Hope for Tomorrow, the mobile cancer unit based at Tetbury.
Adele Coleman, who is helping to market the event for the Rotary Club, said: "It should be an amazing event. The weather forecast looks good so it's likely to hold out.
"We are hoping to get a different demographic in as well. If we can get the Gloucester community together to help the greater good it will be amazing. All the profits will go straight to the two charities."
Doors open at 12.30pm and tickets cost £5 for a day ticket and £7.50 for a two-day ticket, including a free festival glass.
Tickets can be ordered online at www.gloucesterbeerfestival.co.uk
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