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Beer festival tickets now on sale

PUBLISHED: 13:23 08 April 2010 | UPDATED: 17:20 30 June 2010

DRINKERS can try their hand at making as well as tasting tipples at this year's Great Yarmouth Beer and Cider Festival.

The beer making competition will be adding to the flavour of the festival held over the Whitsun bank holiday weekend.

DRINKERS can try their hand at making as well as tasting tipples at this year's Great Yarmouth Beer and Cider Festival.

The beer making competition will be adding to the flavour of the festival held over the Whitsun bank holiday weekend.

The cost of entering the competition is £5 or £10 with a brewing kit that can be bought at Blackfriars Brewery, in Main Cross Road - bring along a current edition of the Mercury to receive a £1 discount.

The winner will receive £100 of beers from Blackfriars Brewery, a trophy given by former Lacons head brewer Michael Falcon and a Ritchies home brewing kit.

Now in its fourth year, the festival is taking place at the historic Priory Centre from Thursday, May 27 to Sunday, May 30.

Organised by Blackfriars Brewery and the Town Centre Partnership the festival has become a popular part of the Yarmouth's entertainment calendar.

The Mercury is proud again to be the event's media sponsor and readers can save 50p on entry and guarantee their place at the festival.

Just fill in the order form and return to the address on the form - to get to the session you want it is advisable to book early through the Mercury.

More than 120 beers and ciders will be available from Norfolk and north Suffolk independent brewers. Evening sessions will be accompanied by musical entertainment, and there will be snacks available from the Priory Café throughout the festival.

Last year, attendances rose by 22pc, and organisers are optimistic there will be another record turnout in 2010.

For more information on the competition call Bill Russell at Blackfriars Brewery on 01493 850578.

Advance tickets can be purchased through the Yarmouth Mercury. Order your copy today, call the front counter on 01493 847942


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