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Mercury readers can save on tickets for Yarmouth Beer and Cider Festival

PUBLISHED: 12:27 20 June 2012

Red Lion, Stiffkey Woodfordes Brewery delivers ale to the pub by horse and dray as it would have 100 years ago Delivered by Derek Spanton and Heidi Allen For:Edp  Copy:Edp Archant © 2005 (01603) 772434

Red Lion, Stiffkey Woodfordes Brewery delivers ale to the pub by horse and dray as it would have 100 years ago Delivered by Derek Spanton and Heidi Allen For:Edp Copy:Edp Archant © 2005 (01603) 772434

Archant © 2005

A FINE selection of ales brewed by a number of local and regional brewers will be on tap at this year’s Great Yarmouth Beer and Cider Festival.

With so many breweries giving their beers weird and wonderful names, the specially produced Festival Guide, incorporating a tasting notes section, will give real ale enthusiasts a better idea on what to expect from Rusty Bucket, Polly’s Folly, Pooh Bear, 8 Ball and Beach Collieball!

To date 57 different ales have been confirmed from 14 different Breweries including some local favourites and one or two from further afield.

Yarmouth’s own Blackfriars Brewery leads the list of local breweries taking part bringing with them, amongst others their multi-award winning Yarmouth Bitter.

Other brewers returning to the annual festival include Buffy’s, Elgoods, Ole Slewfoot, Green Jack, Humpty Dumpty and Woodfordes.

There will also be a number of brewers new the festival being featured including Panther, Mauldons, Brandon, Adnams, Nethergate breweries and from London’s East End the Cockney named Beavertown Brewery.

The Festival Guide is being produced by the Mercury’s publisher Archant and will be supplied free to everyone attending the event at the Drill Hall on York Road from Thursday, July 12 to Sunday, July 15.

More information can be found on the Town Centre Partnership’s website www.gytcp.co.uk which has a link to the festival’s Facebook page where by linking it you can keep informed of all the latest news on beers, ciders, bands and food being featured at the festival.

The Mercury is once again offering readers the opportunity to buy their tickets in advance and get a £1 discount off the on the door entry fee.

Advance tickets can be bought using the coupon in the Mercury, use it to save £1 per ticket and avoid the queue on the door.

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