CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale) hold beer festivals around the country throughout the year.
They are organised and run by volunteers who give up their own time to promote Real Ale and Real Cider to the public. In a nutshell…mini Al Murry’s behind the bar.
Well, why do beer festivals tend to happen in winter?
Is it, because these long, cold January and February weekends could do with a bit of brightening up?
There is nothing like a few ales to give you a rosy glow…..
In Liverpool, you have at least three opportunities to visit a beer festival over the next couple of months- at some glorious venues in the city and featuring some excellent local ales.
The first of the venues is Liverpool Cricket Club, Aigburth Road which hosts this three-day beer festival featuring a range of real ales from around the United Kingdom.
Thursday 31st January Open 5pm-11pm
Friday 1st February 5pm- 11pm
Saturday 2nd February noon- 11pm
Entry is a pitance if you are a CAMRA or LCC member, but it’s hardly breaking the bank at £3 if you’re not.
Cricket Clubs are great settings for a day of boozing and you can follow in the footsteps of WG Grace and Freddie Flintoff (by visiting the club-not by getting drunk) at the stunning Victorian Clubhouse.
The beer festival looks set to attract over 600 guests who will be able to sample 40 beers, six ciders, a specialist whisky bar and a wine bar.
If you do venture out to the Cricket Club …..remember the rules of a beer festival; pace yourself ;eat a pie; avoid any beer whose name sounds like a threat and leave the 6% ers till last..so with this step by step guide…
go to the venue….get a ticket…..get a glass…..get a programme…..get a drink…..and get….
And plenty of water when you get home.
Have a great time if you do this one!
Tickets £3.50 on the door, £3 if you pay in advance and £1.50 for club or CAMRA members.
Tickets can be purchased from Liverpool Cricket Club, Aigburth Road, L19 3QF.