Drink to success of Lions’ ninth beer festival

Winslow Lions at a previous Winslow Beer Festival
Winslow Lions at a previous Winslow Beer Festival

The Lions Club of Winslow is holding its annual beer festival this weekend.

The beer festival takes place on Friday and Saturday at Winslow Public Hall, on Elmfields Gate.

Tickets are available from Winslow’s Bell Hotel.

This will be the ninth Beer Festival organised by Winslow Lions .

To date, the festivals have raised more than £68,000, all of which has been used to fund community projects.

Last year’s event alone raised over £10,000.

The fundraising success is due not only to the support from members of the public who turn up to sample the wide selection of beers on offer, but also to the generosity of local businesses who sponsor each barrel. The main sponsorfor the ninth year running, is Bright Nails Ltd.

There will be more than 40 beers and ciders on offer from around Britain.

They include two beers from local micro-brewery the Buckingham Brewery.

Mild is an old-fashioned ruby brown mild with a nutty malt taste.

Golden is a very hoppy golden ale.

The festival will be opened by local MP John Bercow at 6.30pm on Friday.

The second session starts at 12.30pm on Saturday, when the final three games of the RBS 6 Nations Rugby will be screened, starting with Italy v England, followed by Wales v Scotland and the final game of the tournament, France vs Ireland.

The final session starts at 7pm on Saturday.

Each session requires a separate admission ticket costing £5, including a commemorative glass and programme. Card-carrying CAMRA members will receive a complimentary drink voucher.

People wishing to attend both Saturday sessions can buy a ‘follow-on’ ticket for £3, with no glass or programme.