Countdown to Lions’ Beer Festival

BY RICK MERRALL.

With the Caistor Lions’ Beer Festival now less than two weeks away, the line-up of 22 guest ales has been revealed.

The festival will be held in Caistor’s South Street Park from 5pm-11pm on the evening of Friday, June 17, and on the afternoon and evening of Saturday, June 18, from noon-11pm.

As might be expected, Lincolnshire brewers will be well represented, with ales on offer from Tom Woods, Batemans, Horncastle Ales and Heckington’s 8 Sail Brewery.

Out of fairness to the rest of the country, there will also be beers from the farthest reaches of England: Sheffield’s Abbeydale and Kelham Island breweries, Adnam’s from Suffolk, Bespoke from Gloucestershire and Dark Star from West Sussex.

The Midlands will be represented by Titanic Brewery at Stoke-on-Trent, Lymestone Brewery at Stone, Derbyshire’s Thornbridge and Wolverhampton’s Marston’s breweries.

Skinner’s Brewery from Cornwall, and Theakston’s from North Yorkshire will also be there while Britain’s oldest brewer, Shepherd Neame from Kent, will complete the line-up.

A selection of lagers, ciders, wines and soft drinks will also be available, as will be hot and cold food throughout.

Live music has been booked for both days of the festival. On Friday evening, there will be sets from Robyn, Nick Akester and Scunthorpe band Ramble Gamble, while on Saturday there will be The Caistorways, Out Door Cats, Two Dollar Bill, Moon Raiders, Sunny and Boo Boo, The Skiffs and The Trip Down Project.

Face painting, a photo booth and, on Saturday, a Tug of War contest, will complete the entertainment.

Screen Shot 2016-06-05 at 19.53.32Admission will be £3 and included in this price will be a commemorative souvenir beer glass. Tokens may then be purchased and these will be presented at the bar in exchange for drinks.

To comply with licensing laws, an adult of 18 years or over must accompany all persons under the age of 16 and those fortunate enough to look younger than 25 years may be asked for proof of their age. Acceptable forms of proof will be a Pass ID Card with hologram, a photocard driving licence or a passport.

Caistor and District Lions are well known for staging enormously popular events such as the annual Caistor Bonfire in November and the St George’s Day and Christmas concerts every year, so there are high expectations for their first Lions’ Beer Festival.

Money raised from the festival will go towards local good causes.

For more information, please contact Caistor Lions on 07908 182963 or by email at http://contact@caistorlions.org.uk

 

 

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